CNMI Congressman Sablan and CNMI Speaker De Leon Guerrero Tour Quantico Ranges

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Washington, DC– Congressman Gregorio Kilili Sablan and CNMI Speaker Deleon Guerrero visited the Pentagon on Monday, February 22 and Marine Corps Base (MCB) Quantico, VA Wednesday, February 26.

The Congressman and Speaker attended a briefing followed by a tour of the Pentagon.  The briefing, hosted by the Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies & Operations, Lieutenant General Ronald Bailey, focused on Marine Corps training concepts, the USMC Pacific Posture plans, and the CNMI Joint Military Training Environmental Impact Statement (CJMT EIS) process and progress to date.

On Wednesday, Congressman Sablan and Speaker Guerrero toured the range complex at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Quantico, VA. where they observed  live-fire artillery training.   The range complex, located 36 miles from the nation’s capital, operates daily in close proximity to the surrounding civilian community.  During the tour and demonstration of the range control technology, the CNMI representatives were briefed on  Range Operations and Environmental Management detailing how the Marine Corps manages and operates ranges to ensure public safety, while preserving nearby environmental and cultural resources and minimizing impacts to national airspace and recreational activities in this densely populated area of Virginia.  

Questions regarding the CJMT EIS and other Marine Corps training or operations in the CNMI or Guam may be directed to Maj Neal Fisher, Marine Corps Activity Guam, Public Affairs Officer, e-mail neal.fisher@fe.navy.mil, phone 671-355-2340.