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What's a Ticket Home Award?

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 valued at $500 if the Service Member is traveling home from somewhere in the US, and up to $1,000 if they 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 the amount of donations we receive. Application deadlines and selection dates are listed below.

What to do next.

Tell us about your nominee. Fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we will contact you with more information and get some more details. If you have questions about your nomination, please Contact Us.

IMPORTANT: Before You Begin Your Nomination

  • Please be advised that due to the high volume of applications we receive and funding limitations, we are able to provide awards for a small percentage of applicants.
  • Each month, the number of applications we accept is capped at 300. Once we receive 300 applications for a given month, the application period is closed until the beginning of the next month. If the application period for this month has already closed, please come back at the beginning of next month to apply.
  • Please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to understand more about our Ticket Home program.
  • Applications are reviewed monthly. All dates below are in US Central Standard Time.
  • Applications submitted on or after end of the month will be reviewed at the beginning of the month after it was received. For example: Applications submitted in January will be reviewed in February.
  • Those selected to receive a Ticket Home Award will be notified by email. Awardees will also be posted on our website and may be used in promotional materials.

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