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American Forces Travel is the new Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) program offering eligible patrons access to leisure travel online powered by Priceline and other travel industry leaders. This is the only official U.S. Joint Services' MWR online vacation travel site offering exclusive travel deals and benefits just for the military and government community. American Forces Travel provides access to a wide selection of member-exclusive rates on hotel rooms, flights, cruises, rental cars, vacation packages, event tickets and more.

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Auto Skills

The Auto Skills Shop is a fully equipped, self-service repair facility with two standard bays and four bays with hydraulic lifts. Professional guidance is available. The shop has an "All Data" computerized manual that contains information on service bulletins, make/model updates and recalls.

There is no training required to use the shop, however customers are requested to read and sign a brief safety training course before working on their vehicles. 

The shop offers:

  •  Battery charger
  •  Electric drill
  •  Engine stands
  •  Puller set
  •  Storage
  •  Tire balancer
  •  Tire mounter
  •  Used oil and antifreeze drop-off repository (Friday 12:30-9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday Noon-5 p.m.)

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Boat Rentals

Carr Creek Marina rents canoes, kayaks, power boats (15’, 16’, 17’, 18’, 20’ and 21’), sailboats (12’, 22’, 24’, and 25’) and stand-up paddle boards (half day, full day, weekend or weekly).

RESERVATIONS:  Five Days in advance 

GENERAL RENTAL RULES
 

  • A pre-rental inspection of the boat will be made with the renter.  The condition of the boat and any issues shall be noted and initialed on the rental agreement.
  • Minimum age to rent a boat is 16.
  • Rental Agreement and Hold Harmless Agreement (see Downloads) for each adult with minors listed shall be fully completed for each rental.  A copy of the rental agreement and the vessels registration card shall accompany the rental boat for the duration of the rental period.  The documents shall be placed in a “dry bag” for safekeeping. 
  • All renters must be qualified MWR facilities users.
  • MWR CCM will provide each renter a USCG approved PFD of an appropriate size.  In accordance with MD State Law, children 13 years of age and younger shall be required to wear a PFD at all times on the water.
  • A USCG Approved throwable flotation device, handheld day flares, an audible warning device (air horn), fire extinguisher, paddle and anchor with a suitable rode shall be supplied with each rental boat.
  • A rental history is required to move to larger vessels beginning with smaller/older boats. Two successful rentals are required before moving up to the next boat.
  • Reserved boats will be held for 15 minutes without prior notification before being offered to interested renters.  

 

SAILBOAT RENTALS
 

  • Sailboat rental skippers must possess a USNSA Basic Keelboat Skipper Qualification or its ASA equivalent (ASA 101) US Sailing Basic Keelboat or other USNSA recognized Basic Keelboat Qualifications.  Said certification must be presented at the time of rental.  
  • Each rental sailboat must have a qualified skipper and at least one crew person over the age of 16.
  • Experienced sailors with no Keelboat Skipper Qualification may challenge for a qualification.  Vessel rental is subject to the successful completion of the qualification.
  • Rental history begins with the Rainbow 24’, Rhodes 19’, Capri 22’, Hunter 22’and Catalina 25’
  • Area of Operations for sailboats. 
    • The operational boundaries for each class of sailboat will be drawn to the attention of the skipper on a nautical chart depicting the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay. 
    • Rainbow 24, Rhodes 19’, Hunters 22 and Capri 22 Sailboats.  Area of operation is:  an eastern boundary defined by a line between Greenbury and Tolly Points and up river on the Severn as far as US Naval Academy Bridge. 
    • For the Catalina 25, the area of operation is:  That area described in (1) above and the vessel may be sailed on the Chesapeake Bay between the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and a southern boundary abeam Bloody Point
  • Overnight Rentals: The Catalina 25 sailboat that is being used overnight must have a Float Plan (see downloads) completed and submitted to CCM by the renting skipper.

 

POWER BOAT RENTALS
 

  • Individuals born after 1 July 1972 may rent a powerboat for one occasion only.  Subsequent rentals require the individual to possess a Maryland Safe Boaters Certificate or equivalent.
  • Prior to the initial scheduling and rental of a powerboat, all individuals must complete a 26 question boating test and demonstrate practical boat operating skills.  The test and evaluation shall be administered by CCM.  To qualify for powerboat rental, the individual shall achieve a passing score of 20 correct answers on the written test and successfully demonstrate practical on water boat operating skills.
  • The area of operation for rental powerboats is:  an eastern boundary defined by a line between Greenbury and Tolly Points and up river on the Severn as far as the navigable headwaters of the Severn River.
  • Rental history begins with the Boston Whaler 15’, BW 17’, BW 18’, then the Tahoe 20’ or Angler 20’
  • Upon the return of the rental powerboat, the vessel will be removed from the water to its trailer or cradle and an inspection will be made to ascertain if there is any damage to the vessel, its equipment or if any equipment loss has occurred.  In the event of damage or loss being discovered it will be drawn to the renter’s attention, the damage and/or loss will be documented on the Rental Boat Damage Reporting Form (encl 3).  The document shall be signed by both the renter and the CCM employee responsible for the post use inspection.  The renter shall be advised that after an assessment for repairs and cost is established they will be invoiced for those costs.  CCM will prepare and mail that invoice for payment to the renter. 
  • Fishing is permitted from the Boston Whaler 15’, 17’, 18’, Angler 20’ and all Jonboats. Renters are responsible for complying with any Federal or State laws governing fishing activity.
  • Towing of any waterborne object by rental power boats is prohibited.
  • Gasoline fuel will be supplied in 1 full 6 gallon tank and additional usage will be charged at the current Naval Exchange (NEX) gasoline rates. Usage will be calculated to the nearest full gallon.High Performance Powerboat Rental.  Special conditions apply to rent the TAHOE and ANGLER powerboats.  
  • The quality, capabilities and performance of these vessels, require renters to demonstrate their ability to responsibly operate these boats.  The CCM will determine the qualifications of the individual prior to scheduling and renting these vessels.  
  • A damage free boating history with CCM must exist prior to renting the TAHOE and ANGLER. 
  • These vessels are rented on a “full tank out, full tank in” basis. Upon return of these boats at the end of the rental period, they will be removed from the water, placed on their trailers and taken to the to the NEX gas station where the renter shall be responsible for purchasing a full tank of fuel. 
  • The area of operation for the TAHOE and ANGLER boats are:  an eastern boundary defined by a line between Greenbury and Tolly Points and up river on the Severn as far as the navigable headwaters of the Severn River.  Additionally these vessels may be used on the Chesapeake Bay between the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and a southern boundary abeam Bloody Point. These boundaries will be drawn to the renter’s attention on a nautical chart showing the Severn River and the Chesapeake Bay

