U.S. Marines have left a mark on the U.S. territory of Guam since the beginning of the 20th century, contributing to regional stability by serving as an enduring symbol of the continued partnership between the Marine Corps and the government of Guam.
When Marines first landed on the Pacific island of Guam during the Spanish-American War and established Marine Barracks Guam in the village of Sumay, we began a century-long relationship that ultimately led to the administrative activation of Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz on Oct. 1, 2020.
MCBCB is named in honor of the late Brig. Gen. Vicente “Ben” Thomas Garrido Blaz, the first CHamorro Marine to attain the rank of general officer.
The MCBCB Reactivation and Naming Ceremony is scheduled for Jan. 26, 2023 to officially recognize the activation and naming of Naval Support Activity, Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz after Marine Barracks Guam was deactivated on Nov. 10, 1992.
Video by Cpl. Alex Fairchild, Staff Sgt. Laiqa Hitt, Lance Cpl. Martha Linares and Cpl. Jessica Massi
Marine Corps Installations Pacific