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MWR Programs for the Navy

This page includes information on morale, welfare and recreation programs for the Navy.

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MWR Programs for the Marines

This page includes information on MWR programs for the Marine Corps.

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Understanding MWR funding categories

Funding for Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs and services is based on three categories: mission sustaining, community support and revenue generating.

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Defense Department MWR Policy

These resources cover DOD directives, instructions and guidance for MWR. They include policies on fitness, Armed Forces Entertainment, recreational lodging and finances.

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Coast Guard MWR Program

This page includes information on morale, welfare and recreation for the Coast Guard.

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Vacation With MWR Recreational Lodging

Military benefits entitle service members and families to stay at MWR recreational lodging around the world. Check out the affordable options and begin your next adventure.

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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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History of Military Recreation Programs

The historical roots of morale, welfare and recreation activities and nonappropriated funds date to the American Revolution.

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Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library

DOD MWR Libraries joined efforts with the four service branches to provide service members and their families with access to more free, online resources than ever before.

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Products and Resources

Resources on this page are designed to assist service providers and leaders as they conduct and promote MWR programs and services. They provide background, highlights, data and other info.

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Morale, Welfare and Recreation Programs and Eligibility

From fitness and sports to tickets and travel, MWR programs offer something for everyone. Whether you’re stationed on an installation or off, you’ll always have a way to access these offerings to relax, have fun and connect with others.

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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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10 Outdoor Games Your Children Will Love

Kids love playing outdoors, but that doesn’t mean you have to go to the park every day. Here are 10 outdoor activities that can help your children burn off energy, learn basic skills and have a good time.

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Indoor Fun Helps Military Families Beat Cabin Fever

There will always be days when cold or rainy weather keep everyone indoors. But don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to fight cabin fever. Here are 11 tried-and-tested activities that can help children burn off energy, learn basic skills and have a good time.

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Family Fitness With Young Children

As a parent of young children, your time may not always feel like your own. Despite your best efforts to stay on top of your family’s schedule, there’s always another mess to clean or mouth to feed.

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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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Make Active Living a Priority to Improve Family Fitness

Staying fit is part of the military lifestyle, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. If you’re struggling to embrace an active lifestyle, remember there are lots of choices out there.

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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.