1. Are Air Force Inns facilities pet-friendly?

  2. Are Army Lodging facilities pet-friendly?

  3. Are Coast Guard MWR Recreational Lodging facilities pet-friendly?

  4. Are IHG Army Hotels facilities pet-friendly?

  5. Are Inns of the Corps facilities pet-friendly?

  6. Are MCSS Recreation and Lodging facilities pet-friendly?

  7. Are Navy Gateway Inns & Suites pet-friendly?

  8. Are Navy Getaways facilities pet-friendly?

  9. Are Navy Lodge facilities pet-friendly?

  10. Can I shop at the Base/Post Exchange at my foreign destination?

  11. Can I shop at the Commissary at my foreign destination?

  12. Can my family qualify to stay at a Fisher House to be close to our loved one during their hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury?

  13. Do you have an alphabetical list of the two-letter country codes used on this website?

  14. Do you have an alphabetical list of the two-letter U.S. state, possession, and territory codes used on this website?

  15. Do you offer a tool to compare the different time zones around the world?

  16. How can I check on the safety of foreign countries while traveling?

  17. How can I contact the Air Force Inns Central Reservation System?

  18. How can I contact the Army Lodging Central Reservation System?

  19. How can I contact the Coast Guard MWR Recreational Lodging Central Reservation System?

  20. How can I contact the IHG Army Hotels Central Reservation System?

  21. How can I contact the Inns of the Corps Central Reservation System?

  22. How can I contact the MCSS Recreation and Lodging Central Reservation System?

  23. How can I contact the Navy Gateway Inns & Suites Central Reservation System?

  24. How can I contact the Navy Getaways Central Reservation System?

  25. How can I contact the Navy Getaways Central Reservation System?

  26. How do I convert military time to standard time and vice versa?

  27. I see 3 and 4-digit codes used throughout this website to identify airports. Do you have a list indexing those codes to the corresponding airports?

  28. I’m having trouble understanding the unfamiliar format of some of the overseas commercial phone numbers on this website. Can you explain how they work?

  29. Is it true that DOD Civilian Retirees may be authorized access to MWR activities, such as RV Parks, Campgrounds, etc?

  30. Map Legend

  31. Our loved one is receiving treatment at a military or VA facility. Is there a Fisher House near that facility where can we apply to stay?

  32. What amenities are generally found at Air Force Inns?

  33. What amenities are generally found at Coast Guard MWR Recreational Lodging facilities?

  34. What amenities are generally found at IHG Army Hotels?

  35. What amenities are generally found at Inns of the Corps facilities?

  36. What amenities are generally found at MCSS Recreation and Lodging facilities?

  37. What amenities are generally found at Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS) facilities?

  38. What amenities are generally found at Navy Getaways facilities?

  39. What amenities are generally found at Navy Lodge facilities?

  40. What amenities are generally included at Army Lodging facilities?

  41. What are IHG Army Hotels?

  42. What are Inns of the Corps?

  43. What are Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS)?

  44. What are Navy Getaways?

  45. What are Navy Lodges?

  46. What are the Air Force Inns?

  47. What do I need to know about foreign clearances when traveling?

  48. What is a Fisher House?

  49. What is Army Lodging?

  50. What is Coast Guard MWR Recreational Lodging?

  51. What is MCSS Recreation and Lodging?

  52. What is the Defense Travel System?

  53. What is the DSN Phone System and how is it used?

  54. What is the Julian Date Calendar and how does it work?

  55. Where can I find contact information for each Fisher House?

  56. Where can I find out more about Air Force Inns?

  57. Where can I find out more about Army Lodging facilities?

  58. Where can I find out more about Coast Guard MWR Recreational Lodging?

  59. Where can I find out more about IHG Army Hotels?

  60. Where can I find out more about Inns of the Corps?

  61. Where can I find out more about MCSS Recreation and Lodging?

  62. Where can I find out more about Navy Gateway Inns and Suites (NGIS)?

  63. Where can I find out more about Navy Getaways?

  64. Where can I find out more about Navy Lodges?

  65. Who are authorized to patronize military RV Parks, Campgrounds, and other MWR activities?

  66. Who is eligible to stay at Air Force Inns?

  67. Who is eligible to stay at Army Lodging facilities?

  68. Who is eligible to stay at Coast Guard MWR Recreational Lodging facilities?

  69. Who is eligible to stay at IHG Army Hotels?

  70. Who is eligible to stay at Inns of the Corps facilities?

  71. Who is eligible to stay at MCSS Recreation and Lodging facilities?

  72. Who is eligible to stay at Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS) facilities?

  73. Who is eligible to stay at Navy Getaways?

  74. Who is eligible to stay at Navy Lodges?

  75. Why are some phone numbers on this website preceded by C-, while others are preceded by DSN-?

  76. Will I be able to shop at the post/base Commissary and Exchange at my foreign destination?

 

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Lodging F.A.Q

​1. Are Air Force Inns facilities pet-friendly?

