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Army Reserve Soldiers Getting New Home in Bay County

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Three groups of Army Reserve soldiers are getting a new home in Bay County. Military commanders and community leaders turned over the first dirt for the new Army Reserve Center Saturday morning.

The facility will be located off Highway 77, just north of the intersection of Skunk Valley Road.

It'll be the new home for 100 soldiers, who make up three transportation units.

The 81st Regional Support Command hosted the ceremony, where a drawing of the building was revealed, and Commissioner Guy Tunnell joined the Army Reserve Ambassador and others to kick off the project.

In less than a year, a 17,700 square foot training building, 4,600 square foot maintenance facility and 458 square foot storage building will stand on the property, ready for the reserve soldiers.

Sergeant First Class Shelia Florence is one of those, who will call the building home and is looking forward to training with her fellow soldiers.

"We are proud to be a part of this new facility and be able to serve with the residents of Bay County and for them," said Florence.

The project manager for the facility tells News 13 he plans to begin construction as early as next week and hopes the units can begin moving in around the start of next year.