About 6 years ago, we helped Luke AFB in Arizona conduct a survey to see if there was interest in a famcamp to be located on Luke AFB. They already operate Fort Tuthill Recreation Area near Flagstaff and the Gila Bend Auxiliary Field FamCamp. For the past few years, we've been monitoring their decision to build and the construction of the new famcamp and it's finally time to have their grand opening!
Saguaro Skies FamCamp at Luke AFB in Glendale, Arizona is having their grand opening on September 1st, 2020.
Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri used to have a free, rustic camping area. However, this camping area was closed several years ago. But they've come back even bigger! Fort Leonard Wood now has a full hook-up RV Park! The RV Park is having it's grand opening on September 1st, 2020.
A website user pointed me in the direction to discover that the Yakima Training Center in Washington has a "Travel Camp"! This is a "dry camp" for self-contrained RV's only and doesn't have any amenities, but it is a military travel camp. Information on the Yakima Travel Camp has been added to the website.
Have you checked out the COMMUNITY option on the website yet? I've updated the COMMUNITY section and it's now working 100%!
All registered members of the website have access to the COMMUNITY section. This section includes many features:
- View the stream of what has been happening on the website
- Post what's on you rmind to the stream
- Edit and modify your user profile, including your website avatar
- Manage your privacy settings
- View your Military Campground "Favorites"
- Much, much more!
Naval Air Station Key West (NASKW), FL has released new policy changes regarding reservations, rotation policy, and stay limits.
These changes will have a huge impact on staying at NASKW for the winter.
After this season ends (2019/2020) campers will NO LONGER be allowed to stay here for longer than 90 days. You will have to leave for at least 60 days before you can come back to the campground. (Active duty will be able to remain in the campground until the end of their assignment.)
Another IMPORTANT change is there will no longer be a rotation---dry to full hook ups. When you make a reservation you will be asked if you want EITHER dry camping or full hook ups, you will NOT be rotatings it is now. Reservations can be made 6 months retirees/100%; 12 months for active.
The Defense Department recently announced expanded commissary, military service exchange and MWR access Jan. 1 and established a standard for physical access to military installations. Below are the top 10 questions Veterans have asked the Defense Department about the expanded access.
Q1. How do I get access if I have a 0 percent service-connected condition, but my income is too high to get a Veteran Health Identification Card?
A1. Veterans who have received a Health Eligibility Center Form H623A that states they have been placed in VA health care priority group 8E may bring this form paired with an acceptable credential like a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or a U.S. passport for installation and privilege access.
The Defense Department has announced expanded Commissary, Military Service Exchange and MWR access Jan. 1 and established a standard for physical access to military installations.
Veterans who are eligible and want to take advantage of in-person benefits must have a Veterans Health Identification Card, or VHIC. Primary Family Caregivers must have an eligibility letter from VA’s Office of Community Care.
Veterans use VHICs for identification and check-in at VA appointments, but will also use them for base access under the new program.
Veterans eligible solely under this act who are eligible to obtain a Veteran Health Identification Card must use this credential for in-person installation and privilege access. The card must display the Veteran’s eligibility status (i.e., PURPLE HEART, FORMER POW or SERVICE CONNECTED).
Veterans eligible solely under this act who are not enrolled in or are not eligible to enroll in VA health care, or who are enrolled in VA health care, but do not possess a Veteran Health Identification Card will not have access to DoD and Coast Guard installations for in-person commissary, exchange, and MWR retail privileges, but will have full access to online exchanges and American Forces Travel.
Medal of Honor recipients and Veterans with 100% service-connected disability ratings are eligible for DoD credentials under DoD policy.
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