Pet restrictions vary by location and pet-friendly rooms are limited. Please refer to the specific Air Force Inns travel destination elsewhere on our website for pet policy details. Or, you may contact the destination lodging office to determine availability of pet friendly accommodations.

2. Are Army Lodging facilities pet-friendly?

Some pets may be authorized to stay in pet-friendly guest rooms at some locations for a non-refundable fee. For details, please see the individual installation TML listings found elsewhere on our website. Or, you may visit the following website and/or contact your Army Lodging destination: https://www.armymwr.com/travel

3. Are Coast Guard MWR Recreational Lodging facilities pet-friendly?

Pet restrictions vary by location and pet-friendly rooms are limited. Please refer to the specific Coast Guard MWR Recreational Lodging travel destination elsewhere on our website for pet policy details. Or, you may contact the destination lodging office to determine availability of pet-friendly accommodations.

4. Are IHG Army Hotels facilities pet-friendly?

Yes. Please check with your specific destination to confirm that pet friendly accommodations are available before booking your stay.

5. Are Inns of the Corps facilities pet-friendly?

Pet restrictions vary by location. Please refer to the specific Inn of the Corps travel destination elsewhere on our website for pet policy details. Or, you may contact the destination installation for local pet policies.

6. Are MCSS Recreation and Lodging facilities pet-friendly?

Pet friendly rooms are available at select locations. Please contact the destination facility in advance to confirm whether they allow pets.

7. Are Navy Gateway Inns & Suites pet-friendly?

Some pets may be authorized to stay in pet-friendly guest rooms at some locations for a non-refundable fee. For details, please see the following website: http://www.dodlodging.net/NGIS_PetPolicy_May2016.pdf

8. Are Navy Getaways facilities pet-friendly?

Pet restrictions vary by location. Please refer to the specific travel destination elsewhere on our website for pet policy details. Or, you may contact the destination installation for local pet policies.

9. Are Navy Lodge facilities pet-friendly?

Due to Base restrictions, not all Navy Lodges are able to be “Pet Friendly.” Please refer to the specific travel destination elsewhere on our website for pet policy details. Or, you may contact the Navy Lodges Central Reservation or the destination installation for local pet policies.

10. Can I shop at the Base/Post Exchange at my foreign destination?

That depends! For the latest, detailed information on eligibility to shop at the Base/Post Exchanges at overseas locations, please see this webpage: http://www.aafes.com/exchange-stores/overseas

11. Can I shop at the Commissary at my foreign destination?

That depends on your status (active duty, dependent, retired etc.) and the location.
 

Commissary privileges overseas are covered under Status of Forces Agreements (SOFA), Visiting Forces agreements, treaties, etc. Since products sold in overseas commissaries pass across international borders and are customs, duty, and tax free; there are shopping restrictions. These restrictions are to protect the interest of the host nation and to resolve legal, customs, and tax issues. The agreements allow for some exemptions from host nation tax laws, but nonetheless, the privilege is substantially restricted and will vary from country to country. These agreements are negotiated between the Military Services, the U.S. State Department, and the host nation. Some countries allow exemptions from host nation tax laws; others require the payment of taxes, fees, or tariffs. Many do not allow the purchase of rationed items for visitors.

Other countries have minimum stay requirements to be eligible, but the privilege is restricted for military personnel, retired, DoD civilians, DoD contractors and their family members. In addition, commissary privileges for DoD contractors, stationed and TDY overseas are restrictive, and are not automatic – contracting officers/contracting officers representative (COR) must obtain and follow the theater commander's determination of overseas commissary privileges for contractors.
 

The Military Services, installation commanders, and the Defense Commissary Agency must enforce and cannot grant exceptions to the agreements. DoD civilians and DoD contractors in TDY status unless on emergency evacuation orders to the U.S. from overseas area not authorized commissary privileges. DoD civilians not on official duty from the U.S. to overseas are not entitled to overseas commissary privileges.

Please refer to the following website for detailed, up-to-date information on Commissary shopping at foreign locations:

https://www.commissaries.com/customer-service/faqs

12. Can my family qualify to stay at a Fisher House to be close to our loved one during their hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury?

