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It’s no secret that the military community lives large. From epic adventures to everyday moments, even the commonplace can become the stuff of legends.

That’s why with National Military Appreciation Month this May, we're kicking off our third annual #MilMonth Instagram Contest to celebrate your most memorable moments.

And this year, a winner will get a top-of-the-line GoPro Hero4 Black along with a giant accessory kit, including memory cards, extra batteries, a variety of mounting rigs and stabilizers, as well as a pack to carry it all in on your next adventure. Altogether it's worth $670.

To enter between May 1 and May 30, you'll need to do just two things:

  • Post up to five of your own photos on Instagram celebrating military life, service and family with #MilMonth and @MilitaryTimes. Reusing old pictures is fine, but they need to be reposted so they're fresh in your feed.
  • Complete the entry form at this link. (The link goes live at midnight EST May 1.) It's quick and easy, asking you to confirm your military ties, provide basic contact information and certify that you agree to the official rules. If you want a chance at winning the prize, you have to complete the form for each entry (up to five).

Just about anyone who's ever been part of the military community is eligible to enter. Specifically, that includes all current U.S. active-duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel, military retirees, U.S. veterans, and dependents ages 13 and up at the time of entry.

The contest starts May 1 and ends on Memorial Day, May 30. We'll repost some of our favorites on social media and in our print editions. The winner will be chosen randomly.

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