Guam Guard activated to help fight the coronavirus

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Maj. Gen. (GU) Esther J.C. Aguigui, The Adjutant General of the Guam National Guard, addresses Soldiers and Airmen, on Saturday, March 21, at the Guard’s Readiness Center in Barrigada. The members were activated to help the island during the COVID-19 Response. (Photo by and provided courtesy of Maj. Josephine Blas, GUNG Public Affairs Officer. Released.)

Guam National Guard soldiers and airmen have been activated to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.

At the request of Governor Lou Leon Guerrero, Guard members  will be deployed to various locations on island in support of the Guam Police Department.

They will assist assigned officer with perimeter security needs at the current isolation site and three quarantine locations.

In a release announcing the deployment Maj. Gen. Esther J.C. Aguigui said “our Soldiers and Airmen are highly training and capable and will help GPD maintain safety, security and quality-of-life for our people of Guam.”