The commander or director of each medical center where the Fisher Houses are located is responsible for establishing the eligibility, priorities, and criteria for selection. Please contact the Fisher House at your location of interest for the requirements of that specific house. A list of current Fisher Houses and their managers’ names and contact information is available at this website:

https://www.fisherhouse.org/programs/houses

13. Do you have an alphabetical list of the two-letter country codes used on this website?

AC-Ascension Island

AE-United Arab Emirates

AF-Afghanistan

AG-Antigua & Barbuda

AN-Netherlands Antilles

AR-Argentina

AU-Australia

BA-Bosnia & Herzegovina

BB-Barbados

BE-Belgium

BH-Bahrain

BO-Bolivia

BR-Brazil

BS-Bahamas

BZ-Belize

CA-Canada

CL-Chile

CO-Colombia

CR-Costa Rica

CS-Kosovo (Serbia & Montenegro)

CY-Cyprus

DE-Germany

DK-Denmark

DO-Dominican Republic

EC-Ecuador

EG-Egypt, Arab Republic of

ES-Spain

FM-Federated States of Micronesia

GA-Gabon

GB-United Kingdom

GR-Greece

GT-Guatemala

GY-Guyana

HN-Honduras

HT-Haiti

ID-Indonesia

IE-Ireland

IL-Israel

IO-British Indian Ocean Territory

IT-Italy

JM-Jamaica

JO-Jordan

JP-Japan

KE-Kenya

KG-Kyrgyzstan

KR-Republic of Korea

KW-Kuwait

KY-Cayman Islands

KV- Kosovo

MK-Macedonia, (Former Yugoslav

Republic of)

NI-Nicaragua

NO-Norway

NZ-New Zealand

OM-Oman

PA-Panama, Republic of

PE-Peru

PH-Philippines, Republic of the

PT-Portugal

PW-Republic of Palau

PY-Paraguay

QA-Qatar

SG-Singapore

SN-Senegal

SR-Suriname

SV-El Salvador

TD-Chad

TH-Thailand

TR-Turkey

TT-Trinidad and Tobago

US-United States

UY-Uruguay

UZ-Uzbekistan

14. Do you have an alphabetical list of the two-letter U.S. state, possession, and territory codes used on this website?

Yes. Please see the following lists (U.S. possessions and territories are at the bottom):

STATE ABBREVIATIONS

AK-Alaska

AL-Alabama

AR-Arkansas

AZ-Arizona

CA-California

CO-Colorado

CT-Connecticut

DC-District of Columbia

DE-Delaware

FL-Florida

GA-Georgia

HI-Hawaii

IA-Iowa

ID-Idaho

IL-Illinois

IN-Indiana

KS-Kansas

KY-Kentucky

LA-Louisiana

MA-Massachusetts

MD-Maryland

ME -Maine

MI-Michigan

MN-Minnesota

MO-Missouri

MS-Mississippi

MT-Montana

NE-Nebraska

NC-North Carolina

ND-North Dakota

NH-New Hampshire

NJ-New Jersey

NM-New Mexico

NY-New York

NV-Nevada

OH-Ohio

OK-Oklahoma

OR-Oregon

PA-Pennsylvania

RI-Rhode Island

SC-South Carolina

SD-South Dakota

TN-Tennessee

TX-Texas

UT-Utah

VA-Virginia

VT-Vermont

WA-Washington

WI-Wisconsin

WV-West Virginia

WY-Wyoming

US POSSESSION/TERRITORY ABBREVIATIONS

AS-American Samoa

GU-Guam

MH-Marshall Islands (includes Kwajalein Atoll)

PR-Puerto Rico

UM-Wake Island

15. Do you offer a tool to compare the different time zones around the world?

Yes. Please see the Standard Time Conversion Table linked below:

Standard Time Conversion Table

16. How can I check on the safety of foreign countries while traveling?

Unfortunately, travel to a foreign country can potentially expose the military traveler to dangers relating to civil unrest, terrorism, criminal activity, etc. The U.S. State Department maintains an “Alerts and Warnings” website to advise the traveler of current conditions that may warrant traveler caution or even cancellation of planned travel to a foreign location.

A Travel Alert is issued for short-term events that the State Department believes the traveler should be aware of before traveling to a foreign location. This may include strikes, demonstrations or disturbances, health alerts for outbreaks of disease or an elevated risk of terrorist attacks. These are usually short term and are canceled when the events triggering the alert have passed.

A Travel Warning is a more serious caution and should encourage the traveler to consider avoiding any travel to the foreign location. Examples of events triggering a Travel Warning are unstable governments, civil war, ongoing intense criminal activity or violence, or frequent terrorist attacks. These warnings remain in place until the situation changes; some have been in effect for years.

U.S. State Department Travel Alerts and Warnings may be found at the following website: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings.html.

We strongly urge all travelers to review these Travel Alerts and Warnings prior to planning travel to any foreign destination. If traveling Space-A, your Space-A Passenger Service representative may also be able to advise of any safety concerns regarding travel to your planned foreign destination.

