FMWR strives to provide quality morale, welfare, and recreational support to Soldiers and Families every day.
That commitment is manifested by increased funding in FMWR programs, which helps to fulfill the FMWRC goal: ensuring that Soldiers and their Families get the same quality of life afforded the society they are pledged to defend.
Army FMWR programs constitute a $2-billion annual business, with 31,000 employees who serve 3.9 million authorized patrons.
Army FMWR programs directly support readiness by providing community, Soldier, and Family support activities and services.
Most FMWR activities are classified into one of three categories established by the Department of Defense.
As stated earlier, FMWR activities are resourced from either appropriated or non-appropriated funds or a combination of both.
In fiscal year (FY) 2007, Army FMWR received $902 million in appropriated funds from Congress and generated $1.2 billion in non-appropriated funds from cash sales of food and services, Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) dividends, Army Recreation Machine Program revenue, and Lodging (see Figure 1).