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  Politics of Guam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Guam is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States with policy relations between Guam and the US under the jurisdiction of the Office of Insular Affairs.
Guam's executive and legislative branches were established in the Organic Act, which in lieu of an adopted constitution serves to provide the framework and powers for the island's executive and legislative branches.
Guam is affilated to the ESCAP (associate), Interpol (subbureau), IOC, and SPC.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Guam   (2475 words)

 Guam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Guam (Chamorro: Guåhån), officially the U.S. Territory of Guam, is an island in the Western Pacific Ocean and is an organized unincorporated territory of the United States.
Guam is the southernmost island in the Mariana island chain and is the largest island in Micronesia.
Guam, along with the rest of the Mariana and Caroline islands, was treated by Spain as part of their colony in the Philippines.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Guam   (2945 words)

 Guam - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Guam's permanent inhabitants are predominantly of native Chamorro stock (37%) or Filipino descent (26%); the rest of the population mainly consists of roughly equal numbers of other Pacific Islanders, Caucasians, and other persons of Asian descent.
Guam was captured by Japan in 1941, was retaken by U.S. forces in 1944, and became a major base for assaults on the Japanese mainland.
Guam was devastated by typhoons in 1976 and 1992 and suffered a severe earthquake in 1993.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/G/Guam.asp   (557 words)

Guam is the southernmost and largest island in the Mariana Archipelago with a total land area of approximately 212 square miles.
Guam is approximately 30 miles long, stretching from Ritidian Point in the north to the village of Merizo in the south.
A close scientific examination of Guam reveals four main physical divisions to the island: the northern limestone plateau, the dissected volcanic plateau in the south, the south-central basin area and the fringing reef areas of the coastal lowlands.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/facility/guam.htm   (3623 words)

Guam experiences some of the most intense tropical cyclones in the world, however its building stock is also known for wind-resistant design.
Guam is exposed to substantial typhoon risk due to its location in the southern end of the Mariana Island chain.
Earthquake risk in Guam is caused by the island’s proximity to the Mariana Trench, where the subduction of the Pacific Plate beneath the Philippine Plate occurs.
www.rms.com /Catastrophe/Models/Guam.asp   (502 words)

 Guam travel guide - Wikitravel
Guam is an island in the western North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines.
Guam is a territory of the United States of America.
Guam is one of many islands that make of Micronesia, which politically consists of Belau (Palau), the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Kiribati (anthropologically having affinities with Polynesia and Micronesia), the Marshall Islands, and several remote islands designated as the U.S.-administered islands of the Central Pacific.
wikitravel.org /en/Guam   (1329 words)

Guam is the largest and most southern island in the Mariana Islands archipelago in the western north Pacific Ocean, covering 212 square miles with a population of some 150,000 people.
Guam is a shopper's paradise for the island has duty free status, which means you can pick up name brand merchandise and other items cheaper than in their country of origin.
We parked high on the hill overlooking much of Guam and I am sure she was coming on to me but I was married and nothing happened.
www.janeresture.com /guam/guam.htm   (1758 words)

Guam is the largest and southernmost island in the Marianas Archipelago.
Guam was liberated by American military forces in the summer of 1944.
Guam's economy is based on tourism and U.S. military spending (U.S. naval and air force bases occupy one-third of the land on Guam).
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0113950.html   (441 words)

 Marine Dogs of World War II
During the course of the war, 15 of the handlers in the 2nd and 3rd Platoons were killed: 3 at Guam, 4 on Saipan and 8 on Iwo Jima.
The dogs proved so valuable on Guam that every Marine division was assigned a war dog platoon and they paved the way for the many dogs that have followed them in the armed services, most famously in Vietnam.
They and their handlers led over 550 patrols on Guam alone, and encountered enemy soldiers on over half of them, but were never once ambushed.
www.worldwar2history.info /Marines/dogs.html   (885 words)

