"Your R&R Program is remarkable. Edelweiss Resort is a unique way of saying a special thanks to all the troops serving in OIF/OEF. It was like a little paradise for us. Thank you." Laura Liechti, Kuwait/Iraq
“We had a great time at an awesome place. After being deployed for 15 months in Iraq, this was a great place to come and relax with first rate food, services and support!”
LTC Ken Boehme, Vielsack
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The Edelweiss Lodge and Resorts' mission is to support readiness and service member well-being. To complete that mission, Edelweiss Lodge and Resort is offering a special package that is easy on the pocket book and big on the relaxation. The Balkans, Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom service members and their families are encouraged to make the most of their R&R leave and take a vacation in beautiful Bavaria.
40% discount on ANY room type (standard or premium rooms) room rates >
40% discount on food at ANY of the resort dining outlets (doesn't include beverage or gratuities)
Package can be booked for up to 14 nights (with a 2 night minimum) for R&R mid-tour leave and Post Deployment Block leave. You may reserve up to three rooms under this package.
The R&R program is available only to active duty service members and Department of Defense employees on R&R leave from a 270 day assignment to a country in CENTCOM AOR
(Service Members and DOD civilians are the only eligible participants)
which is in direct support of Operation New Dawn, OEF, Balkans, Kosovo. Service members who have just immediately completed a 270 day tour may also participate while their unit is in a block leave status. Guests must provide their DA31 leave form upon check in.
Participants must be part of the official CENTCOM R&R Program
(Service Members and DOD Civilians are the only eligible participants)
and upon check in at the Edelweiss Lodge, provide a copy of their DA 31 leave form which clearly states CENTCOM R&R in the remarks block. Countries in the CENTCOM R&R are Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Syria and Somalia.
Guest can reserve up to three rooms for up to 14 days. R&R service members sponsoring rooms must be present for the length of their stay.
To book a special R&R package you must send an email to email@example.com or the call the Vacation Planning Center (contact information below). If you are sending an email, please make sure to include the following information in an email (three business days to reply):
First and Last Name
Branch of Service
Rank and Status (R&R or Block Leave)
Address and Zip Code
# in party (number of adults, and children's ages.)
Arrival Date and Departure Date
All requests will be processed within three business days.
Military Address : Edelweiss Lodge and Resort Unit 24501 APO AE 09006
Vacation Planning Center : open Monday - Friday 0800 - 1700 CET (except American holidays)
(011-49) 8821-9440 from USA | (49) 8821-9440 from Europe | 08821-9440 from Germany