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The Armed Services YMCA is proud to work with the Department of Defense 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.
Please review the criteria for each category to determine your eligibility for the DoD Military Outreach Initiative program. Additional information for this program can be found by downloading a copy of the FAQs here.
To get started with your application, please download and review the instructions and requirements. Once you have reviewed the instructions, please download, complete, and submit the indicated documents as needed.
Please review before completing your application. This information provides eligibility and renewal criteria, and document submission information.
To be completed by the eligible service member or spouse. The completed and signed form can be submitted as detailed in the Program Instructions & Requirements.
For Command Use Only. Use this Form to Certify Independent Duty Station (IDS) or Designate Fitness Facility
Complete this form if you are applying to renew your membership but have not met the attendance requirements for the previous membership period.
Download and complete this form to include access to respite child care with your membership application. This form is optional and need not be completed if respite child care is not needed.
This document provides additional information on the general program, how it's funded, participant eligibility, membership renewal, and on the respite child care program.