Starting or joining a community garden can provide service members and their families with better access to fresh foods at a reduced cost, among many other benefits. They also help address the Department of Defense’s priority to make a wider variety of food available to military families.
Fun hobbies can be a stressbuster, ultimately contributing to mission and family readiness. Whether you’re bringing the family along or making new friends, picking up a new hobby or revisiting an old one can keep you learning, relaxing and strengthening your bonds with others.
The Morale, Welfare and Recreation Program and Military OneSource offer cost-effective ways for military families to enjoy their time off. This includes the Best Kept Secrets: Joint Services Campgrounds and Facilities guide, which will connect you with recreational sites across the country.
Museums across America are rolling out the red carpet for active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members and their families between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Simply flash your ID and enjoy free access through the Blue Star Museums initiative.