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Defense budget request heard by HASC

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - The Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the US Pacific Command was heard before the House Armed Services Committee.

During the hearing Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo asked about the importance the signing of the landfill permit in Okinawa is to the realignment of Marines from Okinawa to Guam. US Pacific Command Commander Admiral Samuel Locklear said it wasn't so much about the signing of the permit that was of significance but other factors.  

Congresswoman Bordallo also asked about the importance of having a depot level ship repair facility with a dry dock capability in Guam, to which the admiral responded was "very important".

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