Recreation, Travel & Shopping
Part of being mission and family ready also includes taking some down time, relaxing, having fun and exploring the world around you. But where do you begin? Consider Military OneSource your connection to leisure and adventure activities on and off the installation, pointing you to destinations and providing you discounts on travel and fun, from air and car travel to sporting events, day trips, movie tickets and more. Sit back and relax. We’ll direct you toward fun and relaxation.
Tips to Get Through a Breakup
If you're dealing with the breakup of a relationship and the demands of military training or deployment, getting through it all may be especially difficult. But despite the pain, it’s a chance to grow and start fresh.
Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library
Military OneSource provides free, online resources to service members and their families via the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library. You’ll find eBooks and audiobooks on virtually every topic, as well as databases and reference manuals that can help you learn a new skill, keep kids engaged and serve as a homework source, or prepare you to land your next job.
Blue Star Museums
Museums across America are rolling out the red carpet for active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members and their families between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Simply flash your ID and enjoy free access through the Blue Star Museums initiative.
Information, Tickets and Travel: Your Key to Fun
Whether you want to take in a ball game, spend a day at local attractions, or plan a vacation, your local Information, Tickets and Travel, or ITT, office is your key to great deals on recreation and leisure travel.
Explore the Library
As a service member, you know the importance of developing new skills, and your installation library is a great resource for professional development and learning. There’s so much there beyond books, including resume help, events information and research capabilities. And today, the libraries’ digital offerings allow you to access these resources from anywhere, at any time. For your family, the library is a great place to connect with the community and help kids begin lifelong learning.
Expedite Airline Boarding with TSA Precheck
Next time you get to the airport and see a long line at security, keep your shoes on and your laptop packed: active-duty service members are eligible for expedited screening through the TSA Precheck®. You can board your flight quicker with TSA Precheck at more than 180 airports nationwide — and you don't even have to be in uniform.
How the status of forces agreement can affect your military exchange and commissary privileges
When you spend time in another country as a service member, the Status of Forces Agreement, or SOFA, between the United States and your host country protects your legal status as military personnel in another nation.
Family Fitness With Young Children
As a parent of young children, your time may not always feel like your own. Despite your best efforts to stay on top of your family's schedule, there's always another mess to clean or mouth to feed.
Information on the Integrated Lodging Program
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.
Morale, Welfare and Recreation: Your Source for Affordable Fun
Military life has many demands, so you want to make the most of your free time.
Ways to Save Money on Entertainment
You and your family can have plenty of fun on a tight budget. With just a little effort and planning, you can find low-cost and even free fun every week.
Avoid Travel Stress and Save Money With a Staycation
Planning a “staycation” provides a relaxing time off work spent discovering your local area and doing the fun things you like to do while avoiding the time, hassle and expense of travel. A staycation has several benefits, including sleeping in your own bed, bypassing suitcase packing and discovering or rediscovering your local community.
Stay Fit and Have Fun
As a service member, it’s your duty to maintain your fitness. Your physical abilities are routinely tested, so keeping your body in top shape is just another part of the job.
Plan Your Trip With Space-A Travel
Service members and their families can use Space-Available flights to travel around the country and world at little to no cost. Though sometimes unpredictable, military flights are perfect for families with flexible plans and limited travel budgets. With the right planning and documentation, Space-A travel can be the best way to take a trip with your family.
Travel Benefits for College Students Who Are Military Dependents
Military dependents 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.
Families That Walk Together Talk Together
Family time is precious to service members and their spouses, so make the most of it by looking beyond phones and screens for simple activities together. Make family time count and try something as simple as going for a walk together. It will pay off in more ways than one.
Master a New Hobby
Military life keeps you busy. Staying mission ready is a full-time job, on top of your social or family life.