Fri., December 10, 2010 5:00am (EST)

For Army, Construction Keeps Rolling Along
By Orlando Montoya
Updated: 3 years ago

FT. STEWART, Ga.  —  
Ft. Stewart has broken ground on many new construction projects in recent years, transforming the physical space and the range of services available to active duty soldiers.  (photo US Army)
Ft. Stewart has broken ground on many new construction projects in recent years, transforming the physical space and the range of services available to active duty soldiers. (photo US Army)
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.