The U.S. State Department also offers a program called the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). This is a free service that allows travelers abroad to inform the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate about details of their trip. This will allow the traveler to get information from the embassy about safety conditions in the destination country. It also enables the embassy to contact you in case of an emergency, natural disaster, civil unrest or family emergency at home. Travelers may sign up for STEP at the following website: https://step.state.gov/step.

17. How can I contact the Air Force Inns Central Reservation System?

Please refer to your specific travel destination elsewhere on our website for reservation details. Or, you may call 1-888-AF-LODGE (235-6343) (CONUS only) or access online reservations at http://af.dodlodging.net

18. How can I contact the Army Lodging Central Reservation System?

Please refer to your specific travel destination elsewhere on our website for reservation details. Or, you may call 1-800-GO-ARMY-1 (800-462-7691) to make your individual or group reservations, or go to the following website: http://army.dodlodging.net

19. How can I contact the Coast Guard MWR Recreational Lodging Central Reservation System?

There is no Central Coast Guard MWR Recreational Lodging Reservation System at this time. To make a reservation, travelers must contact the destination facility directly. Please refer to your specific travel destination elsewhere on our website for reservation details. Or, you may go to the Coast Guard MWR Recreational Lodging website for destination contact and reservation information: https://www.coastguardmwr.org

20. How can I contact the IHG Army Hotels Central Reservation System?

Please refer to your specific travel destination elsewhere on our website for reservation details. Or, you may call 1-877-711-TEAM. You may also make reservations at the following website: http://www.ihg.com/armyhotels/hotels/us/en/reservation

21. How can I contact the Inns of the Corps Central Reservation System?

Please refer to your specific travel destination elsewhere on our website for reservation details. Or, you may review the Inns of the Corps directory at the following for more reservation information: http://innsofthecorps.com/index.html

22. How can I contact the MCSS Recreation and Lodging Central Reservation System?

Please refer to your specific travel destination elsewhere on our website for reservation details. Or, you may review the MCSS Recreation and Lodging directory at the following website for more reservation information: http://www.mccsreclodging.com/index.html

23. How can I contact the Navy Gateway Inns & Suites Central Reservation System?

Call 1-877-NAVY-BED (628-9233) to make your individual or group reservations, or go to the following website: http://ngis.dodlodging.net

24. How can I contact the Navy Lodge Central Reservation System?

Call 1-800-NAVY-INN (628-9466) to make your individual or group reservations, or go to the following website: http://navy-lodge.com

25. How can I contact the Navy Getaways Central Reservation System?

Call 1-877-NAVY-BED (628-9233) to make your individual or group reservations. Online reservations are currently only available at select locations. Please refer to your specific travel destination elsewhere on our website for reservation details. Or, you may review the Navy Getaways directory at the following for more reservation information: http://get.dodlodging.net/propertys/list.aspx

26. How do I convert military time to standard time and vice versa?

Please see the right side of the chart linked below to convert military time to standard time and vice versa:

Military Time Conversion Chart

27. I see 3 and 4-digit codes used throughout this website to identify airports. Do you have a list indexing those codes to the corresponding airports?

Yes! Please click one of the links below to access our 3-digit (IATA) code airport index or our 4-digit (ICAO) code airport index. Each provides an alphabetical listing of the codes and what airport they represent.

Three Digit Airport Code Index (IATA Codes)

Four Digit Airport Code Index (ICAO)

28. I’m having trouble understanding the unfamiliar format of some of the overseas commercial phone numbers on this website. Can you explain how they work?

Telephone numbers preceded by a C- are commercial telephone numbers. (If you have questions about the military DSN phone system, please return to the FAQs for more information on the Defense Switched Network phone system.)

The commercial phone number listings on this website contain detailed telephone numbers and prefixes for dialing from a civilian telephone to a military telephone (where this capability exists). All commercial telephone number formats listed assume that the call is being placed from a commercial telephone in North America from a civilian, commercial system (as opposed to DSN). For example, the telephone information section for Ramstein Air Base in Germany looks like this: Main installation numbers: C-011-49-6371-47-1113, DSN-314-480-1110. All telephone information sections for Germany and for most installations in other countries with civilian to military dialing capabilities follow this same basic pattern.

The main civilian number breaks down as follows: the first set of numbers (011) is the international dialing access number for North America; the second set of numbers (49) is the country code for Germany; the third set of numbers (6371) is local area/city code within Germany; the fourth set of numbers (47) is the civilian to military conversion number; and the last set of numbers (1113) is the line or extension number.

IMPORTANT: All local area codes in Germany and several other countries in Europe begin with a “0”which is not used when dialing into the country (except Italy) but must be added if dialing within the country. In Germany, if you are within the boundaries of the local area code, you will not need to dial the local area code (6371) when dialing a civilian number or a defense number. Dial the military conversion number (47) and the military extension when dialing from a local commercial telephone.

