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Old 05-28-2014, 08:48 PM   #1
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Can disabled veterans use military campgrounds?? I know active duty military, DOD, and retired Military can, but I could not find any info on disabled vets..
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it depends on the base, and the degree of disability. We have stayed at Fort Knox in Tn. DH is 100% disabled.
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:03 PM   #3
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it depends on the base, and the degree of disability. We have stayed at Fort Knox in Tn. DH is 100% disabled.
oh ok, so it depends on the base, I thought there was one standard for all the bases..so I guess just call to find out each campgrounds policy..
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oh ok, so it depends on the base, I thought there was one standard for all the bases..so I guess just call to find out each campgrounds policy..
No That is wrong, only 100% disabled Veterans or if your military retired, can use FamCamps on base's. You would need a DOD Card. You can only get that if your combined rating from the VA is 100%. A Veteran with a DOD card can get you on as a guest only, and not all base's will do that. It's up to the Base Commander. I stay at bases all the time and they will ask you if you have a DOD Card and what your rank was. Check the web site Military Camp Grounds....Thanks for your service by the way. So let say if you have a 40% disability rating from the VA, you would not be eligible for a DOD CARD.You have to be rated at 100%....
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:51 AM   #5
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No That is wrong, only 100% disabled Veterans or if your military retired, can use FamCamps on base's. You would need a DOD Card. You can only get that if your combined rating from the VA is 100%. A Veteran with a DOD card can get you on as a guest only, and not all base's will do that. It's up to the Base Commander. I stay at bases all the time and they will ask you if you have a DOD Card and what your rank was. Check the web site Military Camp Grounds....Thanks for your service by the way. So let say if you have a 40% disability rating from the VA, you would not be eligible for a DOD CARD.You have to be rated at 100%....
Ok, so I guess I better enjoy the Famcamps now as a DOD employee because once I retire I can no longer gain access..
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Ok, so I guess I better enjoy the Famcamps now as a DOD employee because once I retire I can no longer gain access..
Not unless you get a DOD card when you retire, this my understanding
1) active duty or TDY
2) DOD employee
3) retirer Military and 100% disabled Veteran

That is the pecking order that they use to fill the camp grounds. At least that is my understanding. If your on base working stop by and ask the MWR Office. They change things daily, it's the Military......
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I was medically retired in 1970 with a blue ID card stamped indefinite. I am able to access the px and commissaries of any military base I choose. I receive both disability compensation and retired pay and used Tricare prime until I reached age 65. I assume I'm eligible for campgrounds despite the fact my disability rating from the VA is only 80%. If that's the case it might be helpful to acknowledge that medically retired vets are campground eligible and that one need not have retired for longevity (20 years).
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I was medically retired in 1970 with a blue ID card stamped indefinite. I am able to access the px and commissaries of any military base I choose. I receive both disability compensation and retired pay and used Tricare prime until I reached age 65. I assume I'm eligible for campgrounds despite the fact my disability rating from the VA is only 80%. If that's the case it might be helpful to acknowledge that medically retired vets are campground eligible and that one need not have retired for longevity (20 years).
If you are able to access Commissaries and the PX with your card then you probably could. I have never heard of Medically retired before. The pecking order I gave is what is posted in the MWR office. I guess you fall under retired or you couldn't be accessing the Bases. Each Base is different depending on the Base Commander. I'm a 100% disabled Vet. I had to take my award letter in to get my DOD card. I have just also read on Military Camp Grounds news letter that some bases are opening up the CG to everyone. I know that I'm allowed to bring a guest along to Camp as long as they go through the gate with me. When I was at 80% I couldn't get my DOD card. Or stay at CG'S on the base. You probably fall under retired Military....Thanks for your service...
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it depends on the base, and the degree of disability. We have stayed at Fort Knox in Tn. DH is 100% disabled.
Fort Knox used to be in KY, Did the Army Move it? Youroo!!
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Fort Knox used to be in KY, Did the Army Move it? Youroo!!
You must be off the sauce today that you caught that....
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