The strength of our nation is our Armed Forces. The strength of our Armed Forces is our Service Members. The strength of our Service Members comes from the strength of their families.


Fort Detrick recognizes that the selfless dedication and commitment of our families directly contributes to the readiness of our Soldiers. Families are the force behind the force. Here at Fort Detrick we want you need to know that you're just as valuable as your Soldier. To express that, Fort Detrick makes a special effort to bring together, and make available a large number of resources and benefits. Fort Detrick is committed to our Service Members and their families, providing a strong, supportive environment that enhances their strength and resilience.


Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation

Fort Detrick Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation provides military families with unique and exciting events, as well as a variety of support services and programs. Today's Family and MWR mission is to honor the Soldiers who protect our freedom by providing them and their families with the same quality of life given to the society they are pledged to defend. The Family and MWR employees here are dedicated to providing support and leisure services as outstanding as the people they serve. Family and MWR strive to deliver the highest quality programs and services – from sports, recreation and entertainment to child and youth programs –- to give our Soldiers and families a much-needed balance of work and play.