Sailors to volunteer during Guam port call

by Commander, Joint Region Marianas
U.S. Navy

ASAN, Guam (March 2, 2018) – Sailors from USS Antietam (CG 54), USS Benfold (DDG 65) and USS Mustin (DDG-89) will spend time helping the community with several volunteer projects during the ships’ port call.

U.S. Naval Base Guam Chapel- Volunteers from Mustin will assist in a cleanup project and interact with other military members and their families March 4 from 8-11 a.m.

Chorito Beach –Mustin and Benfold Sailors, in partnership with the government of Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans, the National Park Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Office of the Mayor of Asan-Ma’ina, will conduct an environmental stewardship project at Chorito Beach in Asan to extract invasive vegetation and plant native fauna to counter damage to coral reefs as well as a beach cleanup March 5 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Guam High School – Volunteers from Antietam will speak with Guam High Navy ROTC cadets about their careers and experiences March 5 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Chief Brodie Memorial Elementary School – Mustin volunteers will head to the Tamuning campus to speak with students in grades Kindergarten through 5th during Brodie’s Career Community Connection Week March 15 from 10:30-11:30a.m.

Antietam is a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser and Benfold and Mustin are Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers that are forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asian-Pacific region.

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

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