Equipment Rentals from Morale, Welfare and Recreation

Did you know that your installation Morale, Welfare and Recreation has rental equipment available for just about every occasion and need? Equipment for sports, camping, boating, lawn and garden, parties and more provides you with exactly what you need to plan an outing, work in your yard or throw a party, all without the expense of buying the gear or the tools.

This valuable resource offered by MWR provides affordable leisure time activities, which effectively contribute to the mental and physical well-being of service members and their families, as well as retirees and Department of Defense authorized personnel.

The equipment availability and type may vary from installation to installation, so be sure to contact your local installation MWR for information, costs and regulations.

Sports and recreation

Getting together with friends to participate in sporting events is a great way to spend the day, but you need the equipment in order to make the event one to remember. Here are just a few of the types of equipment you can rent from MWR for sports and recreation:

  • Volleyball sets
  • Paintball gear
  • Archery equipment
  • Trap and skeet gear
  • Horse shoes
  • Tug-of-war ropes
  • Corn hole board sets

Camping and boating

Would you like to plan a family camping or fishing trip but don't want to spend the money to buy all the necessities? Not to worry! MWR has everything you need for your camping or fishing excursion to include the following:

  • Tents
  • Sleeping bags
  • Coleman stoves and lanterns
  • Propane heaters
  • Barbeque grills
  • Ice chests
  • Recreational vehicles
  • Boats
  • Canoes
  • Tubes
  • Fishing poles

Lawn and garden

Military families relocate often; consequently, they live in different types of homes - single-family houses, apartments or townhomes. Some homes require lawn care, whereas others do not; so, the decision to buy lawn care equipment may depend on where you end up living. If you are without lawn care equipment, however, visit your local installation MRW to rent what you need. Here are some of the types of equipment available:

  • Lawn mowers
  • Tillers
  • Aerators
  • Ladders
  • Leaf blowers
  • Wheel barrows
  • Log splitters
  • Pressure washers
  • Post hole diggers


Throwing a party can be an expensive undertaking. For your next big event, visit your local MWR to check out the equipment they have to make your party a hit with your guests. Here are a few of the items you can rent:

  • Canopy tents
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Coolers
  • Barbeque grills and smokers
  • Dunk tanks
  • Bounce rooms/Inflatables

You can make reservations for equipment 30 days in advance; some equipment rentals require a deposit. When renting recreational vehicles or boats, you will be required to attend a mandatory course, which provides you with instructions and safety information. Check with the installation rental office for regulations and requirements associated with MWR equipment.

Enjoy all that life has to offer without worrying about the expense of buying and storing equipment. Just visit your installation MWR to see what they have to offer.


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