NBK Bremerton Breaking Ground for Child Development Center

Story Number: NNS100618-18Release Date: 6/18/2010 3:52:00 PM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Dagendesh, Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Northwest

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.

For more news from Naval Base Kitsap, visit www.navy.mil/local/kitsap/.

Chldren help break ground for the Bremerton Child Development Center at Naval Base Kitsap.
100617-N-4386D-001 BREMERTON, Wash. (June 17, 2010) Capt. Mark Olson, commanding officer of Naval Base Kitsap; Cmdr. Glenn Schephard, executive officer of Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Northwest; Tony Sieger, president of Advanced Technology Construction; and Capt. Mark Whitney, commander of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Intermediate Maintenance Facility, break ground with five children for the Bremerton Child Development Center at Naval Base Kitsap. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Dagendesh)
June 18, 2010
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