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We've Got Your Six: Enhancing Resilience and Morale with Navy MWR's Operation MWR

April 16, 2024 | Story by Megan Trexler | Commander, Navy Installations Command

Washington --- Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) is a pivotal quality of life program, playing a crucial role in supporting the well-being of Sailors, veterans, retirees and Department of Defense (DoD) civilians, as well as their families. This summer, the Navy MWR's Entertainment Program is excited to announce the launch of Operation MWR, presented by GOVX. This resiliency initiative is designed to celebrate and support the continuous commitment of the Navy community.

“We understand the unique pressures our military personnel and their families face and our goal and commitment to our Sailors, reservists, families and civilians with Operation MWR is to provide a respite from daily challenges, creating memorable experiences. We want to enhance the spirits and resilience of our Navy family during stress reduction month" said Leslie Gould, Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Fleet and Family Readiness Director. "With more than 65 events lined up, our Operation MWR initiative also reinforces our commitment to fostering a supportive community and improving the quality of life for our Sailors."

"This initiative is more than just entertainment; it's a vital mission to enhance morale, resilience and readiness," said Lisa Sexauer, Fleet and Family Readiness MWR Director. "Our slogan, 'We've Got Your Six,' represents our commitment to their well-being and readiness."

With more than 65 events planned at Navy bases both in the U.S. and overseas between May and June 2024, Operation MWR will feature live performances from over 50 entertainers. The lineup includes country star Dierks Bentley, hip-hop legend Ludacris, alternative rock band The All-American Rejects and renowned comedian Jim Gaffigan. Operation MWR will also spotlight fan favorites like Eli Young Band, Goo Goo Dolls, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Plain White T’s, Russell Dickerson and White Panda.

"Our diverse lineup truly offers something for everyone, catering to a wide range of tastes and preferences," explained Brooke Haley, CNIC Fleet and Family Readiness Liberty and Community Recreation Program Manager. "Whether you're a fan of country, hip-hop, rock, or comedy, Operation MWR has an event that you won't want to miss."

Operation MWR events will include live entertainment, recreational activities, food, games and more. These events are designed to enhance morale, readiness and resiliency through entertainment and are open to active duty members, reservists, veterans, retirees, DoD civilians, their families and other MWR eligible patrons. For more information about Operation MWR and to find your local event, please visit

Navy MWR’s mission is to deliver high-quality, customer-focused programs and services that contribute to resiliency, retention, readiness and quality of life. Navy Entertainment tours make a positive impact on the morale of our troops. The program provides quality, live entertainment for Sailors stationed overseas and on deployed ships at sea. For more information about the program, visit

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