 Guampedia - Guam's Online Encyclopedia
Guampedia is an ongoing project of the Guam Humanities Council and the University of Guam.
The purpose of the Encyclopedia is to provide accessible, accurate information about the rich heritage of Guam, its natural environment, history, religion, politics and many other topics.
Guam was settled between 3,500 to 5,000 years ago by the Chamorro people.
www.guampedia.com   (440 words)

Effective this date the official seal of the Naval Government of Guam will be that shown on the plan of the Guam flag approved July 4, 1917, by Governor Roy C. Smith, and now filed in the office of the Auditor-Registrar.
The Guam flag referenced in the September 1934 National Geographic is not the current one.
Under §1031 of the Guam Code Annotated, municipalities may adopt a flag and notify the Compiler of Laws of the selection and decscription of the flag.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/gu.html   (942 words)

 Guam Environmental Protection Agency -- GEPA
This year, Guam EPA and the Environmental Education Subcommittee of the Guam Water Planning Committee are organizing several events to celebrate Earth Week and raise environmental awareness.
As Guam EPA celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year, we are reminded now, more than ever, of the need to come together as a united island community to protect our precious natural resources and preserve our island's beauty for future generations.
Guam EPA has clarified that the environmental health risks to residents of former Navy housing in the Tiyan cliff-line area are no different from any other house or structure on Guam built before 1978.
www.guamepa.govguam.net   (3895 words)

Guam, a Spanish possession, had been desired as a possible coaling station for the U.S. Navy.
Guam, the largest island of the Marianas island chain, was under Spanish control since 1668, when a Spanish mission was founded on the island.
As the vessel headed for Guam, the CHARLESTON periodically held sub-caliber drill with its guns at boxes dropped from the CITY OF PEKIN.
www.spanamwar.com /Guam.htm   (1196 words)

 GuamPDN.com | Assignment Guam 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Naval Hospital, Guam, in Agana Heights, is the primary medical provider for military members and their families.
Assignment Guam is published by Guam Publications Inc. a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Navy or the U.S. Air Force, under exclusive written contract with Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Marianas and Commander, 36th Air Expeditionary Wing.
Contents of Assignment Guam are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by the U.S. government, the Department of Defense, Department of the Navy or Department of the Air Force.
www.guampdn.com /guampublishing/special-sections/aguam-2005/index.htm   (479 words)

 Encyclopédie :: encyclopedia : Guam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Guam est une île située dans l'océan Pacifique.
Guam, découverte en mars 1521, appartenait à la couronne espagnole, jusqu'en 1898, année à laquelle elle fut cédée aux États-Unis après la guerre hispano-américaine.
Pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, Guam fut envahie par le Japon trois jours après l'attaque sur Pearl Harbor.
www.encyclopedie.cc /Guam   (302 words)

 Bisita Guam
Bisita Guam, which means, Visit Guam, takes the viewer through randomly selected episodes that project an entirely different dimension of our territory and our people from the usual dosage one gets from texts and tales of transients on their way elsewhere.
Its secondary goal is to provide those interested in knowing more about us with a glimpse of our beautiful and bountiful island through the eyes of one of her native sons.
The Bisita Guam trilogy is written and produced by Vicente (Ben) Blaz, a retired general officer of the U.S. Marines, and a former Member of the U.S. Congress (1985-1993).
bisitaguam.com   (390 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : U.S. Congressional Delegation from Guam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This is the current U.S. congressional delegation from Guam.
For past congressional delegations, see U.S. Congressional Delegations from Guam.
Guam Congressional Delegation serving in the 109th United States Congress
www.hallencyclopedia.com /U.S._Congressional_Delegation_from_Guam   (59 words)

 Guam Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Guam doesn't fit the stereotype of tribal villages and ancient cultures untouched by the modern world.
But for travellers Guam - really - is all about the duty free shopping.
Even the most cursory glance at a map of Guam will give the observer a sense of the island's place in the world: it has an obvious geopolitical significance, primarily intended to boost US dominance of the Pacific.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/pacific/guam   (193 words)

