Millions diverted for southern border wall isn't expected to delay military buildup
The Defense Department announced Thursday that $3.6 billion in military projects, including almost $260 million from Guam, will be diverted to build a southern border wall. But Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero says she's gotten reassurances that it will not delay or derail the marine relocation.
"I did speak with Admiral Menoni about it and he says to me that the military buildup and time frame and schedule is not impacted at all and they're moving forward still," she said. "It's unfortunate that it's taking from some of the projects that's going to go on here with the military buildup but the military is confident that they can continue on with the schedule."
A military spokesperson said the eight Guam buildup projects identified in a list released by DOD Thursday will be "extended," but not canceled.