Morale, Welfare and Recreation

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For the episode of the TV series The Unit, see Morale, Welfare and Recreation (The Unit).

Morale, Welfare and Recreation, abbreviated MWR, is a network of support and leisure services (see AAFES) designed for use by U.S. soldiers (active, Reserve, and Guard), their families, civilian employees, military retirees and other eligible participants.

Roughly 67% of AAFES earnings are paid to MWR programs.[1]

Organization[edit]

Each branch of the United States Armed Forces has a branch of MWR. MWR provides free and discounted recreation to military personnel and their families. Although the facilities provided vary from base to base, the types of services, facilities and programs provided can include fitness centers, pools, marinas, bowling centers, golf courses, restaurants, conference centers, catering, programs for single sailors with special events, access to internet, movies and video games. As of 2009, MWR is known as FMWR - Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. FMWR also offers accredited family child care and youth and school aged services at many installations.

Army[edit]

The United States Army’s MWR, the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command.

The United States Army's Family and MWR Programs is a military organization whose primary mission is to provide the United States Army with programs that fulfill and support the Army Family Covenant.[2] The organization strives to provide soldiers and their families with "the same quality of life afforded the society they protect."[3]

Marines[edit]

The United States Marines’ MWR program, Marine Corps Community Services.

Navy[edit]

The United States Navy has MWR in most areas where there are Navy personnel stationed in the United States, internationally, and in the fleet. Many of their programs are operated by "non-appropriated funds," or by the proceeds that they earn rather than by tax dollars.

Air Force[edit]

The United States Air Force’s MWR agency, the Air Force Services agency.

Coast Guard[edit]

United States Coast Guard MWR.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ AAFES and MWR, accessdate=2009-07-20
  2. ^ Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command 2009 Annual Report
  3. ^ United States Army, Command Structure, FMWRC