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Civilian/Military Task Force Labor Sub-Committee Comprehensive Plan - June 19, 2007 PDF Print E-mail

BACKGROUND/SUMMARY

U.S. national interests and treaty commitments require strengthening of U.S. military capabilities in the Western Pacific. U.S. forces must be positioned to maintain regional stability, ensure flexibility to respond to regional threats, project power throughout the region, defend our assets as well as those of our allies, and provide forces to respond to global contingencies.

The relocation of III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) personnel from Okinawa to Guam under U.S. Japan Alliance Transformation and Realignment is part of a broader realignment that, when implemented, will strengthen our regional posture, deter potential aggressors, and provide capabilities that can be flexibly deployed in contingencies, which are essential for the Defense of Japan and for peace and security in the region. For the Marines, this development will balance the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) lay down across the region with improved flexibility. The 8,000 plus Marines and their 9,000 plus dependents leaving Japan will reduce the footprints of U.S. forces in Okinawa. This will facilitate consolidation of U.S. bases on Okinawa to allow additional land returns in Japan while reinvigorating Guamís economy through economic stimulus, infrastructure improvements, and external investments.

The Government of Japan will fund most of the infrastructure construction costs over the planned seven year time period to implement the realignment actions in mainland Japan, Okinawa, and Guam. On Guam, Japan will contribute billions of dollars for cost sharing toward the development cost associated with the realignment of Marines form Okinawa to Guam. Japanís contribution consist of billions of dollars in cash for operational facilities, barracks, and quality of life facilities, and equity investments and loans to special purpose entitles that will provide housing and utilities for the Marines on Guam.

Under the direction of the Deputy Secretary of Defense, the Navy established a Joint Guam Program Office (JGPO) for the coordination and management for the relocation of the Marines from Okinawa to Guam. The JGPO will work closely with the Office of Economic Adjustment and the Government of Guam to ensure this initiative is mutually beneficial to the people of Guam.

JGPO will oversee National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) studies that will provide the foundation for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and parallel development of a Guam Master Plan.

Please click here to view and/or download the comprehensive plan in it's entirety.

 
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Thursday, 04 December 2008 | Administrator

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