<li><a href="http://www.apg.army.mil/apghome/sites/local/">Visit Aberdeen Proving Ground</a></li>

<h3 class="dark">Community Programs and Services</h3>
<h4>Mentoring Program</h4>
<p>Mentoring groups known as M-Squads have been formed in Harford County Public Schools, particularly the Aberdeen and Edgewood middle schools providing support for military children with family members that are deployed or just need military-focused peer support. Groups of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students get together, to emotionally support each other and share information about their loved ones. They participate in group and individual activities to build and strengthen their daily survival skills. Activities include sending banners of appreciation to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, creating a "Showcase of Honor" displaying the names of the deployed, creating wall posters of the group and a field trip to hear a Johns Hopkins University neurosurgeon. Visit <a href="http://www.apgmwr.com/family/youth_liaison.html">www.apgmwr.com/family/youth_liaison.html</a> for more information.</p>

<h4>Military Appreciation Luncheon</h4>
<p>The Harford County Chamber of Commerce sponsors an annual Military Appreciation Luncheon bringing business leaders together with Aberdeen Proving Ground and Maryland National Guard Soldiers. The event is highlighted by the presentation of Soldier of the Year, Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year, Instructor of the Year, Marine of the Year, Airman of the Year, etc. The 2008 luncheon also showcased the signing of the Army Community Covenant. Visit <a href="http://www.harfordchamber.org">www.harfordchamber.org</a> for more information.</p>

<h4>CLEAR 99 Scotty and Carissas Adopt a Soldier Program</h4>
<p>A radio station initiative to send a little bit of home to local (Aberdeen, Maryland and surrounding committees) men and women serving overseas. Listeners are encouraged to visit the web site and choose an adoptable Soldier and mail them a care package. Loved ones with Soldiers overseas are also encouraged to submit their names and wish list on the site. Visit <a href="http://clear99.com/scotty-carissa-adopt-a-soldier">www.clear99.com</a> for more information.</p>

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