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Offline gifrank

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Staying at US military bases
« on: July 12, 2006, 00:03:37 »
Does anyone know the link or sight of how to book accommodation's for my Family and I?

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Re: Staying at US military bases in North America
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2006, 00:08:11 »
Try here:

http://www.navy-lodge.com/

They have links to the other services' sites as well.  I've used the NL without any problems.

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Re: Staying at US military bases in North America
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2006, 00:13:38 »
The navy lodge rocks!   

I stayed at the one at Naval Station Kitsap.  I would like to know if anyone has stayed at a navy lodge overseas?

I stayed at an Army base near Munich when I was a kid (army hotel, I don't know what it was called though)

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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2006, 00:17:38 »
Stayed at the Navy lodge at various locations, was always a great deal, just remember some bases are very busy and its sometimes on a "space available" basis only.

Did the US Army lodging too in Missoury ( Army Lodging it was called) and it was pretty sweet there too

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Re: Staying at US military bases in North America
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2006, 00:26:10 »
Thanks allot, I asked my clerk and she looked at me as if I had 3 Heads.  We use to do it years ago, I just wanted to bring the family down. Thanks again guys.

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Re: Staying at US military bases in North America
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2006, 03:53:17 »
Check out the Base websites, so instance Camp Pendleton has beach houses available for accomadations aswell.
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Re: Staying at US military bases in North America
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2006, 09:08:21 »
Here's a link to the US Army MWR site with links to most of the facilities in the armed forces:

http://www.armymwr.com/portal/travel/lodging/

Is this reciprocal? I mean, if US forces members and retirees come to Canada, are we authorized to use your MWR facilities?

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Re: Staying at US military bases in North America
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2006, 09:19:40 »
I hate to say this, Red 6, but the CF doesn't really have the equivalent to the extensive network of MWR facilities in the US.   A bit sad, really, considering countries like Australia and New Zealand do....
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Re: Staying at US military bases in North America
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Re: Staying at US military bases in North America
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2006, 09:53:49 »
There is an organization called "Military Living" that publishes a directory each year of all military hotels, transient quarters etc across the US and Canada.  You can buy this book at any American PX.
My wife and I use it whenever we travel in trhe States, and have stayed in some really nice places for very low rates.  The directory may be available online...we keep it in the car and just phone ahead as we go.  It works well.


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Re: Staying at US military bases in North America
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2006, 09:57:02 »
The Army Times also has one which is included in the subscription as a suppliment. 8)

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Re: Staying at US military bases in North America
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2006, 09:42:10 »
I hate to say this, Red 6, but the CF doesn't really have the equivalent to the extensive network of MWR facilities in the US.   A bit sad, really, considering countries like Australia and New Zealand do....

Not true; some Canadian Air Force bases have transient quarters that can be rented out. Not sure how extensive it is, but I've stayed at CFB Winnipeg (N), CFB Bagotville and CFB North Bay over the last few years. Not sure if other air force bases or whether the army and navy have the same setup. These quarters are also available for retired members. Just like the US facilities the quarters are available on first come basis or operational necessity, so make sure you phone early. The bases I stayed at had quarters for both single travelers and families.
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Re: Staying at US military bases in North America
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2006, 09:47:16 »
True.....but in the US Forces, they are actually run like hotels.  They actually have 'Hotel' Trades in their Forces, where Service Personnel are trained as holeliers.  Our Transient Quarters are nowhere near the same calibre.
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Re: Staying at US military bases in North America
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2006, 10:06:35 »
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True.....but in the US Forces, they are actually run like hotels.  They actually have 'Hotel' Trades in their Forces, where Service Personnel are trained as holeliers.  Our Transient Quarters are nowhere near the same calibre.

Which is what I was getting at.  There's no network of "lodges", beach cabins, camping grounds and hotels in the CF held strictly for morale purposes - US MWR has a "hotel" at Disneyworld, for example.
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Re: Staying at US military bases in North America
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2006, 20:57:08 »
Here's a link to many links:

http://usmilitary.about.com/od/leavestay/

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Re: Staying at US military bases in North America
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2006, 21:02:06 »
Which is what I was getting at.  There's no network of "lodges", beach cabins, camping grounds and hotels in the CF held strictly for morale purposes - US MWR has a "hotel" at Disneyworld, for example.

