Morale, Welfare and Recreation
MWR exists because the U.S. Military is committed to the well-being of the community of people who serve and stand ready to defend the nation.
MWR is a comprehensive network of support and leisure services designed to enhance the lives of soldiers (active, Reserve, and Guard), their families, civilian employees, military retirees and other eligible participants. Over 37,000 MWR employees worldwide strive to deliver the highest quality programs and services at each installation — from family, child and youth programs to recreation, sports, entertainment, travel and leisure activities.
Their mission is to serve the needs, interests and responsibilities of each individual in the Army community for as long as they are associated with the Army, no matter where they are.
MWR contributes to the Military’s strength and readiness by offering services that reduce stress, build skills and self-confidence and foster strong esprit de corps. MWR services also help the Military attract and retain talented people. MWR is proof of the Military’s commitment to caring for the people who serve and stand ready to defend the nation. Take a look at all MWR websites nationwide.
Military Camping and RV Sites
The Army and other DOD Service Departments operate camp grounds and RV sites throughout the U.S. on military installations and Recreation Areas. For information on the location of these facilities, and amenities, please visit the Army MWR Outdoor Recreation web site at PathsAcrossAmerica.com.
Army MWR Installations
Are you traveling to another installation? Want to find out what your current installation has to offer? Simply click on the State to find an MWR page dedicated to helping you find lodging, entertainment, sports and more for specific Army installation.
Navy Lodges are located around the world at most Naval Bases. The PCS and TDY traveler will find our locations convenient for their family and their business needs. Check out the Navy Lodge Locator to find out if there is a Navy Lodge where you will be taking your next vacation.
MWR Quick Links by Military Service
Recreation Facilities &
ARMED FORCES RECR CENTER (AFRC)
NEW SANNO HOTEL (Tokyo)
The US Military offers many MWR opportunities in the Hawaiian Islands for military service members and their families. Most people know about the fantastic lodging (at a very reasonable price) at Hale Koa in Honolulu on the island of Oahu. But, there are many other facilities on several of the islands that offer great deals and may be easier to book reservations since they are not widely known.
Here is a list of some of the MWR / AFRC / Lodging facilities in Hawaii and links to their official websites:
Island of Oahu (where Honolulu is located)
Hale Koa Armed Forces Recreation Center is nestled on a 72-acre tropical oasis fronting the finest stretch of beach in Waikiki (official website).
Navy Lodge Ford Island, Pearl Harbor has 150 beautifully appointed guestrooms close to the Arizona Memorial. (official website).
Beach Cottages at Barbers Point has 24 cottages at White Plains and Nimitz Beach at Barbers Point: 14 2-bedroom/1bath, 6 2-bedroom/2 bath, 2 3-bedroom/2 bath, 2 1-bedroom/1 bath handicapped accessible. Some units are duplexes. Amenities include: golf course w/snack bar, bowling center, Fitness Center, swimming pools, ITT office, and White Plains Beach for swimming, surfing lessons, picnic areas (official website).
Cabins at Bellows Air Force Stations is located on the northern portion of Waimanalo Bay and includes a stretch of white sandy beach that curves around the bay. The beach offers users rustic cabins with beautiful Hawaiian setting and opportunities for many activities (official website).
Pililaau Army Rec Center is comprised of 39 beachfront cabins, one distinguished visitor cabin, an equipment rental center, club facility and cove pavilion area for group outings. All cabins are air conditioned, with ceiling fans, cable TV, telephone, and full kitchens equipped with cooking utensils, tableware, dishes and linen, a private sundeck and barbecue grill. Deluxe units are carpeted and equipped with a VCR (official website).
Island of Kauai
Beach Cottages at Barking Sands is located on the southwestern corner of the island and has 18 2-bedroom cottages and 1 3-bedroom cottage located beachfront with a golf driving range, swimming pool, fitness, All Hands Club, outdoor recreation gear rental nearby (official website).
The Big Island of Hawaii
Kilauea Military Camp, Joint Service Recreation Center is situated at 4,000 feet of elevation, surrounded by the dramatic beauty of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Nearby is the world’s most active volcano, Kilauea. KMC offers 90 one-, two- and three-bedroom cottages and apartments with all the comforts of home (official website).
Navy MWR Hawaii
Community Support Program (CSP) welcomes you to the island of Oahu and Navy Hawaii. The tropical breezes, balmy weather and aloha spirit make this a highly sought-after assignment. Links to Outdoor Recreation, Equipment Rentals, Lodging, and more.
Military Discounts 15%, Oahu, Hawaii Morning Wildlife Sailing Tour
(7:00am – 11:00am) Crew of marine biologists shares life’s passions with you. Morning cruises focus on whale (seasonal), turtle reef and dolphin encounters. Small groups optimize the experience for both guests and marine creatures. Located on rural coastline of the ‘hidden Oahu’, discover secrets they have found far away from city life… Snorkeling equipment and instruction supplied at no extra cost. Continental Breakfast, ice-cold drinks (soda, juice, iced cappuccino, bottled water) and healthy snacks served onboard. $95 per person, Military receive 15% discount on all parties in booking. http://sailhawaii.com 808.306.7273
Military Discounts 20%, Maui Snorkeling Tours
20% off for Military on our Snorkel Molokini and Turtle Town Adventure on Maui - www.mauisnorkeling.com.
