What, Where, When, Who,
Why, and How!
But first….some web sites!
• Bulletin Board Cohort Groups
• HPER Career Services
• IU Alumni Association Directory
• RPA Career Opportunities Resource Center
Army – MWR (Morale, Welfare, and Recreation)
Navy – MWR
Air Force – Services
Marine Corps – MCCS (Marine Corps Community
Coast Guard - MWR
AF Services Mission and Vision
Our mission is to Our vision is to provide
increase combat combat support and service
capability and improve to the Air Force community
programs promoting through excellence in core
readiness, esprit de competencies, focused
corps, and quality of innovation, and systematic
life for Air Force delivery of products and
people. services to meet their
constantly changing needs.
Scope of Operations - Big Picture
112 fitness centers 122 club operations
283 dining facilities 84 bowling centers
76 community centers 80 golf facilities
97 lodging operations 26 aero clubs (300 aircraft)
250 child development & school- 93 outdoor recreation operations
age care centers 101 rec equipment check-outs
84 youth centers Armed Forces Entertainment (AFE)
107 libraries 40 recreational shooting ops
87 skills development centers 8,400 military (AD, AFR, ANG)
42,500 civilians (APF, NAF, CME)
67 tickets & tours operations
WHERE WE ARE
WHEN WE DELIVER
WHO ARE OUR CUSTOMERS
HOW WE DELIVER
Instructional Classes Self-Directed
Incentive Programs Intramural
Special Events Extramural
World Class Athlete
Military vs Community
MWR Director P/R Director
Admiral Mayor/City Manager
More diversity Parks and/ or rec.
Military patrons Citizens
Military environment Community setting
Revenue sources Taxes, bonds, grants
Facility/utilities Fee structure
Deployment Steady customer base
Job Opportunities (Samples)
Sports Specialists Afloat Recreation and
GS-7/9 Fitness Specialists
NF-3 Up to six months at
Fitness Center Dir Supervisory Sports
T or F Military installations have fitness and
recreation programs similar to communities?
T or F Very few fitness and rec jobs are available
T or F You have to join the military to work on a
T or F If you work with armed forces recreation,
you’re limited to jobs and locations?
T or F You can become a millionaire working in
armed forces recreation?
T or F Internships rarely lead to full-time jobs?