Adopt-A-Platoon Team

Morale, Welfare, and Relaxation Units (MWRs)


We support a MWR unit (Morale Welfare and Relaxation), known as the "Soldiers' Truck Stop". It is a place where convoys of trucks stop on their way to refuel and rest before continuing on with their mission.  Many times they arrive late at night and the chow hall will be closed. They are able to get something to eat here and also take a shower and get some rest. They would prefer to have travel size supplies for both male and female Soldiers. These places are similar to a USO or Red Cross Canteen but are now called MWRs.  They are run by Chaplains in the Army are very sparse and do not have a lot of resources. 

Brookhaven's AaP has shipped 29 boxes of supplies and requested items totaling 890lbs.

MWR exists because the U.S. Military is committed to the well-being of the community of people who serve and stand ready to defend the nation.

MWR is a comprehensive network of support and leisure services designed to enhance the lives of soldiers (Active, Reserve, and Guard), their families, civilian employees, military retirees and other eligible participants. Over 37,000 MWR employees worldwide strive to deliver the highest quality programs and services at each installation -- from family, child and youth programs to recreation, sports, entertainment, travel and leisure activities.

Their mission is to serve the needs, interests and responsibilities of each individual in the Army community for as long as they are associated with the Army, no matter where they are.

MWR contributes to the Military’s strength and readiness by offering services that reduce stress, build skills and self-confidence and foster strong esprit de corps. MWR services also help the Military attract and retain talented people. MWR is proof of the Military’s commitment to caring for the people who serve and stand ready to defend the nation.

Project Towel Drop for Walking Wounded.  Soldiers that are wounded receive a shower during Triage. They had to dry off with their dirty uniforms since they had no towels.  A problem?  Not for the BVA!  Everyone kicked in and 720 towels plus detergent were in Iraq in a little over two weeks.

Truck Stop IRAQ - This is a place where the truck convoys that roll out of Baghdad International Airport into the city stop to refuel and get some snacks or rest.  It is an MWR and operates much like a typical truck stop.  It is where we send all the extra supplies that our normal platoon or employees relations can not use. 


    202nd MP Co 2nd Platoon

We filled a request that National AaP received from Jeffrey Krohn's platoon for hydration packs.


In addition to our Recon group we received orders to help support a MWR unit (Morale Welfare and Relaxation), known as a Truck Stop. It is a place where convoys of trucks stop on their way to refuel and rest. These places are similar to a USO or Red Cross Canteen where we used to go during our service are now called MWRs and run by Chaplains in the Army and are very sparse and do not have a lot of resources.  Please read the thank you message from the MWR unit. 3/2/09


ACU Gortex Jacket Parka for a Chaplin CH (CPT) Steven D. Ashbrook Chaplain, 832nd Ordnance. His note of thanks
 


Ghillie Suit for SPC Mitchell Altman, Counter Command Control Planning Systems Division, US Embassy, Multi National Force -I STRATEGIC OPS Division pictured here at the crossed Swords of Baghdad

 

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