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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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Explore the Library

As a service member, you know the importance of developing new skills, and your installation library is a great resource for professional development and learning. There’s so much there beyond books, including resume help, events information and research capabilities.

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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.

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Hobbies – The Essentials

Hobbies contribute to mission and family readiness and are a great way to relax, spend time alone, meet new people or bring you together with family and friends. They also keep you learning.

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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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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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Follow These Stress Relief Tips

Some stress in your life is healthy. It can motivate you to change behavior and develop skills, especially in military life.

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Getting Help for Combat Stress

Learning to recognize the signs of combat stress in yourself, another service member or a family member who has returned from a war zone can help you call on the right resources to begin the healing process.

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How To Deal With Stress as a Caregiver

It’s hard to avoid stress when you’re caring for a loved one with a serious injury or an ongoing wound or illness. Caregiving is an important job that can be extremely demanding.

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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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Handling the Stress You Have About Your Service Member

You may feel pride that your child, grandchild, bother, sister, significant other or friend is serving our nation. At times, that may also cause you stress. Your concern can grow during deployments, trainings, relocations and other life events.

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The Phases of Relationship Breakups

Going through a breakup? Most of us have at some point. It’s different for everyone, but there are some common phases most of us go through. Learn about the phases and get tips to power through.

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How to Strengthen Your Relationship: 14 Ways

Whether your marriage is strong, rocky or somewhere in between, the fact is many could stand to strengthen their relationship. A loving, resilient marriage is a source of personal happiness and family joy. A solid relationship also lets service members focus on their mission and daily duty requirements.

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Helping Your Child Find a Mentor

Trusted adults can have the special gift of helping youth see and use their strengths and talents to navigate academic, career and life milestones. Explore mentorship options for your child.

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Recreation – Resources

Get energized about all the recreational resources available to service members and their families. Check out the many available programs, which are designed to provide relaxation, entertainment and fun. Morale, Welfare and Recreation. …
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Joining the Military Community – The Essentials

As you settle in, you’ll want to take advantage of the numerous ways to connect to your new military community and neighbors. That means making friends, doing fun activities during your free time, finding resources to learn hobbies and knowing where to turn when you need help.

Morale, Welfare and Recreation Service Regulations and Orders

Military programs are governed by federal law, Department of Defense policy and additional policies specific to the branches of service. Below are service-specific policies that govern Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs in the military. …