Naval Base Guam, Pacific Ocean

  • Island of Guam, a US territory and military base.
  • US DoD – a Strategic Hub to Asia-Pacific Rebalance.
  • Joint Region Marianas Headquarters, home to 21,700 US military personnel.
  • 2023 saw US Marines opening a new base – Camb Blaz – that will add 5,000 more.
  • Targets – aggressive China and North Korea
  • China – 2500 miles away / North Korea – 2100 miles away / 2700 Kms east of Taiwan
  • One of the most strategically important U.S. bases in the Pacific.
  • Military bases, army anti-ballistic missile system (THAAD).  
  • Marine Corps Air Combat system, Andersen Air Force Base, Apra Harbor.  
  • Andersen Air Force Base – with B52 bombers and fighter jets.
  • 1,500 miles east of the Philippines and south of Japan.  
  • 3,300 miles West of Hawaii, a 36-miles-long island/6-12 miles wide.  
  • A forward military location – for strong Indo-Asia-Pacific partnerships.  
  • To strengthen, defend, and protect allies in the region in case of a conflict.
  • 1565 – Guam Island was claimed by Spain in 1565.
  • 1898 – Became a US territory after the Spanish-American War.
  • During the Second World War – was under Japanese control for around 30 months.

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