I love the MWR! For those who don't speak military acronyms it stands for Morale, Welfare, and Recreation. Basically, it's a group on the base that is in charge of hosting parties for families, providing discount tickets, and helping out with deployments.
This year, we went to a MWR party on the nearest base, which happens to be an Army base (Carlisle Barracks). It was their annual tree lighting ceremony and it was a hoot.
We all bundled up and even though we missed the actual lighting of the tree, we had free cookies and hot chocolate. A booth was set up advertising all the programs available through MWR including a Christmas bazaar.
They handed out free Christmas ball ornaments and even Santa was there ready to pose for pictures and hand out candy canes.
Then, we waited our turn for a horse drawn carriage ride around the small base. It was so festive and made me appreciate all that the MWR does for its military families.
4 weeks ago