Community Briefs – May 2, 2019


Veterans’ town hall meeting

The U.S. Department of Veterans Health Administration is having a town hall meeting hosted by the Veterans Affairs Pacific Island Health Care System director Jennifer Gutowski. This will be to share information, hear feedback from veteransv and to answer questions on VA Health Care.

The town hall meeting for the islands of Saipan, Rota and Tinian are on:

– Saipan: American Memorial Park theater on May 7, 2019, from 3pm to 4:30pm.

– Tinian: The Mayor of Tinian’s conference room, May 8, 2019, from 9:30am to 11:30am.

– Rota: The Mayor of Rota’s conference room, May 9, 2019, from 10am to 12pm.

All veterans, their families, survivors and any organization or individual who works with or on behalf of veterans are encouraged to attend.

Point of Contact is Ruth Coleman, 322-0035. (PR)

Guam CHamoru commission meetings set

The Kumisión i Fino’ CHamoru yan i Fina’nå’guen i Historia yan i Lina’la’ i Taotao Tåno’ (Commission on CHamoru Language and the Teaching of the History and Culture of the Indigenous People of Guam) will hold its monthly meeting on May 9 and 23, Thursdays, from 12:30pm to 3pm., at the Garden House, Plasa de Espana, in Hagåtña. A work session will also be held on May 16, from 12:30pm to 3pm at the same venue.

For more information contact kumisión chair/gé’helo’ Hope Alvarez Cristobal at 483-0097 or secretary/sikritåria Rosa Salas Palomo at 727-5522. (PR)

Air Force to conduct training at Radio Barrigada

ASAN, Guam—The 644th Combat Command Squadron will conduct training at Radio Barrigada, formerly known as the Adm. Nimitz Golf Course, on May 4 to 10, from midnight to 7pm. These types of trainings are designed to enhance the readiness of military personnel. The public should be advised that during these routine trainings blanks may be used. Residents in surrounding areas should not be alarmed if they see or hear increased activity associated with the training. (PR)

New PH passports for releasing

The Philippine Consulate General in Guam, in coordination with the Office of Honorary Consul Eli Arago, will be releasing passports to those who renewed their passports last March 3, 4 and 5. You can pick up your new passport at Finasisu Terraces Apartment Bldg. D, second floor, top of the Mini-Mart Store, Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm (12pm to 1pm, breaktime). Bring your old passport and receipt when claiming your new passport. If someone else will pick up the passport, there must be an authorization letter from the applicant. For any inquiry or details, call Mel Santos at 233-6293. (PR)

GCC board meeting set

The Guam Community College board of trustees monthly meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at 12pm, in the President’s Conference Room, located on the second floor of the Administration Building, GCC campus. Individuals requiring special accommodations, auxiliary aids, or services should contact 735-5597. (PR)

JKPL, Bookmobile closed for inventory

The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library and Bookmobile Outreach Services will be closed for five days for inventory, from May 14 to May 18, 2019. All penalties for items due during this period will be waived. We ask the public for your cooperation in utilizing library programs and services in the days not covered by inventory.

For the latest news and events, visit the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s website at and like and/or follow JKPL’s Facebook page, @joeten kiyu. Follow the library on Instagram @joetenkiyu, Pinterest @ Joeten Kiyu, and Snapchat @JoetenKiyu. The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s hours of operation are as follows: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm, Saturday, 9am-4pm, and closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays. (PR)

Military training in open ocean, at Warning Area 517

ASAN, Guam—The U.S. Navy will conduct an open-ocean exercise on April 30 from 8am to 6pm at the following coordinates 13° 542″N/144° 379″E.

The Navy will conduct training at Warning Area 517 on April 30 and May 1, from 11am to 11:55pm.

It is recommended the public, fishermen and marine tour operators monitor the Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories. It is also recommended the public, commercial pilots, fishermen and marine tour operators stay clear from the area during the dates and times indicated.

W-517 begins south of Guam and extends south-southwest in international waters.

These types of trainings are designed to enhance the readiness of military personnel. (PR)

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