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The Coast Guard is the only military service organized under the Department of Homeland Security. The Coast Guard’s MWR program is similar to that of the other Services but on a smaller scale. The mission of the Coast Guard MWR program is to uplift the spirits of the Coast Guard Family and be an essential element of Coast Guard readiness and retention through customer-owned and driven MWR programs and services around the world.

 

The MWR programs play a vital role in support of mission readiness and retention of our military members and the entire Coast Guard family through a diverse group of activities and programs. TAKING CARE OF THOSE WHO PROTECT AND DEFEND is our vision and guides everything that we do!

The MWR program staff is responsible for the funding, policy, service delivery, and oversight of non-pay compensation programs to include fitness centers, gymnasiums, swimming pools, sporting events, hobby shops, information, tickets, and tours, recreational lodging, and food and beverage activities.

They manage commercial sponsorships, gift acceptance, marketing, intern programs, capital investment funds and training. They are responsible for the resale operations, audit program, unit checklists, budget reviews/analysis, and conduct onsite unit inspections to ensure program compliance.

Furthermore, they oversee the central fund distributions, procurement, quarterly/annual reports, deliver MWR financial controls, prepare financial results of operations/statistics, and control all other aspects of MWR financial matters.

They deliver the Navy Motion Picture Service to the afloat community and oversee the Coast Guard's affiliation with the Boys and Girls Club of America. They manage the Unit Programs of the Year Awards, Coast Guard Sports, Elite Athletes of the Year, and Sports Participation Grant programs and serve as the Coast Guard's representative in Armed Forces Sports.

 

MWR is a quality-of-life program that directly supports readiness by providing a variety of community, servicemember, and family support programs, activities, and services.
 
Included are social, fitness, recreational, educational, and other programs and activities that enhance community life, foster member and unit readiness, promote mental and physical fitness, and generally provide a working and living environment that attracts and retains quality servicemembers.