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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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Vacation With MWR Recreational Lodging

Military benefits entitle service members and families to stay at MWR recreational lodging around the world. Check out the affordable options and begin your next adventure.

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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.

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Family Life – Benefits

If you’re looking for discounted travel, entertainment and recreation opportunities, consider taking advantage of your military discounts. Your military ID is your ticket to military resorts, discount flights, vacation packages, and more. …
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Travel – Resources

One of the benefits of military life is the unique experience to travel and explore the world. Here is a sampling of services and resources to assist service member’s travel and adventure.

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Travel – Benefits

Jetting off to explore the world with your family is now more affordable, thanks to your military benefits. Check out some of the savings you’re entitled to through these travel programs. The Information, Tickets and Travel. …
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Coast Guard MWR Program

This page includes information on morale, welfare and recreation for the Coast Guard.

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Best Kept Secrets: Military Campgrounds at a Discount

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.

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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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Moving – Benefits

Moves are part of military life – an opportunity to experience new places, people and challenges. No matter where you’re headed next, Military OneSource can help you understand your financial and logistical options to help you make smart. …
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PCS and Taxes: Deducting Military Moving Expenses

Service members who move due to a permanent-change-of-station move may be eligible to deduct some of their unreimbursed moving expenses from their federal income tax returns. Most moving costs are covered by military allowances, so you’ll want to save your receipts and log your expenses to calculate any possible deduction at the end of the tax year.

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Travel Restrictions Ease, but May Vary by Location

The Department of Defense is taking steps to preserve force readiness, limit spread and protect lives during the global outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019.

Relocation Assistance Department of Defense Policies

These resources include the most commonly referenced Defense Department directives, instructions and guidance on relocation and housing services.. …
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MWR Programs for the Marines

This page includes information on MWR programs for the Marine Corps.

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25 Money-saving Tips for Military Families

Want to protect your hard-earned cash? Military discounts go a long way. Always ask retailers, restaurants, airlines, motels and other establishments, “Do you have a military discount?” Here are 25 other money-saving tips. Go ahead, wave your frugal flag.

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Defense Department MWR Policy

These resources cover DOD directives, instructions and guidance for MWR. They include policies on fitness, Armed Forces Entertainment, recreational lodging and finances.

Brigadier General Kathleen A. Cook

Military Service Representative: Director of Air Force Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force Term of Service: 2 Years — Beginning June 2016 Brigadier General Kathleen A. Cook is Director of Air. …
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Enjoy National Parks for Free

National parks offer something for almost everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or just like to sit and watch the world roll by, there’s a national park vacation right for you.

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Logistics and Family – The Essentials

A permanent change of station overseas is a thrilling opportunity for your family to live abroad – a chance that few families get. An OCONUS move comes with the exciting promise of new cultures and experiences for your partner and children if they’re able to join you. Military OneSource provides online tools, personalized support and practical information to help with all the logistics of your overseas move so that you can get the most out of your adventure and start exploring your new home abroad.