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Nov. 22, 2013

Off Duty Military Life

Off Duty

Military Life

The Defense Department and military services sponsor a host of programs and activities promoting fitness, fun and personal enrichment. While reducing stress and improving quality of life across the DOD community, these efforts help make service members happier, healthier and more mission-ready.

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Officials Strive to Protect MWR Through Budget Cuts

Committed to preserving quality-of-life offerings despite ever-tighter budgets, military morale, welfare and recreation officials are scaling back in some areas as they introduce innovative approaches to delivering services and programs. Story

Preserve Quality-of-Life Programs, Official Urges Congress

Recognizing that everyone has to make sacrifices in light of the fiscal challenges facing the Defense Department, a senior defense official cautioned Congress yesterday against measures that would reverse the tremendous strides made in improving quality-of-life programs for military members and their families. Story

Air Force Offers Potential Model for MWR Programs

For a glimpse into how the military services might provide quality morale, welfare and recreation services and programs despite continuing budget pressures, the transformation program the Air Force Services directorate has been rolling out for the past two and a half years is worth a look. Story

MWR Officials Urge Civilians to Tap Programs

Morale, welfare and recreation officials are encouraging them to check out some of the programs offered right where they work. Story

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