Coming to You For Free: The YMCA

I’ve just heard the most amazing news.  The Department of Defense is partnering with the Armed Forces YMCA to help pay for memberships at YMCAs throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.  This benefit will be available for:

  • Families of joint deployed National Guard and Reserve personnel (Army/Navy/Air Force/Marine Corps)

  • Active duty personnel and their families at independent duty stations
  • Active duty families assigned to newly established joint bases
  • Relocated spouse and family members of deployed active duty personnel

This awesome collaboration also includes provisions for respite child care and reduced price memberships at other gyms in places where YMCAs are not available.   Details will be available on October 1st (tomorrow!) at Military OneSource and the Armed Services YMCA websites.

Whoo hoo!   I can’t wait to learn more about it!

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Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.