Guam Gov. Felix Camacho will visit Camp Zama Thursday to bring a little Chamorro culture to servicemembers from his island.

The visit also is a homecoming for Camacho. He was born at Camp Zama, where his father, the late Gov. Carlos G. Camacho, was stationed while serving in the U.S. Army.

Guam citizens from throughout Japan are expected to attend a barbecue with Camacho from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Dewey Park.

“He’s coming to visit all Guam personnel,” Maj. Randy Cephus, Camp Zama spokesman, said Monday. “He’s bringing some cultural dancers and they’ll have some local food.”

Guam groups have been lobbying to have an aircraft carrier permanently based there after the Yokosuka-based USS Kitty Hawk is decommissioned.

Camacho reportedly was in China to meet with the country’s foreign affairs officials about efforts to have Beijing classify Guam as an acceptable destination for Chinese tourists.

According to Cephus, the 45-year-old Camacho is to arrive at Camp Zama at 1:50 p.m. Thursday for a meeting and a tour of the base.

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