Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Greetings!

There are quite a few updates this week with MWR. The Leisure Travel Office has some great opportunities for our patrons. The look of vacations may have changed, but they still offer us a break and escape from work and help us regroup. Steven with MWR Leisure Travel shared a lot of implementations during the All Things Disney presentation. 

You can watch the recording in case you were unable to join us.

Our Lunch & Learn Series continues to grow and we have some exciting ones we look forward to bringing you this month and in the near future.
 
If you have any topics you would like to learn about, be sure to reach out to us.
 
Stay safe…
All In Bee Club Support Group Moves
to Fridays Starting February 5th
The All In Bee Club Support Group will now be meeting on the first Fridays every month beginning February 5th at 11:00 AM. The support group is a free educational beekeeping program run by beekeepers to support each other and learn together.
 
This group is for DLA employees, Military, and all first responders. Learn about the History of Bees, equipment, hive construction, hives, feed, feeding & purchasing bees, and suppliers, support for beekeepers, and much more...

 Join us Friday, February 5th at: Web Conf Url: https://conference.apps.mil/webconf/ALLINBEECLUB or
Call In: 410-874-6300 or DSN: 312-874-6300 Access: 566337628

For more information or to RSVP please contact Lisa Grenon at 269-961-4051 or email lisa.grenon@dla.mil or Adam Beam at 269-961-7476 or adam.beam@dla.mil or David Potter at 986-8118 or david.potter@dla.mil  

Invite your Family & Friends to join MWR
on an Alaskan Group Cruise!
7 Day Alaskan Inside Passage (Southbound) on Norwegian Jewel – June 20, 2022 – Seward, AK to Vancouver, BC

Ports of Call: Juneau, Skagway, Ketchican and Cruise by Hubbard Glacier and Icy Strait Point, AK

Cruise Fare* (based on double occupancy):
Inside Stateroom – Category IB - $818.84 per person – Includes 2 Amenities
Oceanview Stateroom – Category OB (porthole) - $912.30 per person – Includes 4 Amenities
Balcony Stateroom – Category BA - $1786.95 per person – Includes 4 Amenities

Bonus Amenity - $100 Onboard Credit per stateroom!

Deposit of $50 per stateroom is due by March 26, 2021
$250 deposit is required to obtain a booking number and choose stateroom
Full Payment is due by February 13, 2022

To book contact: MWR Travel, Steven Gales – Steven.Gales@dla.mil or 269-961-7032

* Government Taxes, Fees & Port Expense - $268.63 per person. Cruise fares are per person, based on double occupancy. 3rd-8th guest pricing is subject to availability at time of booking. All air add-ons, package rates and other add-on rates are per person (when applicable). Insurance is also available. Onboard service charges are additional. GTFPE are subject to change. 

No official DLA or Department of Defense endorsement is implied.
AULANI, A Disney Resort & Spa Military Families Save Up to 40%
Thank you for your service. To show our appreciation, Military families can enjoy special savings. Save up to 40% Sunday–Thursday nights and up to 25% Friday–Saturday nights on select rooms for most 2 or more-night stays.
February is National Teen Dating Violence
Awareness and Prevention Month
What is Teen Dating Violence?

Teen Dating Violence is an issue that impacts everyone – not just teens – but their parents, teachers, friends, and communities as well. 
Together, we can raise the nation’s awareness about teen dating violence and promote safe, healthy relationships.
Teen Dating Violence- including physical, emotional, and sexual abuse is a cruel reality for many teenagers.
This includes harassment through texting, e-mail, and social media platforms such as Snapchat or Instagram.

Victims of dating violence may experience these forms of abuse:
       Name-calling and put-downs.
       Jealousy- such as getting angry if you talk to other guys or girls.
       Control/Possessiveness- telling you who to hang with, where to go, how to dress.
       Threats of violence, murder, or suicide.
       Angry outbursts, fights, or yelling.
       Any type of physical force including hitting, slapping, pushing, kicking, throwing objects, restraining, or choking.
       Pressure to perform sexual acts that make you uncomfortable.
       Humiliating or embarrassing you, either in private or in front of others.

What Is the Impact of Teen Dating Violence?
Nationwide, youth age 12 to 19 experience the highest rates of rape and sexual assault. 
Studies show that approximately 1.5 million high school students are victim of dating violence each year. 
Girls are particularly vulnerable to experiencing violence in their relationships and are more likely to suffer long-term behavioral
and health consequences, including suicide attempts, eating disorders, and drug use.
Adolescents in abusive relationships often carry these unhealthy patterns of violence into future relationships.
Indeed, children who are victimized or witness violence frequently bring this experience with them to the playground, the classroom, and later into teen relationships.

What to do:
There are many reasons a teen might find that make that feel stuck in their abusive relationship such as:
       They love their abuser.
       They are scared their abuser will hurt them.
       They keep thinking things will go back to how they “used to be.”
       They may not know where to turn for help.
However, it has been shown consistently over time that the abuse will not get better. In fact, if often only gets worse.

National Helplines: Text: LOVEIS to 22522 or Call: 1.866.331.9474
A great resource for parents and teens: https://www.loveisrespect.org/about-dating/dating-101
This is the second week the Fitness Center has been open. There are some changes. The goal is to help ensure the safety of our patrons.

If you would like to join the Fitness Center staff and work on Body Transformation 2021, resume your fitness routine or focus on staying active. Whatever your reason, we welcome you back. We have missed you. If you are teleworking, staff can help you with setting goals.

RESERVATIONS MAY BE MADE BY CALLING:
269-961-5350 or 269-961-7105 (0600-1300 daily).

Upcoming in February 2021
  • February 5: All In Bee Club Support Group
  • February 16: First Command: “Seven Common Mistakes in Pursuing Your Financial Goals”
  • February 24: Lunch & Learn Destination - Universal Studios Florida!
  • February 25: Nutrition for Optimal Health Lunch & Learn 

74 Washington Avenue North
Battle Creek, Michigan 49037
MWR’s Lunch & Learn Series can be found at: MWR Videos
Upcoming MWR Events: Events (defensemwr.com)
Outdoor Recreation Rental Price List: Equipment Price List
Tickets Price List: Ticket Price List