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The following management tools are available for download and printing by Morale, Welfare and Recreation service providers to help conduct and promote their programs. Upgrades for Acrobat Reader software are available at no charge at Adobe.com.

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The Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) department on every installation is a park and recreation agency. MWR, called military recreation for accreditation purposes, is concerned with the efficiency, effectiveness, and professionalism of its operations. Therefore, military recreation self-assessment and peer review is an excellent process for evaluating the quality of the system, which delivers programs and activities. It is to this end, as a tool for self-assessment, that standards were developed.

The "Self-Assessment Manual for Quality Operation of Military Recreation," sets forth the standards from the "Self-Assessment Manual for Quality Operation of Park and Recreation Agencies," a guide to standards for national accreditation by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The standards are presented in ten categories that detail 156 standards. For some CAPRA standards, a DoD Comment is provided for clarification. In addition, the previously approved "military version" of CAPRA standards removed standards that did not pertain to Military recreation and are noted in the DoD Comment (3.6.2; 5.3.5; 5.4.2.2; 7.1; 7.3; 7.4; and 9.7). You are not required to meet those seven standards.

Military recreation accredited by these standards demonstrate not only that they meet the standards for a quality operation but also that they have professional competence and commitment and the military community support to complete the rigorous process of accreditation.


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Working out. Some of the most common reasons people talk themselves out of exercise are lack of time, lack of money — or both. But you don’t need to pay a monthly fee to lose weight, and you don’t need fancy gym equipment to build muscle. You can get fit simply by using what you have or using low- or no-cost resources and facilities just for military families.


Football filled with peanuts Take the guesswork out of your health. Meet the USDA Super Tracker. Use it to track the foods you eat and the calories you burn. You can even use it to compare more than 8,000 foods side by side to help you choose the one with the highest nutritional value. Take control of your health now, and start tracking!


Couple looking at brochures In gearing up for Military Saves Week this webinar will discuss one of the most important savings goals of American families — saving money for a comfortable retirement. Such topics will include research findings about the retirement preparedness of American families, conflicting opinions about "the number" (the amount of money needed to comfortably retire), factors that influence "the number" and retirement savings calculation tools such as the Ballpark Estimate and Monte Carlo simulations. Case studies and chat questions will be included to apply the webinar content to real world situations. There are CEUs available.

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