MWR Heating Up With Summer Events

Story Number: NNS110519-12Release Date: 5/19/2011 2:59:00 PM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hamilton, National Naval Medical Center Public Affairs

BETHESDA, Md. (NNS) -- The Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) office is kicking off its summer events season with a travel vendor fair tentatively scheduled, May 24.

The travel vendor fair will feature more than 50 vendors showcasing various services and offers, including ski resort trips, amusement park tickets, hotel stays, other various events and attractions.

"We will be [hosting] three large travel vendor fairs this summer, where we invite all of our local and [national vendors] to come set up tables so they can tell people first hand who they are, what they are about and how they support the military," said Kumi Phelps, MWR recreation assistant.

The fairs will also allow staff to inform vendors on what activities they most enjoy so they can make them readily available in the future. Two more travel vendor fairs are scheduled; one during July and last fair will take place in September.

MWR also offers tickets at discounted rates for baseball enthusiasts as well as tickets for many upcoming summer concerts. For those who love the high-flying circus performances, Cirque De Soliel tickets will also be available for shows later in the fall.

"MWR is focusing on large sporting events this year," said Phelps. "We're [selling] the Madrid and Barcelona tickets for all the soccer lovers, U.S. Open tickets for golf enthusiasts and of course Washington Redskins tickets."

MWR not only brings a host of events to the command, but also reputable customer service, said Geraldine Lavug, who sells tickets in the MWR office.

"We try to provide good customer service and accommodate our clients," said Lavug. "When you come to the MWR office you can expect to meet friendly professionals who are knowledgeable and willing to point you in the right direction."

Phelps said the staff aims to ensure every event runs smoothly and is as enjoyable as it can be for the families.

"We understand active duty military have a demanding job and that when you have time off you want to release some of that stress, so we do our best and try to adapt," said Phelps.

For more information on upcoming MWR events, call the MWR Info Center at 301-295-0403.

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