MWR offers tickets to professional and minor league sporting events, concerts, theatrical shows, museums, historic sites, amusement parks and other events depending on the facility’s location. MWR stands for Morale, Welfare and Recreation, and is a program that offers discounted tickets to events and attractions to members of the military, their families and retirees. Tickets are available at discounted rates by presenting a military ID or some other proof of affiliation with the Department of Defense.
Service members can usually purchase discounted event tickets at Information, Tickets and Travel, or ITT, offices located on military bases throughout the world. These offices also offer discounted tickets to activities and events unique to their locations. For example, the ITT office at Fort Belvoir offers discounted day trips to New York City, and the office at Camp Pendleton in California offers discounted passes for whale watching cruises. Tickets to professional sporting events such as NFL football games and NASCAR may also be available depending on the location of the base. Many military bases have MWR recreational centers and facilities such as golf courses, bowling alleys and horse stables where members may take lessons, join leagues, or participate in tournaments and equestrian events.
ITT offices also act as travel agencies and make travel arrangements and provide trip planning services, brochures and information on vacation destinations. Through the MWR program, members can obtain discounts on accommodations and passes to attractions such as Walt Disney World and Legoland.