Sailors to Volunteer in Community During Port Call

Sailors to Volunteer in Community During Port Call

by Commander, Joint Region Marianas
U.S. Navy

ASAN, Guam – Sailors from USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) and USS Benfold (DDG 65) will spend time helping the community with two projects during a port call from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 5.

Chancellorsville volunteers will help remove bamboo from the Ge’us River in the village of Merizo as part of flood-mitigation efforts. During this project, the Navy will partner with the government of Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans, the Department of Agriculture, the Office of the Mayor of Merizo and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Separately, Benfold volunteers will assist the Island Beautification Task Force efforts during a park and beach cleanup at the Paseo de Susana Park in the capital city of Hagåtña to help prepare the area, which will be used as the “festival village” for this summer’s Festival of Pacific Arts.

Benfold is an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer and Chancellorsville is a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser. Both are part of the forward-deployed naval forces in Japan that are part of the U.S. Navy's long-range plan to send the most advanced and capable units to the Asia-Pacific region.

For more information, contact the Joint Region Marianas Public Affairs Office at (671) 349-4055.

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