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Record of Decision Signed

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It is official after years of public scoping meetings and roundtable discussions, the military buildup is moving forward.  The Navy today signed off on the Record of Decision for the Guam Military Relocation. According to a press release Governor Eddie Calvo will be receiving a briefing on Monday from the Joint Guam Program Office. The signed Record of Decision begins the process of an $8 billion investment on Guam starting with the infrastructure needed to support this renewed focus on the region.

The final document stays true to the four pillars that Governor Calvo and then-Under Secretary of the Navy Robert Work agreed to in 2011. The housing area and training range will stay within the military’s existing footprint. The Decision includes: 

-The primary base and cantonment area: Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Guam in Finegayan. 
-Family housing: Andersen Air Force Base. 
-Live-fire training range complex: Northwest Field on Andersen Air Force Base; there also will be a hand grenade range at Andersen South.

 “This buildup 2 has given us time to understand better what we need to do to strengthen our economy so we don’t see a huge rise with the buildup, and then plummet once it’s completed,” said Governor Calvo. “Also, the downsize in the buildup numbers and extended time frame of 13 years, as opposed to the 7 years we were looking at before, help to ensure a smoother transition of Marines into our island community," he added.

The Record of Decision will be available at: http://guambuildupeis.us. Copies also will be made available at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Library in the University of Guam.

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