For retired military traveling for leisure or adventure, and active duty traveling on leave, this is your one-stop travel resource for Space-A flights, Space-A lodging, military recreational lodging, military travel specials and commercial travel discounts.  This site is designed to service our traveling military families, including Active Duty, Retired, Reserve and dependents in your search for Space-A travel.  If you have a Department of Defense (DOD) ID card then you can take advantage of these Space-A travel opportunities and the other Military-Only-Travel deals on these pages.

NAS  Corpus Christi

S.E. of Corpus Christi, TX

Dyess Air Force Base

 7 miles S.W. of Abilene, TX

Fort Bliss

El Paso, TX

Fort Hood

Killeen, TX

Fort Sam Houston

San Antonio, TX

Goodfellow Air Force Base

San Angelo, TX

NAS Kingsville

east of Kingsville, TX

Kelly Annex

San Antonio, TX

Lackland Air Force Base

San Antonio, TX

Laughlin Air Force Base

Del Rio, TX

Randolph Air Force Base

San Antonio, TX

Red River Army Depot

18 miles west of Texarkana, TX

Sheppard Air Force Base

north of Wichita Falls, TX

Room Review:

Fort Bliss, December 2014  – ALERT – DO NOT get room 174/176.  These rooms are adjacent to the door to the back parking lot and the door slams constantly as people come in and out continually.  Not only does the door slam with exceptional noise you can feel the vibration up against the wall.  It is not just careless and thoughtless customers but the design of the door and the poor maintenance on it.  That said, this is a basic Holiday Inn style (IHG) property, very clean, well-appointed and comfortable.  An adequate breakfast is offered but no hot meal choices.  The front desk staff are neither friendly nor unfriendly, just ambivalent about customer service – doing the bare minimum required at check-in.  The location is a nightmare to find if you are not familiar with this base, it is near the Fort Bliss Tank Museum so ask directions to the museum.  We asked multiple sentries and security personnel who did not know where this hotel was.  Don’t trust your GPS, it will take you to a back gate that is closed, then a 4 mile drive to the main gate.  My biggest disappointment was the price of $92 to sleep on an Army post.  When did military personnel , retirees and dependents become a major source of income for IHG??  You can obtain equal accommodations near the El Paso airport (much easier to find) for far less.  There is a second hotel located 4 miles from this hotel with rooms starting at $40, but you have to check in at this location, leave this base and go to the airfield and local traffic is a nightmare.

Randolph AFB, December 2014 – FIVE Stars!  What an exceptional facility.  We stay in the original BOQ (1930) which has been converted to suites but has maintained the character and charm of those early days of army aviation.  The front desk personnel were extremely friendly and helpful, when I couldn’t find any batteries for sale in the lobby for my camera, they gave be a couple of AA batteries from behind the front desk.  The suite was a 2-room suite with a well-furnished and comfortable entry parlor/sitting area with a fireplace.  Just outside that room was a long veranda with rocking chairs overlooking the courtyard.  The bedroom was very spacious and well-appointed had an exceptionally comfortable bed, a stocked mini-bar with coffee-maker, microwave and refrigerator.  The separate bathroom was one of the largest I’ve seen anywhere, tastefully redecorated with new fixtures and new tile.  It has a great roomy shower, but there is no bathtub.  This was a good deal at $66 a night.  Highly recommended.

Fort Bliss – Biggs Army Airfield, April 2018 – Budget stay!  This facility is a converted BOQ or BEQ and it is an exceptional deal at $43 a night especially compared to the other 2 on-base hotels run by IHG at $98 and $117 per night.  The location is inconvenient considering you have to check-in at the Holiday Inn Express on Victory Ave. which is on the opposite side of the base. (Too hard to explain – use your GPS) The room itself is quite spacious and comfortable with a mini-fridge, microwave, small dining table and queen size bed.  The bathroom is dated but clean and adequate.  The downside is, the HVAC is centrally controlled and very noisy when cycling on/off.  And the windows don’t open to let fresh air in or to allow you to escape in an emergency.  Breakfast is included but its back at the Holiday Inn Express on Victory.  For 1 night its a great deal at $43 a night, and perhaps other rooms are more quiet.