Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR)

Army National Guard: State Active Duty

Benefit Fact Sheet



The Army Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) program is a quality-of-life program that directly supports readiness by providing a variety of community, Soldier, and Family support activities and services. MWR offers worldwide support through a comprehensive network of programs and services at each installation-from Family, Child and youth programs to recreation, sports, entertainment, travel and leisure activities. The mission of MWR is to serve the needs, interests, and responsibilities of all people in the Army community-Soldiers, their Families, civilian employees, military retirees, and other eligible participants-for as long as they are associated with the Army, no matter where they are located.


Army National Guard Soldiers on state active duty and authorized Family members are eligible to utilize some, but not all, MWR facilities and programs.  However, they may be entitled to similar programs and services through their component.  Please visit the sites listed in the "Additional Information" section below for specific program eligibility.

Additional Information:

For more information, please visit the official MWR website maintained by U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM, G-9, Family and MWR):

For additional information on locations of MWR facilities and programs at local Army Installations, check the Resource Locator library on the MyArmyBenefits website:

Armed Forces Recreation Centers:

Child, Youth, and School Services:

Recreation and Leisure:

Army Libraries:

Army Lodging:

Entertainment and Dining:

Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS):

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Document Review Date: 29 February 2016