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May 2012 Edition
Summer Vacation By LT Hall Looking for summer deals, don't forget to search for Military deals and discounts. The first deal I found is for the Miami Marlins in their new stadium downtown Miami. Military Mondays at the stadium give each military/dependent with ID card a FREE ticket to the game. They don't give the cheap seats either; their promotion gives you the closest seats available. I went and they gave me section 15 right behind the Home Plate in the lower section. So make sure you have an ID for each of your dependents and go to see a FREE Marlins game. Here are the future dates of Military Mondays: July 16 vs. Nationals, 7:10PM July 23 vs. Braves, 7:10PM Aug. 13 vs. Phillies, 7:10PM Sept. 3 vs. Brewers, 1:10PM (Labor Day) Sept. 17 vs. Braves, 7:10PM Oct. 1 vs. Mets, 7:10PM
Vacations at a Theme Park like Disney, Universal or Busch Gardens can be expensive. There are still deals for military to be had. Even though Universal has not renewed its military deal after opening the Harry Potter section, stand by for when they will reinstate the deal. Disneyâ€™s best deal is the $99 3 day hopper pass for military and their dependents. Busch Gardens Amusement parks and water parks Tampa and Williamsburg, Seaworld, and Sesame Place in Pennsylvania (all Anheuser Busch parks) will give one FREE daily admission to any one of their parks for the military member and up to 3 dependents. However every one needs to have a military ID. Www.herosalute.com.
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Just want to get away or have another destination in mind, then use the Armed Forces Vacation Club. There is no cost for this club, just be a military member. The club offers week long stays for $395, thatâ€™s for the entire week and at five star resorts in many exotic locations. In addition to these fine hotels you can also look for cabins and town homes on many of the bases or campgrounds. One website for these locations is dodlodging.net were I found a 3 bedroom town home on Key West Trumbo Point base for $95 a night (that was the 0-3 rate, the rental price is base on your rank) . This place was only 1/2 a mile from the main drag, Duval Street, and the usual cost for a hotel is around $250 a night on Key West. There is also base lodging for cheaper (I think $65 a night) on the same base. For camping, weather it be cabins, tents or RVs, you can check out the military campgrounds around the country at www.militarycampgrounds.us. Most of these are on a base and have RV hook ups. A list of the 5 DOD/Military Resorts can be found on http://www.military.com/Travel/ Content1/0,,ML_afrc,00.html. Hale Koa is located in Hawaii, Dragon Hill in Korea, New Sanno in Tokyo, Edelweiss is in Germany, and Shades of Green is a Orlando Disney Hotel just for DOD personnel (much cheaper than Disney hotels, cause it is based on your rank).