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#1 Jer

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:34 PM

Is the Air Force Frequent Camper Program still active?

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#2 Doug Simpson

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:48 PM

Larry Farquhar, retired Air Force, runs the U.S. Military Campgrounds and RV Parks website, http://www.militarycampgrounds.us, and he is probably the best source for what is going on at the military campgrounds, especially the Air Force campgrounds. This link is the best information I have found on the Frequent Camper Program:

http://www.militaryc...frequent-camper

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:32 PM

Great topic and thanks for the info.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:24 PM

The last time I heard any thing on this was that the system was so messed up that it was not worth the hassle. Was told that after you got your booklet stamped you would send it in for some type of coupons and it took them forever to get them back to you. One person stated they never did receive theirs. So, I don't know if this still applies or not. Personally, I have never fooled with the program.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:53 PM

I'm at Patrick AFB Famcamp now. I'll ask tomorrow at the office.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:40 PM

The office told me that the only place the booklets are available is Randolpf AFB. The office worker was of the opinion that for all practical purposes the programs dying a slow death.
I concur with that assssment. I've asked at numerous air force bases and never got more than above or usually a blank stare.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:23 AM

To be honest, with the budget cuts DoD has staring them in the face, I'll be shocked if there are any FAMCAMPs left in a few years.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:16 PM

Most are paying their own way and many make money. Those will survive. The ones losing monay may close as we progress.

To be honest, with the budget cuts DoD has staring them in the face, I'll be shocked if there are any FAMCAMPs left in a few years.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:32 PM

Back 11 years ago when we joined it was the best $25 we ever spent. We have stayed in over 35 AFB Fam Camps. We were on our 4th tier when we came off the road last year. It is sad that it is going away.

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#10 Ron and Laine

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:40 AM

I doubt that they will close any Famcamps as they are making too much money for MWR. Everyone we have visited has been really busy. Now days the active duty service members are using them as a permanent residence paying any where from $250.00 to $450 a month while drawing over $1200. in housing allowance.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:05 AM

One thing to keep in mind is that all MWR programs function like businesses. They get no money from the DoD budget, except possibly for building maintenance and that's because building maintenance is considered all part of the base's overall building maintenance budget.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 02:34 PM

To be honest, with the budget cuts DoD has staring them in the face, I'll be shocked if there are any FAMCAMPs left in a few years.


Most military campgrounds are cash cows and usually end up financing other base activities that can't/don't pay their own way. The campgrounds also provide base commanders with an additional option to house some of their active duty members on temporary duty and, occasionally, provides contractors working on base an additional housing option. I suspect that the military campgrounds will be around for quite a while.

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