Jack Daniel's 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.


Since 2011, the Jack Daniels and Armed Services YMCA Operation Ride Home Program has assisted 2,669  service members and their families, a total of 5,767 individuals, get home for the holidays.

2017 will be the 7th year for Operation Ride Home. We are proud and excited to continue offering this program as another way of showing our appreciation and support for those sacrifice so much.

Operation Ride Home Applicants: 

Please first view our frequently asked questions to determine if you qualify for holiday travel assistance: 
2017 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. 

Altus, OK,  Camp Pendleton, CA,  El Paso, TX,  Fort Bragg, NC
Fort Campbell, KY Fort Leonard Wood, MO Hampton Roads, VA Killeen, TX
Lawton Fort Sill, OK San Diego, CA Twentynine Palms, CA  Honolulu, HI
Alaska