VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The Navy Lodge Program is ready to support Sailors and their families who receive shortened time lines for permanent change of station (PCS) orders.
Sailors are encouraged to contact the Navy Lodge at their departing and new duty station as soon as possible to make any needed reservations.
"Navy Lodges are the official government lodging for PCS moves," said Michael Bockelman, vice president, Navy Exchange Service Command's (NEXCOM) Navy Lodge Program. "We are always ready and available, even at the last minute, to support Sailors and their families during a PCS move. As soon as you know where you're being stationed, contact your Navy Lodge and we will do everything we can to accommodate you for as long as you need."
The Navy Lodge offers guests value with room rates at an average of 45 percent below comparable civilian hotels. Its family suites offer guests oversized rooms with living and dining areas, fully equipped kitchens, flat screen televisions with cable and DVD players and soft and firm pillow options.
On site amenities include free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, guest laundry facilities, and vending machines, as well as children's outside play areas and workout rooms at many locations. Every Navy Lodge is handicapped accessible.
As an added convenience, dogs and cats up to 50 pounds in weight can stay at many Navy Lodges when traveling with their owner - perfect for a family on PCS orders. Guests need to contact the specific Navy Lodge regarding pet policies.
Authorized Navy Lodge guests on PCS orders can take advantage of a scratch-off card offering 10, 15 or 25 percent discounts or a free stay for up to 20 nights. The discount is valid at all Navy Lodges in the continental United States until Feb. 28, 2017. Guests may use only one discount per stay.
Guests can pick up their scratch-off card on base at PSD (Personnel Support Detachment), the housing office, household goods, the personal property office or the NEX Customer Service Desk. Scratch-off cards can also be sent to a guest by calling the DoD Reservation Center at (800) 628-9466.
For reservations, call (800) 628-9466 or go on line at http://www.navy-lodge.com or http://www.dodlodging.com.
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