Note: When placing overseas calls, one should dial slowly, particularly pausing where we have placed a hyphen in the telephone number, i.e. 011- (pause) 49- (pause) 6371- (pause) 47- (pause) 1110. Also, when dialing a fax number, press your pause button (refer to your manual for instructions) anywhere we have placed a hyphen in the fax number.

29. Is it true that DOD Civilian Retirees may be authorized access to MWR activities, such as RV Parks, Campgrounds, etc.?

Yes, in some cases, and when specifically authorized by the installation commander. Please see the document linked below for more details:

DOD Civilian Retiree ID Cards.  

30. Map Legend

Click here to view the Map Legend.

31. Our loved one is receiving treatment at a military or VA facility. Is there a Fisher House near that facility where can we apply to stay?

For a complete list of current Fisher houses and their locations by state, please visit the following website:

https://www.fisherhouse.org/programs/houses

32. What amenities are generally found at Air Force Inns?

In-room amenities include microwave, refrigerator, coffee, Internet access, premium cable TB, newspapers, housekeeping and guest laundry. Staying with Air Force Inns also offers the convenience of other base amenities. You can visit the Air Force Exchange, pick up discounted tickets for area attractions from the Information Tickets and Tours desk, swim at the base swimming pool, hit the links at the golf course, take in a movie at the movie theater, dine at Air Force Clubs, as well as enjoy many great MWR activities right outside your door. Please refer to the specific travel destination elsewhere on our website for local amenities offered. Or, you may contact the destination installation itself for additional information.

33. What amenities are generally found at Coast Guard MWR Recreational Lodging facilities?

Coast Guard MWR Recreational Lodging provides access to a variety of duty travel and vacation destinations ranging the full spectrum from hotels to lighthouses, beach houses, cabins and campgrounds. Due to the wide variance of accommodations offered, travelers may find amenities varying from the rustic and simple to sophisticated comfort. Please refer to your specific travel destination elsewhere on our website for a description of local amenities offered. Or, you may contact the destination installation itself for additional information.

34. What amenities are generally found at IHG Army Hotels?

Depending on the facility, travelers can expect the same variety and quality of amenities normally found in a commercial hotel. These may include a continental breakfast, cable TV, free internet and/or Wi-Fi service, coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator and many other features. Some locations also provide one and two bedroom suites, pool, and fitness center. Please refer to the specific travel destination elsewhere on our website for local amenities offered. Or, you may contact the destination installation itself for additional information.

35. What amenities are generally found at Inns of the Corps facilities?

The amenities at the Inns of the Corps are designed to make the traveler feel right at home. They include coffee-maker, microwave, refrigerator, TV with cable or satellite service, housekeeping, and guest laundry. Some locations offer continental breakfast, kitchenettes, free Wi-Fi and Internet service, complimentary newspaper, in-room mini bar and much more. Please refer to the specific travel destination elsewhere on our website for local amenities offered. Or, you may contact the destination installation itself for additional information.

36. What amenities are generally found at MCSS Recreation and Lodging facilities?

MCSS Recreation and Lodging provides access to a variety of vacation destinations ranging from campgrounds or RV parks to cottages, and cabins. Due to the wide variance of accommodations offered, travelers may find amenities varying from the rustic and simple to sophisticated comfort. Please refer to your specific travel destination elsewhere on our website for a description of local amenities offered. Or, you may contact the destination installation itself for additional information.

37. What amenities are generally found at Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS) facilities?

Amenities include internet access, premium cable TV, microwave, refrigerator, coffee, newspapers, housekeeping, guest laundry, fitness rooms, and business centers. Staying at NGIS also offers the convenience and services of other installation amenities and programs. Visit the Navy Exchange, and a wide variety of MWR activities offering discounted tickets for area attractions, swimming pools, golf courses, beaches, movie theaters, youth centers, and other great MWR activities right outside your door. And, if you’re looking for catering and conferencing, please contact the host region for information on reserving a conference center for your meetings and get-togethers.

Please refer to the specific travel destination elsewhere on our website for local amenities offered. Or, you may contact the destination installation itself for additional information.

38. What amenities are generally found at Navy Getaways facilities?

Navy Gateways provides access to a variety of vacation destinations ranging from campgrounds or RV parks to cottages and hotels. Due to the wide variance of accommodations offered, travelers may find amenities varying from the rustic and simple to sophisticated comfort. Please refer to the specific travel destination elsewhere on our website for local amenities offered. Or, you may contact the destination installation itself for additional information.

39. What amenities are generally found at Navy Lodge facilities?

Navy Lodges can provide accommodations ranging from a comfortable room to a full family suite with fully equipped kitchenette and a well-lit work space. They offer complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, and newspapers to help get your day started and keep you connected. Plus, room rates on the average are 45% less than civilian hotels. Please refer to the specific travel destination elsewhere on our website for local amenities offered. Or, you may contact the destination installation itself for additional information.

