Guam is home to two strategic U.S. bases-Naval Base Guam in Santa Rita and Andersen Air Force Base in Yigo-as well as the Guam Army National Guard. Even if it's just for a couple of years, service members can surround themselves with family and participate in the island's unique culture and economic growth.
The Royal Orchid Hotel in Tumon houses the Guam United Service Organization, or USO. The spacious facility is open from early until late every day of the year. Service members and their families can enjoy complimentary services such as gourmet snacks, Internet, VoIP, Skype, and online gaming. Low-cost snacks are also available here. Children can enjoy the playroom, and a billiards table offers all-ages fun. Aqua massage tables soothe and relax hardworking families. Look for the Guam USO on Facebook for a virtual tour and more details about the facility.
Thousands of sailors, airborne service members, and soldiers who call our island home significantly contribute to the local economy, making the military the second-largest contributor, behind tourism, to Guam's gross domestic product.
Many Chamorros serve proudly in the U.S. Armed Forces, which the island's people greatly respect. Military bases on Guam give local residents an option to be stationed close to home.
Guam's location in Micronesia also makes our warm and beautiful island a great R&R destination for military personnel stationed elsewhere in the Pacific.