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My dad used them , but he was a 24 year veteran. I have a DD214 Honorable Discharge after almost three years of service during the Viet Nam War. Does that work or must I be a retiree?

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I believe they're for active duty and retirees only ... but don't quote me.  You should be able to go to the website of one of them to check the requirements.   I've used several of them in the past.  Some are great, some not so much.  King's Bay Georgia is excellent!

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Our son (21 years Navy) says that he believes you have to be active duty, retiree or 100% service connected disability.

Here you will find some discussions:

http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/17096765/print/true.cfm

http://www.militarycampgrounds.us/news-and-articles-mainmenu-2/military-campground-and-rv-parks-articles/authorized-use

 

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I have heard that some VFW posts and American Legion halls have hook-ups at their locations for members.  I have contacted the national headquarters for both, but they don't have a list on who has them.  Has anyone stayed in these sites?

 

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You really have to check with the installation.  Example: A few years ago the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station opened up its MWR facilities to civilians. I believe there was a yearly fee and once you were registered you could use the (certain) facilities.  It has been awhile since we have been to Corpus so better check before just showing up.

I think that the American Legions, DAV, and VFW and other veteran facilities usually require that those using the facility belong to that individual group. Again, it is wise to call and check. Each can have their own set of regulations/rules.

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I'm at Travis AFB right now and they accept Active, National Guard reservists, Retires, 100% DAV, DOD Civilian  At most military bases that has fam camp  

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I have used several military fam camps and they all have had the same requirements; Some form of military ID by at least one member of the family which includes DOD personnel. I do know that the campground at Moody AFB, GA opened up to civilian travelers a couple of years ago so it would be wise to check on your destination to see who they accept. To the best of my knowledge a DD Form 214 does not satisfy the requirement. Check this web site; http://www.militarycampgrounds.us/

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We just got back from the Naval Weapons Base in Seal Beach, CA. The access for on base RV parks is usually for Active, Retired (Military or DOD), or 100% Disabled Veterans. Typically if you do not have a military/DOD identification card it is difficult to get on base because of the security issues. A DD214 will not get you access.

We just bought our RV so we are newbies. We bought a 2016 - 36' LA Allegro Open Road Class A coach. We're at the learning stage.

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1 hour ago, jeffdaley said:

We just got back from the Naval Weapons Base in Seal Beach, CA. The access for on base RV parks is usually for Active, Retired (Military or DOD), or 100% Disabled Veterans. Typically if you do not have a military/DOD identification card it is difficult to get on base because of the security issues. A DD214 will not get you access.

We just bought our RV so we are newbies. We bought a 2016 - 36' LA Allegro Open Road Class A coach. We're at the learning stage.

Welcome to the forum.

Bill

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There are some bases that allow or are affiliated with the Military such as the two near Ft Campbell which allow Civilians or non retired non DAV Military.

Arnold AFB also allows Civilians and there others I'm not familiar with. they are all outside the gates I think.

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Corpus Christi NAS allows a MWR Guest Decals and MWR Guest Cards for $20 per adult and $10 per child under 16 that is good at Category C facilities, Gulf Winds Golf Course, Outdoor Recreation/Marina, RV Parks and MWR food establishment

Once having the pass just go through the gate with your guest cars and displayed decal.

Many military installations allow civilian guests in their RV parks, but the kicker is getting them on the base. For the ones we have visited so far all that is needed is a member of the military community, active or retired, to be in the vehicle with the other occupants. Dependent ID cards work just as well, so DW will ride in the other MH to go through the gate. Another kicker is that the guests cannot go anywhere by themselves and need an escort - sponsor.  If they wish to leave the base in their own vehicle they would have to go to pass & ID and register for a temporary pass.

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Thank Wayne for the information. We have, with good friends that are retired military, gone several times to Ft. Benning's Fam Camp, Uchee Creek. It is a beautiful Camp and is off the base and does not require going through the Gate. When we go onto the base we ride with our retired friends. We are planning on a few days there on our way to Perry next March.

Will we see you in Perry?

Herman

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Yes. I have consulted the site many times. I was asking about personal experiences.

We have yet to visit the site in NC. Went though  Cap Lejune with My Uncle, retired 22 years, while he was still living in Jacksonville. But we didn't see the RV Parks.

He and my Cousin were stationed there. My Cousin was killed in Ash Valley, Newby Sgt, burst mortar tube.

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Timetravelr,

The Camp Lejeune RV park is at Onslow Beach and as such it is location, location, location, but one still has to cross a road to get to the beach.  The sites are close together.  I found it humorous that the traveler next door was BBQ'ing and if I sat in my pilots seat I could probably reach out with tongs and pick up some good eats. 

Cherry point is nice after the remodel.

There are many others along the Eastern Seaboard that are nice.  Let me know your travels and  I'll see if we have been there.  We prefer to stay and Military Campgrounds when we travel but we don't go out of our way to do so.

Some of the places we have stayed:

P'Cola (both places
Mayport
Georgia (Eagle Hammock)
JB Charleston
Onslow Beach CLNC
Pelican Point (CPNC)
Lunga Park Quantico (close due to unexploded ammo)
Camp Meade
Hanscom AFB

Those we have personally been to on the East Coast

Many others Southeast, Southwest and West Coasts
 

 

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