Marina FAQ

Rentals

What is the process to rent a boat?
Contact the marina office for reservations

How far in advance can I make a reservation?
Up to 5 days in advance

As a new renter, what boats can I rent?
Carr Creek Marina requires a rental history regardless of experience. First time renters are only qualified to rent LEVEL 1 boats.

What are the boat levels?
1,2 and 3

What are the boats in the levels?
Powerboats
Level 1
Boston Whaler 15’
Level 2
Boston Whaler 17’ and 18’
Level 3
Angler, Tahoe and McKee Craft
Sailboats
Level 1
Rainbow 24’ and Rhodes 19’
Level 2
Hunter 22’
Level 3
Catalina 25’

What do I need to rent a sailboat?
You need to have ASA 101, Basic Keelboat or equivalent.

Can I take a sailboat out alone?
No, you must have one crew member over the age of 16.

Can one of my guests operate a vessel?
No. Only the qualified renter can operate the vessel and must possess the qualifications to operate the boat.

If I’m a first time sailboat renter at your MWR, what sailboats can I rent?
You can rent rainbows

What is included when renting a sailboat?
You will receive life jackets for those that are on the boat and all required safety gear.

What do I need to rent a powerboat?    
If you were born after July 1972, you will need to obtain the Boaters Safety course. Please bring this to the Marina so our staff can verify.   If you were born before July 1972, you will take a 20 questions test on basic boating information.

I have a Boaters Safety course from another state, will MWR-Annapolis accept that?
Yes, as long as it is NASBLA approved.

If I’m a first time powerboat renter at your MWR, what powerboats can I rent?
You can rent the Boston Whaler 15’

What is included when renting a powerboat?
You will receive life jackets for those that are on the boat and all required safety gear.
One 6 gallon tank of fuel

Does MWR provide the required classes to be certified?
MWR offers the both ASA 101 and Boaters Safety Course.

Are pets allowed on boats?
On all except the Tahoe and not recommended on sailboats.

Do I have to pay for the fuel?
The first tank comes with boat. Customer only pays what they use on the second tank.
Tahoe, Angler and The McKee Craft begin the rental with a full tank of fuel, at the end of the rental, the customer pays to refill the fuel tank

Can I fish on the rental boats?
On all except the Tahoe

How long can I rent the boat?
Sailboats rent hourly with a 3 hour minimumPowerboats rent hourly

What is the loading limit for all the boats?

Sailboats:
Rhodes 19’        4 passengers
Rainbow 24’        6 passengers
Hunter 22’        6 passengers
Catalina 25’        7 passengers


Powerboats (weights include fuel and gear):
Boston Whaler 15’    4 passengers        615lbs max
Boston Whaler 17’    6 passengers        915lbs max
Boston Whaler 18’    7 passengers        970lbs max
McKee Craft 18’    8 passengers        1,150 lbs max
Angler 20’        8 passengers        1,200lbs max
Tahoe 21’        9 passengers        1,700lbs max

How far can we take the boat out?
Sailboats:
Level 1 and 2 must stay between the mouth of the river and the 1st bridge(Naval Academy)
Level 3 and 4 may travel within Maryland waters
Powerboats:
Level 1 and 2 must stay in the Severn River
Level 3 are limited to the northern and southern points of Kent Island

Which boats can we take over night?
Only Level 3 sailboats (Catalina 25')

What size life jackets do you have?
We have all sizes:
Infant
Child 30-50 lbs
Child 50-90 lbs
Adult
Adult X-L

Can we bring our own life jackets?
Yes, you may

What’s included with renting kayaks?
Lifejackets for all participants with a sound making device attached

Can we take the kayaks off base?
Yes, but return times still apply based on the reservation

Do you have a Kayak rack I can use for the top of vehicle?
Yes, car-topping kits are available at no charge if requested

Where do I fuel the power boat tank?
On Level 3 boats, there is a fill fitting on the side deck. We will trailer them to the NEX gas station, you will swipe your credit/debit card and we will fill the boats tank.

Do you have to wear a life jacket?
Per Maryland law
“All children under the age of 13 must WEAR a US Coast Guard approved Personal Floatation Device(Type I,II,III or IV) while underway on a recreation vessel under 21’ in length in Maryland waters”
Lifejackets are issued to all patrons and it is highly recommended that they be worn by all.

Does weather affect rentals?
Allowing a rental to go or and request to be returned is at the discretion of the staff and management based on local conditions.
Marina staff must have a way to contact the renter at any time to recall them in inclement weather.

Haul-out/launch

How do you haul-out boats?
We use a submersible hydraulic trailer.
See “Haulout/ launch customer responsibilities” document on the Dry storage page on this website

When you haul out, does the rolling furling genoa need to be removed?
Yes, we experience occasional high winds

What is included when you haul-out the boat?
The haulout fee includes:
Haulout
Powerwash
Blocking
Re-launch

What is the max weight, draft and length I can haul-out?
Weight 30,000lbs
Draft 6’
Length 42’

When do you haul out/launch boats?
Labor Day through Memorial Day. Monday-Friday Weather dependent.
Generally not hauling out boats Jan and Feb due to weather and maintenance.
Memorial Day to Labor Day Wed and Thursday. Reservations only.

Storage (See Slips and Storage Page)

What is the length of stay I can store my vessel?
Storage contracts are written for terms of 1 year unless the patron is a “transient”

If I recently sold my boat or trailer, can the spot be transferred to the new owner?
No.
If the purchaser is a qualified MWR customer, they will need to sign a new storage contract.
If the boat is in a slip, they would need to be placed on the waitlist and that slip would be offered to the next person on the waitlist

Can I work on my boat while it’s on stands?
Yes, all rules and regulations must be followed. See rules and regulations on this website.

