Eligible Patrons

Eligible Patrons include active duty Service Members, Department of Defense Civilian Employees, Retirees, and members of the National Guard or Reserve (18 years or older). Family Members of the above groups, 18 years or older with a military/Government ID card are also eligible. Many MWR facilities and services are also available to U.S. Government Contractors. Always check with the staff at your local MWR facility or office to check eligibility.


Family and MWR Patron Expansion

As of January 1, 2020,  we will expand a selection of our programs and services to:

  • Purple Heart recipients
  • Former Prisoners of War
  • All Veterans with service-connected disabilities
  • Individuals approved and designated as the primary family caregivers of eligible veterans enrolled under the Department of Veterans Affairs Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers.

Members will be provided access to:

  • Golf Courses, Bowling Centers, Restaurants, Clubs, Equipment Rentals, Recreational Lodging, Kennels, Auto Skills, and Resorts.

Programs and services may vary per installation. 

MWR Category A activities including fitness centers, libraries and Child Development Programs are not included in the eligibility.


Visit the Expanded Patronage fact sheet to learn more about the new benefits.