Family and MWR keeps you ready and resilient

Community members can buy craft and party supplies at the Arts and Crafts Center on Patch Barracks. Photo by Paul Hughes

Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation – USAG Stuttgart

The U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) operates multiple facilities across four installations and a golf course to provide programs and services for all ages and interest groups. Their dynamic services enhance the lives of service members, their families, civilians, and retirees, in order to keep the military ready and resilient.

Community Recreation, Business Operations, and Entertainment

The Community Recreation Division keeps you physically and mentally fit by operating four Fitness Centers with 24-hour access, the Patch Library, Tours and Travel Office, Outdoor Recreation, the Warrior Zone, Better Opportunities for Single Service Members (BOSS), the Stuttgart Theatre Center, two Arts & Crafts Centers, the 24-lane Galaxy Bowling & Entertainment Center on Panzer Kaserne, and the Kelley (DIY) and Panzer (Speedy Lube) Auto Skills Centers, as well as two car washes.

The MWR Business Operations Division (BOD) keeps you entertained and resilient with a beautiful 18-hole golf course, state-of-the-art storage facilities for all your household goods, Patch Community Casino & Kelley Club Slot Room, Java Cafés that “Proudly Serve Starbucks,” the Swabian Special Events Center, Kelley Club & Patch Community Club available for hosting conferences and private functions, also your primary location for concerts, comedians, dancing and other entertainment programs. Additionally, BOD manages Stuttgart Army Lodging at the Panzer and Kelley Hotels, welcoming many newcomers and providing first impressions of USAG Stuttgart.

MWR’s Special Events Office coordinates a number of community-wide events to boost your morale, such as the Frosty Fest, Spring Bazaar, Independence Day Celebration and the Community Activities, Registration and Education (CARE) Fair.

Army Community Service (ACS)

ACS, located in Bldg. 2915 on Panzer Kaserne, provides assistance and education to support the total Military Family. Programs and services include: Employment Readiness; Financial Readiness & Army Emergency Relief; Family Advocacy Program; Survivor Outreach Services; New Parent Support Program; Exceptional Family Member Program; Army Volunteer Corps; Translation Services; Army Family Action Plan; Relocation Readiness & Lending Closet; Mobilization & Deployment; Emergency Family Assistance Center; Military and Family Life Counseling Program; and more.

Child & Youth Services (CYS)

Parents with children will likely engage with one or more of the services provided by CYS. Services include the Child Development Centers; Strong Beginnings; part-day preschool; school-age and middle school programs; Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration (SKIES Unlimited); and youth sports. CYS provides accredited programs, education, and fun for the whole family.

CYS cares for children (6 weeks to 18 years) so that parents can focus on the mission while they are at work. Special after-hour care is frequently provided so that parents can take a break to enjoy other activities taking place on and off post.

To find a complete listing of Family and MWR programs and events, visit or search Stuttgart Family and MWR on Facebook.

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