MWR & Joint Services Recreation Centers
Walt Disney World, Orlando Florida
The Magic Kingdom is the Disney park of popular imagination, where Mickey mingles with the crowds – very much the park for kids, though at its high-tech best capable of thrilling even the most jaded of adults. Known for its giant, golfball-like geosphere, EPCOT Center is Disney’s celebration of science and technology; this sprawling area involves a lot of walking, and may bore young children. Disney-MGM Studios suits almost everyone: its special effects are enjoyable even if you’ve never seen the movies they’re based on. The newest of the four, Disney’s Animal Kingdom , brings all manner of African and Asian wildlife to the theme park setting, perhaps the lone entry that can be explored fairly quickly. Check out the lowest rates on hotels near Disney
Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure, Orlando FL
Universal Studios has drawn much attention, adding the hi-tech, special effects-laden Islands of Adventure and CityWalk , an earthier lure for nightlife dollars than Downtown Disney. Universal is also aspiring to full-fledged resort status with the Portofino Bay Hotel and plans for other accommodation. For access to all areas, park in the garage half a mile north of exits 29 and 30B off I-94. Check out the lowest rates on hotels near Universal.
Check out our new Orlando Hotel Discounts section.
Las Vegas, NV – Nellis AFB MWR
Nellis AFB ITT (official website) offers military discount tickets for most Las Vegas showrooms on the Strip. They also offer dozens of tours including Hoover Dam or the Grand Canyon, and they offer Front-of-the-Line and VIP packages to the hottest Night Clubs! Movie tickets are available for Galaxy and Regal theaters located all over Las Vegas and discounted tickets for “Local attractions” such as Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum and the AdventureDome at Circus Circus are also on sale!
Going on a vacation in California? Be sure and visit the Nellis ITT office before you get on the road!! We have discounted tickets to most of the Theme parks in Southern California and discounted Hotel Vouchers exceptional properties near the theme parks. Check out additional Las Vegas Discount Tickets.
Nellis AFB Information, Tickets and Travel
4311 Carswell Avenue
Building 340, Community Support Center Bldg
(Across from the base theatre)
Nellis AFB, NV 89191
(702) 652-2193 or 652-8670
California / Nevada Navy ITT Locations
|San Diego Area
NMAWC: (619) 221-1005
NAVBASE: (619) 556-2174
Navy Exchange: (619) 556-7498
NAB: (619) 437-3018
NASNI: (619) 545-9576
|California – Nevada
China Lake : (760) 939-8660
Monterey: (831) 656-3223
Fallon: (775) 426-2865
Lemoore: (559) 997-7000
Ventura Complex: (805) 982-4284
Seal Beach: (562) 626-7555
El Centro: (760) 339-2559
The following is a list of some of the many discounts and military rates, and specialty priced tickets are available at MWR/ITT offices at the above Naval installations. Call ahead to find out pricing, availability and directions.
|Los Angeles Area
Knotts Berry Farm
Long Beach Aquarium
San Diego Area
USCG Recreational Lodging Facilities
Lake Tahoe, CA Recreational Lodging
Description: Located on Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe. Situated on the northwest shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe in the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountains (ski country).
Facilities: 2, A-frame cottages. 2, one bedroom units and 2, two bedroom units.
Activities: Hiking, picnicking, mountain climbing, skiing, and boating.
Recreation Equipment Available: None.
General Information: Each A-frame has a ground floor apartment with 2-bedrooms capable of sleeping a maximum of 8 and a single bedroom, second floor apartment capable of sleeping 8. Each apartment is completely furnished. Official website.
Officer in Charge
USCG Station Lake Tahoe
P.O. Box 882
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Phone: (530) 583-7438
Petaluma Guest House, CA
Description: Located in beautiful Sonoma County about 50 miles north of the city of San Francisco, on the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center, Petaluma, CA. A total of 19 rooms are available, 8 of which are attached to the Consolidated Club, 10 are located across the street, and 1 is located in Harrison Hall and is designated as a VIP 2-room suite.
Facilities: A six lane bowling center is attached to the Consolidated Club. A weekday evening food concession is operated in the Club, serving pizza, sandwiches, salads, and fried foods. Other facilities available within walking distance are the gymnasium, fitness center, CG Exchange, library with Internet accessibility, and a movie theater with DTS surround sound showing first run movies beginning each night at 7:00 PM. Official website.
Coast Guard Training Center
599 Tomales Road
Petaluma, CA 94952-5000
Marathon Recreation Cottages, Vaca Key, FL
Description: USCG Station Marathon, FL. Located 111 miles southwest of Miami and 48 miles northeast of Key West, FL on on Vaca Key in the heart of the Florida Keys.
Facilities: 4 available cottages, 4 recreational boats, 4 R.V. pads, and a basketball court. No personal boats or watercraft allowed on, or launched from, the Station. Official website.
Commanding Officer (pm)
U.S. Coast Guard
Coast Guard PSSU Miami
100 MacArthur Causeway
Miami Beach, FL 33139-5101
Phone: (305) 535-4565
AFRC – Armed Forces Recreation Centers
AFRC resorts are affordable Joint Service facilities operated by the U.S. Army Community and Family Support Center and located at ideal vacation destinations. AFRCs offer a full range of resort hotel opportunities for service members, their families, and other members of the Total Defense Force. AFRCs are self-supporting and funded by non-appropriated fund revenues generated internally from operations.
Revenues from AFRCs are continually reinvested to maintain and improve the physical plant while providing the greatest possible value for AFRC guests. Providing high-quality, affordable resort-style facilities at the AFRCs is commensurate with the Chief of Staff, Army’s philosophy that soldiers are entitled to the same quality of life as the citizens they are pledged to defend. The Army continues to promote strong family values by providing the AFRCs; a reflection of our strong commitment to improved quality of life. AFRC room rates are affordable and based on rank, pay grade, duty status, room size, and/or room location.
The AFRCs are centrally-managed, U.S. Army Community and Family Support Center-operated facilities with a mission to provide rest, relaxation, recreation, and sustainment for Army personnel, their families, and other members of the total Defense Force.
AFRC Facilities include: