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Friday, December 10, 2010 - 1:00am

For Army, Construction Keeps Rolling Along

Ft. Stewart has broken ground on living space for wounded soldiers.

The project is just the tip of a new construction iceberg at the massive Army base.

The barracks will provide a temporary home for soldiers getting long-term medical treatment.

Lt. Col. William Reitemeyer of the Warrior Transition Battalion says, the living space is the first step in creating a new medical campus focused on treating complex cases.

"We're currently in temporary facilities," Lt. Col. Reitemeyer says. "And this will provide us with a very consolidated campus, state of the art, probably the best that'll be here on Fort-Stewart for our soldiers."

Ft. Stewart also broke ground this week on more than a hundred new homes.

There's also a new brigade and battalion headquarters going up.

Overall, Ft. Stewart has 25 active construction contracts totaling $515 million.

That's welcome news for new services on post and for the area economy.

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