Missile facility to be constructed at Andersen


A missile facility will be constructed at Andersen Air Force Base.

Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Pacific has already awarded the contract for the work which involves the construction of an adequately sized and configured missile maintenance and assembly complex for loading, unloading, transferring, storing, testing and preparing missiles for operational use.

The $42 million firm-fixed-price contract was awarded to Granite-Obayashi, a joint venture of Watsonville, California. It calls for the construction of a Standoff Weapons Complex at Joint Region Marianas-Andersen, Guam.

“For the second year in a row, Air Force Installation and Mission Support, Center Detachment 2 (AFIMSC Det 2), in support of Pacific Air Forces, awarded the first Air Force-wide military construction (MILCON) project in the year of appropriation,” said Col Michal D. Holliday, AFIMSC Det 2 Commander. “This project award speaks volumes to the effective partnering and execution of AFIMSC Det 2 and the NAVFAC Pacific team.”

He added: “The new Standoff Weapons Complex is expected to provide an undeniable capability for the 36th Wing and the vested interests of the United States Air Force in the Indo-Pacific theater.”

“The NAVFAC Pacific Design and Construction (DC), Contracts and
Environmental teams awarded this top priority MILCON project ahead of
schedule and under budget,” said Wayne Acosta, NAVFAC Pacific DC project
manager. “The success of the pre-construction award efforts reflects great
credit upon each team members’ professionalism, excellence, and dedication
to the mission of Indo-Pacific Command’s Air Component Command – PACAF.”

Work will be performed at Andersen with an expected completion date of
March 2023.