Travel & leisure resources for military & veterans, Space A travel resources
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Consider calling the airlines directly to see if they have military rates that are not published online. For emergency travel airfare financial assistance, visit this LINK.
Air travel - MilitaryFares.com
Military discount flights, cheap military airfares. Airline tickets for for military personnel, spouses and families. The only reservation site with authentic military fares!
Air Mobility Command
Welcome to the official Air Mobility Command Travel web page. Whether you are traveling Space Required or Space Available, this page is your one-stop shop for all your travel needs, including passenger terminal contact information, locations, and regulatory guidance.
Flight planning information for military Space Available travel.
Passenger terminals in the space-available travel program post which flights are available and how many seats are on each flight for up to 72 hours on their individual Facebook pages (listed below). Travelers may post questions on the Facebook pages and someone will get back with them within 24 hours.A listing of additional passenger terminals (without Facebook pages) are listed HERE.
John D's Military Space A Travel pages
About theses pages: I'm active duty military and was bitten by the Space-A bug in 1986 when I was looking for inexpensive ways to fly my family of 4 dependents to Ireland annually to visit grand-parents. In 2001, I created the Space-A FAQ to answer basic questions about Space-A travel. The FAQ expanded over the years to this collection of pages. I hope you find this info useful for your Space-A travels.
Since 2002, MilitaryHops.com has been dedicated to being the premier index of information about Space Available (Space-A) Military Flights that qualified people can travel on. Our goal is that if the information you seek on this subject is on the World Wide Web then you can find it from here.
Military Travel Center (Military.com)
Fly for virtually free. Get the info you need to take advantage of Space Available flights.
Quickstart guide to military Space-A flights
A simple tool for researching military space-available flights.
UJ Space A Info
Worldwide Space A information plus base summary and Facebook pages. Also links to on/off base hotels, restaurants, medical care, attractions/things to do, retiree activities, Base/Post Exchanges, phone numbers, ground transportation and other general information.
Travel and leisure resources
American Legion Member Discount Program
The American Legion offers American Legion and SAL members and their extended families specific rate packages negotiated for flights, rental cars, hotels, vacation packages and cruises.
Armed Forces Recreation Center Resorts
Whether strolling barefoot on the sands of Waikiki Beach, sightseeing historic European castles, shopping Seoul’s exciting shopping district or visiting the enchanting Walt Disney Resort; there is a vacation getaway that will leave you with fresh memories and new perspectives.
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 (AFVC) is a program that offers Department of Defense affiliated personnel the opportunity to take affordable vacations for only $329* per unit per week on a space available basis. The 7-night condominium vacations are very popular. The majority of availability is generally in the US, Mexico, South America, and Europe.
The AFVC makes this travel opportunity possible by using "excess inventory" at condominium timeshare resorts. If you enjoy off-season activities in popular locations - at resorts around the world - the AFVC offers an incredible vacation value.
Best Kept Secrets - Joint Services Campgrounds and Facilities (Military OneSource)
If you and your family are looking for adventure in the great outdoors—camping, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, boating, swimming, hiking or just lounging on
a beach — these "best kept secrets” might just offer you exactly what you need for your next vacation. Whether you are looking for a place to park your RV, set up your tent or stay in a rustic cabin, Morale, Welfare and Recreation joint services campgrounds and facilities across the United States provide service members and their families a variety of accommodations and amenities at great rates without sacrificing luxury or location. Find a “best kept secret” for your family’s next adventure.
Defense Travel Management Service Travel Assistance Center
The Travel Assistance Center (TAC) is available to all DoD travelers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Staffed by a team of trained analysts, the TAC offers assistance on the spectrum of DoD travel including DTS, Government Travel Charge Card, Commercial Travel Programs, Travel Policy, and 24-hour Recruit Assistance.
A directory of Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy lodging opportunities.
Our specialty is to help take away some of the stress that comes with travel or a PCS move. From the moment you check in we are ready to serve you and your family. Our comfortable rooms are clean, spacious and offer many amenities to make you feel at home. Plus, we are located around the world.
The PCS and TDY traveler will find our locations convenient for their family and business needs. So the next time you travel we hope you use the DOD Web Site to help make your travel plans easier.
A listing of government lodging facilities for Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy.
