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DoD Values Collaborative Efforts with Government of Guam; Committed to Stewardship of Guam’s Cultural and Natural Resources

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07/30/20

ASAN, Guam (July 30, 2020) – Joint Region Marianas is in receipt of a letter from the Guam State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) which invokes Stipulation XIII of the 2011 Programmatic Agreement (PA) in support of the Marine Corps Relocation on Guam. Joint Region Marianas is committed to upholding the requirements outlined in the PA to protect and preserve cultural resources within lands under the Navy’s care.

“We thank the Guam SHPO for his professionalism and willingness to engage in open dialogue with the DoD through the Stipulation XIII process,” said Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz Environmental Director Al Borja. “The supplemental efforts have been a subject of discussion for some time. We believe a mutually-agreeable outcome that is protective of resources is within reach for both parties.”

While all of the DoD’s activities since the onset of the relocation program have been in strict adherence to the 2011 PA, it is through transparent engagement with the Guam SHPO and our partners in the Government of Guam that we are able to accomplish the DoD mission responsibly, and with the utmost respect for the island’s cultural and natural resources.

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