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Single Service Member Programs Info Paper


Background

Single service member programs support the overall quality of single service members' lives by identifying their well-being issues and concerns. These programs then recommend ways to address these issues through the chain of command, encouraging and assisting single service members in identifying and planning for recreation and leisure activities and providing single service members with the opportunity to participate in and contribute to their respective communities. Through this forum, commanders receive information on quality of life concerns and on the interests and needs of single service members. This feedback can directly or indirectly influence service members' morale, living environment, personal growth and development.

Key Points

  • Service delivery- Activities offered through the single service member programs vary from installation to installation based on the interests of participants and the availability of potential activities. Typical activities offered through the program include:
    • Recreation and sports activities
    • Health and wellness activities
    • Trips and tours
    • Concerts
    • Holiday and special event activities
    • Life skills and career progression
    • Community involvement activities
  • Funding- Single service member programs are classified as a mission sustaining programs (Category A), supported almost entirely with appropriated funds.

Eligibility

Unlimited use of Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs and services is authorized to active duty, National Guard, and Reserve Component members and their families, armed forces retirees and their families, former and surviving spouses and family members, and DoD civilians and their families when stationed outside the United States. Based on local demand and capacity, installation commanders may grant use of Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs and services to DoD civilians and their families inside the United States, DoD contract personnel, other federal employees, guests and members of the public.

Availability

These programs are available worldwide on military installations.


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