Welcome to Naval Base Guam

WELCOME TO GUAM! The island of Guam is located approximately 3,300 miles West of Hawaii, and 1,500 miles east of the Philippines and south of Japan. Guam is a territory of the United States and its residents are US citizens. The island is about 36 miles long, 6-12 miles wide and in many ways Guam is an all American community. But its multi-cultural ethnic mix offers a microcosm of the world. Guam's own rich Chamorro culture and heritage draws visitors from Japan, other Asian countries and Europe.

Installation Information

  • SANTA RITA, Guam (June 25, 2019) - Members of U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) and NBG Security Forces participated in a suspicious package/bomb threat training, as part of Citadel Pacific 2019, at Bldg. 4175 aboard NBG in Santa Rita June 25. Preparing military and security forces to respond during real-world incidents, the training involved a sweep of the facility using a military service dog, employee evacuation, the location of an improvised explosive device, and further response necessities. Citadel Pacific, an anti-terrorism force protection exercise, is designed to enhance the training, readiness, and capability of Navy security forces to effectively respond to threats to installations, commands, and units. (U.S. Navy photo by Alana Chargualaf)
  • SANTA RITA, Guam (July 4, 2019) - Guam residents gathered to celebrate Independence Day during the annual Freedom Rocks Festival at U.S. Naval Base Guam - Polaris Point July 4. Freedom Rocks is an annual event, hosted by Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Guam, that provides the community an opportunity to enjoy games, static displays, food, and musical performances before culminating in a fireworks display. (U.S. Navy photo by Valerie Maigue)
  • RADIO BARRIGADA, Guam (July 14, 2019) - Guam residents gathered to kick-off Liberation Day festivities during the first annual Liberation Day Color Run 5K at Naval Base Guam - Radio Barrigada July 14. The color run was a first for Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Guam. It was also a first for MWR to hold a 5K event at Radio Barrigada. Runners partook in a Zumba warm-up, were doused in color throughout the run, and enjoyed fruit and beverages provided by the Orote Point Commissary and Navy Exchange Guam. (U.S. Navy Photo by Valerie Maigue)
  • SANTA RITA, Guam (June 7, 2019) — Sailors assigned to U.S. Naval Base Guam get their new crows tacked on as they advance to the next pay-grade during a frocking ceremony at the base theater, June 7. “Tacking on the crow” involves Sailors stitching on the petty officer rating badge to the sleeve of a newly-advanced Sailor, representing their rate and new rank. 
(U.S. Navy photo by Valerie Maigue)
  • SANTA RITA, Guam (July 20, 2019) – A memorial Mass was held at the Sumay Cemetery on U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) July 20 as part of the island’s Liberation Day festivities. During the Mass, former Sumay residents and their descendants, island leaders, and military officials paid respect to those buried there and paid tribute to those who died and survived World War II. Sumay village was once known as the “Pearl of the Island” before World War II. Evolving from a small fishing village to the agricultural and commercial hub for ships in the mid-1800s, it became an economically rich village by the 1930s. Every year, NBG works with the Santa Rita Mayor's office to coordinate the event for the former Sumay residents and their descendants. (U.S. Navy Photo by Valerie Maigue and Theresa Cepeda)
  • SANTA RITA, Guam (Oct. 7, 2019) — U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) Commanding Officer Capt. Jeffrey Grimes cut the ribbon to the newly renovated NBG School-Age Care (SAC) Center and NBG Teen Center in Santa Rita Oct. 7. The centers switched locations to better accommodate each center’s needs. NBG’s School-Age Care program is accredited by the National AfterSchool Association. Both the SAC and Teen Center programs are affiliated with the Boys and Girls Club of America and activities are focused on the Boys & Girls Club of America Core Programs: Character and Leadership, Education and Career, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, Sports, Fitness, and Recreation. For more information on NBG’s Child Youth Programs contact 339-6130.
  • SANTA RITA, Guam (Nov. 15, 2019) - Navy Exchange Guam held a ribbon cutting for the Woof Wash at the home center on U.S. Naval Base Guam Nov. 15. The Woof Wash is open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily and cost $10 for 12 minutes. (U.S. Navy photos by Kenji Yagi)
