AFRCs (Armed Forces Recreation Centers) exist to provide rest and relaxation in the form of lodging and outdoor recreation for United States military service members, Department of Defense civilian employees, US military retirees, and their families.
Rates for use of these facilities are often determined by rank, with the lowest ranking service-members paying the lowest fees. The facilities are often located in areas where typical hotel and resort rates are very high, thus allowing the members of the military lower cost vacations.
Five AFRCs operate worldwide, overseen by the United States Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command (FMWRC) in Alexandria, Virginia.
The five resorts include Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany; Shades of Green located in Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida; Dragon Hill Lodge in Seoul, Korea; the Hale Koa Hotel in Hawaii; and Cape Henry Inn on Joint Expeditionary Base East near Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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