Fort Stewart has provided its single soldiers, spouses and dependents a place to socialize and enjoy some down-time.
On Tuesday, Fort Stewart Army Base hosted a ribbon cutting for their Marne Community Activities Center.
The building will be used as a meeting space for Fort Stewart community organizations like the Marne Spouses and Community Club or the Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers, according to a public affairs news release.
Built in 2012, the building was formerly the Military Family Life Counseling Center.
“This will be an additional gathering place for single soldiers and the Marne community,” said Army Family Team Building Director Rodney Hargus.
The 3rd ID Brass Quintet performed songs prior to the ribbon cutting ceremony for the 5100 square foot building.
The building was initially developed for a child development center, before the MFLC took over the building. The MFLC has since moved to the Soldier and Family Center on base.
The M-CAC building is equipped with a full kitchen and storage space. The building also has many rooms including a kid’s room with toys and bathrooms suited for adults and children.
“Despite change, our spouses continue to donate time and volunteer,” said Fort Stewart Garrison Commander Jason Wolter. “I believe this building was shaped right and a great new addition to the army community.
After the ribbon cutting, many military personnel and military spouses entered the building to see the M-CAC.
“I think it’s amazing,” said military spouse Sarah Emerick. “I think it provides wonderful opportunities for families and optimal space for events.”