YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Two Yokota players were among grand prize winners in Pacific Air Forces Services Pentathlon computer game.
Chrystal Paytosh won a $799 flat screen television; Capt. Lorena Crowley won a $449 home theater system.
They were among more than 7,000 participating in the contest at Air Forces bases across the Pacific, logging more than 68,000 game pieces in the Web-based interactive event between Aug. 15 and Nov. 14.
Pacific Air Forces Services held the contest to introduce residents to what it offers on bases, said Jan Bush, 374th Services marketing director.
“It’s a great promotion,” Bush said. “People had fun.”
Participants received numbered game pieces for using various Pacific Air Forces Services activities and logged the piece numbers onto the game’s Web site, www.pacfive.com. Each entry provided a chance for an instant prize and various drawings.
Bush said 836 people logged 8,942 pieces at Yokota.
Col. Kenneth R. Wavering, 374th Airlift Wing deputy commander, presented the winners with gift certificates Wednesday.
Bush said PACAF also was able to fix a “small hiccup” with AT&T phone cards handed out as prizes earlier in the contest. The phone cards could be used only in the United States — not overseas.
Bush said AT&T is sending new cards to PACAF officials, who will mail them to Yokota winners in about a month.
Bases included in the promotion included Kunsan and Osan air bases, South Korea; Misawa and Yokota air bases, Japan; Kadena Air Base, Okinawa; Andersen Air Force Base, Guam; Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii; and Elmendorf and Eielson Air Force bases, Alaska.
Kunsan personnel logged in the most game pieces, with 857 people turning in 15,382 pieces. Kadena had the most personnel play, with 1,554 people registering.
Winners at Kadena included Tech. Sgt. James Howell, $100; Staff Sgt. Crystal Jones, a mountain bike; and Tech Sgt. Angela Suvill, a desktop computer. However, the big winner was not present because he transferred to Elmendorf a week ago, an 18th Services official said. That award, $2,000 cash, will be sent to Tech. Sgt. Matt Webster.