‘Incident’ at Naval Base Guam closes roads, shutters exchange and commissary
Stars and Stripes March 21, 2023
An unspecified “incident” at Naval Base Guam’s main exchange store on Tuesday closed roads and spurred a response from security forces, fire and emergency services.
“Access to the NEX and Commissary is restricted at this time,” said a morning post on the base’s official Facebook page. “Security is conducting traffic control. All patrons are asked to remain clear of the area.”
A second post at 9:20 a.m. declared the situation “all clear,” and said stores and roads had reopened.
A spokesperson for the base did not immediately respond to an email seeking further information.
Naval Base Guam is a “pivotal point of strength and sea power for the Western Pacific,” according to the Joint Region Marianas website. It is home to Los Angeles-class attack submarines and the submarine tenders USS Frank Cable and USS Emory S. Land.