Community Briefs – December 5, 2019

Posted on Dec 05 2019

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Cancer survivors, caregivers support group meeting today
All people facing cancer, their family members, and caregivers are invited to the Commonwealth Cancer Association monthly support group meeting today, Dec. 5, 2019, starting at 5:30pm at the Hyatt Regency Saipan ballroom. The guest speaker is Lubna Khalid, self-empowerment presenter. ( Her presentation will be on the REAL healing—the holistic way. To RSVP or for more information, call the Commonwealth Cancer Association at 682-0050 or email at (PR)

Military trainings today
ASAN, Guam—The U.S. Navy will conduct training at the Dandan training site in Inarajan today, Dec. 5, from 11am to 11:55pm. 

The U.S. Navy will conduct training at Radio Barrigada today, Dec. 5, from 6pm to 11:55pm. These types of trainings are designed to enhance the readiness of military personnel. Residents in surrounding areas should not be alarmed if they see or hear increased activity associated with the training. Routine helicopter training often accompanied with the use of blanks can occur during these trainings.

The U.S. Navy will conduct open-ocean exercises today, Dec. 5, from 3pm to 6pm within a 10-nautical-mile radius of the following coordinates: 13˚26’’N/145˚08’’E and 13˚42’’N/144˚36’’E.  All vessels are advised to remain clear of a 3-nautical mile radius of these coordinates.

The U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force, and Royal New Zealand Air Force will conduct training for Operation Christmas Drop today and tomorrow, Dec. 5-6, off Orote Point at coordinates 13˚25’’N/148˚38’’E. (PR)

Kagman schools set PTSA meeting
This is to inform all parents, guardians, and the community that the Kagman Unified Schools will be having a Parents Teachers Students Association meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at 5:30pm in the Chacha Ocean View Middle School cafeteria. We are encouraging all parents, and guardians to attend this meeting. Child care will be provided. Please call the any of the three schools at 237.3150 (KAGE), 237.3165 (COVMS), or 237.3196 (KHS) if you have any questions or concerns. (PR)

Christmas in the Marianas on Dec. 7
On Dec. 7, high school and middle school students will present Christmas caroling at the Christmas in the Marianas, from 6pm to 10pm at Paseo de Marianas in Garapan.. For more information, visit the Marianas Visitors Authority Facebook page (MyMarianas) or contact Community Projects coordinator Ray Villagomez at or (670) 664-3210. (MVA)

Free Guam workshops
The Guam Procurement Technical Assistance Center is offering free workshops to the public this December that will teach participants how to market and sell your products/services to the federal government.

Workshops run from 9am to 10am at the University of Guam in the Jesus and Eugenia Leon Guerrero Business and Public Admin Building, Margarita Perez & Jaime Tuquero IT&E Lecture Hall, Room 131(unless otherwise specified):

Dec. 5: Marketing to the Federal Government—Are you ready to sell to the government? The government buys products and services differently than the private sector. The Guam PTAC will discuss marketing strategies, essential documents, and how to get your company on “the list.”

Dec. 12: Responding to Requests for Proposals—The Guam PTAC will walk participants through the common sections and clauses of an RFP as well as provide tips on developing a proposal in response to an RFP.

Dec. 19: Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment—Do you have a DOD contract and need to get paid? The Guam PTAC will explain DOD invoicing procedures using the Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment system, formerly known as WAWF.

For Project Management Professionals, Guam PTAC workshops may count toward your annual Professional Development Unit goals.

Register at, or call/email Therese at 735-2552/ 

Walk-ins are welcome. (PR)

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