An integral part of our community.
By Julie Paxton, CRS, SRES, REALTOR
Our military members join us here on Guam from all places from the United States and world throughout. And bring with them a great sense of community and pride of serving our country as service women and men.
They comprise Guam’s second largest economy, right behind (and sometimes exceed) Guam’s #1 economy which is tourism.
The U.S. military has approximately 39,000 acres (or approx. 29% of the island’s total land area).
U.S. Naval Base Guam (NavSta), Sumay
Apra Harbor-Orote peninsula
Ordnance Annex, U.S. Navy -South-Central highlands (formerly known as Naval Magazine)
Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, U.S. Navy- (NCTS or NCS), Barrigada and Finegayan
Joint Force Headquarters-Guam, Nimitz Hill
Guam National Guard-Radio Barrigada and Fort Juan Muna
Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB), U.S. Air Force, Yigo
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam-Sumay
And... possibly coming soon... U.S. Marines: The possible transfer of U.S. Marine Corps’ 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force is highly anticipated. Some of the U.S. Marines from Okinawa are expected to call Guam their home if even only temporary as they are deployed and/or transferred to other parts of the world.
Our local population and the U.S. military are closely connected in numerous ways. Some of our “locals” are either currently ‘active duty’ status or are retired. Many of the active duty service women and men and Department of Defense (DOD) civilians may live outside the military installations. Many times, the active duty members assist with the village Mayor’s office for projects that the village Mayor deems worthy.
The patriotism and pride shown during the assist of repainting school buildings, grass cutting baseball fields, volunteering at the animal shelter, helping erect tents after a devastating typhoon and their general good naturedness of wanting to help is priceless.
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