<li><a href="http://www.mcpherson.army.mil/">Visit Fort McPherson</a></li>

<h3 class="dark">Community Programs and Services</h3>
<h4>Wounded Warrior Support</h4>
<p>The Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Ga., and Humana Military Healthcare Services partnered with Home Depot co-founder, philanthropist and Atlanta-area resident Bernie Marcus to help wounded U.S. military service members and their families obtain additional care to promote their recovery from combat-related injuries. The program, called the SHARE Initiative, is for Service members wounded during service in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. The partnership allows Shepherd Center to complement the care already given through the Military Treatment Facilities system and the Veterans Administration by offering world-renowned medical and rehabilitation care to Service members returning from combat with catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury. The program also targets military service members who live in rural areas and have limited access to the specialized services they may require.</p>

<h4>Operation Gift</h4>
<p>This program is offered during the holiday season to assist Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem Soldiers and their Families in the junior enlisted ranks. Toys are donated from throughout the installations and surrounding communities so that the children of these Families in need can receive toys at Christmas. Generous community partners like the VFW, American Legion, local churches, private citizens donate the toys.</p>

<h4>Military Spouse Employment Services</h4>
<p>Through a partnership with Georgia Department of Labor (DOL), Military Spouse Employment Servcies assists Military spouses in their quest for employment. The partnership has also afforded Army Community Service (ACS) to have a full-time DOL employee to work with the ACS Reemployment Readiness program manager. Additionally, DOL provided ACS with five computers and two printers that are strategically located in our employment lab so spouses can search for employment and create resumes. Other services that are provided include: job fairs, labor market information, unemployment benefits, information and assistance, resume assistance, interview skills training, job development counseling, job screening and referral services, veterans eligibility, federal bonding, resource information services, career training and education information, youth employment information, information on occupational trends, economic Information, job search and dress for success strategies.</p>

<h4>WSB-TV, Channel 2 (CBS) Salute 2 America Celebration</h4>
<p>For the past 49 years, WSB-TV has supported the military with a 4th of July parade that highlighted and saluted the military.</p>

<h4>Support by Professional Sports in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area</h4>
<p>The Atlanta Braves, Georgia Force arena football team and the Atlanta Falcons honor the men and women in uniform at various military appreciation games and events.</p>

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