Can I sand my boat?
Yes, all rules and regulations must be followed. See rules and regulations on this website.

Can I paint my boat?
Yes, all rules and regulations must be followed. See rules and regulations on this website.

Is electricity provided?
Yes, there are 30a outlets along the bulkhead, however NFPA regulations state that vessels may not be plugged in while unattended.

Is potable water available?
Yes, along the bulkhead and seasonally winterized. (Generally off Nov. 15- March 15th)

Does the marina staff offer repair services?
We offer limited services. See service rate sheet.

Can I move my own jack stands?
No. Only marina staff is permitted to move stand. Please see office to move stands.

Does MWR Marina supply equipment for boat maintenance?
No. There are a few ladders available, but must be returned.

Is there a waiting list for slips?
Yes. An application can be found on the “Slips” page on this website

Who has access to MWR Carr Creek Marina?
Active duty and retired military and DOD civilians
Veterans with 0%-100% disability with correct VA documentation

Do you have any ramps we can use?
Yes, there are 2 boat ramps on base. Parking is extremely limited. Cannot impede Navy Missions.

Is there a dock we can use?
The 2 MWR docks are not conveniently located for use with the boat ramps.

Moorings

Can I tie my personal boat to one of the moorings?
No it’s only provided for our rentals and class boats.

Fishing

Where is fishing permitted?
Possum point is a designated fishing area.
Along the shoreline at Mill Creek and at the bulkhead at Carr Creek, fishing is not permitted, but may be allowed providing marina mission is not affected and fisherman do not leave a mess. (Trash in and Trash out. Please do not leave any fishing lines out. This can be hazardous to our staff. All equipment including wood blocks are for marina use only)
Fishing from the docks of Mill Creek and along the crane and dock area at Carr Creek ARE NOT permitted at any time.

Do I need a fishing license?
Yes. License can be purchased through Maryland Department of Natural resources and are required and on all boats and shore.

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Carr Creek Marina and Mill Creek Pier

Carr Creek Marina - 338 Halligan Rd.

Carr Creek Marina is located on the mouth of the Severn River and offers a wide variety of recreational boating options at affordable prices. This is where the main Marina office is located and where you can pay for rental boats and handle all administrative duties.

Mill Creek Pier (CDR John L. Dunning Jr. Memorial Pier) 140 Hooper High Rd.

The CDR John L. Dunning Jr. Memorial Pier at Mill Creek has 32 slips with water and electric hookups that accommodate boats up to 40-feet long. The slips are rented annually and contract applications are filed on a status group priority basis. Completed contracts may be e-mailed, faxed or mailed to the Carr Creek Marina.

Mill Creek Pier is a designated clean marina partner. This recognition from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources acknowledges the marina staff’s efforts focused on environmental protection and conscientiousness.

Marina FAQ

Rentals (See Boat Rentals Page)

What is the process to rent a boat?
Contact the marina office for reservations

How far in advance can I make a reservation?
Up to 5 days in advance

As a new renter, what boats can I rent?
Carr Creek Marina requires a rental history regardless of experience. First time renters are only qualified to rent LEVEL 1 boats.

What are the boat levels?
1, 2 and 3

What are the boats in the levels?
Powerboats
Level 1
Boston Whaler 15’
Level 2
Boston Whaler 17’ and 18’
Level 3
Angler, Tahoe and McKee Craft
Sailboats
Level 1
Rainbow 24’ and Rhodes 19’
Level 2
Hunter 22’
Level 3
Catalina 25’
 

What do I need to rent a sailboat?
You need to have ASA 101, Basic Keelboat or equivalent.

Can I take a sailboat out alone?
No, you must have one crew member over the age of 16.

Can one of my guests operate a vessel?
No. Only the qualified renter can operate the vessel and must possess the qualifications to operate the boat.

If I’m a first time sailboat renter at your MWR, what sailboats can I rent?
You can rent rainbows

What is included when renting a sailboat?
You will receive life jackets for those that are on the boat and all required safety gear.

What do I need to rent a powerboat?    
If you were born after July 1972, you will need to obtain the Boaters Safety course. Please bring this to the Marina so our staff can verify.   If you were born before July 1972, you will take a 20 questions test on basic boating information.

I have a Boaters Safety course from another state, will MWR-Annapolis accept that?
Yes, as long as it is NASBLA approved.

If I’m a first time powerboat renter at your MWR, what powerboats can I rent?
You can rent the Boston Whaler 15’

What is included when renting a powerboat?
You will receive life jackets for those that are on the boat and all required safety gear.
One 6 gallon tank of fuel

Does MWR provide the required classes to be certified?
MWR offers the both ASA 101 and Boaters Safety Course.

Are pets allowed on boats?
On all except the Tahoe and not recommended on sailboats.

Do I have to pay for the fuel?
The first tank comes with boat. Customer only pays what they use on the second tank.
Tahoe, Angler and The McKee Craft begin the rental with a full tank of fuel, at the end of the rental, the customer pays to refill the fuel tank

Can I fish on the rental boats?
On all except the Tahoe

How long can I rent the boat?
Sailboats rent hourly with a 3 hour minimumPowerboats rent hourly

What is the loading limit for all the boats?

