Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz to hold reactivation and renaming ceremony

U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Blaz, the first Marine Corps base activated since the commissioning of Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Georgia on March 1, 1952. MCB Camp Blaz, named after Brig. Gen. Vicente Tomas Garrido Blaz, a Marine officer of 29 years and former Guam delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, symbolizes Guam’s contributions to national security and the continued partnership between the Marine Corps and the Government of Guam. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andrew King)

Marine Corps Installations Command will host a reactivation and renaming ceremony for Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Blaz at Asan Beach on Jan. 27, 2022. Camp Blaz is the first newly constructed Marine Corps base since 1952.

MCB Camp Blaz is named after the late Brig. Gen. Vicente “Ben” Tomas Garrido Blaz, the first CHamoru Marine to attain the rank of general officer. Following his 29-year Marine Corps career, Blaz went on to serve as Guam’s Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives for four consecutive terms.

The reactivation ceremony will officially recognize the activation and
renaming of MCB Camp Blaz after Marine Barracks Guam was deactivated on Nov.
10, 1992.

The ceremony will honor the Blaz family, while also honoring the long, and
significant relationship between the island of Guam and the U.S. Marine

DATE: January 27, 2022

TIME: 10:00 AM

LOCATION: War In The Pacific, National Historic Park, Asan Beach, Guam


In accordance with current protocols from the Guam Department of Public
Health and Social Services, face masks that cover both the nose and mouth
must be worn at all times during the ceremony while maintaining social
distancing whenever possible.

Contact Information

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