Hobbies can be a stress buster, contributing to mission and family readiness. They can be any activity you enjoy, such as sports, crafts, art, music or travel. They are a great way to spend time with your family and friends, meet new friends or just spend time alone. Consider taking up a new hobby, enjoying an old one or mentoring someone in a hobby you love. Whatever way you choose to enjoy a favorite activity, it’s a great way to relax and bond with others.

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How Healthy Are Your Habits?

Military life means lots of changes, and some of them can be really challenging. Learn what to look out for and where to turn when times get tough.

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Enjoy National Parks for Free

National parks offer something for almost everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or just like to sit and watch the world roll by, there’s a national park vacation right for you.

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DOD MWR Libraries Summer Reading Program

MWR develops all kinds of enrichment programs to support force readiness and military community. Check out the summer reading program at DOD MWR Libraries and find new joy in reading.

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Blue Star Museums

The Blue Star Museums initiative allows free access to museums across the country for active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members and their families.

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Common Ground: Community Gardens Ideal Fit For Military Members

Starting or joining a community garden can provide service members and their families with better access to fresh foods at a reduced cost, among many other benefits. They also help address the Department of Defense’s priority to make a wider variety of food available to military families.

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Best Kept Secrets: Military Campgrounds at a Discount

The Morale, Welfare and Recreation Program and Military OneSource offer cost-effective ways for military families to enjoy their time off. This includes the Best Kept Secrets: Joint Services Campgrounds and Facilities guide, which will connect you with recreational sites across the country.


Installation Program Directory

Find programs and services at your local installation.