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Morale, Welfare and Recreation Funding Categories Explained

Funding for Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs and services is based on three categories: Mission sustaining, community support and revenue generating. Each category supports military readiness by providing community, service member and family support services. Programs within these categories are funded by Congress through appropriated funds, nonappropriated funds or a combination of the two.

Category A: Mission Sustaining Programs

Category A programs and services are considered the most essential in meeting the organizational objectives of the services. The programs should be supported almost entirely with apporpriated funds. Programs within this category promote the physical and mental well-being of the military member, thereby supporting the basic military mission. Examples of Category A Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs include: physical fitness and aquatics, on-installation parks and picnic areas, basic social recreation programs, company and/or unit level programs and sports and athletics (self-directed, unit level, intramural).

Category B: Community Support Programs

Category B programs and services are designed to provide service members and families with community support systems. These programs are funded through a mix of appropriated and nonappropriated funds but should primarily be funded through appropriated funds. Examples of Category B Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs and services include child development programs, youth activities, outdoor recreation, automotive skills development, pet lodging and sports programs above the intramural level.

Category C: Revenue Generating Programs

Category C programs and services generate sufficient income to provide for a majority of their operating expenses though they are authorized limitd appropriated fund support. Example of Category C Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs and services include food services.

 

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Family & MWR Community Recreation Internship Program

We are offering internship opportunities for those interested in Business & Recreation operations, Special Events and Fitness Facility management.

Some key focus areas are:

 

Community Activities Center- Event hall
RV storage lots
Equipment rental 
Parks and pavilions
Dog Daycare Center
Travel services for bus trips
Fitness Facility
Special Events

 

We will work with your college or university for college credits and assist you with adding experience to your resume.

Jan 23

Family & MWR Community Recreation Internship Program

We are offering internship opportunities for those interested in Business & Recreation operations, Special Events and Fitness Facility management.

Some key focus areas are:

 

Community Activities Center- Event hall
RV storage lots
Equipment rental 
Parks and pavilions
Dog Daycare Center
Travel services for bus trips
Fitness Facility
Special Events

 

We will work with your college or university for college credits and assist you with adding experience to your resume.

Jan 23
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Master Resilience Training

MRT is open to DA Civilians, and Families of Service members.

Feb 8 9 am - 11 am

Newcomers Orientation

Hybrid Event Live on Facebook and in the Building 1520 Auditorium https://www.facebook.com/DetrickMWR/ To receive credit for attending virtually, please log on to Facebook with your name and rank and remain online for the duration of the orientation. Thank you! Sign in begins at 9:45 A complimentary walking tour of downtown Frederick (hosted by the Frederick County Visitors Center) will be offered to the Fort Detrick Newcomers the 3rd. Saturday of each month. Visitors Center is located at 151 S. East Street, Frederick, Maryland, 21701. To ensure a tour guide is available, you must register with Army Community Service no later than one week prior to the scheduled tour. Please call 301-619-6364 or email Elizabeth.l.keirsey.civ@mail.mil to register. Thank you!

Feb 16 10 am - 2 pm
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Hearts Apart

Hearts Apart is a monthly support group for family members who are geographically separated from their loved ones.

Feb 18 10 am - 12 pm
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Hearts Apart

Hearts Apart is a monthly support group for family members who are geographically separated from their loved ones.

Feb 18 10 am - 12 pm