Sailboats:
Rhodes 19’        4 passengers
Rainbow 24’        6 passengers
Hunter 22’        6 passengers
Catalina 25’        7 passengers

Powerboats (weights include fuel and gear):
Boston Whaler 15’    4 passengers        615lbs max
Boston Whaler 17’    6 passengers        915lbs max
Boston Whaler 18’    7 passengers        970lbs max
McKee Craft 18’    8 passengers        1,150 lbs max
Angler 20’        8 passengers        1,200lbs max
Tahoe 21’        9 passengers        1,700lbs max

How far can we take the boat out?
Sailboats:
Level 1 and 2 must stay between the mouth of the river and the 1st bridge(Naval Academy)
Level 3 may travel within Maryland waters
Powerboats:
Level 1 and 2 must stay in the Severn River
Level 3 are limited to the northern and southern points of Kent Island

Which boats can we take over night?
Only Level 3 sailboats

What size life jackets do you have?
We have all sizes:
Infant
Child 30-50 lbs
Child 50-90 lbs
Adult
Adult X-L

Can we bring our own life jackets?
Yes, you may

What’s included with renting kayaks?
Lifejackets for all participants with a sound making device attached

Can we take the kayaks off base?
Yes, but return times still apply based on the reservation

Do you have a Kayak rack I can use for the top of vehicle?
Yes, car-topping kits are available at no charge if requested

Where do I fuel the power boat tank?
On Level 3 boats, there is a fill fitting on the side deck. We will trailer them to the NEX gas station, you will swipe your credit/debit card and we will fill the boats tank.

Do you have to wear a life jacket?
Per Maryland law
“All children under the age of 13 must WEAR a US Coast Guard approved Personal Floatation Device(Type I,II,III or IV) while underway on a recreation vessel under 21’ in length in Maryland waters”
Lifejackets are issued to all patrons and it is highly recommended that they be worn by all.

Does weather affect rentals?
Allowing a rental to go or and request to be returned is at the discretion of the staff and management based on local conditions.
Marina staff must have a way to contact the renter at any time to recall them in inclement weather.

Haul-out/launch

How do you haul-out boats?
We use a submersible hydraulic trailer.
See “Haulout/ launch customer responsibilities” document on the Dry storage page on this website

When you haul out, does the rolling furling genoa need to be removed?
Yes, we experience occasional high winds

What is included when you haul-out the boat?
The haulout fee includes:
Haulout
Powerwash
Blocking
Re-launch

What is the max weight, draft and length I can haul-out?
Weight 30,000lbs
Draft 6’
Length 42’

When do you haul out/launch boats?
Labor Day through Memorial Day. Monday-Friday Weather dependent.
Generally not hauling out boats Jan and Feb due to weather and maintenance.
Memorial Day to Labor Day Wed and Thursday. Reservations only.

Storage (See Slips and Storage Page)

What is the length of stay I can store my vessel?
Storage contracts are written for terms of 1 year unless the patron is a “transient”

If I recently sold my boat or trailer, can the spot be transferred to the new owner?
No.
If the purchaser is a qualified MWR customer, they will need to sign a new storage contract.
If the boat is in a slip, they would need to be placed on the waitlist and that slip would be offered to the next person on the waitlist

Can I work on my boat while it’s on stands?
Yes, all rules and regulations must be followed. See rules and regulations on this website.

Can I sand my boat?
Yes, all rules and regulations must be followed. See rules and regulations on this website.

Can I paint my boat?
Yes, all rules and regulations must be followed. See rules and regulations on this website.

Is electricity provided?
Yes, there are 30a outlets along the bulkhead, however NFPA regulations state that vessels may not be plugged in while unattended.

Is potable water available?
Yes, along the bulkhead and seasonally winterized. (Generally off Nov. 15- March 15th)

Does the marina staff offer repair services?
We offer limited services. See service rate sheet.

Can I move my own jack stands?
No. Only marina staff is permitted to move stand. Please see office to move stands.

Does MWR Marina supply equipment for boat maintenance?
No. There are a few ladders available, but must be returned.

Is there a waiting list for slips?
Yes. An application can be found on the “Slips” page on this website

Who has access to MWR Carr Creek Marina?
Active duty and retired military and DOD civilians
Veterans with 0%-100% disability with correct VA documentation

Do you have any ramps we can use?
Yes, there are 2 boat ramps on base. Parking is extremely limited. Cannot impede Navy Missions.

Is there a dock we can use?
The 2 MWR docks are not conveniently located for use with the boat ramps.

Moorings

Can I tie my personal boat to one of the moorings?
No it’s only provided for our rentals and class boats.

Fishing

Where is fishing permitted?
Possum point is a designated fishing area.
Along the shoreline at Mill Creek and at the bulkhead at Carr Creek, fishing is not permitted, but may be allowed providing marina mission is not affected and fisherman do not leave a mess. (Trash in and Trash out. Please do not leave any fishing lines out. This can be hazardous to our staff. All equipment including wood blocks are for marina use only)
Fishing from the docks of Mill Creek and along the crane and dock area at Carr Creek ARE NOT permitted at any time.

Do I need a fishing license?
Yes. License can be purchased through Maryland Department of Natural resources and are required and on all boats and shore.

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Community Recreation

Navy Community Recreation engages patrons by providing recreational programs and services in the areas of outdoor recreation, community events, discount tickets to attractions and vacation bookings, leisure skills development, recreation equipment rentals, parks and picnic areas and information and referral to a variety of recreational offerings in the local area.

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Community Recreation

Lobby & Auditorium

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ESPORTS

Navy MWR ESPORTS is a Community Recreation initiative designed to provide entertainment and recreation opportunities through competitive sports. This multidimensional initiative will also increase programming opportunities at MWR Liberty Centers through technological improvements and provide top-quality esports competitions to the Navy community.
 
Catch the weekly events featuring Sailors from around the world. See which Sailor will take home the title! Watch the live stream at www.twitch.tv/NavyMWR.
 

For news about Navy MWR ESPORTS, sign up for our ESPORTS Newsletter

 
Be Part of the Action! 
Authorized MWR patrons are encouraged to sign up and participate

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Greenbury Point

Planning a Visit to Greenbury Point? Here Is What You Should Know to Make Your Visit Safe and Enjoyable 

 
Greenbury Point, located at the mouth of Severn River in Anne Arundel County, is a Navy property managed by Naval Support Activity (NSA) Annapolis as a mission-supportive natural resources conservation area. It has become a popular hiking destination for nature lovers, runners, walkers, and dog walkers. While the Navy allows public access to the conservation area when safe to do so, the area is also critical to the NSA Annapolis mission and can close anytime without prior notification.
 
