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Top naval official speaks to Rotary Club

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by Lannie Walker

Guam - Island Rotarians received a visit from Rear Admiral Paul Bushong, the U.S. defense representative on Guam, the CNMI, the FSM and Palau. He focused on a positive view of the upcoming military buildup and told those present that public remarks on both sides of issue have caused harm.

Bushong also spoke of the strategies the Navy is enlisting to prevent war and the humanitarian efforts of the military, talking about the tons of relief supplies military from Guam have deployed to earthquake-stricken Japan. "Other effort include clearance of debris and from damaged ports recognizance and search and rescue flights and movement of fresh water by barge to damaged nuclear reactors," he explained.

Bushong also confirmed due to a planned federal government shut down military personnel are not expected to get their paychecks as of April 15. Bushong also defended comments he made during a visit to Fena, saying he did not mean to say the military would not give up the facility, but rather he was trying to stress the need for the reservoir.

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