Military Lodging: Armed Forces Recreation Centers

The Hale Koa Resort (AFRC Resorts/Brad Hays)

The Armed Forces Recreation Centers (AFRC) provide luxurious accommodations at very affordable prices in some of the world's top vacation destinations. Their central site offers descriptions, phone numbers, rate information and eligibility for use of the following AFRCs throughout the world:

Shades of Green Resort — Orlando, Florida

The Shades of Green Resort is a military-owned resort within Walt Disney World. On the Shades of Green website, you can find information on eligibility and reservation information.

Shades of Green makes the Central Florida vacation experience affordable for those who have stayed there. Shades of Green is within walking distance of two of Walt Disney World Resort PGA championship golf courses and a nine-hole executive course. Guests are provided transportation to all Walt Disney World attractions and early entry into select attractions.

For more information on lodging eligibility and reservation information, visit the Shades of Green website.

Hale Koa Hotel — Honolulu, Hawaii

The Hale Koa Hotel, or "House of the Warrior," is an impressive resort destination situated on 72 tropical acres on the beach at Waikiki. It is located about 10 miles from the Honolulu International Airport.

New Sanno Hotel — Tokyo, Japan

The New Sanno Hotel, operated by the US Navy, is located in downtown Tokyo. It offers recently-upgraded amenities, such as a swimming pool, recreational facilities, a Navy Exchange, and other services designed for military travelers.

Patronage of New Sanno Hotel is regulated and controlled by the Status of Forces Agreement. Eligibility is limited to:

  • Active duty U.S. military personnel and their dependents.
  • DoD US civilian employees / dependents duty stationed in Japan or traveling to / via Japan on official DoD orders. US civilian employees / dependents stationed outside Japan and on EML orders to / thru Japan.
  • Contractors / dependents on DoD orders to execute contracts for the US Armed Forces stationed in Japan.
  • US Embassy Tokyo personnel and individuals administratively attached to US Embassy Tokyo, (USFJ Policy Ltr 30 - 6).
  • US military retirees and dependents when accompanied by retiree sponsor.
  • Bona fide house guests of authorized patrons.

Dragon Hill Lodge — Seoul, Korea

Dragon Hill Lodge is operated by the US Army in support of personnel assigned or employed by the U.S. Forces Korea, their family members and guests.

Eligibility: Active duty, retired military, dependents, DOD civilians and all foreign non-Korean military with orders to USFK. All must present either DD Form 1173 or DD Form 2. Reservations are accepted 24 hours a day.

Edelweiss Lodge and Resort — Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

The Edelweiss Lodge and Resort offers a vacation retreat designed exclusively for active duty military members, DoD civilians and retirees, complete with everything you would expect from a world-class resort. Long revered as one of the most desirable destinations in the Bavarian Alps and Germany's premiere winter and summer sports center, the Garmisch-Partenkirchen area is an idyllic location nestled at the foot of sweeping Alpine vistas.

Edelweiss Lodge and Resort authorized patrons include United States active-duty military members, military retirees, military reservists on active-duty, national guardsmen on active-duty, current Department of Defense civilian employees, foreign military currently on orders assigned to a U.S. military installation and the family members of authorized patrons.

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