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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The new homes are part of a multi-million dollar public-private venture to modernize outdated military housing. 110 homes will be available to Marines in October.

Families say the new homes offer their growing family more space, while over-all the new housing is expected to improve morale. 

"For us we have four kids, we have a big family and this is a lot of room a lot of cabinets and it's got a two car garage so I like this better," said Marine wife Cecilia Hammer.

"The improvement of the quality of life in our Marines and their families has improved dramatically and the comment that we get back are incredible," said Commanding Officer Col. Terry V. Williams.

Once families have moved out of the old barracks, they'll be demolished and the second phase of construction on another 100 homes will begin.

The new homes are also energy efficient and use geothermal energy from the ground to heat and cool the homes year round.

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