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  • 29 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Led by Consul General Bayani V. Mangibin and the Naval Base Commander Capt. Mike Ward, the Filipino-American community here tendered a warm welcome to the officers and crew of BRP Alcaraz upon their arrival at Pier X of the base at 9 a.m. July 27, 2013. After a quick formation of troops at the dock […]

  • 23 June 2014
    Authorities

    U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) held a change of command ceremony at the Tango/Uniform wharf at the base in Santa Rita June 20.   Capt. Andy Anderson relieved Capt. Mike Ward as NBG’s commanding officer (CO). Retired Navy Cmdr. Matt Miller was the events guest speaker and commended Ward for his dedication and excellence he […]

  • 19 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Tango Wharf extension ribbon-cutting ceremony on U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG), was conducted Dec. 18 to celebrate the improvements in infrastructure and capabilities the base can provide to support the Navy’s mission. The purpose for the extension to the wharf was to provide infrastructure, improvements and utilities for cold iron berthing for transient ships […]

  • 2 November 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Works on improving the submarine repair facilities at the U.S. Navy base Polari Point, Guam, are set to be completed in December, the U.S. Navy said. An expanded Emergent Repair Facility (ERF), dehumidified warehouse and ship’s support building will allow submarine tenders USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) and USS Frank Cable (AS 40) to […]

  • 26 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The U.S. Naval Submarine Training Center Pacific (NSTCP) held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Mobile Trainer (MT) 1000 submarine firefighting trainer on Polaris Point, Guam, August 26. According to U.S. Navy, the MT-1000 is the hottest firefighting trainer it has. It can run until temperatures reach 700 degrees Fahrenheit at five feet above the […]

  • 29 January 2016
    Authorities

    The floating dry-dock “Richland” (ADFM-8) was relocated from the confines of Apra Harbor, U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG), January 28, as a multitude of vessels gathered at NBG’s inner harbor. After all inspections and checks of seaworthiness were complete, the 212-foot, 467-ton tug Rhocas got underway from NBG with the Richland under tow. Rhocas was […]

  • 14 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Technical Support Detachment (TSD) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel – along with FBI special agent bomb technicians – conducted underwater post-blast investigation training at Naval Base Guam, July 27-31. The week-long training is based on an FBI course which includes surface and underwater events such as assessing the underwater detonation/blast field, locating, mapping […]

  • 13 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Service members, island residents and base patrons gathered as U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) to kick off Chamorro Month with a cultural celebration in front of the Navy Exchange Guam on NBG March 8. The event, themed “Know the Language of Our Elders and Use it Every Day,” brought together local and military communities to […]

  • 15 August 2014
    Authorities

    The commander of Navy Installations Command (CNIC) addressed service members and civilians during an all-hands call aboard Naval Base Guam Aug. 14.   Vice Adm. William D. French focused on four tenants outlined by Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, the chief of naval operations, during his brief. Specifically, continued dominance of the seas, cyber technology and […]

  • 9 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors from the US Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 and members of the Australian Army have begun the biennial unit level training at US Naval Base Guam. Pyrocrab, which kicked off on August 6, focuses on building closer relationships between the nations and enhancing the interoperability […]

  • 24 April 2013
    Training & Education

    More than 300 Sailors and soldiers assigned to commands on Guam attended a unique training session on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) at The Big Screen theater on U.S. Naval Base Guam April 22. Department of the Navy’s SAPR office sponsored the “No Zebras, No Excuses” live performance, which featured skits designed to raise […]

  • 5 August 2016
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) changed command during  a ceremony at the Naval Base Guam chapel on August 5. Cmdr. Steven Tarr III took charge of the submarine from Cmdr. David Lammers. Capt. Jeffrey Grimes, Joint Region Marianas Chief of Staff and former commander of Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 15, was the guest […]

  • 20 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Submarine Squadron 15 held a change of command ceremony at the U.S. Naval Base Guam on Polaris Point, June 20. Capt. David Schappert relieved Capt. Jeffrey Grimes as commander, Submarine Squadron (COMSUBRON) 15. Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC) Rear Adm. Frederick Roegge was the guest speaker for the ceremony and discussed the importance […]

  • 24 May 2011
    Research & Development, Training & Education

    U.S. Naval Base Guam will open a new Visitor Control Center for visitors to obtain base clearance starting June 1… (guampdn) [mappress] Source: guampdn, May 24, 2011;

  • 23 November 2011
    Training & Education

    Submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) arrived at Naval Base Guam to temporarily assume the responsibilities as Guam’s main submarine repair facility, Nov. 21. Emory S. Land, originally homeported in Diego Garcia, will replace the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), during Frank Cable’s scheduled Regular Overhaul and Dry Docking in Portland, […]

