Morale Welfare and Recreation

Friday April 27, 2007

What is it? Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs are designed to improve Soldier readiness by promoting mental and physical fitness, building morale, and increasing self-reliance. MWR includes the following programs:

- Sports and Fitness,
- Libraries,
- Outdoor Recreation,
- Recreation Centers,
- Arts and Crafts,
- Automotive Skills,
- Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers,
- Entertainment, and
- Leisure Travel.

These programs have direct links to readiness and retention, are vital to mission accomplishment, and are an integral part of the non-pay compensation system.

What has the Army done?

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future? Continuing to advance MWR, the following are new and improved initiatives: Benefits of Army Recreation is a newly developed system used in measuring the impact of Army Recreation service-wide. The system contains measurement tools that document the impact and contribution of recreation programs to mission. The Recreation Accreditation process ensures a high level of accountability throughout recreation and provides a benchmark against municipal recreation programs. The Warrior Adventure Quest program is designed to support needs identified by the returning Soldiers for high adventure activities. The program focuses on outdoor activities that create high adrenaline experiences. The General Libraries Information System is a web-based service that reaches out from the library building to the Soldier in the barracks at home or deployed. It provides access to library services such as the library catalog, books & magazines online.

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