Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, or Family and MWR, provides community members with a variety of quality programs and services. Keeping our Army ready to fight takes more than hard work and training; Soldiers and families need a balance between work and play. Leisure time offers opportunities for relaxation, rejuvenation and recreation. Providing this and more is the mission of Family and MWR.

The directorate encompasses many different services and facilities, including Army Community Service; Army Lodging; Automotive Skills; Bowling Center; Child and Youth Services; Fitness Centers; Library; Outdoor Recreation and Equipment Rental; the Terrace Playhouse and dining venues as well as many other recreational options available to Soldiers and families in the Ansbach and Illesheim communities.

The mission of ACS is to facilitate the commander's ability to provide comprehensive, standardized, coordinated and responsive services that support Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians, and families regardless of geographical location and to maximize technology and resources, eliminate duplication in service delivery and measure service effectiveness.
Army Lodging Brainard Hall provides quality hotel accommodations to America’s Soldiers, families, retirees, and civilians. Guests include Department of Defense travelers on official business and military members and their families traveling on Permanent Change of Station orders. Retirees and military families can also make reservations when the facilities are not required for official travelers.
The Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) is dedicated to preserving the fighting strength through alcohol and drug prevention efforts. Changing perceptions about binge drinking, illicit drug use, and abuse of prescription drugs is paramount in this effort.
Child and Youth Services (CYS) provides programs and services for children of eligible military and civilian families. Within CYS you will find something to meet your children’s needs, including: full, part time or hourly child care; before/after school care; camps; programs for middle school and teen youth; instructional classes; workforce preparation opportunities; sports and fitness activities.
The School Liaison Officer "levels the playing field" for transitioning students, helps prepare families, schools, and installations to respond confidently to the complexities of transition and deployment while providing families the assurance that their children’s academic well-being is an Army priority.