October 2024

US Marine transfer to Guam to start October 2024

The speaker of the island's legislature told the Japan Times the transfer plan involves about 1700 troops being permanently based on Guam and thousands more rotated every year.

The Marines are being moved from Okinawa after a deal was struck between the US and Japan to remove the unpopular military presence.

Many will be moved to Guam, a US territory, where a new military base is being built near the Air Force base at the top of the island.

The relocation is expected to cost more than $US8 billion.