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Definition/Scope: (CNCI Navy) Guam is an unincorporated territory of the United States since December 1898. It is located approximately 3,300 miles West of Hawaii, 1,500 miles East of the Philippines, and 1,550 South of Japan. It had been captured by the Japanese during WWII but was eventually recaptured in July 1944. It is supported mainly by tourism from countries such as Japan, Korea and the U.S.. The U.S. military is the second largest economic force for the island. It is approximately 214 square miles in size with a population of approximately 178,000 (2009 census). There are several units of the U.S. Armed Forces serving on Guam. As of April 2011 there is the Joint Region Marianas, Naval Base Guam and Andersen Air Force Base. NBG has various units scattered throughout the island to support their operations.

Broader Terms:

Commander, US Army Pacific Command
FEMA Region IX
Pacific theater of operations
US Pacific Command, Combatant Command, AOR/Unified

Narrower Terms:

Army Missile Defense Task Force

Related Terms:

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Forward Deployed Naval Force
Pacific Fleet
Pacific Ocean

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