The historical roots of morale, welfare and recreation activities and nonappropriated funds date to the American Revolution.
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.
This page includes information on morale, welfare and recreation programs for the Army.
Morale, Welfare and Recreation is essential to the resilience to the military community. When well-being is a priority, military families are strong and service members are mission-ready.
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.
From high-intensity aerobic workouts to relaxing yoga, your installation’s fitness center has classes for everyone, at every level. Classes are available for little or no cost to anyone who can access the gym through the Morale, Welfare and Recreation program.
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.
Military life has many demands, so you want to make the most of your free time.
Morale, Welfare and Recreation offers many options for service members to relax and have fun during their free time.
This page includes information on morale, welfare and recreation for the Coast Guard.
This page includes information on MWR programs for the Marine Corps.
This page includes information on morale, welfare and recreation programs for the Navy.
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.
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.
Learn more about who controls patron eligibility for MWR programs.
Funding for Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs and services is based on three categories: mission sustaining, community support and revenue generating.
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.
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.
Family time is precious to service members and their spouses, so make the most of it by looking beyond phones and screens for simple activities together. Make family time count and try something as simple as going for a walk together. It will pay off in more ways than one.
These resources cover DOD directives, instructions and guidance for MWR. They include policies on fitness, Armed Forces Entertainment, recreational lodging and finances.