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phase of a new deep draft wharf, which could be used by a carrier and support vessels.
Our Airport Authority will be investing more than $300 Million over the next 10 years in
projects and has the ability to handle military passengers and cargo. Meanwhile, in
conjunction with military representatives, we have developed a long-range capital
improvement planning process, to leverage limited financial resources, which will be part
of Guam's three-to-five year Fiscal Recovery Plan.
These are just some of the critical projects that the local government has undertaken for
the benefit of every man, woman and child living on Guam today and for those who will
be living here in the future. We are and will continue to commence initiatives that make
Guam the best possible platform for hosting additional military missions. I am presenting
to you today a working copy of the Government of Guam's General Capital Improvement
Plan, which details our work to improve our island for everyone and accommodate an
expanded military role on Guam.
It is our belief that Guam is uniquely positioned to play a much bigger role in our
country's defense, and we expect that the military transformation will add significant
value to our nation's ability to deter aggression, defend freedom and promote stability
In closing, in about one week the people of Guam will celebrate the 61st Anniversary of
the Liberation of our island. This amazing remembrance takes place every year and
honors the U.S. forces that liberated our people from more than two years of brutal
occupation. The pride and patriotism of the people of Guam is as evident today as it was
more than 60 years ago - a true shining example of dedication to our country and the
Please accept my gratitude for the opportunity to present testimony on this important
issue. I thank you for your critical work on this Commission and I assure you of the
continued dedication of the people of Guam to the defense and preservation of our
freedom and our Great Nation.
May God Bless the United States of America.
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