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 (Sept. 7, 2019) — Chief petty officers (CPOs) and CPO selectees from various commands throughout Joint Region Marianas (JRM) gathered at Gab Gab Beach aboard U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) for the annual CPO Pride Day, Sept 7. More than 200 senior enlisted Sailors from the region gathered to celebrate the CPO legacy, heritage, customs and traditions. (U.S. Navy Photo by Valerie Maigue)
  • SANTA RITA, Guam (Sept. 9, 2019) Rear Adm. John Menoni, commander, Joint Region Marianas, observes morning colors with chief petty officers and chief petty officer selectees assigned to various commands throughout Guam during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony. The flag, which was hoisted in the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City, will be given to local firefighters in honor the sacrifices of all that responded to the 9/11 attacks. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Billy Ho)
  • SANTA RITA, Guam (Sept. 12, 2019) - Sailors, from U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG); Commander, Submarine Squadron 15; USS Frank Cable (AS 40); and USS Key West (SSN 722); participated in the Petty Officer 1st Class Navy-wide advancement exam at the Charles King Fitness Center aboard NBG in Santa Rita Sept. 12. (U.S. Navy Photo Valerie Maigue)
  • SANTA RITA, Guam (Sept. 13, 2019) – Sailors, Airmen, civilians, and military families gathered to witness the initiation of the region’s newest chief petty officers during a pinning ceremony at The Big Screen theater aboard U.S. Naval Base Guam in Santa Rita Sept. 13. The 30 pinned chiefs, hailing from various commands in Guam, endured six weeks of chief formation, which included physical training, naval heritage education, honing of the Navy’s core values, and leadership and teamwork training sessions. (U.S. Navy Photo by Valerie Maigue)
  • SANTA RITA, Guam (Sept. 26, 2019) - U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) leadership, in partnership with the NBG Fleet and Family Support Center and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation teams, hosted Gold Star families for the annual Bells Across America ceremony Sept. 26 at Clipper landing onboard NBG in Santa Rita. During the ceremony, a single bell was tolled and taps were played in honor of dozens of courageous active-duty service members, who gave their lives serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Alana Chargualaf)
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SANTA RITA, Guam (Sept. 24, 2019) - Sailors, assigned to U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG), celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 24 at the NBG chapel in Santa Rita. The gathering commenced with a blessing, followed by a presentation on Hispanic heritage by Senior Chief Salathiel Rolonsoto. The Sailors moved on to enjoy a full spread of authentic Hispanic dishes and drinks, games, cultural displays, a salsa recipe competition, and cake cutting. (U.S. Navy photo by Alana Chargualaf)
  • SANTA RITA, Guam (Sept. 27, 2019) - Sailors, assigned to U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG), conducted a uniform inspection on NBG’s administrative and religious personnel Sept. 27 at the NBG headquarters in Santa Rita. Navy Career Counselor Chief Petty Officer Billie Price and NBG Chaplain William Brunner inspected the uniforms. These traditional uniform inspections ensure fleet readiness and uniformity. (U.S Navy photo by Alana Chargualaf)
  • 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 (Oct. 9, 2019) - Firefighters, from U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) Fire and Emergency Services, visited the NBG Child Development Center (CDC) as part of Fire Prevention Week outreach onboard NBG in Santa Rita Oct. 9. Fire Prevention Week, observed Oct. 6-12, is an opportunity for both fire department personnel and members of the community to exchange knowledge and encourage practices that will ensure fire safety and reduce fire-related accidents. (U.S. Navy photo by Valerie Maigue)
  • BARRIGADA/AGAT, Guam (Oct. 24, 2019) - Navy Exchange (NEX) Guam donated several pallets of snacks and drinks to the Barrigada and Agat mayors’ offices Oct. 24. The mayors’ office staff, in turn, plan to distribute the donations to the villages’ senior citizens centers, village schools, sports organizations, and homeless population. These donations are 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 photo by Alana Chargualaf)
  • 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Valerie Maigue)
  • ANTA RITA, Guam (Oct. 26, 2018) - MWR Guam held its annual Halloween event at the old MARSOC on U.S. Naval Base Guam Oct. 26. Hundreds of people donned their Halloween costumes for the Spooktacular event. The event featured Armed Forces Entertainment Illusionist Rob Lake, a haunted house sponsored by the NBG Chief’s Mess and NBG Junior Enlisted Association, while various commands and organizations were posted for the Trunk-or-Treat event. (U.S. Navy photo by Valerie Maigue)
  • SANTA RITA, Guam (Oct. 30, 2019) – The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived at Apra Harbor in Santa Rita Oct. 30. The ARG includes the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26), and amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). Harpers Ferry arrived on Guam Oct. 28. The 11th MEU is deployed with Boxer ARG and serves as a theater reserve and crisis response force. (U.S. Navy photo by Valerie Maigue)
  • SANTA RITA, Guam (Oct. 31, 2019) — U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) held a Halloween door decorating contest throughout NBG Oct. 31. NBG Commanding Officer Capt. Jeffrey Grimes, NBG Executive Officer Cmdr. Jason Wilkerson, and NBG Command Master Chief CMC Gary Wise judged each door. Winners for the contest were the Fleet and Family Services Center with their “Trongkon Nunu” themed door in first place, the NBG Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office with their “Freakshow Hallway” in second place, and the Personnel Support Detachment Guam with their “Triad Graveyard” in third place. Congratulations to the winners and a job well done to all participants. (U.S. Navy Photo by Valerie Maigue)
  • PITI, Guam (Nov. 1, 2019) - Sailors, assigned to USS Boxer (LHD 4), volunteered and spent time with local residents Nov. 1 at the Pedro Santos Park in Piti. Alongside the Piti Mayor’s Office staff, the Sailors cleaned trash and debris from the beach, painted the park’s pavilion and restrooms, and even enjoyed a local feast, hosted by the staff. Boxer was in Guam, as part of a port visit with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Navy photo by Alana Chargualaf)
  • SANTA RITA, Guam (Nov. 2, 2019) — All Souls Day Mass was held at the Sumay Cemetery on U.S. Naval Base Guam Nov. 2. Dozens of former Sumay residents and their descendants attended the event in honor and remembrance of those buried there. The mass is an annual event coordinated with the Santa Rita Mayor's office and U.S. Naval Base Guam. (U.S. Navy Photo by Valerie Maigue)
U.S. Naval Base Guam News
10/30/19

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.


10/30/19

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.


09/26/19

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. 


09/24/19

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.


09/17/19

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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