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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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Navy PCS Moving Assistance

Need help with your Navy PCS? Find your service branch contact information in this article.

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The Navy Physical Readiness Test

Physical fitness is a big part of life in the Navy. It’s required. To ensure the fleet stays mission ready, each sailor regularly takes the Physical Readiness Test to make sure they can meet the physical demands of military service.

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Navy Boot Camp and Officer Candidate School: What to Expect

Navy Boot Camp is the first step in turning you into a sailor with all the skills to perform in the fleet. If you’re on the Navy officer path, you’ll attend a 13-week course to prepare for an officer’s responsibilities. Know what to expect and arrive ready for Navy training.

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Becoming an Officer in the Military After College

While it’s common knowledge that basic training sets recruits on the pathway toward becoming an enlisted service member, those with a desire for leadership opportunities and a bachelor’s degree can take another route into a military career – as a commissioned officer.

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How Do I Report a Crime on the Installation?

If the crime occurred on a military installation or military personnel were involved, report the crime to the nearest military police agency or through an investigative office.

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Military Relief Organizations and Emergency Financial Help

If you’re having serious financial problems, your service relief organization may be able to help. Army Emergency Relief, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and the Air Force Aid Society are here to help you weather financial emergencies.

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Understanding the Roles of Military Officers and Enlisted Service Members

More than 80% of the U.S. military is made up of enlisted members, with officers making up the rest of the military population of the armed forces. Officers are trained to be managers and leaders. They plan missions, provide orders and assign tasks, while enlisted members are technical experts and leaders that hold the specific skills necessary to complete the mission.

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Deployment Basics for Friends and Family

The deployment cycle is the period of time from the notification of a deployment, through pre-deployment training, through the deployment, and immediately after deployment. Every deployment cycle is different, but here are some general things to know.

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Child Care Options For Military Families With Special Needs

Finding the right care for your child with special needs starts with asking the right questions. The military offers quality, affordable child care options, both on the installation and off.

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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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Wounded Warrior Programs

The military has specialized wounded warrior programs designed to help the severely ill and injured transition back to duty or civilian life. Each service branch has its own program.

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Military OneSource Confidential Help Eligibility

Military families have proven their strength in weathering unique issues, such as frequent moves, deployments and separations from loved ones. Because everyone struggles now and then, the Department of Defense provides confidential non-medical. …
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Voluntary Education Contacts

Contact information for the Department of Defense service-specific Voluntary Education Program is provided to assist service members in contacting their respective education professionals, who can provide additional information and education support.

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What to Expect During Military Funeral Honors

From the folding of the flag to the sounding of Taps, here is a guide to what you can expect during military funeral honors.

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Free, Confidential Face-to-Face Non-medical Counseling

Sometimes strength means asking for help. Military OneSource and the Military and Family Life Counseling Program offer free, confidential, face-to-face non-medical counseling to support you with military and family life challenges like preparing for and handling a move or nurturing a relationship with a deployed spouse.