Greenbury Point is currently open to the general public when the firearm ranges are not operational or other training events do not preclude public access.  The roads that many use recreationally are within the Surface Danger Zone for the firearms range at NSA Annapolis.  A Surface Danger Zone, or SDZ as it is more commonly known, is defined as “that portion of the land and the air above in which personnel and/or equipment may be endangered by ground weapons firing or demolition activities.”
 
NSA Annapolis Commanding Officer Capt. Homer Denius wants to remind visitors to keep safety in mind when planning to visit and enjoying the conservation area. 
 
“You can enjoy Greenbury Point, but for your safety, you need to adhere to the posted signage and warnings. Most importantly, gates, lights, and signage indicate when the gravel roads are closed to the public due to use of the firearms range; dogs must be on a leash while being walked, and there is limited parking on Greenbury Point. Please note cars parked outside of a marked parking spot will be ticketed and could be towed,” said Denius.
 
“Greenbury Point serves as a training hub for the U.S. Naval Academy, so the conservation area is frequently closed to accommodate our future leaders’ mission requirements,” said Zoe Johnson, NSA Annapolis Community Planning Liaison Officer. “Some of their training includes field operations, navigation drills, and physical fitness.”
 
Additionally, according to Johnson, some of the conservation area covering approximately 240 acres is reserved for military recreational use for service members and families, installation personnel, alumni, and retirees. 
 
“When we demolished the older facilities in the area, we converted the space for military and DoD civilian personnel recreational use,” said Johnson. “The marina, picnic grounds and guest cottages, currently being built, are for military and DoD civilian personnel use only.” 
 
“The general public is open to use the walking trails and access roads, but we want people to be safe when they visit the area,” added Johnson. “We take additional safety measures when the area is in use, especially when the firearms range is operational. It is imperative that people refrain from climbing or walking around the gates and fences when the trails or roads are closed.”  
 
“You can enjoy Greenbury Point, but for everyone’s safety, we want them to adhere to the posted signage and warnings,” said Denius. 
 
Current operating hours, rules, and regulations for Greenbury Point:  
 
 OPENING AND CLOSING INFORMATION
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RULES AND REGULATIONS
  • Follow all posted rules and directions as given by security personnel.
  • Park in designated spaces only. Do not park on the grass. If you park illegally, you may be ticketed or towed.
  • No unauthorized access beyond closed gates is permitted.
  • Pedestrian and bicycle travel is allowed on designated Walking Trails and the East and West Tower Access Roads, unless otherwise posted.
  • All dogs must be on a leash at ALL times. The leash should not be more than 10 feet in length with one end secured to restrict the movement of the animal. Non-compliant dog walkers may be asked to leave.
  • Pet owners shall pick up and remove all pet waste.
  • Leave wildlife, plants, and artifacts undisturbed so that others may enjoy them.
  • Take litter home, or place in trash containers where provided. This includes pet waste.
  • Do not walk near the shoreline bulkhead or dock boats along the shoreline.
  • Be aware of hazards on the property such as ticks, stinging insects, and poisonous plants. Mill Creek Marina is for the use of NSA Annapolis Moral Welfare and Recreation slip-holders and guests only. 
  • The flying of drones is prohibited at all times.
  • Weapons are prohibited. Federal law prohibits the possession of firearms or other dangerous weapons on installation property.
  • All persons and any property under their control are subject to administrative inspection.
  • No public restrooms are available at Greenbury Point.
 
For more information on Greenbury Point, please contact the Community Planning Liaison Officer at 410-293-1084. 

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MWR Car Wash

MWR’s Car Wash is a 24/7 facility located next to the Navy Exchange Gas Station. The car wash includes auto-bay and self-service wash bays for autos, a self-service wash bay for RVs, vacuums, carpet shampooer and tire air hose. Cash (dollars) or credit cards may be used.  Car wash services are:

  • Basic wash - rocker panel, presoak, high-pressure wash and rinse, clearcoat and spot-free rinse
  • Deluxe - undercoat, rocker panel, presoak, high-pressure wash and rinse, clearcoat, spot-free rinse and dry
  • Ultimate wash - undercoat, rocker panel, wheel scrubs, presoak, tire cleaner, high-pressure wash and rinse, triple-foam protectant, high-pressure cleaner, spot-free rinse and dry

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NSA Annapolis Campground

The Navy Getaways Campground is located across the Severn River at NSA Annapolis and offers 14 RV sites and 12 tent camping Sites. The Campground is a short drive from the Academy, downtown Annapolis and is within walking distance to the Navy Exchange and the Commissary. The RV sites have concrete pads that accommodate RV’s from 30 to 50 feet long and have water and 30-amp service with one additional 20-amp outlet. A bathhouse and a central dump station are also available. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and a charcoal grill. The RV sites are open year round and the tent campsites are open from April 1 to October 31. 


The campground is open to all active-duty, retired and reserve military; Department of Defense employees and family members. RV sites are open year-round and the tent camping sites are open from April 1 - Oct. 31. 

Reservations are required. Call 1-877-NAVY-BED.
Call 410-293-3906 for information about camping and Scout troop costs.

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Outdoor Equipment Rentals

MWR rents a variety of camping supplies, sports equipment and party supplies on a daily, weekend* or weekly basis. Equipment includes:

  • Air mats
  • Cabin-like tents (three room 10x16 feet)
  • Canopies (10x10 feet)
  • Camp chairs
  • Charcoal grill (5 feet)
  • Flashlight lanterns
  • Heater/cooker (propane)
  • Ice chests
  • Sports equipment (mountain bikes, bike helmets, softball kits, volleyball sets, basketballs, volleyballs and horseshoes)
  • Stoves (two-burner propane)
  • Tables (6-feet tables and folding picnic tables with umbrellas)
  • Tents 

Inflatable jump/slide combo, basketball shooter and obstacle course are for rent on a daily basis. Inflatables must be loaded/unloaded by the customer to and from their vehicle. Due to size and weight, it is recommended that at least 2 or 3 people load/unload inflatables.

*For weekend rentals, pick up items on Friday and return them the following Monday.

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Parks & Pavilions

Pavilions

The following pavilions are located on NSA Annapolis and available for rent:

  • Mill Creek Pavilion seats 36 people and has very limited parking.
  • North Severn Pavilion A seats 96 people and has a charcoal grill.
  • North Severn Pavilion B seats 96 people and has a charcoal grill. 
  • Retelle Beach Pavilion seats 48 people and has a charcoal grill. 