40. What amenities are generally included at Army Lodging facilities?

Army Lodging facilities include such amenities as complimentary internet access, complimentary guest laundry, complimentary continental breakfast, in-room coffee, premium cable TV, microwave, and refrigerator.

Staying at Army Lodging also offers the convenience of other on-post amenities and services including Dining, Golfing, Bowling, Fitness, Outdoor Recreation, the Library and The Exchange. The Leisure Travel Services office offers convenient and often discounted tickets to area attractions and events.

Please refer to the specific travel destination elsewhere on our website for local amenities offered. Or, you may contact the destination installation itself for additional information.

41. What are IHG Army Hotels?

IHG Army Hotels are a collection of hotels that offer the traveler convenient, reasonably priced accommodations on many Army installations across the nation — many featuring brand-name hotels previously only offered off post (e.g. Holiday Inn Suites and Candlewood Suites).

42. What are Inns of the Corps?

Inns of the Corps are TML facilities hosted by the U.S. Marine Corps, designed to provide an inviting atmosphere and quality accommodations for the military traveler. Their brand promise to customers is “Clean, Crisp Comfort”.

43. What are Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS)?

NGIS are a series of lodging facilities offered by the U.S. Navy to provide lodging for both duty and leisure travelers. They are situated at select Navy Installations and also have contracts with certain commercial partnership hotels within 15 miles from the military base. NGIS offers more than 22,000 guest rooms at more than 80 worldwide locations and strives to offer value, convenience, great accommodations, 5-star service, and very affordable rates.

44. What are Navy Getaways?

Navy Getaways provide exciting recreational “getaway” experiences including cottages, cabins, townhomes, condos, bunkhouses, RV parks and resort style vacation rentals at more than 50 ideal locations to play, rest, relax, and recharge.

45. What are Navy Lodges?

Navy Lodges are convenient and affordable Temporary Military Lodging facilities located at most Naval Bases around the world. They strive to provide the best accommodations at the best rate along with award winning service and the best value to be found anywhere.

46. What are the Air Force Inns?

The Air Force Inns are a group of TML facilities operated by the U.S. Air Force that offer over 27,000 rooms at 89 locations. They strive to provide a clean, comfortable room to guarantee a good night’s rest and pleasant stay for the military traveler.

47. What do I need to know about foreign clearances when traveling?

Foreign clearance relating to Space-A travel is outlined in the DOD Electronic Foreign Clearance Guide located on the Internet at https://www.fcg.pentagon.mil. However, due to security concerns, accessing this publication requires a government login that is only available to DOD employees, DOD contractors, and active-duty U.S. military. Space-A travelers are therefore strongly encouraged to contact the Passenger Service representative at their planned Space-A departure installation for up-to-date requirements regarding clearance requirements (passport, visa, etc.) for their planned foreign destination. All military travelers may also review the following Pentagon website for passport and visa requirements by country: https://passportmatters.army.mil/Requirements/Visas.aspx

48. What is a Fisher House?

A Fisher House is a lodging facility offered free of charge by the Fisher House Foundation to the families of patients receiving medical care at a major military or VA medical center. Typically, they offer 8 to 21 fully-furnished suites and can accommodate 16 to 42 family members.  A Fisher house is a temporary residence and is not a treatment facility, hospice or counseling center. Since the program began in 1990, it has provided more than 6 million days of lodging to more than 277,000 families. For detailed information, please the Fisher House website:

https://www.fisherhouse.org

49. What is Army Lodging?

Army lodging is a string of hotels located on select Army Posts around the world. It provides 18 locations offering over 1,800 guest rooms worldwide and strives to provide both mission and leisure travel guests with a consistent quality experience comparable to a limited-service commercial hotel.

50. What is Coast Guard MWR Recreational Lodging?

Coast Guard MWR Recreational Lodging is a program of recreational lodging facilities operated by the U.S. Coast Guard. They are intended to provide affordable, comfortable lodging to the military traveler for both duty and recreational purposes.

51. What is MCSS Recreation and Lodging?

The MCSS Recreation and Lodging facilities are recreational lodging facilities operated by the U.S. Marine corps and are ideal for resting, relaxing and rejuvenating.

52. What is the Defense Travel System?

The Defense Travel System (DTS) is for official, duty travel only. It is a fully integrated, automated, end-to-end travel management system that enables DoD travelers to create authorizations and reservations, receive approvals, generate travel vouchers, and receive a split disbursement between their bank account and the Government Travel Charge Card. The traveler can access DTS via a single web portal available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please see this website for more info:

http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/dts.cfm

53. What is the DSN Phone System and how is it used?

DSN is the Defense Switched Network, which is, among other things, the DOD worldwide telephone system. DSN telephone numbers can only be dialed from one DSN telephone number to another telephone on the Defense Switched Network. Civilian phone systems cannot send or receive calls to or from a DSN phone.

