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ARMED SERVICES YMCA OF KILLEEN

OPERATION RIDE HOME

Bringing Families Together

The Jack Daniels and the Armed Services YMCA Operation Ride Home program helps bring military families together for the holidays. Operation Ride Home sponsors travel for eligible service members and their dependents to travel from their duty station back home to spend time with their families. Reconnecting military families during this special time of year is one small way Operation Ride Home is strengthening military families. 

 

PROGRAM DETAILS:

  • Travel assistance of up to $400/family member
  • Participants are determined and prioritized based on financial need
  • Travel destination must be at least 350 miles from the service member’s installation
  • Participants must complete an application and submit a video testimonial 

 

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:

  • Applicants must be Active Duty E5 or below (dependents may not complete the application unless their service member is currently deployed)
  • Family members must travel with their service member, unless he/she is deployed at the time of travel
  • To apply through ASYMCA Killeen applicants must be stationed at Fort Hood (if you're located at another installation please contact your local ASYMCA for details)
  • Command approved with financial need

 

ACCESSING THIS PROGRAM:

  • Download the application below.
  • The service member applying to Operation Ride Home will complete pages 1, 3, and 4 of the application.
  • Unit leadership (1st Sgt) of the applying service member must complete page two of the application.
  • Submit your completed form and video testimonial (make sure you're not in uniform!) using the link below, or by emailing it to MStokke@asymca.org
  • Completed applications must be submitted by close of business on Friday, October 4, 2019.
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Get notifications for the next Operation Ride Home application period.

Whether you are a junior enlisted service member, or leadership looking to stay on top of this amazing program, you can receive direct notifications about the next Operation Ride Home application period. Notification emails will include the dates for application, a copy of the applications, frequently asked questions about the program, and any other information that will help you understand and navigate the application process.