MWR is a military acronym that stands for Morale, Welfare and Recreation. The term is given to a complete range of community support and quality of life programs for members of the Armed Forces, their families, and retirees at more than 2,000 facilities on U.S. military bases throughout the world. MWR facilities encompasses a wide variety of services, including sports and physical fitness centers, food and beverage outlets, lodging programs, child development, youth activities, entertainment, travel and leisure. The MWR programs operated by each branch of the military contribute to the retention, readiness, mental, physical and emotional well-being of the U.S. Armed Forces and their family’s sales totaling more than $3.6 billion in 2002, each military service has its own MWR program. MWR activities are categorized as both appropriated funded (taxpayer) and nonappropriated funded (self generated) activities. ALA understands the nuances of this marketplace and can assist members as needed.