From left, George Cabaniss, Joan Gaither, Givens Forsythe, Marco Barberena and Brig. Gen. Kirk Vollmecke cut the ribbon for a new Mission and Installation Contracting Command multipurpose acquisition training facility during a ceremony Sept. 9 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The new facility consists of classrooms as well as conference and work spaces designed to support Defense Acquisition University training both locally and regionally while saving temporary duty time and costs. Renovations to the 2,914-square-foot facility located behind the Long Barracks got under way at the end of 2011 and cost $2.6 million. Cabaniss is the MICC deputy to the commander, Gaither is the president of the Society for the Preservation of Historic Fort Sam Houston, Barberena is a project engineer with the Army Corps of Engineers, and Vollmecke is the MICC commanding general. Forsythe is an honorary member of the MICC who served in the Long Barracks in 1939.