VIDEO: Ribbon Cut on Guam Guard’s New $19M Readiness Center


Guam – The Guam National Guard cut the ribbon on its new multi-million dollar facility Wednesday.

The Grow The Army Readiness Center in Barrigada is the new home to three Guam Army Guard units, which includes Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, the 721st Army Band and the 1990th Contingency Contracting Team. The building is equipped with state of the art band facilities, recording studios, unit storage space, a multipurpose assembly hall and a vehicle maintenance training bay.

Major Stephen Taitano says the center also enhances the Guard’s ability to host various functions.

“We can hold all our meetings here” said Taitano. “Previously, we’ve had to go to hotels to hold certain functions. Now, we can open all these dividers up and hold pretty much the same amount of people in here. We also help out the community and the local government.”

NAVFAC Marianas awarded the 19 million dollar project to DCK Pacific, which started construction in July of 2010.