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Travel Planning


You joined the armed forces because you love an adventure, but getting from point A to point B doesn’t happen automatically. Military OneSource is here to point you to resources that can assist you with your travel planning and help you make the most of your excursions, whether you book a cruise in the Caribbean or venture a few miles outside of your neighborhood.

Consider Space-A Travel

Service members and their families can use 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.

Travel Requirements and Advisories

Note: Effective March 21, 2020, Air Mobility Command temporarily suspended most Space-A travel due to COVID-19. Check for current travel restrictions or advisories before making Space-A travel plans.

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BENEFITS FOR Space-A travel

Take advantage of TSA Precheck®

Service members and their families can take advantage of TSA Precheck to expedite waiting time at the airport when flying commercial. Simply use your Defense Department ID as your known traveler number. You’ll bypass long security lines without removing your shoes or jacket or having to take your laptop out of your bag.

Get military discounts through American Forces TravelSM

Eligible members of the military community can use American Forces Travel℠ to book leisure travel online. The one-stop travel booking site is a joint service initiative that offers discounts on airfare, rental cars, flights, cruises and more. You can use the website to book your next trip, while helping to fund other current and future MWR programs.

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Military families can get vacation discounts through MWR’s American Forces TravelSM.

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Visit the American Forces TravelSM website to see if you are eligible. Eligible service members include active military, Guard, reserves, U.S. Coast Guard, retired military and all eligible MWR patrons.

Save money with a staycation

A staycation is a vacation where you discover your local area while avoiding the time, hassle and expense of travel. Consider these benefits: sleeping in your own bed, not needing to pack and spending your money on fun activities in your own community. Your MWR program can help you find the best local activities.

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Trimming your budget doesn’t mean doing away with fun altogether. Listen to this podcast to find out how your local MWR department is full of options that won’t break the bank.

Travel benefits for college students

Military family members enrolled in colleges away from an active-duty parent’s OCONUS duty station are eligible for travel benefits. The government will pay for one round trip each fiscal year for college students if they meet certain requirements. This travel benefit must be authorized through the service member’s command and be completed through the military travel office.

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Military family members enrolled in colleges away from their active-duty parent’s OCONUS duty station are eligible for travel benefits. Read the article above for more benefit information.

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