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DOD hoping to have master plan by June

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - During the governor's trip to Washington, DC, discussions focused on the military buildup and a master plan currently being prepared by the Department of Defense to be submitted to Congress. Key to the plan funding for the marines relocation from Okinawa to Guam. The 2011 NDAA requires both the Department of the Interior and the Defense Department submit a plan in July to Congress outlining the troop transition and costs associated.

According to the Governor's Chief Policy Advisor Arthur Clark, the DOD hopes to finalize the master plan next month. "There's still the commitment by the military to go forward with it. There hasn't been any retraction relative to moving forward with the buildup. Of course, with the issues going on globally - Japan in particular- there's some question then about the timing and the speed with which the buildup itself is going to be implemented."

According to Clark, the Calvo Administration should have more clarity when the military finalizes its master plan.

Meanwhile, a week ago the Guam Buildup Office submitted to the DOI a detailed list of areas and projects that would need to be completed in order for Guam to be ready for the buildup.

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