Special Military Active
Retired Travel Club
|Emphasis on serving Veterans - As a social club, we have chapters for golfers, computer users, and
for travelers who just like to travel. Married or single, owning an RV, 5th wheel, pop-up, our chapters offer
activities include simple pleasures such as playing games, socializing, sharing potluck meals on
weekend camp outs, and monthly luncheons; to involvement in community activities, and volunteering at
Veterans' Homes and Hospitals. Members volunteer and participate in Habitat for Humanity, the Marine
Corps sponsored Toys for Tots, and in the nationwide effort of "Sew Much comfort", just to mention a few.
|A National Muster is held every year, in states with so much to see and do--FL, OK, AL, WA, CA,
AZ, TN, VA, TX to name a few. These musters command attendance from 100-300 rigs and you
can't beat the price. Much like the National Muster, S*M*A*R*T also holds Region Musters for all 8
regions across the U.S. View our Muster Calendar to find a Muster near you.
|Contact National Headquarters
Monday - Thursday
8 am - 4pm Central Time
You can contact us by
Phone: (850) 478-1986 or toll free (800) 354-7681
Our address is
600 University Office Blvd Suite 1-A
Pensacola, FL 32504
Thank you for visiting our website. We encourage you to contact us if you would like more
information or if you are interested in becoming a member. If you would like information mailed
to you, please email us with your mailing address.
|"What do I get for my money?" you ask. Well, how do you put a price on friendship, camaraderie, and
fellowship? S*M*A*R*T is an extension of the best part of the military lifestyle so many enjoyed throughout
their careers. So, whether you like the close knit feeling of a chapter, or you spend your time crossing the
states, S*M*A*R*T has a chapter, a caravan, a muster, or an activity that is sure to interest you.
|S*M*A*R*T is a recreational vehicle (RV) social club for active, retired, and honorably discharged
military veterans (and spouses), including reservists and National Guard, from all the uniformed
services. Founded in 1982 we have 48 chapters across the U.S. Touted as one of the "best kept
secrets", S*M*A*R*T welcomes all eligible veterans.
Our members believe there is something for everyone in S*M*A*R*T
SMART Muster Calendar
Chapter & Region News
Become a Member
Board of Directors
Links of Interest
|Welcome to our Home Page.
Take a few minutes to view our
web site to learn what S*M*A*R*T
has to offer YOU.
|Sign up and start enjoying one of the "Best Kept Secrets in RV Travel.
Click on our Become a Member page to download an application.
|Caravan across America - Caravans are another unique aspect of S*M*A*R*T. Experienced
members, called Wagonmasters, volunteer to lead caravans to many exciting places, such as Alaska,
New England, Southwest, AIBF, and many more.
S*M*A*R*T boasts the "best" prices in the RV travel industry. Visit our Caravan page to learn more.
|When new, updated information is
added to a page, that page will be
highlighted in RED below (on the
HOME page only) for a week, so that
you will know which pages have new
information on them to view.
|Our Mission Statement:
Special Military Active & Retired Travel Club (SMART)
brings military veterans (active, retired, & honorably
discharged) together to share camaraderie, travel,
RVing, and to support our veterans.
We provide information for the military RV family,
and support welfare programs while
"Seeing the Country We Defend."
|We now accept Credit
Cards at HQs
There is a sur-charge
Call HQs to make a payment
|Just a reminder that joining
SMART does NOT give you
access to the Military
|2015 National Muster
will be at
Georgia National Fairgrounds
Sept. 18-21, 2015
See National Muster page for more
|2015 Regional Musters
SMW Regional April 23-26
Choctaw KOA RV Park
Click to download a Registration form
NMW Regional April 22-25
Coachlight RV Campground
Click to download a Registration form
SC Regional May 13-17
Rayne Civic Center, Rayne, LA
Click here to download
Registration form & Information
South FL Gold Coasters
|A Special SMART Membership Meeting will
be held at the South Central Regional
muster in Rayne, LA, May 13 - 17, 2015. The
purpose of the meeting is to vote on changes
to the SMART By Laws concerning
membership categories and SMART name
change. Voting will also be accomplished via
postal mail and e-mail. The SMART
President, Craig Christen called for this
meeting in accordance with the By Laws in
order to accelerate membership input into
improving SMART. See below for
registration form for SC Regional.
|Click here for the new SMART application
Click here for the Recruiting side
of the application
(new as of January 2015)
|Remember Ward ??
Canine Companions for Independence is the agency
for which we raised WARD. WARD made many SMART
friends during his time with us. With so many
returning veterans with many critical needs CCI needs
more support. A Dog Fest Walk 'n Roll will be held in
Panama City Beach at Frank Brown Park on Saturday,
March 7. This event is a fundraiser for CCI and fun for
walkers and their dogs. Dog lovers get financial
backing for their walk. Friends of WARD can go on the
web site to make donations. This is a special appeal
for dogs for veteran's needs. CCI provides dogs at
no cost to the recipient who has experienced hearing
loss, vision loss, mobility challenges and anxiety
issues. Many have been placed and many more are
needed. Please remember what a wonderful dog
WARD is, he is serving a profoundly deaf man in
California. Help CCI make more dogs available to our
veterans who have such great needs. Please go on
the link and donate to Friends of WARD. Thank you
for your support. Your donations go to support the
breeding program and facility and training facilities
across the country and results in making more dogs
available to love and serve a veteran.
|Click here to read the
Annual Printed Traveler
|Click here for a Ballot
You can mail your ballot into HQs, or
Email it or vote in person
at the SC Regional
Make sure to include your
|Click here to read the
|Click here for more information on
the SC Regional Muster
|The S*M*A*R*T Facebook Group was started about three years ago and has grown to
over 725 members. It is a place for S*M*A*R*T members and those interested in joining
S*M*A*R*T to share comments, photos, and videos of their S*M*A*R*T camping
adventures and to provide info for prospective S*M*A*R*T members.
It is an ideal place for S*M*A*R*T Chapters to post muster photos and information about
One must have a Facebook account and be accepted as a member of this Group to view
and post. Members of the group can add their Facebook friends but and Administrator
must approve. It is a closed Group which means only members can view posts.
How do you join? Go go to the S*M*A*R*T Facebook Group by entering Special Military
Active Retired Travel Club in your personal Facebook page search area. This will bring up
the S*M*A*R*T Group so you can click the request to join button. If you are already a
Facebook member, go to the Facebook logo above and “click” the link and sign-in to your
account, which will take you to the S*M*A*R*T Group, then ask to join.
As a service to Group members, "personal" RV related "for sale" items may be posted on
The Group is authorized by SMART HQ however the views and comments by individual
members do not represent those of HQ SMART.
If you would like to join but are having any problems contact John Steinbauer,