Since 2011, Jack Daniel's Operation Ride Home program has helped bring military families together for the holidays. Operation Ride Home provides financial assistance to eligible active duty junior-enlisted military and their families 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. To date, Jack Daniel's Operation Ride Home has helped more than 6,400 travel home for the holidays.

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Operation Ride Home applicants:

Please review our frequently asked questions to determine if you qualify for holiday travel assistance: 
2019 Operation Ride Home FAQs

View and complete the Operation Ride Home Application:
Operation Ride Home Application

Remember the application must be submitted by the service member or spouse and must be approved by your command.

Operation Ride Home can only serve military members stationed near these Armed Services YMCA branches: 


Camp Pendleton, CA

San Diego, CA

Twentynine Palms, CA

Honolulu, HI

Fort Campbell, KY

Fort Leonard Wood, MO

Altus, OK

Lawton Fort Sill, OK

Fort Bragg, NC

El Paso, TX

Killeen, TX

Hampton Roads, VA 


Operation Ride Home is funded through the generous contributions of Jack Daniel’s, Jack Daniel’s Distributors and the general public, along with support from the Armed Services YMCA.

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