SANTA RITA, Guam—After completing several successful tests, U.S. Naval Base Guam will begin playing the national anthem and evening colors on the broadcast system, commonly known as the Giant Voice, starting Aug. 1.
It is a time-honored tradition to play the national anthem while raising the U.S. flag on a military installation. This time is referred to as “Colors.” Currently, the anthem is played at the NBG headquarters each morning.
The launch was originally scheduled to begin on July 4 but was postponed due to technical difficulties.
The national anthem and evening colors will be played at 8am and sunset daily, respectively, through the Giant Voice in the following areas: Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Guam, South Finegayan housing, Flag Circle, I Puntan at Nimitz Hill, North and South Tipalao, Camp Covington, Apra View, Naval Magazine site (upper and lower), Lockwood Housing, U.S. Naval Hospital Guam, U.S. Coast Guard and Polaris Point.
Military personnel are required to stop, face the direction of the flag or sound and render a salute if in uniform. Those not in uniform should stand at attention. All vehicles on base must also come to a complete stop and wait for the music to end.