Whether you're looking for some family activities on your installation or a weekend getaway, you can turn to Military OneSource for ideas and resources on how to unwind and relax. From mastering a new hobby or exploring the shelves of your library to scoring discount tickets to the movies or joining a recreational sports league, we have your fun covered.
From Audiobooks to Academic Research, the Digital Library Has It
These days, your computer or mobile device gives you easy online access to books anywhere in the world, anytime your curiosity strikes. The Morale, Welfare and Recreation digital library has valuable and easy-to-use databases to help military service members and their families meet their research needs or simply download a book to enjoy.
Tips to Get Through a Breakup
If you're dealing with the breakup of a relationship and the demands of military training or deployment, getting through it all may be especially difficult. But despite the pain, it’s a chance to grow and start fresh.
Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library
Military OneSource provides free, online resources to service members and their families via the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library. You’ll find eBooks and audiobooks on virtually every topic, as well as databases and reference manuals that can help you learn a new skill, keep kids engaged and serve as a homework source, or prepare you to land your next job.
Blue Star Museums
Museums across America are rolling out the red carpet for active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members and their families between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Simply flash your ID and enjoy free access through the Blue Star Museums initiative.
Information, Tickets and Travel: Your Key to Fun
Whether you want to take in a ball game, spend a day at local attractions, or plan a vacation, your local Information, Tickets and Travel, or ITT, office is your key to great deals on recreation and leisure travel.
Explore the Library
As a service member, you know the importance of developing new skills, and your installation library is a great resource for professional development and learning. There’s so much there beyond books, including resume help, events information and research capabilities. And today, the libraries’ digital offerings allow you to access these resources from anywhere, at any time. For your family, the library is a great place to connect with the community and help kids begin lifelong learning.
Family Fitness With Young Children
As a parent of young children, your time may not always feel like your own. Despite your best efforts to stay on top of your family's schedule, there's always another mess to clean or mouth to feed.
Morale, Welfare and Recreation: Your Source for Affordable Fun
Military life has many demands, so you want to make the most of your free time.
Ways to Save Money on Entertainment
You and your family can have plenty of fun on a tight budget. With just a little effort and planning, you can find low-cost and even free fun every week.
Stay Fit and Have Fun
As a service member, it’s your duty to maintain your fitness. Your physical abilities are routinely tested, so keeping your body in top shape is just another part of the job.
Families That Walk Together Talk Together
Family time is precious to service members and their spouses, so make the most of it by looking beyond phones and screens for simple activities together. Make family time count and try something as simple as going for a walk together. It will pay off in more ways than one.
Master a New Hobby
Military life keeps you busy. Staying mission ready is a full-time job, on top of your social or family life.
5 Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Injury and Overtraining
There’s a fine line between waking up to sore muscles that make you feel like you accomplished something in yesterday’s workout and being so sore — or even injured — that you can’t carry out your daily responsibilities. Reaching your peak fitness level requires ramping up your workouts and pushing yourself, but you also have to listen to your body and be patient or you may experience setbacks and even injury.
Morale, Welfare and Recreation Programs and Eligibility
From fitness and sports to tickets and travel, Morale, Welfare and Recreation has something for everyone. Programs vary by location and whether you're stationed on an installation or off, but you'll always have a way to access these offerings to relax, have fun and connect with others.
Department of Defense Summer Camp Experiences
When school's out for summer, it's helpful to have some activities planned to keep your kids busy, engaged and having fun. Department of Defense summer camps may be a great addition to your child's summer lineup.