Call 410-293-9200 for rental costs and reservations.

Party Rooms

Two party rooms are available to rent for functions and special occasions

Retelle Room

The Retelle Room accommodates approximately 80 people. There are kitchen facilities, restrooms, a covered patio and an outside brick barbecue grill. It is available seasonally from April to October. Reservations may be made 90 days in advance.

Bay Room

The Bay Room accommodates 60-80 people. The room has a view of the Chesapeake Bay and is available year-round. There are kitchen and bathroom facilities and a surrounding grassy area for badminton and outdoor games. Reservations may be made 90 days in advance.

Customers must complete an application in person to reserve either the party rooms or pavilions. All reservations are subject to approval by the MWR Recreation Director. For more information and rental costs, please call 410-293-9200.

Ball Fields

The North Severn Ballfield, at the intersection of Holly and Alder Rd., is lighted and used only for Intramural Sports. No private reservations are available.

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Sailing and Boating Classes

Sailing Lessons Run Starting Memorial Day Weekend

Call 410-293-3731 or download form to register!

Weekend Basic Keelboat sailing courses for the season will run weekly as demand requires and as instructors are available from Memorial Day through Labor Day Weekend. 

The Marina offers our Basic Keelboat/Skipper "B" sailing qualification classes. Classes start on Friday evenings from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. with classroom time and then the students are out on the water on Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Once the student passes the course, they are allowed to rent our 24-foot Rainbow sailboats.

In conjunction with this course, the student can earn their American Sailing Association (ASA) 101 Basic Keelboat Certification by taking and passing the ASA 101 test. All of the information that is needed to pass this test in taught during this two and a half day class. This certification widely is accepted throughout the world. This certification will give the student the ability to use their qualifications worldwide and to build onto their ASA portfolio as their skills improve and they attend more challenging classes. The class fee includes a lifetime ASA membership, the ASA logbook and the ASA 101 exam. Class reservations are now being taken for the entire summer. Advanced registration is required as there are class size minimums that have to be met.

Sailing Class Fees:

Sailing Class:           Active duty: $250    All others: $275
ASA Certification:   Active duty: $100     All others: $125

Maryland Basic Boating Course - classes filling and will be run as needed

Call 410-293-3731 to register


Carr Creek Marina offers the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police's Maryland Basic Boating Course. This course is a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) approved course and meets the Maryland legal requirement for persons born after July 1972 to operate a powered vessel.

The course is offered one Saturday per month during the winter from 8a.m. to 5p.m. with an hour for lunch. This course is taught in the classroom and outside, so dress accordingly. Class reservations are now being taken for the entire winter. Advanced registration is required as there is a minimum class size. Please contact the Marina for cost and more details

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Slips and Dry Storage

Slips and Storage

Dry storage facilities accommodates boats, RVs and pop-up campers. Haul-out, wash and launch are available by  appointment Monday through Friday.

Annual slip rates:

Slip size                 Active duty price                       All others

25’                         $2040                                        $2136

30’                         $2448                                        $2550

36’                         $2940                                        $3060

42’                         $3432                                        $3570

BACK LOT STORAGE RULES

Trailer / RV must be maintained in an operational state to allow moving. 
30 day written notice must be given to marina to terminate contract
All trailers must maintain current insurance and registration.
No lose materials or equipment shall be stored in or around the assigned space.
Covers must be kept in good condition and properly secured. 
No Trailer / RV other than the specified trailer / RV that is described in the contract agreement shall be placed in the assigned space.
Corrective parking by the Marina will be charged, to the owner, for each incident at $20.00 each.
If another trailer /RV has occupied your space, you should leave your trailer /RV at the Marina office area and notify the office immediately.
All decals must be readily visible and placed on the designated location of the trailer / RV which is mandated by the Marina office.
Patrons are responsible for the trash removal from their own assigned spaces
 

Customer’s responsibilities while hauling and launching:

Prior to haulout, sailboats must have furling headsails removed.
 
Hand Signals
Follow only the trailer operators LEFT hand
Baton straight up=maintain course
Baton to your right=steer right
Baton to your left=steer left
The further in either direction the baton goes=steer more in that direction
Baton crossing throat=turn off engine
Thumbs up=start engine
 
Hauling out:
Follow trailer operators directions to steer onto the trailer
Keep the vessel in forward gear and follow steering instructions to place boat straight onto trailer
Turn off engine when instructed
Stay seated while boat is brought up ramp and while transiting boatyard
A ladder will be provided to climb off of your vessel when the truck stops at the office
 
Launching:
Keep clear while boat is loaded onto the trailer
Boat may be safely boarded when boat is on trailer
Remain seated while vessel transits boatyard and backs down launch ramp
When operator signals with thumbs up, you may start your engine and check the vessel for leaks and proper operation
When you are confidant with the operation of your engine, shift into reverse, apply ¾ throttle and give operator a thumbs up signaling your readiness to launch and back off of trailer
Once boat is floating freely, operator CANNOT recapture vessel if engine stalls, so it is imperative you are confidant engine will not stall before giving thumbs up signal

Prohibited

The following actions are PROHIBITED by patrons on or near the marina piers, ramp boat storage lot, and comfort station:

1. Maintenance of any vehicle or vessel.
2. Use of petroleum products and / or other hazardous substances to perform
3. Washing of motor vehicles
4. Flushing of motors, bilges, sanitary tanks, etc.
5. Diving, fishing, crabbing, and swimming in marina waterways or piers
6. Rough play, loitering, running or unsafe practices on or around piers and comfort station
7. Use of any type of detergent to wash or rinse boat hulls
8. Glass containers or other breakable in marina comfort station or piers and grounds

 

Marina FAQ

Rentals

What is the process to rent a boat?
Contact the marina office for reservations

How far in advance can I make a reservation?
Up to 5 days in advance

As a new renter, what boats can I rent?
Carr Creek Marina requires a rental history regardless of experience. First time renters are only qualified to rent LEVEL 1 boats.

