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New TML Listing in Ohio!

There is an Ohio Army National Guard chargeable transient quarters (CTQ) facility located on Defense Supply Center Columbus next to Port Columbus International Airport. The address: 3990 E Broad Street, Building 20, Pod B, 1st Floor, Area B144N, Columbus, OH 43213.
Web: www.landandmaritime.dla.mil

Edited TML Listing: Holiday FAMCAMP at McChord!

RESERVATIONS: No advance reservations.
CONTACT: C-253- 982-5488, DSN-312-382-5488.
CHECK-IN at FAMCAMP or at 24-hour bulletin board. Check-out 1100 hours.
CAMPER/TRAILER: Asphalt (37), Some handicap accessible spaces, E(110/20/30/50A)/S/W hookups. Maximum length 50’. Rates: $18 daily.
TENT SPACES: (12), No hookups. Rates: $7 daily. Dry Camp $5 daily. Maximum two tents per site. No sleeping in personal vehicles allowed, truck/canopy/conversion van must be used or dry site.
CREDIT CARDS: MC, VISA
PHYSICAL ADDRESS: Holiday Park FAMCAMP, Family MWR, Bldg 260, McChord AFB, WA 98438-5000.

IHG Army Hotels: New Retiree Discount and Contact Information!

Save up to 20% with their new retiree rate and enjoy advanced booking. IHG hotels are proud to introduce their new [RET.] Rate. Created exclusively for military retirees, this rate will save you up to 20% on your stay at any of our 39 on-post IHG Army Hotels locations nationwide. What’s more, you’ll enjoy advanced booking (up to 50 weeks in advance), guaranteed reservations, and all the convenience and amenities staying at an on-post IHG Army Hotels property has to offer.

IHG Army Hotels has changed the way active and retired military travelers view on- post hotels. IHG hotels offer upgraded rooms, weekly socials, complimentary breakfast, and a knowledgeable, courteous staff that truly understands the needs of military travelers. It’s an about-face for on- post hotels. Here is the direct link to book reservations: www.ihg.com/armyhotels/hotels/us/en/global/offers/offers/retireerate.

To book, choose your hotel from the drop down menu. After entering your travel details, select the “Retiree Rate” from the rates available. Please note you must present your retired military ID upon check in to receive the rate. Terms and Conditions for Military Retiree Rate: Identification verifying military retiree status must be presented at the time of check in to receive this rate. Valid only for leisure travel. Not valid for official travel. This rate is not tax exempt. Taxes apply. Rate subject to availability.

Military Family Camp: Operation Purple!
The National Military Family Association (NMFA) is hosting four Family Retreats in 2015. Retirees are eligible. Their first retreat is on March 20-24, 2015 at Teton Science School, Jackson, WY. Information on applying can be found here: www.militaryfamily.org/our- programs/operation-purple/2015- camps/jackson-wy.html.

Have questions about Operation Purple Family Retreats? Check out their FAQs page for general information or email them at OPC@MilitaryFamily.org. Camp Dates: March 20, 2014 – March 24, 2014
Camp Contact: Joe Petrick; phone; (307) 734-3715; email: joe.petrick@tetonscience.org.
Find Out More: www.tetonscience.org or www.militaryfamily.org/our- programs/operation-purple/2015- camps/jackson-wy.html.

Smartphone App for Arlington National Cemetery

“ARLINGTON, VA: Visitors who venture to Arlington National Cemetery, VA., are able to access a new smartphone application that provides a virtual tour of Arlington National Cemetery. It lists events which will help visitors locate gravesites. The app is available to the public, according to Maj. Nick Miller, chief information officer for the cemetery. His team beta tested the app which links geospatial mapping technology to digital records and tombstone photos.”  More information at: www.acc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=12330 8416.

Please note that this post is a Reprint from Jan–Feb 2015 • Volume 45, No. 1. Some links and information may not be current at the time of this posting.