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Army opens two free tax centers
Tax preparers Pfc. Alyssa James and Pfc. Deanna Miller hold the ribbon at the Fort Stewart Tax Center, Jan. 23, as Fort Stewart Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Martin Conroy, and Tax Center OIC and NCOIC Capt. Michael Yosua and Staff Sgt. Evonne Jones cut it, officially opening the Marne Tax Center on Stewart. - photo by Photo by Patrick Young

Designed to help soldiers, retirees and eligible Family members save money in legal fees, the 2018 Marne Tax Center had its grand openings at their on Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.

The Fort Stewart Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Martin M. Conroy helped cut the ribbon at the Stewart opening and expressed his appreciation for the service.

"This is another example of the garrison and soldiers from across the installation coming together to provide a great service to community members," he said. "This type partnership really makes a difference; especially during deployments."

Stanley Robinson, a retiree, was the first customer at the Stewart center.

"It is a good benefit," he said, explaining why he comes back every year to the center. "And it’s free."

The Stewart Tax Center noncommissioned officer in charge, Staff Sgt. Evonne Jones said working at the center was fun filled, and looked forward to the 2018 year.

The centers are at 638 Horace Emmet Wilson Blvd., on Hunter and can be reached for appointments at 912-315-3675. The Fort Stewart center at 2233 Gulick Ave., 912-767-1040. Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m.-6:15 p.m., Thursday, 1–6:15 p.m.

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