One of the benefits of military life is the unique experience to travel and explore the world. Whether that be an overseas adventure while you’re stationed abroad or a hike through your local national park, Military OneSource is your guide for adventure and fun. Check out our information on travel perks, free resources and ideas for trips and relaxation.
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
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.
Military Discounts on Recreation and Entertainment
If you’re looking for discounted travel, entertainment and recreation opportunities, consider taking advantage of your military discounts.
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.
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.
Vacation First Class Using Military Lodging
You've worked hard and it's time to enjoy a little R&R. Military families are eligible to use military lodging around the world, ranging from cottages on the beach to world-class resorts or recreational lodging facilities.
Travel Benefits for College Students Who Are Military Family Members
Military dependents who are college students may have to consider international travel to get to their families during breaks. And travel can be expensive, especially during the holidays.
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.
Never Forget: Visit Our National Memorials Honoring 9/11
On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people perished during the single largest terrorist attack in American history. Almost 20 years later, millions of Americans still remember the events of that day. You can honor those who died by taking a journey to one of the three September 11 national memorials.
Information on the Integrated Lodging Program
The next time you're on official government travel, book your lodging directly in the Defense Travel System. The Department of Defense launched the Integrated Lodging Program Pilot on June 15, 2015. It provides quality and trusted government and commercial lodging, with greater safety and security and better services at reduced rates.
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.