Reader’s Digest wants to find out which military service is the funniest.

The monthly magazine is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its “Humor in Uniform” column by running a contest to find the most humorous true anecdotes from military life, according to a Reader’s Digest press release.

Active-duty, Reserve and retired servicemembers and their families can participate. Entries must be submitted to by June 30. They also can be mailed to: “The Funniest Branch of the Military Contest,” Reader’s Digest, P.O. Box 1598, Newburgh, NY 12550.

Entries must include the entrant’s full name, e-mail address and street address. Anecdotes should be no more than 100 words, true, original and related to the armed services.

The magazine’s editors will select finalists from each service to appear in the September edition. Readers will then be asked to log on to to choose their favorite. Their votes will determine the winner.

The winner will receive an all-expense-paid trip for two to St. Kitts Marriott & Royal Beach Casino in the Caribbean. The other four finalists will receive $500. Those whose anecdotes are selected for publication in future “Humor in Uniform” columns will receive $300.

In coming months, you will be able to read “Humor in Uniform” in Stars and Stripes.

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