Operation Ride Home

Holiday Travel Assistance for Military Families

The Jack Daniels Operation Ride Home program helps bring military families together for the holidays. Operation Ride Home subsidizes the travel costs for eligible service members and their dependents to return home to spend time with their families during the holiday season.

Program Overview

  • Travel assistance of up to $500/family member
  • Applicants are processed first come, first served
  • Travel destination must be at least 350 miles from the service member’s installation
  • Participants must complete an application in its entirety in order to be considered
  • Applicants may choose to either drive or fly
  • Applicants must be Active Duty E5 or below (dependents may not complete the application unless their service member is currently deployed)
  • Family members must travel with their service member, unless he/she is deployed at the time of travel
  • To apply through ASYMCA Killeen, applicants must be stationed at Fort Cavazos (FKA Fort Hood)
    • If you’re located at another installation, please contact your local ASYMCA for assistance
  • Command-approved with financial need

The application period for Operation Ride Home is closed. Come back in September!

Soldier playing with his children during the holidays.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The holidays are about spending time with loved ones. We're here to connect military families with the places (and people) they call home.

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