Magazine article Parks & Recreation

MWR: Unique Professionals

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

MWR: Unique Professionals

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In many ways, the role of the "peacekeeping" Armed Forces, with their deployments throughout the world, has created unusual and unique challenges for Morale, Welfare and Recreation professionals. These dedicated professionals are providing recreation services in remote areas of the world, where our troops are separated from their families and faced with the constant uncertainty of military conflict. The most recent rapid deployment of military units was in response to the crisis in Iraq.

The National Recreation and Park Association is proud to count among the members of its Armed Forces Recreation Society the cadre of civilian professionals serving our nation in support of the Armed Forces. This month's Parks & Recreation magazine highlights some of the activities and programs that the MWR community provides to our military personnel and their families.

A Historical Perspective

Many MWR specialists work 12- to 14-hour days to keep recreation facilities open when the troops are off duty and looking for a little rest and relaxation. …

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