• World Travel

    World Travel

    World Travel

    Traveling the world is one added benefit of military service. With installations on most continents, the U.S. Military is prepared to mobilize on a moment’s notice. In addition, many military careers involve frequent travel, from intelligence gathering to supply delivery. The opportunity to see the globe teaches service members many valuable things about other cultures and ways of life. In fact, many service members say these are some of the most eye-opening and rewarding aspects of their chosen career.

  • 30 Days of Paid Vacation

    Active-duty service members receive 30 days of paid vacation each year, compared to the standard two weeks (14 days) for entry-level civilian careers. While there are some limitations to when vacation time can be used, service members generally receive their requested time off after giving proper advance notice to their superior officer.

    R&R Options on Military Bases

    Both domestic and international bases offer amenities to full-time residents and traveling personnel. In addition to residential and training facilities, bases sometimes feature pools, basketball and tennis courts, bowling alleys, movie theaters and recreation centers. Service members are sometimes also permitted access to private campgrounds, beaches and other attractions – great for family vacations.

    Space Available Travel

    Service members can occasionally book free flights on military aircraft. This is known as Space Available Travel, also called "Space A Travel" or "military hops." This program allows service members and their immediate families to fly for free when seats on routine flights are open. To participate, service members register in advance and wait for an unused seat to the destination of their choice. While it’s not something troops depend on for necessary trips, Space A Travel can be a great way to score an inexpensive vacation or travel home on leave.

  • World Travel Videos

    World Travel Videos

    Get an inside look at World Travel with selections from our World Travel Videos collection.

    • Life as a Marine: Travel

      Life as a Marine: Travel

      Marines on assignment across the globe have an opportunity to travel and experience different cultures.
    • Life Overseas: Local Attractions

      Life Overseas: Local Attractions

      Living overseas provides many unique options for rest and relaxation, like the ones shown in this video from Naval Air Station Sigonella in Italy.
    • The Role of a Navy Nuke

      The Role of a Navy Nuke

      Petty Officer Alicia Ferrell, a Nuclear Machinist's Mate or "Navy Nuke," discusses her role in the Navy and the training she received for her nuclear energy career.
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