Naval Base Guam unveils Carabao “Forager”

by Naval Base Guam
U.S. Navy

SANTA RITA, Guam (March 16, 2018) - In conjunction with Chamorro Month, dozens of Sailors, civilians, and family members helped welcome aboard our newest shipmate, Forager the Carabao, during an unveiling ceremony on U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) March 16.

NBG and Forager have joined the ranks of dozens of other painted carabao statues around the island, representing the culture, history and Chamorro spirit of the island and NBG.

Forager is part of the “Carabaos on Vacation,” an island-wide campaign celebrating culture and color, introduced by the Guam Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee.

The NBG carabao is located by the Welcome Aboard sign on base.

A big thank you to Cmdr. Jason Wilkerson and Admin Officer Lisa Cauley for leading the way and helping bring the carabao to base; Courtney Joseph, Reese Artero, and Chelle Reyes for their winning designs; Chief Frank Horne, his wife Nadia Horne, and Capt. Hans Sholley for spending their weekends painting Forager; the Self-Help team for constructing the base; USO for providing the local delicacies and the Commissary for providing the cake at the event; MWR team for set up; and all those who helped make the unveiling a great event.

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