Blog Posts in "Military Programs"

For military families seeking well-deserved rest and relaxation, Armed Forces Recreation Centers (AFRCs) offer a haven of tranquility and adventure. From beachside retreats to mountain getaways, these exclusive resorts provide affordable vacation options tailored to the unique needs of military personnel and their families. If you haven't experienced a vacation at an Armed Forces Recreation Center Resort and are not familiar with what they are, here is a little background. WHAT ARE ARMED FORCES RECREATION CENTER RESORTS? Armed Forces Recreation Centers (AFRCs) are resort-style vacation destin... read more

Looking for Some Free Fun this Summer? The Blue Star Museums Program is back again for 2024! About Blue Star Museums: We are so excited to share that the Blue Star Museums program is backin 2024. This is a wonderful program and we are excited to share that it will be bigger and better than ever this year with over 2,000 museums participating nationwide! ABOUT BLUE STAR MUSEUMS Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. Each summer since 2010, Blue Star Museums have offered free admi... read more

Throughout April, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is saluting America’s youngest heroes worldwide with free events, activities and an exclusive sweepstakes during the Month of the Military Child. Starting April 1, the Exchange will give away military “brat patches” at PXs and BXs worldwide. Military children can pick up the collectable patch, an exclusive accessory designed by the Exchange for military children since 2017, at checkout while supplies last. “Military children serve an important role, and the Exchange is honored to celebrate their service and sacrifice,” said Air Force Chi... read more

Will you be PCSing to a new military community and looking to buy a home? Or, are you currently serving or have served in the U.S. military and curious about the VA Home Loan Benefit? Let's dig in and learn more about this incredible benefit that you have earned. Why would a VA Home Loan be the best choice for you? VA loans offer many advantages for current or former service members. Whether you are looking to buy a home or refinance, you can do so without many of the expenses or restrictions that apply to people seeking conventional loans. This program is in place specifically for your benef... read more

Effective January 1, 2024, active-duty military personnel have been granted the right to be compensated for moving costs associated with one household pet due to a permanent change of station transition. The shift costs for either one canine or one feline incorporate travel expenses within the nation or abroad, and any other movement necessities, as stated by the Joint Travel Regulations Office. Ever since Lloyd J. Austin III, the Secretary of Defense, assumed his role, he has focused his efforts on enhancing the support provided to Defense Department staff and their families through his camp... read more