Now that you’ve got the basics of military life covered, it’s time to connect with your new military community. Unlock the discounts your military ID brings, participate in local events and know where to turn for solutions when you’re faced with new challenges – like Military OneSource, anytime and anywhere you need support.
Learn about all the privileges your military ID brings.
Your military ID grants you reduced rates to exclusive recreation services that help you live military life to the fullest without emptying your wallet. Service members and their families get discounts on hotels, car rentals, theme park tickets and vacation packages. Plus, you can score savings on sporting events, brewery tours, movie tickets and more.
- Information, Tickets and Travel: Your Key to Fun
- Vacation With Military Lodging
- Enjoying National Parks as a Military Family
- Blue Star Museums
- Plan Your Trip With Space-A Travel
- Department of Defense Identification Cards
Connect with your local Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) office.
The Department of Defense and the military services’ Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs provide services and activities for the military community during peacetime, readiness contingencies and deployments.
You can connect to all kinds of fun programs and activities, as well as take advantage of its digital library containing lots of do-it-yourself manuals and helpful resources. Whether you're looking to work on a small engine or learn about investing, you'll find what you need to get started right here.
- Morale, Welfare and Recreation: Your Source for Affordable Fun
- Morale, Welfare and Recreation Programs and Eligibility
- Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library
- Ways to Save Money on Entertainment
- Find your local MWR office using MilitaryINSTALLATIONS
- Branch-specific MWR programs: Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force
Stretch your take-home pay with free financial guidance and other services.
Financial security at home allows all service members to be more focused and mission-ready, which is why the military offers so many free resources and services to help you make the most of your monthly pay.
Finally, you can work to cut up your credit cards, afford that car you’ve long had your eye on – or even make a down payment on your first home.
- Personal Financial Management Counseling Options
- Financial Counseling Services for a Secure Future
- On Your Side: Military Financial Support
- Find your nearest Personal Financial Management Program
- See basic pay tables for active duty and reserves
Find assistance when you need it most.
Emergencies and challenges can appear without warning for anyone. But, the military community is especially well-equipped to help you handle anything life might throw at you.
You can even vent to a licensed counselor whenever the stress of military life gets too much – without your commander, unit or family members knowing you reached out.
Remember: You’ve got a network of people whose sole goal is to help you succeed. Take advantage of it.
- 12 Situations Where You Can Get Free Legal Help
- The Family Advocacy Program
- Military Relief Organizations and Emergency Financial Help
- American Red Cross Support for Military Families
- The Military and Family Life Counseling Program
- 7 Counseling Options for Service Members and Their Families
- Take Command of Your Well-Being With a Health and Wellness Coach
- PCS: The Basics About Permanent Change of Station
- The Exceptional Family Member Program: A Program for Families With Special Needs
- The New Parent Support Program
- SECO and MSEP 101: Made for Military Spouse Employment
- Plan My Move
- Plan My Deployment
- Improve Your Mood With Moodhacker
- CoachHub: A Mobile Coach for Your Life
- Building Healthy Relationships – An education-based communication consultation series for service members and their families
- Family Readiness System
- Health and Wellness Coaching
- MilSpouse Toolkit. From education on military culture to navigating resources, this track is beneficial for new spouses who may be experiencing a disconnect from their family and need to identify a support system in their new community. This track focuses resources to assist new and current military spouses with adjustment to the military lifestyle, developing coping skills and resources for resiliency.
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