Calvo Offers to Help Japan-deployed U.S. Military Personnel & Families, Who Are Moving Temporarily to Guam
Press Update: March 21, 2011
Governor Eddie Baza Calvo last night offered support to the U.S. servicemen and -women, personnel and families arriving on Guam from Japan. He spoke last night to Rear Admiral Paul Bushong, who confirmed that aircraft and personnel assigned to the Carrier Air Wing (CVW-5) out of Japan are arriving at Andersen Air Force Base tonight.
“This has to be a traumatic experience for U.S. servicemen and —women, who’ve been forward-deployed to help defend our country,” Governor Calvo said. “I want our fellow Americans to know they are welcome here. We will do everything possible to help them and to make their stay here comfortable. That’s the spirit of our island. We help in whatever way we can.”
The Governor told Admiral Bushong he is prepared to engage government agencies and the community on ways to help Guam’s new visitors acclimate to the community.
The CVW-5 is forward-deployed to Atsugi, Japan. It is part of the USS George Washington Carrier Strike Group. The wing components of the strike group are flying out of NAF Atsugi to make room for other aircraft needed to support the current response efforts in Japan.
Information from Joint Region Marianas Public Affairs Office: The air wing’s SH-60 Seahawk helicopters and C-2 Greyhound aircraft will remain in Japan supporting HA/DR missions; F/A-18 Super Hornet, EA-6B Prowler and E-2C Hawkeye aircraft will temporarily relocate to Guam, where they will be ready to respond to support operations and contingencies throughout the Western Pacific region.

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