- Published: Sunday, 17 November 2019 05:30
Disabled veterans and Purple Heart recipients won't see on-base access for commissaries and exchange stores or some recreation options any time soon, according to new guidance issued Wednesday by the Defense Department.
By law, the new access is to start Jan. 1, 2020. However, a policy document issued Wednesday by the Pentagon shows that, while veterans who hold a Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC) from the Department of Veterans Affairs and caregivers registered with the VA's Comprehensive Program for Caregivers will be able to access the system as planned, all other new users will have to wait for a previously unannounced "phase two."
- Published: Thursday, 19 September 2019 12:29
September 19, 2019: Unfortunately, the USAF Frequent Camper Program has been stopped. The USAF is no longer recruiting new members. The new member "packets" are no longer being produced and are not being provided to the various USAF FamCamps. Existing Frequent Camper members can still upgrade to the next tier.
Here's the official notification from the USAF Frequent Camper Program Manager:
"After a 20+ year run, the Frequent Camper Program is no longer recruiting new members. We are not providing installations with membership kits nor do we have any in our office. We will continue to process completed tiers submissions for our current Frequent Camper members. Unfortunately, changes in program costs and technology made the current program model impractical at this time. We wish all our members safe travels."
- Published: Friday, 23 August 2019 07:06
We were informed that there ARE recreation facilities in Pennsylvania! The Tobyhanna Arny Depot has vacation and business villas available. They simply say: "Your home-away-from-home while you explore the Poconos!". Information on these rental villas has been added to the site.