Military Cruise Deals
In our first year, we became the fastest growing no-fee cruise agency in the United States with our site, My Cruise Club.com by providing expert cruise consultants, personal customer service and the lowest prices. We are accredited by CLIA, the official trade organization of the cruise industry, Cruise Lines International Association. CLIA works in partnership with nearly 17,000 affiliated travel agencies throughout North America to ensure the highest caliber of cruise sales expertise and service for cruise vacationers. We are now the number one agency for military cruise discounts.
Military Only Travel
The ‘Ultimate’ website for Military Travel. Includes Space A.
Military Travel Center (Military.com)
Take advantage of many convenient and inexpensive lodging options.
Off Duty Travel (MWR)
OffDutyTravel.com serves authorized MWR patrons with links to fare finders, travel providers and tips on how to maximize your travel budget. Visit your nearest ITR Office for more information and help in planning your next off duty travel experience.
Paths Across America
Welcome to Paths Across America, the Army Outdoor Recreation guide to Army recreational vehicle parks and campgrounds. The Army provides these to promote recreational travel and provide outdoor recreational opportunities to authorized users. Paths Across America offers various levels of amenities, from gravel pads to paved pads with water, electric, sewage disposal, cable TV and telephone access.
They offer professional staffs or hosts to take care of your needs. Many RV parks and campgrounds offer programs to help you take advantage of other installation MWR activities and local area attractions.
PCS-Lodging has been created to provide you easy access to military lodging around bases throughout the United States. Our goal is to have hotels and lodging identified for military families moving to a new duty station or on TAD, TDY, or a PCS house hunting trip.
If you are on a PCS house hunting trip make sure you visit PCS-Lodging's parent site MilitaryByOwner.com for available off-base housing. The site is a work in progress and will continue to add valuable information as time goes on. Additionally, the site provides military news, with new articles added most days that may be of interest to military families. Major categories include Military Lifestyle, Military Benefits, and Military Travel and Lodging. We hope you find the site useful in your search for military lodging and hotels around your destination base.
State Department - International Travel
The State Department’s Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management (ACS) administers the Consular Information Program, which informs the public of conditions abroad that may affect their safety and security. Country Specific Information, Travel Alerts, and Travel Warnings are vital parts of this program.
State Department - Travel alerts
Travel Alerts are issued to disseminate information about short-term conditions, either transnational or within a particular country, that pose significant risks to the security of U.S. citizens. Natural disasters, terrorist attacks, coups, anniversaries of terrorist events, election-related demonstrations or violence, and high-profile events such as international conferences or regional sports events are examples of conditions that might generate a Travel Alert.
United Service Organization (USO)
From a wide variety of ways to connect troops to their families and friends back home to the heartfelt compassion of care for wounded warriors, the USO is there for military families in the U.S. and around the world. Services and amenities vary based on location and type, so please visit our center directory to find out what features are offered at the USO nearest you.
U.S. Military Campgrounds and RV Parks
Veterans Campground on Big Marine Lake (Marine on St. Croix, MN)
Proclaimed a Yellow Ribbon Campground in 2010, and open to:
- Active duty military
- Disabled veterans
- Military retirees
- Family and sponsored guests
A year-round facility for veterans, families, and sponsored guests. The campground includes 121 RV sites, 31 tent sites, and 24 cabins. The campground is open year-round, with the duplex cabins fully heated, and the canteen open every weekend.
Activiites include: boating, fishing, inner-tubing, skiing, swimming, horseshoes, softball, sand volleyball, basketball, movies, walking trails, crafts, gardening, public Holiday programs, kids' crafts, arcade room, bar/canteen, and picnicking.
The Veteran's Holidays® (VET) is a "space available" program that offers military and other Department of Defense-affiliated personnel the opportunity to enjoy vacations at popular destinations around the world – for the incredibly low price of just $369* USD per unit, per week.
Those eligible and their family and friends have access to spacious accommodations at more than 4,000 resorts, apartments, condominiums and homes in more than 100 countries. The program is available to all active and retired members of the Armed Forces, Department of Defense employees and select civilian employees in military support roles.
VET is a part of Endless Vacation Rentals, one the world's largest hospitality companies. This makes it possible to offer a vast collection of condominium-style timeshare resorts.
If you enjoy off-season activities in popular locations without the hassle of high-season prices, crowds and lines (or if you can travel on 10 days notice or less), the VET offers an incredible vacation value.
Veteran's Travel Resources
Discount travel rates for military retirees, veterans, and their dependants.