7th Infantry Division is committed to building and sustaining strong relationships with local communities in the South Puget Sound area. The Community Connector Program partners 7th Infantry Division units with local communities for mutual support and to build lasting ties between service-members and civilian neighbors.
Currently, our 6 brigades are partnered with the following communities in the South Puget Sound area:
2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team is partnered with the city of Lakewood
3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team is partnered with the city of Lacey
16th Combat Aviation Brigade is partnered with the cities of Tacoma and University Place
17th Field Artillery Brigade is partnered with the cities of Olympia and Tumwater
555th Engineer Brigade is partnered with the city of Roy
201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade is partnered with the city of Gig Harbor
The Program goals are to:
Increase interaction between JBLM and local communities.
The unit senior level commander serves as the unit representative for their partnered communities, attending local community meetings and events. Communities can request a variety of support from their partnered units, including: honor and color guards, rifle and firing details, marching units, guest speakers, community leader visits and tours.