DLA Installation Support Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Programs is the single point of contact for MWR programs and services at DLA host sites and their tenant organizations.  We ensure policies and standards meet DoD and Agency objectives and provide oversight of enterprise operations.

Andrew T McNamara Building, Suite 1145
Fort Belvoir, Virginia USA 22060

703-767-4804 (DSN 427)

Visit our NEW enterprise website: DefenseMWR.com

 

OUR HISTORY started on the battlefields of World War I where, behind the lines, Salvation Army sisters and Red Cross volunteers tended to the needs of Soldiers as the forerunners of today's MWR specialists. Upon the conclusion of the war, funding stopped and morale programs were discontinued. In July of 1940, the Morale Division, later named Special Services, was established within the Adjutant General's Office. In 1962, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the United States Army that provided DLA the ability to follow Army Regulations and provide core recreational programming to their military and civilian counterparts.

Today, MWR is comprised of six organizations across DLA host sites: Susquehanna (New Cumberland), Columbus, Richmond, San Joaquin, Battle Creek and Fort Belvoir.

PEOPLE

More than 350 Non-Appropriated (NAF) and Appropriated (APF) professionals provide support programs and services to Defense Logistics Agency’s 25k+ workforce consisting of Warfighters, Families, DoD Civilians, as well as tenant agencies, National Guard and Reserve units.

PROGRAMS

MWR programs and services offer Warfighters, Families, and DoD Civilians opportunities to enhance their lives. Our programs relieve stress, build strength and resilience, and help the DLA workforce stay physically, mentally, and financially fit.

KEY LEADERS

Ms. Blanche Ostrosky

Staff Director

Mr. Will Anderson

Deputy Staff Director

Dr. JoAnn Chambers

MWR Training Center Director

Nancy Evans

Chief, Child and Youth Programs

Ms. Laurie Brown

Chief, Family Programs

Ms. Tiffany Pickering

Chief, NAF Financial Management

Ms. Ahawana Williams

Chief, NAF Contracting

Ms. Christina Darensbourg

Chief, Business and Recreation

Mr. Edward Griffin, Jr.

Chief, Marketing and Commercial Sponsorship

Mr. Roger Verville

Senior Information Technology Specialist

Ms. Leigh Drescher

NAF Human Resources Officer