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Navy Lodge Helps Military Families Save on Their PCS Stay

From Navy Exchange Service Command Public Affairs

The Navy Exchange Service Command’s (NEXCOM) Navy Lodge Program boasts 39 facilities worldwide and their mission is to provide military guests on permanent change of station (PCS) orders with a necessary quality of life benefit. In line with that mission set, the Navy Lodge Program is offering families a chance to save on their stay. This year marks the 11th year in a row that the Navy Lodge Program will provide PCS guests with a PCS discount scratch-off card.

Navy Lodge room rates currently average 45 percent below comparable civilian hotels and since 2012 the scratch-off card has saved their military guests an additional $1,555,000. The Navy Lodge scratch-off campaign will go until February 29, 2020 and will give families the opportunity to save 10, 15, 25 or 100 percent off their PCS stay.

Moving creates additional costs on military families, so the purpose of the scratch-off card promotion seeks to put money back in the pockets of those service members, especially during the Navy’s peak PCS season,” said Michael Bockelman, Vice President, NEXCOM’s Navy Lodge Program. “The scratch-off card can be used at any Navy Lodge throughout the member’s PCS move.”

Navy Lodge family suites offer guests oversized rooms with living and dining areas, fully equipped kitchen, updated rooms with free Wi-Fi, breakfast and a weekly manager’s reception. Many locations also feature guest laundry facilities, children’s outside play area and workout room. In addition, cats and dogs up to 70 pounds can stay at many Navy Lodges when traveling with their owner.

Navy Lodge scratch-off cards are available on base at PSD, the housing office, household good and the personal property office as well as the local NEX Customer Service desk. As an added convenience, guests can call 800-628-9466 to have a card mailed to them. The scratch-off card is redeemable for a stay up to 20 days and at any Navy Lodge within the continental United States.