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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.