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            DoD Announced that 16 Million Veterans

            Are Now Eligible to Use Their Travel Site


            American Forces Travel℠ provides access to a wide selec-
            tion of discounted rates on hotels, air fare, rental cars,
            vacation packages, and cruises. It is supported by the com-
            pany Priceline. Previously only active-duty, Reserve and
            Guard members, retired, and their family members were
            eligible to book leisure travel through this site. Launched
            in 2019, this site has expanded so ALL honorably dis-
            charged veterans are eligible to use it, expanding their
            numbers to almost 22 million travelers.

            First-time visitors to the website will be asked to verify
            their eligibility with DoD. The site is connected to the
            Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or   American Forces Travel offers a price match policy on pri-
            DEERS, for authentication. Once verified, members   vately negotiated deals on travel. If you find a lower price
            will be able to book discounted travel around the world.   within 24 hours of booking, they’ll refund the difference
            The site is a joint initiative among the service branches,   (with some exceptions). As always, comparison shopping
            including the Coast Guard, and the National Guard,   is always recommended but many vendors offer a military
            DoD. Priceline operates the site at no cost to DoD.  exclusive price to be part of the website.

            Here’s who is eligible:

            n  Active duty who serve in the Army, Marine Corps,   n  Medal of Honor recipients
               Navy, Air Force, Space Force and Coast Guard
                                                                n  Veterans with a discharge status of honorable or
            n  Members of the reserve components and National       general under honorable conditions
                                                                n  Veterans with VA service-connected disabilities;
            n  Coast Guard Auxiliary active duty                    Purple Heart recipients; veterans who are former
                                                                    prisoners of war; and primary family caregivers of
            n  Active duty and retired U.S. Public Health Service   eligible veterans under the VA caregiver program

            n  Retired military, including those in the reserve and   n  DoD and Coast Guard civilians, including appro-
               National Guard components who are retirement         priated fund (APF) employees and non-appropriated
               eligible                                             fund (NAF) employees

            n  Eligible family members who are ID card holders   n  Full-time, paid employees of the American Red
               and sponsored by authorized patrons in the above     Cross and USO hired in the United States and serv-
               categories                                           ing at DoD installations overseas

                            Book military discounts on travel around the world!

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