BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) Bremerton hosted a groundbreaking ceremony signifying the beginning of construction for a Child Development Center (CDC), June 17.
The CDC will accommodate 64 children and 13 staff and include one infant room, two pre-toddler rooms, one toddler room, a kitchen and training office space for staff and also three age-appropriate structured play areas.
Guest speakers included NBK Commanding Officer Capt. Mark Olson, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest Executive Officer Cmdr. Glenn Schephard, President of Advanced Technology Construction Tony Sieger, and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Intermediate Maintenance Facility Commander Capt. Mark Whitney.
More than 50 service members and Department of Defense employees attended the ceremony.
"I wanted to thank all of those who had a hand in putting this together and making it happen in record time," said Olson. "I applaud you for your efforts, your vision, tenacity and your effectiveness."
According to Sieger, the CDC project allows his crew to give back to the men and women who serve and defend their country.
"We are honored to be able to assist them in the improvement of their family's lives...to create a safe and pleasant environment for their children to function in and enjoy. As our military are away from home and serving in other parts of the world, I'm certain that it is comforting for them to know their children are being protected," said Sieger.
The construction delivery date is scheduled for Dec. 16.
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