MWR refers to the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Division of the U.S. Navy, which provides a network of services and recreational programs that are available to all Navy personnel and their families. The Norfolk MWR division is located at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va.
MWR services in general provide military personnel with recreation and a chance to socialize. The Norfolk MWR offers recreational programs and activities such as an auto/hobby shop, a drydock club, fitness centers and bowling. Additionally, it offers access to child and youth development centers, which are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Navy personnel who have access to the MWR programs and services include active duty members, reservists and retirees.