More than a thousand military personnel and significant others enjoyed a date night Saturday night.

The event, put on by Northwest Military, held its annual "Military Couples Night" at the Washington History Museum in Tacoma as a way to thank military members for their service.

The night included activities, dancing, music, food and drink, and prizes.

Former servicemember Jennifer McMillen knows all too well how important an event like this can be for couples.

"Being able to have something where I can share it with my spouse with no children around me for once is special, and it's definitely dear to me to have a company that cares so much for the military," said McMillen.

This is the fourth year of the event.