When dialing a DSN telephone number from CONUS to CONUS, the 312 is not required and should not be dialed. When dialing into the following geographic areas using the DSN system, the following area code prefixes must be used:

317 (Alaska)                     312 (Canada)                    313 (Caribbean)

312 (CONUS)                    314 (Europe)                    315 (Pacific)

318 (Southwest Asia)

The phone number listings on this website contains defense telephone numbers and prefixes whenever available. All telephone number formats listed assume that the call is being placed from CONUS for DSN. For example, the DSN telephone information for Ramstein Air Base in Germany looks like this: Main installation number: DSN-314-480-1110. All telephone information sections for Germany and for most installations in other countries with DSN dialing capabilities follow this same basic pattern.

The DSN area codes are not used when dialing from the same area code, e.g., the DSN area code of 314 (Europe) is not used when dialing to a DSN number in area code 314 (Europe) from another telephone with an area code of 314 (Europe).

NOTE: For more detailed information on the DSN telephone network, and a global directory of DSN phone numbers, please visit the following website: http://www.disa.mil/Network-Services/Voice/SBU-Voice/Directory.

54. What is the Julian Date Calendar and how does it work?

Military organizations often refer to a given date using the Julian Calendar instead of the standard Gregorian calendar we are all used to. To see how the Julian calendar works, and to convert any date to a Julian date (and vice versa), please refer to the document linked below:

Julian Date Calendar Conversion Chart

55. Where can I find contact information for each Fisher House?

Please visit the following website:

https://www.fisherhouse.org/programs/houses

56. Where can I find out more about Air Force Inns?

Please see the individual installation TML listings found elsewhere on our website, or visit the Air Force Inns website: http://af.dodlodging.net

57. Where can I find out more about Army Lodging facilities?

Please see the individual installation TML listings found elsewhere on our website. Also, Army Lodging provides additional information at the following website: http://army.dodlodging.net

58. Where can I find out more about Coast Guard MWR Recreational Lodging?

Please see the individual installation TML listings found elsewhere on our website, or visit the Coast Guard MWR Recreational Lodging website: https://www.coastguardmwr.org/coast-guard-lodging

59. Where can I find out more about IHG Army Hotels?

Please see the individual installation TML listings found elsewhere on our website. Also, IHG Army Hotels provides additional information at the following website: http://www.ihg.com/armyhotels/hotels/us/en/reservation

60. Where can I find out more about Inns of the Corps?

Please see the individual installation TML listings found elsewhere on our website, or visit the Inns of the Corps website: http://innsofthecorps.com/index.html

61. Where can I find out more about MCSS Recreation and Lodging?

Please see the individual installation TML listings found elsewhere on our website, or visit the MCSS Recreation and Lodging website:

http://www.usmc-mccs.org/index.cfm/services/lodging/recreation-lodging

62. Where can I find out more about Navy Gateway Inns and Suites (NGIS)?

Please see the individual installation TML listings found elsewhere on our website. Also, NGIS has posted an extensive and informative page of Policies & Info at the following website: http://ngis.dodlodging.net/info.aspx

63. Where can I find out more about Navy Getaways?

Please see the individual installation TML listings found elsewhere on our website. Also, Navy Getaways has posted an extensive and informative page of FAQs, Policies & Info at the following website: http://get.dodlodging.net/info.aspx

64. Where can I find out more about Navy Lodges?

Please see the individual installation TML listings found elsewhere on our website, or visit the Navy Lodge FAQ website:

https://www.navy-lodge.com/faq.html#faq

65. Who are authorized to patronize military RV Parks, Campgrounds, and other MWR activities?

In very general terms, military ID-card holders are authorized to patronize these facilities. In some cases, DoD civilians, active or retired, may also be authorized to use MWR facilities. For more detailed and in-depth guidance, please see the documents linked below:

Expanding Access Fact Sheet

66. Who is eligible to stay at Air Force Inns?

Active Duty, Military Retirees, NAF or DoD civilians and their sponsored guests.  Some locations now allow all Veterans with a service-connected disability rating from the VA (and their caregivers), former Prisoners of War, and Purple Heart Recipients to utilize MWR facilities. Click here to see the expanded access sheet that was implemented in January 2020: Expanding Access Fact Sheet

67. Who is eligible to stay at Army Lodging facilities?

Army Lodging is available to Active Duty, Military Retirees, DoD Civilians (GS & NAF) and their sponsored guests. Some locations now allow all Veterans with a service-connected disability rating from the VA (and their caregivers), former Prisoners of War, and Purple Heart Recipients to utilize MWR facilities. Click here to see the expanded access sheet that was implemented in January 2020: Expanding Access Fact Sheet

