Category: Travel & Entertainment

04 December

Bills, family, and jobs often force vacations on the back-burner. Putting off a vacation is an all too familiar story for those who find it difficult to press pause. However, evidence-based research has shown that taking a vacation can have positive effects on your mind, body, relationships and overall well-being. Here are some of the benefits that […]

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01 October

Family time is important. It’s even more vital in an always on-the-go lifestyle like this one. There are so many options for vacationing, especially as you move around the world, though sometimes the cost can be daunting. A family vacation is not the time to go into debt, but even on a tight budget, you can make a getaway work. On top of […]

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26 June

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. Here’s what you need to know about […]

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13 June

By Marguerite Cleveland As of August 18, 2018, 100% Disabled Veterans are now authorized to Fly Space-A under H.R. 5515 – the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act. The Veteran must have a permanent service-connected disability and have a DD Form 2765, Department of Defense/Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card (TAN). Veterans are only […]

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07 June

Enjoy camping? The military campgrounds resource provides a list of all the military campgrounds across the nation, organized by state. Looking for a travel destination that features both great fun and low prices? Discover what the Armed Forced Recreation Centers (AFRC) have to offer. There are locations all around the world, offering resort-style accommodations and activities for the entire […]

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03 May

By Stephanie Montague, Military Spouse Whether you’re planning for Spring Break or a weekend getaway, sometimes you just want something simple that doesn’t break the bank. Fortunately, there are military recreation facilities all over the country that could be just what you’re looking for. CONUS MILITARY RECREATION FACILITIES With lodging options ranging from rustic campsites to […]

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18 April

Morale, Welfare and Recreation develops all kinds of enrichment programs to support force readiness and military community. One such program is the Department of Defense-MWR Summer Reading Program. The program’s theme this year is “Reading Takes You Everywhere.” Reading fosters the imagination and can open a window to the world. New and exciting activities include crafts, […]

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09 April

Military family members who are college students may have to consider international travel to get to their families during breaks. And travel can be expensive, especially during the holidays. Fortunately, military family members enrolled in colleges away from their active-duty parent’s OCONUS duty station are eligible for travel benefits. How to qualify for travel benefits The […]

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05 March

The space available travel program, or Space-A, is a great transportation option for service members and immediate family that allows them to fly free or at a reduced cost across the country or world. Even if you’ve taken advantage of this benefit before, here are seven tips – gleaned from the experiences of other military […]

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20 February

These days, your computer or mobile device gives you easy online access to books anywhere in the world, anytime your curiosity strikes. The Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library has valuable and easy-to-use databases to help military members and their families meet their research needs or simply download a book to enjoy. Audiobooks, eBooks and more The EBSCO […]

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