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U.S. may start moving Okinawa-based Marines to Guam in January 2025

  • May 18, 2019
  • , Asahi
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Saturday morning’s Asahi wrote that Guam Legislature Speaker Tina Rose Muna Barnes told the paper on May 16 that the U.S. Marine Corps informed the legislature in February that they are planning to start transferring Okinawa-based Marines to Guam between January and March 2025 and complete the transfer in about 18 months. The paper wrote that under the plan, the Marines are planning to transfer about 5,000 Marines and 2,400 dependents to Guam. About 1,700 of the 5,000 troops will reportedly be permanently based on Guam and the remainder will be rotated every six months.

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