What are the boat levels?
1,2 and 3

What are the boats in the levels?
Powerboats
Level 1
Boston Whaler 15’
Level 2
Boston Whaler 17’ and 18’
Level 3
Angler, Tahoe and McKee Craft
Sailboats
Level 1
Rainbow 24’ and Rhodes 19’
Level 2
Hunter 22’
Level 3
Catalina 25’

What do I need to rent a sailboat?
You need to have ASA 101, Basic Keelboat or equivalent.

Can I take a sailboat out alone?
No, you must have one crew member over the age of 16.

Can one of my guests operate a vessel?
No. Only the qualified renter can operate the vessel and must possess the qualifications to operate the boat.

If I’m a first time sailboat renter at your MWR, what sailboats can I rent?
You can rent rainbows

What is included when renting a sailboat?
You will receive life jackets for those that are on the boat and all required safety gear.

What do I need to rent a powerboat?    
If you were born after July 1972, you will need to obtain the Boaters Safety course. Please bring this to the Marina so our staff can verify.   If you were born before July 1972, you will take a 20 questions test on basic boating information.

I have a Boaters Safety course from another state, will MWR-Annapolis accept that?
Yes, as long as it is NASBLA approved.

If I’m a first time powerboat renter at your MWR, what powerboats can I rent?
You can rent the Boston Whaler 15’

What is included when renting a powerboat?
You will receive life jackets for those that are on the boat and all required safety gear.
One 6 gallon tank of fuel

Does MWR provide the required classes to be certified?
MWR offers the both ASA 101 and Boaters Safety Course.

Are pets allowed on boats?
On all except the Tahoe and not recommended on sailboats.

Do I have to pay for the fuel?
The first tank comes with boat. Customer only pays what they use on the second tank.
Tahoe, Angler and The McKee Craft begin the rental with a full tank of fuel, at the end of the rental, the customer pays to refill the fuel tank

Can I fish on the rental boats?
On all except the Tahoe

How long can I rent the boat?
Sailboats rent hourly with a 3 hour minimumPowerboats rent hourly

What is the loading limit for all the boats?

Sailboats:
Rhodes 19’        4 passengers
Rainbow 24’        6 passengers
Hunter 22’        6 passengers
Catalina 25’        7 passengers


Powerboats (weights include fuel and gear):
Boston Whaler 15’    4 passengers        615lbs max
Boston Whaler 17’    6 passengers        915lbs max
Boston Whaler 18’    7 passengers        970lbs max
McKee Craft 18’    8 passengers        1,150 lbs max
Angler 20’        8 passengers        1,200lbs max
Tahoe 21’        9 passengers        1,700lbs max

How far can we take the boat out?
Sailboats:
Level 1 and 2 must stay between the mouth of the river and the 1st bridge(Naval Academy)
Level 3 and 4 may travel within Maryland waters
Powerboats:
Level 1 and 2 must stay in the Severn River
Level 3 are limited to the northern and southern points of Kent Island

Which boats can we take over night?
Only Level 3 sailboats (Catalina 25')

What size life jackets do you have?
We have all sizes:
Infant
Child 30-50 lbs
Child 50-90 lbs
Adult
Adult X-L

Can we bring our own life jackets?
Yes, you may

What’s included with renting kayaks?
Lifejackets for all participants with a sound making device attached

Can we take the kayaks off base?
Yes, but return times still apply based on the reservation

Do you have a Kayak rack I can use for the top of vehicle?
Yes, car-topping kits are available at no charge if requested

Where do I fuel the power boat tank?
On Level 3 boats, there is a fill fitting on the side deck. We will trailer them to the NEX gas station, you will swipe your credit/debit card and we will fill the boats tank.

Do you have to wear a life jacket?
Per Maryland law
“All children under the age of 13 must WEAR a US Coast Guard approved Personal Floatation Device(Type I,II,III or IV) while underway on a recreation vessel under 21’ in length in Maryland waters”
Lifejackets are issued to all patrons and it is highly recommended that they be worn by all.

Does weather affect rentals?
Allowing a rental to go or and request to be returned is at the discretion of the staff and management based on local conditions.
Marina staff must have a way to contact the renter at any time to recall them in inclement weather.

Haul-out/launch

How do you haul-out boats?
We use a submersible hydraulic trailer.
See “Haulout/ launch customer responsibilities” document on the Dry storage page on this website

When you haul out, does the rolling furling genoa need to be removed?
Yes, we experience occasional high winds

What is included when you haul-out the boat?
The haulout fee includes:
Haulout
Powerwash
Blocking
Re-launch

What is the max weight, draft and length I can haul-out?
Weight 30,000lbs
Draft 6’
Length 42’

When do you haul out/launch boats?
Labor Day through Memorial Day. Monday-Friday Weather dependent.
Generally not hauling out boats Jan and Feb due to weather and maintenance.
Memorial Day to Labor Day Wed and Thursday. Reservations only.

Storage (See Slips and Storage Page)

What is the length of stay I can store my vessel?
Storage contracts are written for terms of 1 year unless the patron is a “transient”

If I recently sold my boat or trailer, can the spot be transferred to the new owner?
No.
If the purchaser is a qualified MWR customer, they will need to sign a new storage contract.
If the boat is in a slip, they would need to be placed on the waitlist and that slip would be offered to the next person on the waitlist

Can I work on my boat while it’s on stands?
Yes, all rules and regulations must be followed. See rules and regulations on this website.

Can I sand my boat?
Yes, all rules and regulations must be followed. See rules and regulations on this website.

Can I paint my boat?
Yes, all rules and regulations must be followed. See rules and regulations on this website.

Is electricity provided?
Yes, there are 30a outlets along the bulkhead, however NFPA regulations state that vessels may not be plugged in while unattended.

Is potable water available?
Yes, along the bulkhead and seasonally winterized. (Generally off Nov. 15- March 15th)

Does the marina staff offer repair services?
We offer limited services. See service rate sheet.

Can I move my own jack stands?
No. Only marina staff is permitted to move stand. Please see office to move stands.

Does MWR Marina supply equipment for boat maintenance?
No. There are a few ladders available, but must be returned.

