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NOAA's Inouye building to get child care center

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AP) - The new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration building on Pearl Harbor's Ford Island is getting a child care center.

Naval Facilities Engineering Command said Wednesday it awarded a San Diego joint venture an $11.3 million contract for the facility's construction.

NOAA is funding the center, which will be able to accommodate up to 122 children.

It will be at NOAA's new Daniel K Inouye Regional Center, where over 600 NOAA employees will eventually be working.

Inouye Regional Center site manager Steve Gallagher says NOAA is working with the Navy to share open spaces at the facility with Defense Department families.

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