Here is how it works:
Qualifications To Apply For A ReConnect Trip:
Served in the United States Military - Any Branch, Any Rank
have Been Deployed To A Combat Zone on or after September 11, 2001
*** NOTE: Due to high demand, June & July property availability is LIMITED***
Property availability increases dramatically between August 1 - May 15
Register using the link below
Upon Registration, you will receive an email confirmation
Our database of Registered Veterans and Donated Properties is referenced on a regular basis to complete the matching process
When your preferred dates & accommodation request are matched, you will receive a phone call and/or email for confirmation. A DD214 or other documentation is required at time of confirmation.
NOTE: THE MOST RECENT RETURNING DEPLOYERS (within 12 months) WILL ALWAYS HAVE PRIORITY! Being the first to Register, does not imply you will be selected first. We do our best to accommodate all requests, but there are times when we simply do not have a property available. In that situation, we will contact you for alternative dates that will work with your schedule and family needs. EVERY COMBAT VETERAN is entitled to one (1) one post-deployment ReConnect Trip. This "golden ticket" may be used at a time that selected by the Veteran. No Expiration.
Operation ReConnect knows that Veterans are self-sufficient and would rather help others than themselves. This isn't a call to help the needy. It's a chance to let friends and neighbors stand beside a Veteran's family in support. We are finding that there are so many Americans that would love to say thank you by doing a little more than buying a fundraiser raffle ticket.
Veterans have to make tough decisions every day. Whether it's deployment or redeployment, each day away from home is difficult. We celebrate the family by giving a brief time to enjoy just the inner-core of a Veterans support team. Fathers, Mothers, Brothers, Sisters, Husbands, Wives, and Children at home put in late hours thinking about their loved ones overseas. They also have to pick up the roles and duties of those gone in order to keep the family unit intact and running smoothly. This is a celebration of those here at home as much as those deployed.
Are you a Veteran and considering whether to take time off to take a vacation? STOP. Put your request in and tell your loved ones that you're taking them on a "just us" trip.