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)
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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.
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.
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.