<li><a href="http://www.lewis.army.mil">Visit Joint Base Lewis-McChord</a></li>

<h3 class="dark">Community Programs and Services</h3>
<h4>Hawks Prairie Military Family Support March</h4>
<p>The Hawks Prairie Rotary Club sponsors an annual mile long march. During the last five years, the Military Family Support March has raised more than $200,000 to sponsor food banks, children's eyeglasses, memorial ceremonies, holiday children's gifts, dinners, and college scholarships. For more information visit <a href="http://www.militaryfamilymarch.com/main.html">www.militaryfamilymarch.com.</a></p>

<h4>Family Support of Deployed Soldiers</h4>
<p>Tacoma VFW Post 969 sponsored 4th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment providing emergency financial support to families of deployed Soldiers, hosted holiday parties ensuring each sponsored child received a gift, and provided turkeys and hams to families. For more information visit <a href="http://www.geocities.com/vfw969">www.geocities.com/vfw969.</a></p>

<h4>Community Connections Program</h4>
<p>Local communities are partnered with 15 brigade-level unit commanders to keep communication flowing, develop close relationships and participate together in events. The goals of the Community Connections Program are to increase interaction between the military and local communities, enhance understanding of today's Army and Fort Lewis, and develop and maintain strong and positive community partnerships. Recently, an Adopt-A-Company program was added to the Community Connections program, where local organizations and businesses team up with 30 companies in the brigade to support them during deployment.</p>

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