The MWR is also great for renting equipment that you may otherwise own....like car top carriers, canoes etc.
Wish we had something similar in the CF.
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Re: Staying at US military bases in North America
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2006, 09:26:42 »
Wow thouse links helped alot, I just got the weather forcast and everything for Thule AFB tomorrow.
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Re: Staying at US military bases in North America
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2006, 12:23:30 »
CFB Bagot: 22$ for a suite. very nice.
USS Valcartier: 22$ normal room, 533

Not true; some Canadian Air Force bases have transient quarters that can be rented out. Not sure how extensive it is, but I've stayed at CFB Winnipeg (N), CFB Bagotville and CFB North Bay over the last few years. Not sure if other air force bases or whether the army and navy have the same setup. These quarters are also available for retired members. Just like the US facilities the quarters are available on first come basis or operational necessity, so make sure you phone early. The bases I stayed at had quarters for both single travelers and families.
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CF members staying in american transient quarters
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2011, 21:49:37 »
hello everybody, havn't been on the site in some time, I tried looking for this but didnt find any threads on the concern.

I do believe a soldier on leave can attain low cost accommodations by staying on a military base. CFB Edmonton hands out rooms for about 16 bucks a night. Ive never used this benefit and dont know a whole lot about it, but was wondering if our neighbours down south extended a similar courtesy to our soldiers and vice versa.

You see, i got a sister who's helping the disabled down in Atlanta, GA. and I thought it would be mighty sweet of me to make my way down yonder to see her this March. If Ft. McPhearson had some sort of transient quarters, It'd make the trip a whole lot more affordable, and be a source of interest as i have never before seen how the US runs their army bases.

If anybody had some knowledge to share on the subject i sure would be grateful
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Re: CF members staying in american transient quarters
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2011, 22:00:44 »
Wow.  That's a helluva long trip from BC to Atlanta.  No definite answer for you, but I would start at your own base accomadations.

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Re: CF members staying in american transient quarters
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2011, 23:46:50 »
According to this site, Fort McPherson closed in Sep 2011, more options offered:
http://military-hotels.us/army-hotels.html
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« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2011, 05:08:17 »
Staying in US visitor quarters when not on duty is "Space Available" only. Be aware that there may not be any rooms available when you get there. There is usually a "No Space A rooms tonight" sign at the front desk when this is the case.

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Re: CF members staying in american transient quarters
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2011, 05:39:41 »
http://dodlodging.net/
http://www.innsofthecorps.com/
http://www.armymwr.com/travel/lodging/default.aspx

hopefully these websites should help. As mentioned it's as available, so be sure to call before arriving.  As a side note, I stayed at the Great Lakes Naval Station in Chicago, and even though I called ahead and informed them I was coming, and was staying for recreation, the clerk at the desk still demanded to see written orders authorizing me to stay there since I wasn't an American serviceman.  In the end, the desk clerk caved, but make sure you have that sorted out as well before you arrive.
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Re: CF members staying in american transient quarters
« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2011, 14:27:01 »
http://dodlodging.net/
http://www.innsofthecorps.com/
http://www.armymwr.com/travel/lodging/default.aspx

hopefully these websites should help. As mentioned it's as available, so be sure to call before arriving.  As a side note, I stayed at the Great Lakes Naval Station in Chicago, and even though I called ahead and informed them I was coming, and was staying for recreation, the clerk at the desk still demanded to see written orders authorizing me to stay there since I wasn't an American serviceman.  In the end, the desk clerk caved, but make sure you have that sorted out as well before you arrive.

And the clerk was right in verifying your travel status.  From the US Navy lodging policy found on the first link you posted.

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Priority 2 (Non-Duty Traveler - Space Available)
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* Non-military uniformed personnel of the U.S. Public Health Service and National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration, and foreign military personnel in a duty status, when
authorized by the installation Commander

That is generally the "official policy" across all the US military services, however, US Army hotels' written policies usually don't include "in a duty status" when referring to space-A for foreign military pers.  One interpretation of "duty status" (which may not be universally accepted at the front desk) is "full-time, active duty", (i.e. Regular Force or a Reservist during a period of paid service).
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Re: CF members staying in american transient quarters
« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2011, 14:38:12 »
Absolutely she was, which was why I called in the first place, to make sure that I would be able to make use of the facilities. When I called to inquire, they said I would have no problem with getting the room, just to make sure I had ID and booked through the front desk instead of the over-the-phone service. I just bring that up so that if the original poster get's the same message I did over the phone, he's not surprised when he gets to the desk.
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