Military Outreach Initiative


The Armed Services YMCA and the Department of Defense Outreach Initiative offers YMCA memberships to eligible military families and personnel who may not have access to a nearby military facility. Eligible military families and personnel include:

  • Family member of deployed National Guard and Reservists

  • Active Duty families who live in one of the selected Joint Bases created by the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process (contact Military OneSource for a list of eligible Joint Bases)

  • Active Duty Independent Duty personnel and their families as approved by their Military Service Headquarters

  • Relocated spouses and family members of deployed Active Duty personnel

  • Note: Eligibility is for Title 10 personnel only.

  • The Department of Defense will underwrite memberships at participating YMCAs for an initial six-month period for each eligible family and service member. Membership renewals in subsequent six-month intervals (up to 12 or 18 months depending on eligibility) will be funded based on military family's or service member's ability to meet the participation requirement of 8 visits to a YMCA each month.

Getting Started- To receive membership benefits from the YMCA Military Outreach Initiative, eligible military families and personnel should follow these steps:

  1. Contact Military OneSource at or call 800-342-9647 to confirm eligibility and receive an eligibility form.

  2. Fill out and bring your eligibility form, Military ID and any other documentation (generally your Deployment Orders or Military Service Headquarters approval letter) to Randolph Area YMCA for verification.