Guam Guard assists Barrigada mayor with community park project

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Members of the Guam National Guard and the Barrigada Mayor's Office visit the jobsite where GUNG engineers clear and grade a future community park in Tiyan on July 12.

(DIVIDS) – Village Mayor June Blas must compete with the sounds of busy Guam National Guard scoop loaders and graders, but her message comes across clearly – “It really means a lot to us.”

Making the most of drill weekend, the 1224th Engineer Support Company helped the mayor’s office clear and grade approximately 43 acres of land, set for a community park project that will include a soccer field, dog park, skate park, and driving range.

2nd Lt. Wien Winner of the Guam National Guard’s 1224th Engineer Support Company briefs The Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. (GU) on the clearing and grading operations of a future community park in Tiyan on July 12.

Maj. Gen. (GU) Esther Aguigui, The Adjutant General of the Guam Guard, returned her thanks to the mayor. “We’re absolutely delighted, and you’re actually helping us. It gives our operators some stick time, and it gives us an opportunity to use our equipment. The most important thing is that it gives our Soldiers the training opportunity that they signed up for,” said Aguigui.

Sgt. Katrina Ricarte of the Guam National Guard’s 122th Engineer Support Company assists the Barrigada Mayor’s Office clear and grade a future community park in Tiyan on July 12.