THE MILITARY FAMILY

TRAVEL PROGRAM

We believe every recruit deserves a loved one at graduation

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THE SITUATION

Each year over 100,000 young men and women transform into professional military service members prepared to serve our country. Recruit or boot camp graduation is significant and life changing for both the family and recruit. The cost of attending graduation can be costly, and often financially prohibitive for roughly 50% of families. The Military Family Travel Program (MFTP) pledges to sponsor
one ticket per recruit. We would like to ask for your support.

ABOUT US

A veteran owned full-service military travel agency (ARC #09 728003), TravelAgent360.us, has supported the military community since 2005. Our team of active-duty spouses and veterans has a passion for “taking care of our own.” MFTP provides an innovative way for corporate and individual sponsors to make a meaningful impact on the lives of a military family.

Parent Company: WorkReady360, LLC

EIN: 83-1041201 Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S: 022167275

Agency Accreditation: ARC# 09 728003 (Verfiy)

WHY GRADUATION IS SO IMPORTANT?

  • Travel is expensive. The average cost to graduation, per person, is $1000 with air, hotel, transportation, and food.
  • The transition from civilian to military is a time-honored event and a once-in-a-lifetime trip for families.
  • Recruit graduation is emotionally equivalent to graduating from college or starting a professional career.
  • Graduation may be the last time a family sees their loved one before long periods of training or deployment.

HOW MFTP WORKS?

Sponsors will choose from four options to fund airline tickets to a military graduation. Sponsorships are paid on a monthly basis, while tickets are awarded on a daily schedule, Monday – Friday rotating between branches. (read FAQs for details).

Family members are required to register their recruit’s name through our private Facebook groups. Random drawings determine what recruit will receive a free airline ticket.  The family is assigned a military travel agent who will assist in planning their trip and ensuring a worry-free trip to graduation.

The average Economy main cabin, round trip ticket, is $425. On average, three family members attend graduation with a total cost of over $1500, including air, hotel, and food.

Choose from four monthly sponsorship options.

SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS

  • Bronze Plan – one-time sponsorship of $425 for one airline ticket
  • Silver Subscription – 12 graduation airline tickets
  • Gold Subscription for 24 graduations airline tickets
  • Platinum Subscription supports 50 graduation airline tickets*

*Platinum sponsors receive VIP access to a military graduation

WHAT IS BOOT CAMP

Basic Training — often called boot camp — prepares recruits for all elements of service: physical, mental and emotional.
It gives service members the basic tools necessary to perform the roles that will be assigned to them for the duration of their tour. Each of the Services has its own training program, tailoring the curriculum to the specialized nature of its role in the Military.

    • ARMY
    • Basic Combat Training
    • DURATION
    • 10 weeeks
    • LOCATION
    • FORT BENNING
    • Columbus, Georgia
    • FORT JACKSON
    • Columbia, South Carolina
    • FORT LEONARD WOOD
    • Waynesville, Missouri
    • FORT SILL
    • Lawton, Oklahoma
    • PHYSICAL FITNESS
      REQUIREMENTS
    • Timed 2-mile run
    • 2 minutes of situps
    • 2 minutes of pushups
    • MARINE CORPS
    • Recruit Training
    • DURATION
    • 12 weeeks
    • LOCATION
    • MARINE CORPS RECRUIT
      DEPOT, PARRIS ISLAND
    • Parris Island, South Carolina
    • MARINE CORPS RECRUIT
      DEPOT, SAN DIEGO
    • San Diego, California
    • PHYSICAL FITNESS
      REQUIREMENTS
    • Timed 3-mile run
    • A pullup count
    • 2 minutes of abdominal crunches
    • NAVY
    • Navy
    • DURATION
    • 7–9 weeks
    • LOCATION
    • GREAT LAKES RECRUIT TRAINING
      COMMAND
    • Great Lakes, Illinois
    • PHYSICAL FITNESS
      REQUIREMENTS
    • Timed 1.5-mile run
    • 2 minutes of curlups
    • 2 minutes of pushups
    • AIR FORCE
    • Basic Military Training
    • DURATION
    • 7.5 weeeks
    • LOCATION
    • LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE
    • San Antonio, Texas
    • PHYSICAL FITNESS
      REQUIREMENTS
    • Timed 1.5-mile run
    • 1 minute of pushups
    • 1 minute of situps
    • COAST GUARD
    • Recruit Training
    • DURATION
    • 8 weeeks
    • LOCATION
    • CAPE MAY COAST GUARD
      TRAINING CENTER
    • Cape May, New Jersey
    • PHYSICAL FITNESS
      REQUIREMENTS
    • Timed 1.5-mile run
    • 1 minute of pushups
    • 1 minute of situps
    • Sit-and-reach flexibilitytest
    • 5-minute water tread
    • 6-foot platform jump into a
      100-meter swim

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing support@travelagent360.us or calling (202) 915-5195. TravelAgent360 is a service of WorkReady360, LLC, an accredited travel agency, #09 728003.

What are the options to sponsor a family or recruit?

Currently, we only offer sponsorships for airline tickets, for either the family member or recruit.

I thought the military paid for the recruit's ticket home after graduation

Travel post-graduation is considered personal leave (vacation in civilian terms) and is the responsibility of the recruit.

Why is there such a need to sponsor recruit families?

Unfortunately, over 50% of families can’t afford to travel such a great distance to graduation. Many recruits are from lower-income families, and going to boot camp graduation is a significant investment. Our company encourages families not to use high-interest credit cards or loans to pay for their travel.

How many graduations there each year?

Between the five branches, there is a graduation each week, with over 100,000 recruits graduating each week.

Can I use my airline points to pay for a ticket?

No. Currently, we are not able to use individual points to pay for tickets.

How do I know a ticket was purchased?

All tickets are issued through our airline accreditation and assigned a official record number. All sponsors will receive a receipt for the purchase, and bio/picture of their recruit.

How are recruits chosen?

Family members are required to join a private Facebook group according to their recruit’s military affiliation. Tickets are awarded based on random drawings and announced on Facebook.

How are recruits verified?

The registration process requires family members to list the recruit’s recruiter’s name and phone number. One of our support agents confirms the recruit is actively attending boot camp.

How much does it cost for a family member to attend graduation?

The average cost is $1,000, including air, hotel, car rental, and food.

How much is an airline ticket to graduation?

The average airline ticket, based on thousands of tickets we have supported, is $325-$425 per person. The price varies based on the airline and travel dates.

Are there any fees associated with the program?

There is not a fee to be part of the program. Each airline ticket has a $35 support fee, which covers change or rebooking fees and qualifies the ticket as refundable.

What happens to the money if the recruit doesn't completed training.

All tickets are refundable, and the funds applied to another recruit.

Can our sponsorship be used as a tax deduction?

We recommend checking with your CFO or accountant on the specifics of your accounting policies. Our company is not a not-for-profit entity and can’t provide tax deduction tax receipts.

How do we pay for the tickets?

Funds are collected via credit card for single or monthly sponsorships. ACH or check can be set up through our finance office as well.

Can we pay for more than one ticket per family?

Yes. There are no restrictions on how many tickets can be sponsored per family. Contact our support team to arrange customized sponsorships.

What is your travel agency's accreditation?

The Military Family Graduation program is a program offered by WorkReady360, and a full service accredited agency. Our agency # is 09728003 and can be verified at, https://www2.arccorp.com/support-training/arc-check-results/

Are all your agents military?

Yes. We are a veteran-owned company supported by active-duty spouses and veterans.

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