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Air force edition of monopoly hits base exchange shelves.

WASHINGTON -- A new game hit the shelves of base exchanges in December when the Army and Air Force Exchange Service introduced Air Force Edition Monopoly.

In the game, "You've been appointed a joint air component commander and must assemble your forces to deploy and fight the enemy. As you accumulate air expeditionary squadrons and wings, remember the words of the Air Force chief of staff: 'Victory belongs to those who can most quick]y collect intelligence, communicate information and bring capabilities to bear against targets around the globe.'"

In classic Monopoly risk-taking, deal-making style, players compete to control aircraft, rocket and satellite properties, said Chris Burton of the exchange service.

"Also, the chance and community chest cards have been changed to airman's legacy and commander's call cards with comments referring to the Air Force," he said. Even the money is custom-made to complement the Air Force theme.

The edition comes after the success of the Army Monopoly game in August 2002. Based on sales of the Army edition--the No. 1 board game sold by AAFES--Mr. Burton said the Air Force edition is expected to be as successful of better. Customers can purchase the game online at www.aafes.com and in stores.

--Staff Sgt. Melanie Streeter Air Force Print News
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Date:Feb 1, 2004
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