When you move to this area, you will quickly discover the joys of living near the water.  Boating, fishing, crabbing, and swimming will surely top your list of enjoyable activities.

MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION (MWR) offers activities and services to Patuxent River Naval Air Station active duty, retired military, DoD civilian personnel and their family members.  These services form a web of activities which include athletics, dining and entertainment, plus much more.  MWR's sole purpose is to enhance the lives of those stationed in and around Patuxent River by providing a variety of programs, events, services, and facilities to meet the expectation of all who participate.

At the Drill Hall you will find basketball courts, a bowling center, three fitness centers, free weights, gear issue, an indoor pool, racquetball, and volleyball.  The Liberty Program (located in the Recreation Office/Drill Hall), coordinated by Michele Kessler (301-757-1394/DSN 757-1394), is dedicated to providing entertainment and trips for active duty military, E1-E5, for free or at a discount.  Ticket Master and Information, Tickets, and Tours are also there.

MWR also provides a variety of clubs, dining facilities, a Child Development Center, Veterinary Treatment Facility, outdoor recreation areas, pools, a summer day camp, wood and auto hobby shops, a movie theater, a marina, a group exercise center, and even an 18 hole golf course.  Lil Eva's, an All Hands Recreation Center, and Cyber Zone are open at Pax Landing Restaurant.

Check out the MWR website for further information.

The Morale, Welfare & Recreation Department (MWR) at Patuxent River hosts activities for children and teens. Recreation, particularly outdoor recreation, is the name of the game in Southern Maryland. There are two swimming pools at Pax, including an Olympic size outdoor pool.  The Drill Hall is the site of an array of sports and fitness facilities. During the summer, children (and their parents!) eagerly await startup of the Mattapany Day Camp, which hosts activities that include swimming, canoeing, fishing, arts & crafts, games, sports, and field trips.  The Rassieur Youth Center at Pax offers activities and programs specifically geared toward youths, including games (air hockey, Ping-Pong, billiards, cards, and board games), cooking classes, arts & crafts, and excursions to fun places.  

The Beach House, on base, is a popular picnic area that overlooks the Chesapeake Bay. This facility has outdoor pavilion seating areas, a kitchen facility, barbecue grills, a softball field, and a horseshoe pit.

If you are planning to go fishing on the base, you will need a state license and a base license.  The base license may be purchased from MWR or the Command Duty Office for $5.00.  Crabbing on base also requires a license.  

The Navy Recreation Center, Solomons is located in Calvert County.  This recreation area has lodging and camping facilities, swimming, fishing, crabbing, boating, cycling, and tennis.

Your religious needs are taken care of very well at the ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC/PROTESTANT CHAPEL on base, a truly beautiful and historical place of worship.  You will find a variety of opportunities for worship, Bible study, fellowship and service.  On Sunday mornings there are both Catholic (8:00 AM & 9:30 AM) and Protestant (11:00 AM) services with free child care available.  CCD and Sunday School, with age graded classes, and  Children's Church/Choir are held weekly.  On Wednesday evening there is choir rehearsal for the Protestant choir.  Catholic Mass is celebrated every day at 11:35 A.M.  The Base Chapel offers other special activities and studies throughout the year, including special worship services during religious holidays.

The station chaplains offer pastoral counseling for all station personnel and their dependents including individual, marital, premarital, and religious counseling.

Do not forget to check out all of the wonderful no cost seminars at the FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER.  The Welcome to Pax class should be one of your first activities so you know what to do and how to have fun in the area.

There are many events for the enjoyment of all from the Army-Navy Parade to the biannual air show.  So come and enjoy our wonderful base.


Naval Air Station Patuxent River: Support Services
Morale, Welfare, and Recreation

