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Immediate Release

Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks' Meeting With Guam Governor Lourdes Leon Guerrero

Pentagon Spokesman Eric Pahon provided the following readout:

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks met today with Territory of Guam Governor Lourdes Leon Guerrero to reaffirm the strong ties between the Department and the Territory. 

Deputy Secretary Hicks expressed her deepest condolences to the people of Guam following the devastations from Typhoon Mawar, and said the Department is committed to improving the quality of life for the people of Guam and service members and families serving there.

The Deputy Secretary and the governor also discussed ways in which the Department can support civilian infrastructure that benefits both the U.S. military and local community in Guam now and in the future.

The Deputy Secretary also thanked the governor for Guam's contributions to U.S. national security, recognizing the service and sacrifices of the Chamorro people.