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AFRCs support readiness, retention and quality of life. They will be prepared to assume contingency missions in support of mobilizations or combat operations. You can read more about eligibility regulations to see if you’re eligible to stay with us and make the most of your military benefit.

The following Eligibility Chart outlines the categories of personnel authorized to occupy rooms at the Armed Forces Recreation Center.


As an eligible Shades of Green guest, you may sponsor up to three rooms. In addition, a dependent spouse can also sponsor up to three rooms provided the following conditions are met...

  • You are a registered guest at Shades of Green
  • You agree to be responsible for your guests
  • You must accompany your guest at time of check in. Sponsored guest will not be authorized to check in without the sponsor being present
  • Sponsored guest reservations must check in on the same day and must depart before or on the same day as your reservation
  • You accompany your guests while purchasing attraction tickets
  • Your guests must follow the rules of the resort
  • Sponsored rooms of Category 1 guest will fall into the Category 2 rate

  • Military sponsors should not reserve additional under their name for other eligible Military/DoD sponsors

Eligible Shades of Green guests have used this unique Sponsorship program to bring in-laws, grandparents, close family friends and relatives to share in their vacation fun. This is especially helpful if you are planning an intimate wedding or family reunion to be held at Shades of Green. Many servicemembers on leave from OIF/OEF have used this option to reunite with family members here in Orlando. Family members get to enjoy their loved ones in a low stress environment away from the pressures of daily life and maximize their time together. 


Shades of Green has been informed that there is an upcoming change to DOD/Army Regulations which may expand authorized use to Purple Heart Recipients, Former POWs, Veterans with Service Related Disabilities and registered Caregivers. As of yet the Department of Defense is still developing the implementation guidance. We don't expect guidance until the end of the year; please continue to check our website for updates.



Category Eligibility
Armed Forces and their Families Members on Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Cadets of Armed Forces Academies.

ID is Common Access Card
Other Uniformed Services Public Health Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps. 

ID is DD Form 2, PHS 1866-1 or 1866-3
Armed Forces Retirees and their Family Members Retired from Active Duty, Reserves, and National Guard with or without pay  

ID is DD Form 2, 1173 or 1173-1
Others Separated from the Armed Forces and their Family Members Honorably discharged veterans with 100 percent Service-connected disability. ID is DD Form 1173 or DD Form 2765

Involuntarily separated service members under the Transition Assistance Management Program ID is DD Form 2

Personnel separated under the Voluntary Separation Incentive (VSI) and Special Separation Benefit (SSB) programs for two years after separation ID is DD Form 2
Former and/or Surviving Spouses and Family Members Unremarried surviving spouses of personnel who died while on active duty or while in retired status ID is DD Form 1173 or 1173-1

Un-remarried former spouses who were married to military members for at least 20 years while the military member was on active duty ID is DD Form 1173
Other Supporters of the Department of Defense Military personnel of foreign nations and their family members when assigned or attached to a U.S. military unit or installation or on U.S. Travel Orders. 

U.S. employees of firms under contract to Department of Defense working in the Pacific Region outside the U.S. on Department of Defense Government orders. 

Other personnel on official business with Department of Defense as may be specifically authorized by the General Manager or his designee. 

ID is DD Form 1173 or 2765
U.S. Department of Defense Civilians and Family Members Current and retired (APF and NAF) Department of Defense (DoD) and Coast Guard (CG) civilian employees. DOD or CG ID card, Retired ID card, or current Leave and Earnings Statement with photo ID required for check-in.
Survivor Family Package Eligibility

The Survivors' Family Program extends to eligible Family members who have suffered a loss of an Active Duty sponsor regardless of the cause.  A DD Form 1173 with "AD" in the Sponsor Service/Status field in combination with "DB" (DOD Beneficiary) or CH (Child Beneficiary) in the Relationship field on identification cards is required.  


The Survivors' Family Discount Program provides a 50 percent discount from normal room rates by applicable rate category.  The discount applies to additional occupants and up to three guest rooms.  Survivors' Family discount requires the Survivors' Family Member with a military identification card to make/confirm reservations and be the primary occupant.  



The Survivors' Family Program extends to sponsored guests accompanying the Survivors' Family Member with a DD Form 1173.  Stays under the Survivor Family Program are limited to a maximum 14 nights in duration.  Discounts are applicable on guest room(s) only, cannot be combined with any other offer, and may be limited to certain locations and time periods at the discretion of the General Manager.



If you do not hold a valid military ID card, but do hold a DD214 showing an Honorable Discharge, please view our Salute to the Veterans Program here.