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Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR)

On behalf of the entire Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate, welcome to Redstone Arsenal! We are proud to present our new website so you can better familiarize yourself with all the great MWR activities that are here to serve you! As a member of the Army, Navy, Air force, Marines, Reserves or retired, NASA, DA, DoD, PEO, SMDC, AMRDEC, SED or any other government organization on Redstone, we want you to know that our facilities and activities are part of your benefits package. Redstone Arsenal MWR has many award-winning services available from recreation, sports and fitness, child youth and school services, golf, bowling, club, arts and crafts, a library and much, much more! Our Army Community Service also provides a full complement of military Family programs and services for Soldiers and their Families.

The Redstone Arsenal MWR family wants to be your “First Choice” for all quality of life services, and providing superior Customer Service is very important to us. If there is an activity or service you would like to see us provide, please go to the Polling Section of this website and tell us what you think or email me directly and tell me about your Customer Service experience with us.

Sincerely Yours,

Derrick Gould , Director of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation

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What is MWR?

Army MWR exists because the U.S. Army is committed to the well-being of the community of people who serve and stand ready to defend the nation.

Army MWR is a comprehensive network of support and leisure services designed to enhance the lives of soldiers (active, Reserve, and Guard), their families, civilian employees, military retirees and other eligible participants. Over 37,000 MWR employees worldwide strive to deliver the highest quality programs and services at each installation — from family, child and youth programs to recreation, sports, entertainment, travel and leisure activities.

Their mission is to serve the needs, interests and responsibilities of each individual in the Army community for as long as they are associated with the Army, no matter where they are.

MWR contributes to the Army’s strength and readiness by offering services that reduce stress, build skills and self-confidence and foster strong esprit de corps. MWR services also help the Army attract and retain talented people. MWR is proof of the Army’s commitment to caring for the people who serve and stand ready to defend the nation.


6 thoughts on “Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR)

  1. I suggest a fenced dog park with water available. This park should be 50 yds by 50 yds and could be located at the corner of Hermes and Jupiter. This location is close to the housing areas and across the street from the RV park in the old housing area. This would provide a place where dogs could run off leash. Part of this could be divided off for smaller dogs. A water faucet, trash can and clean-up bag dispenser would be required. I feel this type of park would be used by those living in housing, those in the RV park and by many of us living off post. This should be a low maintenance area, policed by those using it and making use of otherwise vacant land. A bench or two for the pet owners would add to the parks usefulness.

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    • Thank you for the fantastic compliment! We appreciate the fact that you took the time to share your opinion with us and are thrilled that you are pleased with our blog! Along with our website ( are also on Facebook and Twitter (redstonemwr) if you’d like to connect with us.

  3. Has Redstone MWR ever considered having a obstacle course race similar to Tough Mudder (, Warrior Dash (, or Spartan Race ( These type of races are becoming increasingly popular across the U.S., especially within the active, former, and retired military. With all three present here plus the avid runners and adventurers in this community, I guarantee the turnout would easily trump any of your hosted 5K, 10K, and other running/cycle events. The amount of money raised for MWR and charity would be incredible too.

    • Hi Patrick,

      Thank you for your input! We have considered a similar event for Redstone and value your interest! Please feel free to share any other ideas! Have a great day!

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