Learn about the Ticket Home award and apply.

What's a Ticket Home Award?

Simply put, a Ticket Home is our promise to help new military members pay travel expenses for a visit home after arriving at their first permanent duty station.

Typically, a Ticket Home award is worth $500 if you are coming home from somewhere in the US, and up to $1,000 if you are coming home from an overseas base.

We review applications and give Ticket Home awards monthly. The number of awards we are able to give depends on our fundraising. Application deadlines and selection dates are listed below.

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Application Deadlines

Please be advised that due to the high volume of applications we receive and our limited funding, the Foundation is able to provide awards for a small percentage of applicants.

Applications are reviewed monthly. All dates are in US Central Standard Time.

  • Applications submitted on or after November 27, 2021 AND on or before January 7, 2022 will be reviewed in January of 2022.
  • Applications submitted on or after January 8, 2022 will be reviewed at the beginning of the month after it was received. For example:
    • Applications submitted from January 8 - 31, 2022 will be reviewed in February of 2022.
    • Applications submitted in February of 2022 will be reviewed in March of 2022.

Those selected to receive a Ticket Home Award will be notified by email. Results will also be posted on our website in Events and News.