Why You Need R&R: Military Connection

Military Connection: AFVC

By Shelly Howard

Veteran of the U.S. Navy

“You don’t know how to relax,” was one of my wife’s criticisms. “You don’t know how to rest your body and mind.

She was right. Like the proverbial chicken, I have always been a busy person. Some might even say “taskmaster.” But there comes a point when you realize that life is not a dress rehearsal. We are given a finite amount of time to enjoy our lives.

Relaxing your mind and body, turning off the switch so that you forget about everything related to work and life stressors is what R&R is all about. Scientific studies have shown that people who take regular vacations are better at their jobs. Vacation time is important for physical health, emotional health, interpersonal clarity and personal comfort, as well as increased efficiency and decreased irritability.

With that said, the last thing you want to stress out about is paying for your vacation, or being cramped into a small room with your spouse and kids. And that’s why the vacation lodgings available through Armed Forces Vacation Club (AFVC) are such a great value to those of us who serve, past and present.

AFVC has lodging available virtually everywhere, including most states in the U.S., Europe, Australia, Canada, Mexico…well, you get the idea. And whether you decide to spend your vacation time sunning on the beach, sightseeing, reading a book, shopping, or just reconnecting with loved ones, AFVC can help you book affordable lodging.

So if you’re ready to give your mind a break from work and from the stresses of everyday “headless chicken” life, sign up for free membership on AFVC’s website.

While you’re there, you can take advantage of their sale, which features a free‡ 7 night select space-a stay when you buy any 7 night stay. Free‡* 7 Night Select Space-A Stay When You Buy Any 7 Night Stay. Don’t wait too long though – this offer ends on August 18, 2015. Learn more about the sale here.


‡For a limited time only, when you purchase any 7 Night Stay you will receive a free 7 Night select Space-A stay. Must enter promo code AUGUST when making the initial booking. Initial stay must be booked 8/4/15 through 8/18/15 at 11:59 PM ET for check-in through July 2016. Free 7 Night select Space-A stay must be booked by 8/26/15 at 11:59 PM ET for check-in 8/7/15 through 12/20/15; all travel must be completed by 12/27/15. Bookings made through this offer are non-refundable. Reward Coupon(s) cannot be used towards this promotion.

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