  • HAGATNA, Guam (Nov. 14, 2019) - Navy Exchange (NEX) Guam donated an assortment of food items to the Kamalen Karidat soup kitchen in Hagatna Nov. 14. The donations will be used to feed the homeless population on island. On average, Kamalen Karidat feeds between 50-60 people nightly solely on donations and with the help of volunteers. This donation is one of many that NEX, in coordination with the U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) Chapel and NBG Public Affairs Office, have coordinated with Guam village mayors, non-profit organizations, and schools since November 2018. The donations, which range from food and drinks to clothing, have benefitted thousands in the community. (U.S. Navy photos by Reynaldo Rabara)
  • AGAT, Guam (Nov. 18, 2019) Sailors and students of Marcial A. Sablan Elementary School gather for a photo during a community relations (COMREL) project. Students had the opportunity to speak with the Sailors and play games during recess. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class MacAdam Kane Weissman)
  • SANTA RITA, Guam (Nov. 21, 2019) - U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) Commanding Officer, Capt. Jeffrey Grimes led a tour of the Guam Ordnance Annex Naval Magazine for members of the Guam Chamber of Commerce Armed Forces Committee Nov. 21. While on the tour, the committee visited the Fena Cave, the Fena Lake Reservoir, and the latte stones at Bonya. (U.S. Navy Photos by Valerie Maigue)
  • SANTA RITA, Guam (Nov. 21, 2019)U.S. Army soldiers, assigned to Public Health Activity U.S. Naval Base Guam, participated in the Army's Best Warrior Competition at Naval Base Guam on Nov. 21. The Best Warrior Competition is the culminating test for Soldiers of the Year from 11 Army commands across the globe. The first day of testing included water survival exercises, an obstacle course, physical fitness test, an essay portion, an oral board and a mystery test. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class MacAdam Kane Weissman)
  • SANTA RITA, Guam (Nov. 22, 2019) — Sailors and civilians, assigned to U.S. Naval Base Guam Security Forces, NBG Fire and Emergency Services, and the NBG Installation Training Team participated in an active shooter simulation at Naval Magazine aboard NBG in Santa Rita Nov. 22. As part of the exercise, security personnel disarmed active shooters, rescued hostages, and secured the building for NBG FES fire fighters to arrive, treat, and transport injured individuals. (U.S. Navy Photos by Valerie Maigue)
  • SANTA RITA, Guam (Nov. 26, 2019) - U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) Sailors and personnel celebrated Thanksgiving with a luncheon held at the NBG Headquarters in Santa Rita on Nov. 26. (U.S. Navy Photo taken by Theresa Cepeda)
SANTA RITA, Guam (Nov. 28, 2019) – Volunteers at the U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Single Sailor Liberty Center served Thanksgiving dinner to Sailors stationed on NBG in Santa Rita, Nov. 28. Volunteers served a full course meal to Sailors currently serving away from home during the holidays. (U.S. Navy Photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class MacAdam Kane Weissman)
  • SANTA RITA, Guam (Dec. 3, 2019) Students of Republic of Korea Joint Forces Military University visited U.S. Naval Base Guam Dec. 3. During their visit to Guam, university students viewed ships, facilities and sites on island and discussed partnership opportunities in the region.(U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class MacAdam Kane Weissman)
U.S. Naval Base Guam News

SANTA RITA, Guam (Oct. 29, 2019) – The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived at Apra Harbor in Santa Rita Oct. 30.


HAGATNA, Guam (Oct. 25, 2019) Guam military veterans met with U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) Commanding Officer Capt. Jeffrey Grimes to discuss upcoming changes to base access and privileges under the 2019 John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), in Hagatna Oct. 25.


SANTA RITA, Guam (Sept. 26, 2019)One by one, a single bell was somberly tolled for dozens of fallen active-duty service members during the annual Bells Across America ceremony Sept. 26 at Clipper Landing on U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) in Santa Rita. 


SANTA RITA, Guam (Sept. 20, 2019) -- Forty ombudsmen, who serve under Joint Region Marianas and its tenant commands, were recognized during the annual ombudsman appreciation luncheon Sept. 20 at Torpedoes & Tomahawks onboard U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) in Santa Rita.


SANTA RITA, Guam (Sept. 18, 2019) - Officials from the Guam Department of Public Health have confirmed two cases of locally acquired infections of dengue fever. We urge residents to take preventive measures to help eliminate mosquito breeding sites around their homes and to take protective measures for themselves against mosquitoes. 

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