Ronald Reagan Strike Group visits Guam after Valiant Shield

September 24, 2018 – The Ronald Reagan Strike Group arrived at Naval Base Guam for a port visit, Sept. 24. Personnel from the Ronald Reagan Strike Group, to include Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), will have the opportunity to experience the island of Guam, following the successful completion of Valiant Shield 2018. Over the previous week, the strike group joined with more than 15,000 U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps personnel, taking part in the…

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USS Oklahoma City Returns to Guam

USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) returned to its homeport of Apra Harbor, Guam, June 29. Oklahoma City conducted routine patrols throughout the Indo-Pacific region in support of maritime security operations that promote stability while maintaining key partnerships with allies across the region. Family and friends were on the pier to greet their Sailors and welcome them back to Guam following their period at sea. Winner of the ceremonial “First Kiss” was Senior Chief Electrician’s Mate (Nuclear) Travis Radzyminski’s wife Tenille, and Chief Electronics Technician (Navigation) Michael Levy and wife Crystal…

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Frank Cable Returns to Guam

Sailors and civilian mariners of the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), returned to their homeport of Naval Base Guam, Jan. 23. Frank Cable, which departed Guam March 6, 2017, completed maintenance, renewal and repairs which returned the 40 year-old ship to its designed mission capabilities. Family, friends and shipmates gathered on the pier with signs and flowers to welcome the ship and her crew as she pulled into the harbor. “This feels like a real homecoming,” said Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class Benjamin Duff, from Barrigada, Guam. “We have…

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USS America/15th MEU Arrive Guam

USS America (LHA 6) and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Guam for a scheduled port visit, Jan. 7. As the largest and southernmost of the Mariana Islands, Guam is the home to one of the U.S. Navy’s largest and most strategic island bases in the Western Pacific. The base serves as a hub for U.S. ships as they operate in the 7th Fleet area of operations. “Guam has a long history with the U.S. Navy and is very important to what we do in the Pacific,” said…

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USS San Diego Arrives in Guam

USS San Diego (LPD 22) and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Guam for a scheduled port visit Jan. 9. Naval Base Guam is a strategic U.S. naval base located on Apra Harbor, Guam. It serves as one of the leading naval bases in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. “It feels good to be making our way home,” said Quartermaster 1st Class Christian Roman. “It’s strange to think that this is the first U.S. (territory) port we have stopped in since we left San Diego.” San Diego’s port visit will…

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USS Key West Returns to Guam

USS Key West (SSN 722) returned to its homeport of Apra Harbor, Guam, on Dec. 15 following a four-month forward-operating period to the Western Pacific. Key West, under the command of Cmdr. J. Grady Hill, is returning from the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, where the crew participated in theater anti-submarine warfare and multiple joint exercises. “I’m incredibly proud of my crew for all that they accomplished this deployment,” said Hill. “The level of ingenuity, resourcefulness and drive exhibited by the Key West crew is unique, a truly unstoppable…

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USCGC Assateague Decommissions in Guam after 27 years of service

The Coast Guard will take the Coast Guard Cutter Assateague (WPB 1337) out of service during a pier-side ceremony aboard Naval Base Guam Friday. “Assateague’s operational history showcases the Coast Guard’s ability to carry out a diverse and important range of missions vital to the security and prosperity of our nation in remote parts of the Pacific,” said Capt. Chris Chase, who leads the service’s operations in the area as the commander of Coast Guard Sector Guam. “The Coast Guard remains ready to protect American security and economic interests wherever…

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Navy Awards Government of Japan-Funded Contract for Marine Corps Relocation to Guam

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific awarded today a $17.9 million firm-fixed price contract to Contrack Watts Inc. of Virginia, to construct a Waterfront Headquarters Building on Naval Base Guam. The contract supports the Defense Policy Review Initiative and is funded by the Government of Japan (GoJ) as part of the International Agreement between the United States and Japan. “For the Marines to effectively execute amphibious operations, a fully capable waterfront facility and associated infrastructure are essential,” said Officer in Charge of Construction (OICC) Marianas Commanding Officer Capt. Dan Turner.…

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