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MWR Digital Library Helps Keep Families Engaged

The risk of COVID-19 is causing many of us to spend more time at home. You may get by for a while watching TV or playing board games, but you can also tap into a whole other world of entertainment from the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library.

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Travel Planning – The Essentials

Service members and their families can use Space-Available (Space-A) flights to travel. Though sometimes unpredictable, military flights are perfect for families with flexible plans and limited travel budgets. You can sign up for a Space-A flight through a military terminal up to 60 days in advance.

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Enjoying National Parks as a Military Family

There’s something for almost everyone in our national parks. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or a sit-and-watch-the-world-roll-by kind of person, there's a national park vacation right for you.

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Explore Your Base and Beyond with MilitaryINSTALLATIONS

You’re going to PCS or you’ve just arrived. Want to learn about activities on base? Schools in the community? Check-in procedures? Child care? A veterinarian for your pet? Or other useful information?

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Get Military Discounts on Vacations Through American Forces Travel

There’s a new online leisure travel booking website created for members of the U.S. military community: American Forces Travel. American Forces Travel is designed to be a one-stop travel booking site. A joint service initiative, it offers military discounts and helps fund other current and future MWR programs.

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Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library

Military OneSource provides free, online resources to service members and their families via the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library.

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From Audiobooks to Academic Research, the Digital Library Has It

These days, your computer or mobile device gives you easy online access to books anywhere in the world, anytime your curiosity strikes. The Morale, Welfare and Recreation digital library has valuable and easy-to-use databases to help military service members and their families meet their research needs or simply download a book to enjoy.

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Helping Family Members With Special Needs Meet Their Fitness Goals

Getting in shape, eating better and exercising regularly helps us lower stress, improve self-esteem and our general well-being. Individuals with special needs often share in these same goals and can achieve their health and fitness goals with the help of an adaptive fitness and nutrition plan.

Morale, Welfare and Recreation Courses

Two training courses designed for MWR staff provide information on how to deliver inclusive MWR programs, creating an accommodating environment for patrons with disabilities and extending MWR benefits to every member of the military. …

History of Military Recreation Programs

The historical roots of morale, welfare, and recreation (MWR) activities and nonappropriated funds (NAF) date back to the American Revolution. The sutlers The American Articles of War of 1775 provided for "sutlers" whose mission. …
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Libraries – The Essentials

Libraries house so much more than books. They are a wonderful resource for professional development and learning, and for finding afterschool activities for the kids, researching tutors, tackling home improvement projects and organizing events for the whole family. With the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library, these resources are available anytime from anywhere.

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Top Military OneSource Parenting Resources

You have a busy life working, caring for the kids, cleaning the house, running carpool and making dinner. Military OneSource understands that and does your homework for you. We highlight the latest resources, information and advice on parenting so that you don’t have to spend hours at the computer on your downtime looking up services.

2016 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Toolkit

Since 1981, October has been National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The observance serves to educate communities, individuals, couples and families about the Family Advocacy Program services and other community resources that can help. …