  • 24 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) returned to her Guam homeport on January 23 after completing an eight-month overhaul in Portland, Oregon. Frank Cable, which departed Guam March 6, 2017, completed maintenance, renewal and repairs at Vigor Marine’s shipyard which returned the 40 year-old ship to its designed mission capabilities. “This feels […]

  • 15 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and its embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 departed Guam after a scheduled four-day port visit, February 14. While in Guam, Carl Vinson sailors hosted distinguished visitors, toured local sites, and participated in community relations projects with various charitable organizations on the island. Commander, Carrier […]

  • 13 April 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The number of confirmed coronavirus cases on board the US Navy’s Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) has neared the 600-mark, the navy revealed. As of April 12, 92 percent of the USS Theodore Roosevelt crewmembers had been tested for COVID-19, with 585 positive and 3,724 negative results, navy officials said. Additionally, 3,967 sailors […]

  • 25 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Guam-based Navy Expeditionary Forces Command Pacific (CTF 75) took permanent ownership of two MK VI patrol boats at the U.S. Navy base on August 24. The U.S. now has MK VI patrol boats permanently assigned in two separate strategic areas of operations after two MK VI patrol boats were delivered to CTF-56, based in Bahrain in March. The […]

  • 20 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Vigor Marine a $24.4 million contract for a 120-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and dry docking of USS Frank Cable (AS 40). Work that the will be done on the Emory S. Land-class submarine tender will include tank inspections, main reduction gear repairs, engine room bulkhead/structural repairs, freeboard […]

  • 14 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758) completed her homeport shift from Pearl Harbor arriving at Naval Base Guam on December 14. Asheville replaced USS Chicago (SSN 721) as Guam’s fourth forward-deployed Los Angeles-class attack submarine. Chicago shifted homeport to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in September 2017. “It’s great to be reunited with family and friends on […]

  • 18 September 2013
    Research & Development

    Cotherm of America Corporation’s managing director Ted Jagusztyn, who holds a patent for drilled hydrothermal energy (DHE) technology, has set his eyes on developing this kind of energy infrastructure on the island of Guam, USA. He visited the island of Guam, where he met with the Guam Power Authority, the University of Guam, and Guam […]

  • 15 May 2014
    Industry news

    Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific awarded a $42.3 million firm-fixed-price task order under a multiple award construction contract May 12 to Guam MACC Builders A JV, a large business of Honolulu, Hawaii, for the construction of modular storage magazines at Naval Base Guam.   “This contract will deliver infrastructure improvements to Naval Base Guam, […]

  • 29 April 2015
    Authorities

    Rear Adm. William R. Merz, commander, Submarine Group 7, and Vice Adm. Masakazu Kaji, commander, Fleet Submarine Force of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) visited Naval Base Guam April 26-28. Merz and Kaji toured Naval Base Guam, the JMSDF submarine JS Hakuryu (SS 503), and observed the Hakuryu team conduct a brief mission in […]

  • 29 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Marianas awarded Guam Pacific International, Barrigada, Guam, a $9 million multiple award construction contract Sept. 26, for repairs on explosive magazines at Naval Magazine, Naval Base Guam.   NAVFAC Marianas, Guam, is the contracting activity. The work to be performed provides for the repair of 18 high explosive magazines. Repairs […]

  • 11 February 2014
    Authorities

    The San Diego-based Los Angeles-class submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) will adopt Naval Base Guam as its new homeport, the U.S. Navy said yesterday.   The decision comes as the U.S.Navy strives for rejuvenation of its forward-deployed fleet with more advanced and capable units, making USS Topeka the fourth Los Angeles-class submarine to be dispatched to Guam. […]

  • 21 February 2014

    The U.S. Navy, in partnership with other federal and local agencies, removed diesel fuel to the greatest degree practical from the grounded Japanese commercial fishing vessel Daiki Maru 7 in outer Apra Harbor, on February 20.   A team of environmental and salvage specialists pumped approximately 700 gallons of diesel fuel yesterday and 1,500 gallons […]

  • 2 April 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two US Navy attack submarines returned to their homeports on March 30 after concluding deployments to the Western Pacific. Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) was welcomed by family and friends at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after six months of operations. Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) wrapped up a shorter, […]

  • 19 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 turned over duties to NMCB-133 during a change of charge ceremony at Camp Covington on U.S. Naval Base Guam Aug. 15.   Capt. James Meyer, commodore of 30th Naval Construction Regiment, served as the keynote speaker during the ceremony and commended NMCB-1 for an outstanding deployment. Lt. Travis Brinkman, […]