American Forces Travel Offers Exclusive Military Travel Discounts

Exclusive Travel Deals for Military Community

The American Forces Travel website offers discounts on airline tickets, cruises, lodging, rental cars, and various other travel packages exclusively for the military community.

American Forces Travel

This travel website, a product of a partnership between Priceline and the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) organization, offers discounts of up to 60% off the standard prices on travel options and events. These events could be anything from concerts, sporting events, or even theater productions.

The website targets active-duty service members, National Guard and Reserve members, the U.S. Coast Guard, retired military, and all eligible MWR patrons.

Benefits of American Forces Travel

By using the American Forces Travel website, you are eligible to receive the these benefits:

Hotels

  • Savings of up to 60% off
  • Military discounts on hotels
  • Over 1.2 million properties available

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Rental Cars

  • Free cancellation on post-paid cars
  • Exclusive promotional rates
  • Book prepaid rates for larger discounts

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Flights

  • No booking fee
  • Reduced fees for reservation changes
  • Military Flight Perks
  • Exclusive flight options available with split ticket fares

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Vacation Packages

  • Over 56,000 hotels with discounted rates
  • Unique trip planning tool
  • 24/7 support available

Origins of American Forces Travel

On July 16th, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced that the American Forces Travel website will be opened to honorably discharged veterans of the uniformed services.

“Sixteen million veterans will now be able to access the American Forces Travel website, joining the 10 million active, Guard and reserve service members, family members, DOD civilians, and other patrons who are already receiving the benefit,” stated Patricia Barron, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy. 

“We are committed to providing quality-of-life programs to our military community, which includes our honorably discharged veterans.”

In 2019, Armed Forces Travel became the only joint-service morale, welfare, and recreation travel website exclusively for patrons under DoD’s umbrella. 

Additionally, very booking on the website creates revenue that supports other quality-of-life programs that impact service members and their families.

Using American Forces Travel

So, when you decide to access the travel website, you will need to verify your eligibility before you can take advantage of any deals.

To accomplish this, your eligibility will be verified through DEERS, so you’ll need to provide the last 4 of your SSN, your date of birth, and your last name. Verification only takes a couple of minutes.

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Robert Haynes is a retired Army infantryman who has a squad of kids and is married to an active duty Soldier. He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, who spent his last few years in the Army as a Drill Sergeant. He is now a full-time dad, freelance writer, and out-of-work comedian.