Planning A Trip Soon?
5 Travel Resources
for the Military Community
Planning a life-changing adventure can be such a daunting task. First, you have to decide where in the world you want to go, and then you have to hunt down a decent priced plane ticket. Do you wait for a deal on Tuesday, or just grab what you see now? There is no right answer. The whole process can be a challenge as you move from one decision to the next. If you are actively making arrangements or still contemplating where you would like to go, then keep reading. The 5 resources listed below are intended to assist you with making sure that your next experience is not only well coordinated but also everything that you hope it will be!
1
Traveling Veteran Program

The Traveling Veteran Program assists veterans enrolled in the VA healthcare system with coordinating care at another facility while on extended travel. Prior to departing for your trip you should notify your PACT team at your primary VA facility of when, where, and how long you will be away for. This ensures that there is ample time to coordinate a seamless process of care with an alternate facility. Learn more about the program here.
For veterans traveling or living overseas with service-connected conditions, you may be eligible for the Foreign Medical Program (FMP). FMP pays for health services, medications, and equipment associated with your condition. Learn more here.

2
American Forces Travel

American Forces Travel provides access to a wide selection of discounted rates on airfare, hotels, rental cars, vacation packages, cruises, event tickets, and more. The site is powered by Priceline and boasts deals up to 60%-80% off, as well as 24-hr customer service. Eligible members include active duty service members, reservists, retirees, veterans, DOD personnel and their families. Check it out here.

3
Space-A Travel

Space Available flights aka MAC flights are non-commercial military flights. They are typically free of charge, but in order to plan better and get more specific information, you should contact your nearest Air Mobility Command (AMC). Most terminals also have Facebook pages where they upload their flight information.
Space-A flights are available to active duty service members, retirees, and 100% disabled veterans. There are six categories that you can be placed under, and your category determines your flight priority level. Learn more about it
here.

4
Armed Forces Vacation Club

Armed Forces Vacation Club (AFVC) offers vacations at resorts in over 100 countries at an affordable price. Rentals are priced per unit and not per person, with sizes ranging from studios to three bedrooms. Membership is free to active duty service members, reservists, national guard, and retired personnel. Start planning your next vacation here. Veterans can find similar deals at their sister site,
Veterans Holidays, which also has free membership.

5
Base Lodging

Base lodging allows eligible members to vacation on military installations around the world. From oceanfront getaways to recreational lodging facilities, there is plenty of opportunities to vacation in style. Those eligible to use base lodging include active duty service members, National Guard, reservists, retirees, and DOD personnel. The rules for each facility varies, and some installations may give priority to active-duty service members over other groups. To see all locations and to get in contact with a specific base, visit here.

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