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Travel Planning – The Essentials

Service members and their families can use Space-Available (Space-A) flights to travel. Though sometimes unpredictable, military flights are perfect for families with flexible plans and limited travel budgets. You can sign up for a Space-A flight through a military terminal up to 60 days in advance.

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Plan Your Trip With Space-A Travel

Service members and their families can use Space-Available flights to travel around the country and world at little to no cost. Though sometimes unpredictable, military flights are perfect for families with flexible plans and limited travel budgets.

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MilTax: Tax Services for the Military

MilTax preparation and e-filing software is available mid-January through mid-October. Powered by an industry-leading tax service provider, it’s designed to address situations specific to the military. This easy-to-use, self-paced tax software walks you through a series of questions to help you complete and electronically file your federal return and up to three state tax forms. Calculations are 100% accurate – guaranteed by the software provider.

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Space-A Travel

If you’re willing to put flexibility on your packing list, then space-A travel may be a perfect choice for your next trip. Find out if you have what it takes to travel space-A, and check flight availability as you plan your next vacation.
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7 Space-A Tips and Tricks for Experienced Military Travelers

The space available travel program, or Space-A, is a great transportation option for service members and immediate family that allows them to fly free or at a reduced cost across the country or world. Even if you’ve taken advantage of this benefit before, here are seven tips – gleaned from the experiences of other military travelers – to help you make the most of the Space-A travel program. A quick review of the basic Space-A travel process

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Tickets & Tours – The Essentials

Whether you want to take your family to a ball game, spend a day at the museum or plan a full vacation with travel and lodging, your local Information, Tickets and Travel office provides one-stop shopping for savings on special events, area attractions, hotel reservations and cruise bookings.

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Get Military Discounts on Vacations Through American Forces Travel

There’s a new online leisure travel booking website created for members of the U.S. military community: American Forces Travel. American Forces Travel is designed to be a one-stop travel booking site. A joint service initiative, it offers military discounts and helps fund other current and future MWR programs.

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Avoid Travel Stress and Save Money With a Staycation

Planning a “staycation” provides a relaxing time off work spent discovering your local area and doing the fun things you like to do while avoiding the time, hassle and expense of travel.
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Vacation With Military Lodging

As a service member, your military benefits entitle you and your family to stay at military lodging around the world. From cottages at the beach to cabins in the mountains, there are plenty of affordable destinations for a great trip. With a little planning, a family vacation is in your sights at an affordable price.

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Travel – Resources

One of the benefits of military life is the unique experience to travel and explore the world. Service members may benefit from numerous resources that assist them in their travels and expeditions. Here is a sampling of. …
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Information, Tickets and Travel: Your Key to Fun

Whether you want to take in a socially distanced ball game, spend a day at local attractions or plan a vacation, your local Information, Tickets and Travel office is your key to great deals on recreation and leisure travel.

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Travel – Benefits

Jetting off and exploring the world with your family is affordable, thanks to your military benefits. Check out some of the savings you’re entitled to through these programs. The Information, Tickets and Travel office For. …
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Recreational Lodging – The Essentials

As a service member, your military benefits entitle you and your family to stay at military lodging around the world. From cottages at the beach and cabins in the mountains to world-class resorts, there are plenty of affordable destinations for a great trip.

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Enjoying National Parks as a Military Family

There’s something for almost everyone in our national parks. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or a sit-and-watch-the-world-roll-by kind of person, there's a national park vacation right for you.

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Single Life – The Essentials

You’re unattached and ready to explore. Military OneSource has pooled together items of interest for single service members in search of recreation. Read about valuable resources that will help you travel across America or abroad, transition home from a deployment, survive the breakup of a relationship and more.

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Expedite Airline Boarding with TSA Precheck

Next time you get to the airport and see a long line at security, keep your shoes on and your laptop packed: active-duty service members are eligible for expedited screening through the TSA Precheck®. You can board your flight quicker with TSA Precheck at more than 180 airports nationwide — and you don't even have to be in uniform.