October 15, 2018
Hagåtña – An overcast provided for a shady afternoon at the Guam Readiness Center as Governor Eddie Baza Calvo paid his last visit to the Air and Army National Guard this past Sunday afternoon.
The visitation began with trumpets playing as the troops marched out in unison. Unit commanders were presented with awards as well as those who recently retired from the Guam National Guard (GNG). Governor Calvo, in full military uniform, made his final inspection as Commander-In-Chief, saluting each unit as he passed.
“I often ask the good Lord to help me conduct my office with integrity and dignity. And after these 8 years, the Guard that has become a role model for me. When I look at all of you in uniform who serve — under both the Guam and American flag — I am honored to have been your Commander-in-Chief. You have braved danger zones in foreign lands and you have served our island following times of natural disasters, and I am deeply appreciative of your service and the sacrifices made by you and your families – from the bottom of my heart, thank you,” said Governor Calvo.
Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio added, “I salute the men and women of the Guam National Guard. Your jobs are not easy, and I want to extend my gratitude to you all for your dedication to our island, our Nation. I am humbled by your bravery and your valor. I wish you successes in all your future missions. It has been my honor to serve as your Lt. Governor alongside Governor Calvo these past 8 years. Thank you.”
“We are thankful for the leadership shown by our Commander-in-Chief, Governor Calvo, during his tenure as the Governor of Guam. The Guam Guard has dedicated and committed soldiers and airmen who truly take pride in their profession,” said Guam National Guard Adjutant General Roderick Leon Guerrero.