Marine Corps Activity Guam meets with island officials after discovery of artifacts

Marine Corps Activity Guam

DEDEDO, Guam - The Guam State Historic Preservation Office met with Marine Corps Activity Guam environmental staff on January 28, following the January 21, discovery of artifacts at the future site of Marine Corps Base Guam. At this meeting, a way forward for addressing the discovery and follow-on actions, in keeping with the 2011 Programmatic Agreement (Guam and CNMI military relocation), was discussed. The agreement outlines protocols to ensure consistent review and mitigation procedures to promote open dialogue and full transparency for planning cultural preservation.

Lynda Aguon, Guam State Historic Preservation Officer, commented, "We look forward to continuing to meet on the new discovery J001B-2, and working with the MCAG environmental team, in alignment with the 2011 Programmatic Agreement."

The Department of the Navy and Marine Corps continue to engage with Guam leaders and elected officials with a focus on partnering towards mutually-beneficial outcomes. The One Guam pillar continues to guide the military's approach to the relocation of Marines to the island of Guam.

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