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Military Outreach

The YMCA offers specialized services to help military families manage the unique challenges they face every day.

In partnership with the Armed Services YMCA and the Department of Defense, the Y is proud to offer memberships to eligible military families and personnel. The services we provide during times of deployment is our way of supporting those who dedicate themselves to serving our country.

Military Membership Eligibility

Category 1*: Active Duty Independent Duty Personnel

  • I am assigned to a Service-designated Independent Duty Station that is not at or near a free or Service-provided fitness facility; AND

  • I require a single-person membership or my family resides with me and I require a family membership. Only one membership type (single or family) authorized.

Category 2*: Unaccompanied Spouse/Family of Active Duty

  • Sponsor is deployed or on “unaccompanied tour” orders that require the member to reside at an assigned duty location and restricts the spouse/family from accompanying the member; AND

  • Sponsor’s family resides at a Service-designated independent duty station or in an area that is not at or near a free or Service-provided fitness facility.

Category 3*: Unaccompanied Spouse/Family of Joint Deployed Guard and Reserve

  • Sponsor is on deployment orders that require the member to reside at an assigned duty location that restricts the spouse/family from accompanying the member; AND

  • Sponsor’s family resides at a Service-designated independent duty station or in an area that is not at or near a free or Service-provided fitness facility.

Category 4*: Soldier Recovery Unit / Warrior Care Unit

  • My duty location is my house address.

  • My home address is not located at or near a free or Service-provided fitness facility.

  • I require a single-person membership, or my family resides with me and I require a family membership. Only one membership type (single or family) authorized.

*Eligibility criteria is not all-inclusive.

DOD YMCA Applications Forms: Pleased note that application forms have changed.

Submission Requirements:

Due to the popularity of this initiative, please allow up to 30 days for the Armed Services YMCA Coordinators to respond to your request. The best way to speed up your application is to ensure it is complete with necessary signatures. Incomplete forms will be returned and will delay your membership.

If you have not received confirmation of your request within 30 days, please contact dodymca@asymca.org for YMCA memberships or dodpf@asymca.org for Private Fitness memberships.

Questions? Please read the FAQs.

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