We are proud to announce that the Department of Defense has extended this successful program until March 2019!
We understand that military families are under enormous strain, and that military life comes with unique challenges. Deployments and frequent moves can be a stressful and uncertain time for our nation’s servicemen and women and their families.
In partnership with the Armed Services YMCA, the Y is proud to offer memberships and respite child care services to eligible military families and personnel through the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Military Outreach Initiative.
The Armed Services YMCA has partnered with YMCAs, as well as national and independent fitness centers nationwide, to offer service members and families free access to fitness centers and respite child care services*. The Military Outreach Initiative gives service members and military families extra support and access to vital resources that promote youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. It’s another way of giving back to those who dedicate themselves to serving our country.
For Private Fitness Centers:
This application is only for private fitness facilities. Examples are: L.A. Fitness, Snap Fitness, Gold's Gym, etc. Please make sure you are not submitting an application for a YMCA facility. Doing so will result in a delayed response regarding your application status.
For YMCA Centers:
This application is only for YMCA Centers. Please make sure you are not submitting an application for a private fitness facility. Doing so will result in a delayed response regarding your application status.
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Please note, due to the popularity of this program, please allow up to 30 days for the Armed Services YMCA Program 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. Thank you!
If you have not received confirmation of your request within 30 days, please contact: Dess Vince Cruz at DoDymca@asymca.org for free military YMCA Membership Requests or Lewa Puhi at Dodpf@asymca.org for reduced Military private fitness requests.
For information regarding the DoD Military Outreach Initiative please call Don Kandel, EVP Finance and Operations at (703) 455-3986 x 208.