68. Who is eligible to stay at Coast Guard MWR Recreational Lodging facilities?

In general, anyone who qualifies for participation in MWR activities may stay at Coast Guard MWR Recreation Lodging. That normally includes Active Duty, Military Retirees, NAF or DoD civilians and their sponsored guests. Some locations now allow all Veterans with a service-connected disability rating from the VA (and their caregivers), former Prisoners of War, and Purple Heart Recipients to utilize MWR facilities. Click here to see the expanded access sheet that was implemented in January 2020: Expanding Access Fact Sheet

69. Who is eligible to stay at IHG Army Hotels?

IHG Army Hotels welcomes all military personnel, families, and even pets to enjoy the comfort, convenience and amenities of our on-post hotels. Some locations now allow all Veterans with a service-connected disability rating from the VA (and their caregivers), former Prisoners of War, and Purple Heart Recipients to utilize MWR facilities. Click here to see the expanded access sheet that was implemented in January 2020: Expanding Access Fact Sheet

Because these hotels are located inside Army installations, all other guests must have the ability to gain access to the installation to be able to stay at the hotel. Requirements to gain access vary by installation and may also change from time to time at a particular location. For these reasons, it is important for guests without Department of Defense ID cards to contact the installation to inquire about current guidelines prior to arrival. Even if you have visited an installation in the past, please check IHG Army Hotels Post Access Contact List before your arrival to ensure you’re aware of the most current post access guidelines: http://www.ihg.com/armyhotels/hotels/us/en/global/offers/offers/installation_access_contacts

70. Who is eligible to stay at Inns of the Corps facilities?

Active Duty, Military Retirees, NAF or DoD civilians and their sponsored guests, and others. Eligibility and placement at the Inns of the Corps is in accordance with a detailed priority system that may be viewed at this website: http://innsofthecorps.com/lodging_guest_eligibility.html

Some locations now allow all Veterans with a service-connected disability rating from the VA (and their caregivers), former Prisoners of War, and Purple Heart Recipients to utilize MWR facilities. Click here to see the expanded access sheet that was implemented in January 2020: Expanding Access Fact Sheet

71. Who is eligible to stay at MCSS Recreation and Lodging facilities?

Active Duty, Military Retirees, NAF or DoD civilians and their sponsored guests, and others. Eligibility and placement at the Inns of the Corps is in accordance with a detailed priority system that may be viewed at this website: 
http://innsofthecorps.com/lodging_guest_eligibility.html

Some locations now allow all Veterans with a service-connected disability rating from the VA (and their caregivers), former Prisoners of War, and Purple Heart Recipients to utilize MWR facilities. Click here to see the expanded access sheet that was implemented in January 2020: Expanding Access Fact Sheet

72. Who is eligible to stay at Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS) facilities?

Active duty, Military Retirees, NAF or DoD civilians and sponsored guests. However, only duty personnel (military and civilian on official travel) are authorized to stay at the partnership commercial facilities, and then only when no space is available at the on-base NGIS. Some locations now allow all Veterans with a service-connected disability rating from the VA (and their caregivers), former Prisoners of War, and Purple Heart Recipients to utilize MWR facilities. Click here to see the expanded access sheet that was implemented in January 2020: Expanding Access Fact Sheet

73. Who is eligible to stay at Navy Getaways?

Active Duty, Military Retirees, NAF or DoD civilians and their sponsored guests.  Some locations now allow all Veterans with a service-connected disability rating from the VA (and their caregivers), former Prisoners of War, and Purple Heart Recipients to utilize MWR facilities. Click here to see the expanded access sheet that was implemented in January 2020: Expanding Access Fact Sheet

74. Who is eligible to stay at Navy Lodges?

Active Duty, Military Retirees, NAF or DoD civilians and their sponsored guests.  Some locations now allow all Veterans with a service-connected disability rating from the VA (and their caregivers), former Prisoners of War, and Purple Heart Recipients to utilize MWR facilities. Click here to see the expanded access sheet that was implemented in January 2020: Expanding Access Fact Sheet

75. Why are some phone numbers on this website preceded by C-, while others are preceded by DSN-?

Telephone numbers preceded by a C- are commercial telephone numbers. Telephone numbers preceded by DSN- refer to telephone numbers on the Defense Switched Network. Please return to the FAQs for more information on using the commercial and DSN phone numbers appearing on this website.

76. Will I be able to shop at the post/base Commissary and Exchange at my foreign destination?

That depends on your status and the specific location! Please see the charts linked below for shopping privilege information at commissaries and exchanges located at foreign destinations:

Overseas Commissary Shopping Privileges

Overseas Exchange Shopping Privileges