There is a plan to spend 10.5 billion on Guam using imported Japanese labor to build a base to house 17,000 marines and their families moved from Japan. Use the money as a stimulus for the US by bringing the Marines and their families all the way home and spending the money in the US to hire US citizens and use US supplied materials on US soil.
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About 17,000 Marines and their family members will relocate from Japan to Guam within five years as part of a larger effort to establish the U.S. territory as the military’s western Pacific headquarters.The Defense Department owns 40,000 acres on Guam, roughly 29 percent of the island. Roughly 12,000 military personnel and their family members live there, mostly supporting Andersen Air Force Base and Naval Base Guam.The new Marine Corps base, scheduled to begin construction in 2010, will dwarf those existing operations. The base, expected to open in 2014, will cost nearly $10.3 billion.“Right now, there are no facilities for the Marines to move into so we have to build every building, every barracks, every warehouse, every motor transport building and headquarters building,” said David Bice, executive director of the Joint Guam Program Office, which is responsible for all work related to realigning military forces in Guam.