Programs for the Military

YMCA Memberships for the Military

Military Personnel

All active duty and retired military personnel pay no joining fee when they join the Y. Simply show proof of your military service (such as a military ID) to have your joining fee waived when you sign up.

Military Outreach Initiative

We understand that military families are under enormous strain. As a member of the Y, you and your family can spend quality time together and enjoy fun activities in a warm, supportive environment. It’s also a place to meet other military families who can relate to your unique situation.

The Military Outreach initiative provides qualified military personnel (typically families of deployed National Guard or Reserves and independent duty personnel) with a Y membership that renews every six months.

Who is eligible for membership?

Title 10 personnel are eligible for a Y membership, including:

  • Family members of deployed National Guard and Reservists
  • Active Duty Independent Duty personnel and their families
  • Relocated spouse/dependent children of deployed Active Duty personnel

What do I need to do?

Contact Military OneSource at or 800-342-9647 to confirm your eligibility and receive an eligibility form.

Fill out and bring your eligibility form, Military ID, and any other required documentation (usually, your Deployment Orders or Military Service Headquarters approval letter) to your local YMCA for verification. Please do not leave copies of these documents at the YMCA.

Military Family Children's Programs

For the monthly drill programs, the Flowood Branch provides a children's program to military families for only $25 per child per weekend. The program does not include food, but does include plenty of games, crafts, and athletic activities for children while your family serves our country. Search "UTA/Drill Children's Program" above to register for the next weekend. 

UTA Drill Weekend Program Flyer