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Recreation – Benefits

As a service member, you qualify for a number of discounts on fun activities and adventures. Take advantage of the recreation benefits available to you and your family. Have fun, relax and enjoy.

Your military ID

Your military ID is your ticket to discounts on a variety of activities and adventures. Keep your ID handy and current because it allows you special deals on:

  • Hotels
  • Car rentals
  • Theme park tickets
  • Vacation packages
  • Day trips to nearby cities and attractions
  • Local attractions
  • Sporting events
  • Movie tickets

Morale, Welfare and Recreation Program

Your installation’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation Program offers benefits. Use your MWR benefits every chance you get. You can:

  • Jump into a fitness class
  • Join a sports team
  • Drive and putt around a golf course
  • Participate in outdoor recreation programs
  • Rent outdoor adventure equipment

Contact your installation’s MWR to find out more.

The Information, Tickets and Travel office

For eligible military members, the Information, Tickets and Travel office offers discount ticket sales. You can get discounts for everything from rock concerts to sporting events. ITT offices are located on many installations and provide one-stop shopping for savings on:

  • Special events
  • Area attractions
  • Hotel reservations
  • Cruise booking
  • Day trips and tours
  • Lodging
  • Entertainment
  • Destination attraction tickets

ITT personnel are certified travel agents who can give service members:

  • Exclusive offers
  • Personalized service
  • Trip planning assistance
  • Destination-specific information

Visit the ITT office on your installation to check out the specials. Get your reduced-rate tickets for all military family-friendly attractions including Disney parks, SeaWorld®, and more. Or check out your branch’s ITT services at:

Commissary discounts

You don’t need to travel far to have fun. Think about doing some creative cooking or taking a cooking class — shop and connect with your local commissary.

  • Food and household items are sold at cost plus a 5% surcharge.
  • On average, shoppers can save more than 30% compared with shopping in town.
  • You can also find savings of 50% or more during the commissary customer appreciation case lot sales.
  • Save by loading your Commissary Rewards Card with coupons, promotions and discount savings.

America the Beautiful passes

The annual America the Beautiful pass is free for service members and their families. This National Park Service pass provides access to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. The pass covers entrance fees and standard amenity fees at sites such as:

  • Fish and Wildlife Service
  • National Park Service sites
  • United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Bureau of Reclamation

Military OneSource health and wellness coaches

Fitness is part of recreation, and everyone could use a coach for motivation. Military OneSource health and wellness coaches stand ready to be your personal cheerleader. They can help you clarify your focus and keep you on course. Health and wellness coaches can help you:

  • Lose weight
  • Eat better
  • Get in shape
  • Manage stress
  • Tackle transitions
  • Celebrate your achievements
  • Prepare you for the unexpected

Call 800-342-9647 or click here for overseas calling options to sign up for health and wellness coaching sessions. You can choose from three Health and Wellness Coaching Program session options: phone, online chat or video.

Off-installation recreation opportunities:

You may not need to travel far to check out great off-installation fun. Blue Star Museums allows you to soak up history, science or culture between Armed Forces Day and Labor Day across the country – for free.

Installation Program Directory

Find programs and services at your local installation.