Darmstadt MWR takes home top medium Army recreation award
Europe’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs recently took home 10 of 22 Army-level awards, with one base winning the top award for outstanding recreation program.
The outstanding recreation program award, medium category, went to the 233rd Base Support Battalion in Darmstadt, Germany.
“Everybody is excited about it,” said Jacqui Haggerty, MWR marketing director for the 233rd BSB. “It has really empowered the staff here, but it won’t change the way we do business. They’ve been doing business this way for years.”
“We are extremely proud of our recreation programs and those who participate in them,” said Kim Walz, IMA-Euro spokeswoman. “It’s wonderful to see their dedication and hard work recognized by the Army. It’s especially important living overseas to have these quality of life enhancing services available to our soldiers, civilians and their families.”
The Army-level winners from Europe are:
Outstanding installation recreation program, medium category: 233rd Base Support Battalion, Darmstadt, Germany
Outstanding recreation employee of the year: Cory Doubek, fitness coordinator, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, Germany
Friends of recreation: Sam Cassou, 414th Base Support Battalion, Hanau, Germany; Kurt Loh, 409th Base Support Battalion, Grafenwöhr, Germany
Outstanding recreation program, auto skills, medium category: U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza, Italy
Outstanding recreation program, entertainment, medium category: USAG Vicenza
Outstanding recreation program, library: Small category, USAG Stuttgart; large category, 409th BSB
Outstanding recreation program, outdoor recreation, large category: 409th BSB
Outstanding recreation program, sports and fitness, medium category: USAG Stuttgart