 Guam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
These are the highest mountains(hills) on Guam, while I was there, I went with a local scout troop and hiked the ridgeline over a period of three days.
A beautiful overlook of the University of Guam's bay on the southward side of the island.
The University has a marine lab right next to the bay(with a really cool boat I got to drive [shhh!]) where the Guam Shell Club meets.
www.geocities.com /Yosemite/6032/guam.html   (181 words)

 The Attorney General of Guam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Office of the Attorney General of Guam is part of the government of Guam.
Guam is the farthermost unincorporated U.S. Territory located in the western Pacific Ocean, between Hawaii and the Philippines.
The U.S. Congress and the government of Guam recently empowered Guam’s voters to elect their first Attorney General, wherein Douglas B. Moylan was elected on November 5, 2002, and inaugurated on January 6, 2003 for a four (4) year term.
www.guamattorneygeneral.com   (215 words)

 Guam EPA - Safe Drinking Water Program
The Guam Lead Ban Act is implemented and enforced to minimize the public's exposure to lead contamination attributed to plumbing materials, fittings and fixtures.
The mandatory operators certification program ensures that all operators who supervise water and wastewater utilities are qualified and adequately trained to operate the system in a manner that ensures the systems meet criteria for safety and quality.
In addition, the Program is responsible for implementing the Guam Primary and Secondary Safe Drinking Water Standards, which are currently under revision to include requirements mandated in the 1986 and 1996 amendments to the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act.
www.guamepa.govguam.net /programs/water/sdw.html   (608 words)

 Guam Homeland Security | Office of Civil Defense
The CERT course is taught in the community by a trained team of first responders who have completed a CERT Train-the-Trainer course conducted by their state training office for emergency management, or FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute, located in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
In conjunction with FEMA Region IX, a CERT Train-the-Trainer Course was conducted on Guam on February 2003 for more or less forty (40) first responders/students.
The offices' of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD)'s Training and Education Division offers a wide variety of courses in four major areas.
www.guamhs.org /main/?pg=cert   (216 words)

 Guam PEALS Board   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Engineer - The term 'Engineer', within the intent of this Act shall mean a person who, by reason of his special knowledge and use of the mathematical, physical and engineering sciences and the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design, acquired by engineering education and engineering experience, is qualified to practice engineering.
Engineer Intern - The term 'Engineer Intern', as used in this Act, shall mean a person who complies with the requirements for education, experience and character, and has passed an examination in the fundamental engineering subjects, as provided in §32113 and §32115 of this Act.
The managing employee is responsible for the engineering, architecture or land surveying work on Guam and/or for projects or property within this jurisdiction offered or provided by the firm.
www.guam-peals.org /Law2.html   (766 words)

       Guam Diving, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Swimming Sites
Before you read on please remember we are avid divers and get to travel all over the regions that most divers consider world class.
We have over 60 sites around the island and Guam has over 200 species of coral and an abundance of marine life at most locations.
Guam waters maintain a temperature of 82-86 (28C) degrees year 'round with excellent visibility at most locations.
www.mdaguam.com /guamdiving.htm   (443 words)

 Special Forces Association Chapter XLVI Pacific Area, Guam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Since the majority of the membership was located in Guam, following the reissue of the charter, the remaining members in the Philippines were referred to as the Detachment Left In Contact (DLIC).
Chapter 46 continues to thrive and officers and members of the Guam Headquarters deploy to the Philippines several times a year to participate in meetings and other activities with the DLIC.
Visitors to Guam or the Philippines are cordially invited to stop at the Team Houses on meeting days or any other time.
www.guam-online.com /sfa46/index.htm   (550 words)

 Welcome to Guam Department of Labor/AHRD - Home
The Guam Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics is pleased to release the June 2006 Current Employment Report.
Estimates in this release are based on the Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey conducted quarterly by the Guam Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.
It is the public policy of the territorial government of Guam to protect and safeguard the civil rights of all individuals to seek, have access to, obtain and hold employment without discrimination because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status, sex and/or age.
www.guamdol.net   (462 words)

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