Armed Forces Recreation What, Where, When, Who, Why, and How! But first….some web sites! • Bulletin Board Cohort Groups • www.indiana.edu/~r231 • HPER Career Services • www.hper.indiana.edu • www.hpercareers.com • IU Alumni Association Directory • www.alumni.indiana.edu • RPA Career Opportunities Resource Center • www.indiana.edu/~rpajobs OUR NAMES… Army – MWR (Morale, Welfare, and Recreation) Navy – MWR Air Force – Services Marine Corps – MCCS (Marine Corps Community Services) 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 WORLDWIDE United States Europe Asia And Beyond! WHEN WE DELIVER Daily 24/7 Peacetime Wartime WHO ARE OUR CUSTOMERS Active Duty Retirees Dependents DOD Employees Contractors Reservists Etc. HOW WE DELIVER Fitness Sports Instructional Classes Self-Directed Incentive Programs Intramural Special Events Extramural Self-Directed Varsity World Class Athlete Program 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 $30-38K sea Fitness Center Dir Supervisory Sports Specialist GS-9/11 NF-4 NF-3 $38-45K Internship Opportunities Navy http://www.mwr.navy.mil/ http://www.donhr.org Air Force By location Army By location Marine Corps By location Coast Guard Quiz Time… T or F Military installations have fitness and recreation programs similar to communities? T or F Very few fitness and rec jobs are available to non-military? T or F You have to join the military to work on a military installation? 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?
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