Armed Forces Recreation Centers: Vacation and value

Shades of Green, located in Florida, is one of four Armed Forces Recreation Centers. Photo courtesy of U.S. Army MWR.

Shades of Green, located in Florida, is one of four Armed Forces Recreation Centers. Photo courtesy of U.S. Army MWR.

Are you looking to go on a vacation – and save some cash? Look no further!

The U.S. Army Installation Management Command operates affordable joint service resorts, known as the Armed Forces Recreation Centers. As part of the U.S. Army’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs, these resorts offer a full range of opportunities for rest and relaxation.

So who is authorized to use these great services? Active-duty military, retirees, currently employed and retired Department of Defense civilians, reservists, delayed entry recruits and family members are all welcome into these resorts.

If your family is looking to enjoy the beach in Hawaii, see the sights in Germany, experience the culture of Korea or stay closer to home in Florida, the Armed Forces Recreation Centers have you covered!

Hale Koa – Hawaii

Hale Koa is located on one of the most popular islands in Hawaii – Honolulu. Aside from being located on Waikiki beach, this location offers you access to all the hot spots: Diamond Head, USS Arizona Memorial and so many more!

Learn more about Hale Koa!

Edelweiss Lodge and Resort – Germany

Located in an idyllic location in the Bavarian Alps, the Edelweiss Lodge and Resorts sits nestled in the Garmisch-Partenkirchen region of Germany. If you’re interested in overseas skiing or snowboarding, this is the location for you! The resort offers access to Germany’s best winter sports locations.

Learn more about the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort!

Shades of Green – Florida

Looking for a great place to take the kids? Shades of Green not only provides a relaxing location in the Florida sun, it is also located just minutes away from the Walt Disney World Resort.

Learn more about Shades of Green!

Dragon Hill Lodge – Korea

Are you looking to immerse yourself in an entirely different culture? Dragon Hill Lodge is located in the heart of Seoul and offers access to world class shopping, dining and museums.

Learn more about Dragon Hill Lodge!

Can’t decide which resort is the best choice? You can also use the Armed Forces Recreation Center fact sheet to compare all the resorts side-by-side.

For more information, visit the Joint Service Travel Website.

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