Planning a vacation? Check out the Armed Forces Recreation Centers

5/1/2013

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Are you looking for an enjoyable vacation destination that fits your family’s budget?  Armed Forces Recreation Center (AFRC) resorts offer military guests and their families luxurious accommodations at very affordable prices.

Centrally managed and operated by the Installation Management Command (IMCOM) G9, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Programs, AFRCs are located in some of the world’s top vacation destinations. They include Shades of Green Resort (Orlando, FL), Hale Koa Hotel (Honolulu, HI), Dragon Hill Lodge (Seoul, S. Korea) and Edelweiss Lodge and Resort (Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany).

Authorized AFRC users include active-duty military, retirees, currently employed and retired Department of Defense civilians, reservists, delayed entry recruits, and family members. AFRC room rates are based on rank, pay grade, duty status, room size, and/or room location. For more information, visit their website.

During current economic times, it’s important to note that AFRCs are self-supporting and funded by non-appropriated fund revenues generated internally from operations. Revenues from AFRCs are continually reinvested to maintain and improve the physical facilities while providing the greatest possible value for AFRC guests.  

Special Note: Because of the popularity of AFRCs, you need to plan and book ahead, sometimes as much as a year.  However, guests say it’s well worth the wait.

And if travel of any kind is on your radar, consider joining USBA’s Emergency Assistance Plus (EA+) program.  It provides 24 hour emergency assistance—including medical evacuation-- when you’re traveling. USBA members receive a special rate and a Risk Free 30-Day Trial. 

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