Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Guam could house Army vessels

Guam could house Army vessels

Posted: Feb 03, 2010 2:04 PM
Updated: Feb 03, 2010 3:47 PM

by Mindy Aguon

*U.S. Army Environmental Command

Guam - Guam is one of several locations being considered for the stationing and operation of up to 12 Army joint high speed vessels. According to the U.S. Army Environmental Command, public comments are being accepted until next month in preparation of a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement.

The Army is requesting input from Guam Chamorro groups and other groups as well as federal and local agencies. The Army is also considering stationing the joint high speed vessels in the Virginia tidewater area, San Diego, California, Seattle-Tacoma Washington area and at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The army is also considering several locations overseas.

According to the Army Environmental Command, the vessels are designed to support the rapid transport of soldiers and equipment in the United States and abroad. The deadline to provide input is March 5.

Comments should be sent to:

Public Affairs Office
U.S. Army Environmental Command
5179 Hoadley Road
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010
Phone: (410) 436-2556

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