NBG, NEX Guam to host Navy’s version of Black Friday shopping


Navy Exchange (NEX) Guam at U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) is hosting their annual Navy Blue Weekend beginning Friday, Nov. 27 to Sunday, Nov. 29.

The schedule for Navy Blue Weekend is as follows:

Navy Blue Weekend       Main Store              Home Center             Home

Friday, Nov. 27         5 a.m. to 10 p.m.       8 a.m. to 10 p.m.       8
a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 28       8 a.m. to 10 p.m.       9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 29 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.                9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The post-Thanksgiving Day sale is the Navy Exchange’s annual take on Black

“Although, this year’s Navy Blue Weekend experience is going to be very
different, we have to plan differently because of COVID-19 and we want to
ensure a positive and safe Navy Blue Weekend experience for all of our
customers,” said NEX Guam Store Manager Chris Traxler. “In addition to our
extra safety protocols, there may be some manufacturing and vendor
constraints so some products may not be available or there may be a reduced
number of specific products including electronics and other hot ticket
items. We thank our customers for their support as we navigate through
another first for NEX Guam.”

Patrons can expect enhanced safety protocols and capacity controls to

–       As a crowd control mitigation measure, there will be no in-person
lines to enter the NEX for Navy Blue Weekend. Patrons are to wait in their
car and follow traffic control patterns and Navy Security Forces personnel
as they direct traffic. Overnight parking will not be allowed. Cars will be
allowed to enter the parking lot beginning at 4:50 a.m. Traffic will be
routed through Marine Corps Dr., onto Shoreline Dr., and then onto Exchange

–       There is a strict occupancy limit in stores. NEX Guam welcomes all
families, however patrons are asked to minimize the number of shoppers per
family on Navy Blue Weekend.

–       Queue lines will be established in areas including Sunglass and
Watch, Electronics, and Jewelry departments. Queue lines will allow
customers to be assigned a NEX Team Member for assistance or leave their
phone number to be called back to those departments for assistance at a
later time.

–       Everyone inside a NEX location must wear a cloth face covering at
all times.

–       NEX Guam has established mandatory hand washing and sanitizing
protocols prior to entering the store.

–       Patrons are asked to maintain 6 ft. of social distancing from those
not in their immediate household unit. NEX Guam’s store aisles will be kept
clear of displays to ensure room for social distancing.

–       The frequency of deep cleaning in stores will be increased during
the holiday season. This cleaning includes regular wiping down of surfaces,
door handles, shopping carts, and other public areas as prescribed by the
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention. In addition, sanitation wipes and/or hand sanitizer will be
readily available at cash registers and sneeze shields remain installed at
registers for the safety of associates and patrons alike.

“As we enter the holiday season with Navy Blue Weekend, we ask that all
patrons and personnel continue to put forth their due diligence and remain
vigilant in the midst of this pandemic,” said NBG Commanding Officer Capt.
Jeffrey Grimes. “Although our operations throughout NBG have seen
significant changes, we are thankful for the continued support, patience,
and cooperation we have seen throughout these times to help us in our
efforts against the spread of COVID-19.”

All valid ID cardholders including, retirees and their dependents, and
Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC) holders are able to access NBG
installations every day of the week. All eligible patrons are authorized to
shop at the Orote Commissary and NEX retail outlets.

For a more comprehensive look at NEX Guam’s Plans for Navy Blue Weekend a
detailed video has been provided for your viewing here: