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The following management tools are available for download and printing by Morale, Welfare and Recreation service providers to help conduct and promote their programs. Upgrades for Acrobat Reader software are available at no charge at Adobe.com.

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The Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) department on every installation is a park and recreation agency. MWR, called military recreation for accreditation purposes, is concerned with the efficiency, effectiveness, and professionalism of its operations. Therefore, military recreation self-assessment and peer review is an excellent process for evaluating the quality of the system, which delivers programs and activities. It is to this end, as a tool for self-assessment, that standards were developed.

The "Self-Assessment Manual for Quality Operation of Military Recreation," sets forth the standards from the "Self-Assessment Manual for Quality Operation of Park and Recreation Agencies," a guide to standards for national accreditation by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The standards are presented in ten categories that detail 156 standards. For some CAPRA standards, a DoD Comment is provided for clarification. In addition, the previously approved "military version" of CAPRA standards removed standards that did not pertain to Military recreation and are noted in the DoD Comment (3.6.2; 5.3.5; 5.4.2.2; 7.1; 7.3; 7.4; and 9.7). You are not required to meet those seven standards.

Military recreation accredited by these standards demonstrate not only that they meet the standards for a quality operation but also that they have professional competence and commitment and the military community support to complete the rigorous process of accreditation.


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America the Beautiful Pass Programs Fact Sheet The America the Beautiful military pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites – from sea to shining sea. Grab your pass, and consider pitching in April 12-18, during National Volunteer Week, or visiting April 18-26, during National Park Week.


Man swimming. Check out the new Inclusive Customer Service course for Morale, Welfare and Recreation. Learn simple ways to invite all members of the military community to play, and stick this badge on your Web page to help spread the word.


Flower on lilypads This two-hour webinar will explore current research findings linked to wellness and mindfulness, as well as how mental health clinicians and others in helping professional roles can use this information to implement preventative and restorative practices in their work and personal lives. The presentation will also include practical examples that individuals can provide to families dealing with stress, anxiety and other difficulties that can provide barriers to wellness. Continuing education units may be available.

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