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FORT LEE, Va. -- In a continuing effort to improve the quality of life for Soldiers assigned to Fort Lee, Col. Michael G. Morrow, the garrison commander, officially opened the new Soldier Support Center (SSC) Dec. 11.

The $26 million military construction project, managed by Norfolk District, Army Corps of Engineers, is the latest project completed at Fort Lee, under the Base Realignment and Closure, or BRAC 2005 authorization.

“Today’s opening of the Soldier Support Center represents a major milestone and concept change here. We are centralizing 20 different organizations from across 10 different locations on post, to serve as a one-stop shop for in and out processing of Fort Lee personnel,” said Morrow.

The highlight of the ceremony was the dedication of the auditorium in honor of the late Dwight A. Faughn, an Army retiree and former Fort Lee adjutant general and director of human resources from 1994-2007. A bust of Faughn and a plaque, inscribed Faughn Hall, was unveiled as permanent fixtures of the auditorium.

The new center is 83,876 square feet and features a 350-seat auditorium, four 100-seat classrooms and two conference centers. The center will also serve as a welcome center for visitors on post, and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days week.

  

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Taken on December 11, 2009