Military installations and civilian communities are inextricably linked together. Most of Soldiers and their families live, shop, work, play and go to school in town. The Army depends on our surrounding communities to teach our children, protect our loved ones and provide infrastructure so that the Soldiers may fulfill their duties on the post. Partnerships directly support Army families through the creation of new jobs for spouses, increased educational programs that the children of Army families can benefit from, and increased access to installation services that enhance the quality of life for the broader community, which, in turn supports Army families that live off post. Generally, partnerships focused on training opportunities, children and youth services, spousal employment, and other Morale, Welfare and Recreation requirements benefit both military and community families. However, other partnerships focused on operational efficiencies also provide significant benefits to all families in the Army and the local community.