Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR)
The unit's Morale, Welfare, and Recreation—or MWR—programs intend to provide members with a healthy, high-quality lifestyle to support:
Areas of personal hobbies, interests, and passions
Physical fitness, health, and nutrition
Mental health and social wellbeing
Family-team cohesion and camaraderie
"MWR" is, essentially, a generalization and capture of programming that is not directly related to operational training but allows members to engage in activities which produce stronger and more resilient Civil Air Patrol airmen as well as foster a greater atmosphere for teambuilding and family support.
What types of activities does the unit conduct as part of its MWR programs?
MWR may be incorporated into the unit's training curriculum—for instance, a scheduled physical fitness "game day"—or as optional participation and/or ad hoc activities conducted outside of the unit's normal training regimen. Some examples of MWR activities include, but are not limited to:
Barbecue or grill-out
Car show or trade show
Hiking or day trips
Indoor rock climbing
When are MWR activities scheduled?
The unit's MWR schedule can vary year-to-year. Many events are scheduled as they "come up" or become known to unit staff.
The squadron's web calendar provides a list of activities currently scheduled throughout the year. Unit members should check with their leaders for specific details.
Who arranges and/or organizes MWR activities?
Activities do not fall under any single person's responsibility; however, specific individuals may be assigned as a project leader for a particular activity currently-in-planning. Most events are planned by, or at least coordinated by, a team of multiple responsible parties.
The squadron Activities Officer can assist in obtaining any specific information regarding an upcoming activity or those currently being planned.
I have an idea for an activity that the unit should conduct...Who should I contact?
If you have an activity idea, you may directly contact the squadron Activities Officer who will bring the idea to the appropriate parties for further consideration and to ensure that the activity can fall within the unit's schedule as well as authorizations. Be sure to provide as many details as possible about the activity to aid in developing and coordinating the event.