retirement Camping, Golf, Tiki Bars: Military Bases Are Vacation Spots For Some Retirees By Bobbie O'Brien • Mar 15, 2018 Capt. Jessica Brown / U.S. Air Force Military retirees can camp, golf, and fish at hundreds of military bases. It costs less than civilian resorts, making the bases popular vacation spots for thousands of former service members. Service Members Face New Retirement Options, But Some Feel Unprepared To Choose By Libby Denkmann • Jan 16, 2018 Libby Denkmann / American Homefront About 1.7 million troops are eligible to switch from a traditional pension plan to a blended plan that works more like a 401(k). But some lack the financial skills to evaluate their options.