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 holidays.

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 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 Hood (if you’re located at another installation please contact your local ASYMCA for details)
  • Command-approved with financial need

The application period for Operation Ride Home is currently closed, but typically runs between early September through early November.