Travel & Recreation 

7/28/2011 12:00 AM 

Travel resources for Servicemembers, retirees and their families and information about vacations and receational activities for the military community.

Information about organizations providing free or reduced cost flights for Servicemembers and their families in emergency situations should find our Charities Supporting Soldiers and Families section helpful.

Airline Baggage Allowance Fact Sheet
The General Service Administration developed an Airline Baggage Allowance Fact Sheet to assist military Servicemembers prepare for travel. The fact sheet covers the cost of each bag and explains who is exempt from the baggage fees.

Air Force Air Mobility Command Space-A Website
Information on Space Available travel procedures.

Armed Forces Recreation Center Resorts
Armed Forces Recreation Center (AFRC) full-service resort hotels are Joint Service Facilities that provide quality, wholesome, affordable, Family-oriented vacation recreation opportunities to service members, their families, and other authorized patrons (including official travelers) of the Total Defense Force.

Armed Forces Vacation Club
The Armed Forces Vacation Club offers discounted rates for worldwide resorts to active and retired uniformed Servicemembers and Department of Defense civilian employees. The resorts include time shares, country clubs and resort hotels.

Operation R & R
Operation R&R is a non-profit organization designed to provide our service men and women an opportunity to reconnect with their spouses and children upon their return from Iraq or Afghanistan. Property owners, represented by many property management companies, are donating their homes and villas on Hilton Head Island, SC for this purpose.  All of this is to ensure that our military families have a chance to spend some time away from their everyday lives to strengthen relationships that have been strained due to long separations and extreme circumstances.
State by state guide to recreational activities and facilities.


Cape Henry Inn and Beach Club 

Hale Koa Hotel, Hawaii 

Edelweiss Resort, Bavaria

Shades of Green, Florida 

Dragon Hill, Korea

Soldiers', Sailors', Marines', Coast Guard and Airmen's Club
The Club provides convenient, safe, affordable accommodations in mid-town Manhattan, walking distance from Grand Central Station, Empire State Building, Penn Station, and Port Authority Bus Terminal.

U.S. Army MWR
Recreation and leisure information plus Army community service and child and youth services.

Veterans Airlift Command
The Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) provides free air transportation to wounded warriors, veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots.  Veterans of Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) is VAC's top priority. As capacity allows, their mission will expand to serve veterans of other conflicts.

The Association of the United States Army Family Programs Directorate does not endorse any of the organizations listed nor the information about services provided on their websites.