Auto Skills Center 47476 Keane Road
Bldg. 1586
NAS Patuxent River, MD  20670
Phone: 301-342-3507
DSN: 342-3507
Bowling Center 47382 Keane Road
Building 458 (Drill Hall)
NAS Patuxent River, MD  20670
Phone: 301-342-3994
DSN: 342-3994
Customized Creations Building 415
NAS Patuxent River, MD  20670
Phone: 301-342-3569
DSN: 342-3569
Drill Hall/Recreation Office Building 458
NAS Patuxent River, MD  20670
Phone: 301-342-3508/3648
DSN: 342-3508/342-3648
Energy Zone Bldg. 1586
NAS Patuxent River, MD  20670
Phone: 301-995-3869
DSN: 995-3869
The Center is located behind the Drill Hall.
Fleet and Family Support Center 21993 Bundy Road
Unit 2090
NAS Patuxent River, MD  20670-1132
Phone: 301-342-4911
Fax: 301-342-4802
DSN: 342-4911
DSN Fax: 342-4802
Services include: Information and Referral, Personal Financial Management, Family Employment Assistance, Transition Assistance, Relocation Assistance, Counseling and New Parent Support. Incredible classes on a wide variety of subjects. Hours of operation 7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M., M-Th and 7:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M. on F.
Flight Deck Lounge & Micro Brew Pub Building 406, Combined Bachelors Quarters
NAS Patuxent River, MD  20670
Phone: 301-342-3200
DSN: 342-3200
Free Weights Room Building 458, Drill Hall
NAS Patuxent River, MD  20670
Phone: 301-342-3559
DSN: 342-3559
Gear Issue Building 458, Drill Hall
NAS Patuxent River, MD  20670
Phone: 301-342-3519
Goat Locker Building 464
NAS Patuxent River, MD  20670
Phone: 301-342-5272
DSN: 342-5272
Eligible patrons are all E-7 through E-9 military members.
Golf Course, Clubhouse & Pro Shop Building 2630, Cedar Point Road
NAS Patuxent River, MD  20670
Phone: 301-342-3597
DSN: 342-3597
Gym & Fitness Centers Building 458, Drill Hall
NAS Patuxent River, MD  20670
Phone: 301-342-3559
DSN: 342-3559
Indoor Pool Building 458, Drill Hall
NAS Patuxent River, MD  20670
Phone: 301-342-5960
DSN: 342-5960
Information, Tickets & Tours and Ticket Master Drill Hall Recreation Office
NAS Patuxent River, MD  20670
Phone: 301-342-3648
DSN: 342-3648
Lil Eva's (All Hands Recreation Center) Pax Landing - Building 467
NAS Patuxent River, MD  20670
Phone: 757-1008
DSN: 757-1008
Marina-West Basin Bldg. 1599
NAS Patuxent River, MD  20670
Phone: 301-342-3573
DSN: 342-3573
Morale, Welfare and Recreation/Management Support Office Building 467, Suite A, NASMR
NAS Patuxent River, MD  20670-1537
Phone: 301-342-3510
DSN: 342-3510
Morale, Welfare and Recreation/MWR (On-Base Recreational Facilities) 47402 Buse Rd
Bldg. 467, Ste. A, Unit NASMR
NAS Patuxent River, MD  20670-1537
Phone: 301-342-3510
Fax: 301-342-3637
DSN: 342-3510
DSN Fax: 342-3637
URL: http://www.ndw.navy.mil/mwr/mwr.html
Proximity to site: on base MWR facilities include a marina, campground and picnic areas, woodworking shop, custom frame shop, group exercise center, auto skills center, golf course, tennis courts, swimming pools (both indoor and outdoor), youth center, clubs and the "Drill Hall". The "Drill Hall", Building 458, houses the bowling center, basketball, volleyball, and racquetball courts, Nautilus center, lifecycles, and stairclimbers, and free weight room as well as an indoor pool.
Navy Recreational Center - Solomons P.O. Box 147
Solomons, MD  20688
Phone: 410-326-5000
Fax: 410-326-4280 (lodging)
URL: http://www.ndw.navy.mil/mwr/nrcsolomons.html
The Navy Recreation Center is a component command of Naval Support Activity, Washington, D.C. The installation provides a wide range of recreational opportunities offered by the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department, primarily during the summer season. Services available at MWR-NRC Solomons include, but are not limited to, lodging, camping facilities, swimming pool complex, designed beach and swimming areas, fishing/crabbing pier, boat rentals/wet and dry storage slips at a marina, cycling, tennis and a recreation center which offers an array of recreational programs for all ages. To reach the Marina call (410)326-4009, and for lodging information and reservations (410)326-5204 or 1-800-NAVY-230 (MD,DC,VA).
Officers' Club Building 461, Cedar Point Road
NAS Patuxent River, MD  20670
Phone: 301-342-3656
DSN: 342-3656
Outdoor Pool Building 1598, Cuddihy Road
NAS Patuxent River, MD  20670
Phone: 301-342-4225
DSN: 342-4225
Patuxent Landing Restaurant Bldg. 467
NAS Patuxent River, MD  20670
Phone: 301-342-3293
DSN: 342-3293
Rassieur Youth Center 46983 Hinkle Circle
Building 1597
NAS Patuxent River, MD  20670
Phone: 301-342-1694
DSN: 342-1694
As a member of the Boys and Girl's Club of America, the Center's School Age Care Program provides various planned activities for children ages 6-18 years. During the summer months, Mattapany Day Camp offers two week sessions for ages 6-12 years.
St. Nicholas Protestant and Catholic Chapel 22187 Arnold Circle
Building 401, Religious Program Center
NAS, Patuxent River, MD  20670
Phone: 301-342-3811
Fax: 301-342-4207
DSN: 342-3811
The base chapel is truly a beautiful and historical place to worship. You will find a variety of opportunities for worship, Bible study, fellowship and service. On Sunday mornings, there are both Catholic (8:00 A.M. and 9:30 A.M.) and Protestant (11:00 A.M.) services with free child care available. CCD and Sunday School, with age graded classes, and Children's Church/Choir are held weekly. On Wednesday evening at 6:00 P.M. there is a prayer service with the Protestant choir practice following. Catholic mass is celebrated every day, except Friday, at 11:35 A.M. Other special activities and studes are offered throughout the year, including special worship services during religious holidays. The station chaplains offer pastoral counseling for all station personnel and their dependents including individual, marital, premarital and religious counseling.
Theater, Base Building 1495
NAS Patuxent River, MD  20670
Phone: 301-342-3572
DSN: 342-3572
For a recording of the movies that are scheduled call 301-342-5033/DSN 342-5033.
Vet Clinic Building 415
NAS Patuxent River, MD  20670
Phone: 301-342-4213
DSN: 342-4213
SEE RELOCATION SERVICES/VETERINARY SERVICES.
Wood Hobby Shop Building 415
NAS Patuxent River, MD  20670
Phone: 301-342-6297
DSN: 342-6297
Youth Center Building 1597
NAS Patuxent River, MD  20670
Phone: 301-342-1694
DSN: 342-1694