Is there a waiting list for slips?
Yes. An application can be found on the “Slips” page on this website

Who has access to MWR Carr Creek Marina?
Active duty and retired military and DOD civilians
Veterans with 0%-100% disability with correct VA documentation

Do you have any ramps we can use?
Yes, there are 2 boat ramps on base. Parking is extremely limited. Cannot impede Navy Missions.

Is there a dock we can use?
The 2 MWR docks are not conveniently located for use with the boat ramps.

Moorings

Can I tie my personal boat to one of the moorings?
No it’s only provided for our rentals and class boats.

Fishing

Where is fishing permitted?
Possum point is a designated fishing area.
Along the shoreline at Mill Creek and at the bulkhead at Carr Creek, fishing is not permitted, but may be allowed providing marina mission is not affected and fisherman do not leave a mess. (Trash in and Trash out. Please do not leave any fishing lines out. This can be hazardous to our staff. All equipment including wood blocks are for marina use only)
Fishing from the docks of Mill Creek and along the crane and dock area at Carr Creek ARE NOT permitted at any time.

Do I need a fishing license?
Yes. License can be purchased through Maryland Department of Natural resources and are required and on all boats and shore.

 

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Tickets & Travel

Ticket Specials

NSAA Tickets & Travel Office is open at 89 Bennion Rd. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Tickets & Travel sells a variety of discounted tickets to tourist attractions, movies, shows, sporting events including the Washington Capitals, Washington Nationals, DC United, Navy Football and Baltimore Orioles. Additional sporting events are available on request. These tickets must be ordered two weeks in advance. See PDFs of ticket lists to the right column of this page.

Tickets & Travel offers tickets to Florida and California Disney attractions. All tickets are non-refundable. Disney California tickets, Military Salute and DoD tickets are electronic tickets which means we print them on-site.  Our Florida Military Salute tickets are physically in the ticket office and are available immediately.   

Tickets & Travel also has discount tickets to Six Flags America (Largo, Md.), Kings Dominion (Doswell, Va.), Busch Gardens, Water Country USA (Va.), Hershey Park (Penn.) Sesame Place and others. Call us at 410-293-9200 to check on availability.

Disney Military Appreciation Days

Active and retired U.S. Military personnel can also save up to 40% on rooms at select Walt Disney World hotels! Limit 6 tickets per military member. ALL tickets and options are non-transferable. No refunds or exchanges. All Sales Final. Download pricing sheets below or to the right under downloads.

Learn more about the new Disney Genie app here

CURRENT REGULATIONS FOR WALT DISNEY WORLD PARKS:

  1. Park attendance will be managed through the Disney Park Pass system, which guests will use to make theme park reservations.  To enter a Walt Disney World® theme park, both a park reservation AND valid admission for the same park on the same date are required for each person in the guest's party ages 3 and up. A park reservation must be made for each day of entry. For multi-day tickets, guests will be required to make a park reservation for each date of their visit.  Prior to purchasing a Ticket, the guest should check park availability by visiting disneyworld.disney.go.com/availability-calendar
  2. In addition, prior to purchasing a Ticket, guests should visit DisneyTravelTradeInfo.com/wdw for important information about park reopening, reservations, limitations on benefits, features, experiences and offerings, new safety measures and other information.
  3. Immediately after purchasing a Ticket, the guest should visit https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/plan/my-disney-experience/, create a profile (if the guest does not already have a profile), and using the Ticket or confirmation number, link the Ticket to the profile and then make park reservations. We highly recommend that guests make their park reservation as soon as they complete their Ticket purchase, as availability can change until the reservation is finalized.
  4. No refunds will be issued for any tickets purchase for Walt Disney World
Call 410-293-9200 or stop by 89 Bennion Rd. to arrange payment and plan your upcoming Disney vacation!

American Forces Travel

American Forces Travel? is a new Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) program arising from a joint-service initiative combining the efforts of each of the five branches of service (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy) and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Military Community & Family Policy.

Because the internet is now the most popular way to research and book travel, the Department of Defense chose to evolve its travel offering. MWR has contracted with a world leader in travel, Priceline®, to deliver high-value travel benefits to the U.S. military and DoD community. A key feature of American Forces Travel? is pricing. Priceline® negotiates rates that are typically only available alongside “hidden” features: you can book a hotel room on Priceline® at a discount, for example, if you do so without knowing the name of the hotel up front. American Forces Travel? goes a step further. Those negotiated rates are available on American Forces Travel? with full visibility to eligible members. It’s the best of both worlds.

While there are many for-profit online leisure travel offerings marketed to the military today, American Forces Travel is the only official DoD online program. American Forces Travel? proceeds will support MWR programs for the military community.

American Forces Travel? provides free access to the site for those who have served their country at  AmericanForcesTravel.com

Waves of Honor Extended at SeaWorld Parks

Free admission for one visit to one park of choice for active-duty plus up to three direct dependents.

Choice of one park:  Adventure Island, Aquatica San Diego, Busch Gardens Tampa, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Antonio, SeaWorld San Diego or Sesame Place

 Guests must go online to https://www.wavesofhonor.com to register.

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USNA Golf Course

Managed by the Naval Academy Golf Association, the Naval Academy Golf Course is an 18-hole university course. The course is open to Midshipmen, active-duty and retired military, Academy faculty and staff and their guests. The course is open during daylight hours weather permitting. Advance reservations are recommended.

The Pro Shop is located in the Brigade Sports Complex. The Club at Greenbury Point snack bar is located on the premises and may be reached at 410-293-4679.

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Liberty Zone

The Liberty program is for single E1-E6 active-duty service members and geographic bachelors. Each person is allowed to bring one guest 18 years and older. The center is an alcohol- and tobacco-free facility designed to be the Sailor’s “home away from home.” It features televisions, a lounge area, pool table, free WiFi, computer stations, hundreds of movies and video games.

The program offers in-house activities such as pool tournaments, free barbecue cookouts and life skills workshop, and weekly off-base activities and trips including baseball and football games, paintball, skiing, shopping, diner outings, whitewater rafting and horseback riding. Liberty trips are usually low cost or free.

 

 

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