Due to COVID-19, YMCA and private fitness access will be situational, based on individual facility determination and as regulated by local and state authorities. Service members are responsible for coordinating and complying with their military unit/command recommendations and restrictions on facility use.
Minimum attendance reporting is waived beginning March 1, 2020, until further notice. Members that will not use the facility for 30 days or more should notify the facility as soon as known (via phone or email) and request their membership be put on HOLD status. If approved by the facility manager, the membership term may be extended by the same period of time it was on hold at no additional cost to the government.
We are proud to announce that the Department of Defense has extended this successful initiative until March 2021!
In partnership with the Armed Services YMCA, the Department of Defense is proud to offer the Military Outreach Initiative. The Military Outreach Initiative offers gym memberships and respite child care services for qualified military members and families nationwide. Through this initiative, military members and families receive access to vital resources that promote youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
For issues or concerns regarding the DoD Military Outreach Initiative please call Don Kandel, Chief Financial Officer / Chief Administration Officer at (703) 455-3986 x 208.
Category 1: Active Duty Independent Duty Personnel
Category 2: Unaccompanied Spouse/Family of Active Duty
Category 3: Unaccompanied Spouse/Family of Joint Deployed Guard and Reserve
Category 4: Community Based Warrior Transition Unit (CBWTU)
Please note: The applications forms have changed.
More Questions? Please take a look at the FAQs.
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.