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Staff Judge Advocate Lt. Col. Joseph Masterson, left, and Senior APG Commander Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, along with the four Soldiers and four civilians who worked at the tax center, mark the completion of tax-filing season April 19 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The installation tax center secured about $1 million in refunds for Soldiers, their families and retirees, Staff Judge Advocate Lt. Col. Joseph Masterson said.

Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, senior APG commander, joined Masterson April 19 in a ceremony to mark the end of tax-filing season outside Building 4313.

Masterson and Justice recognized the four Soldiers and four civilians who prepared more than 1,000 tax returns and saved clients about $100,000 in preparation fees since the center's opening Feb. 8. The tax center's service is provided for free.

Justice thanked the tax center's staff for providing one of the Army's core missions -- educating young Soldiers.

"Teaching young Soldiers to be responsible and contributing citizens to our nation -- that's the value of the Army and the leadership you provide," Justice said. "[You are] helping to ensure we have a vibrant formation, just like we do on the battlefield."

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