Navy conducts explosives training in Apra Harbor

     ASAN, Guam — U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 5 conducted underwater detonation training in outer Apra Harbor on June 27.

     The unit detonated a total of five pounds of explosives at a designated sandy area of the sea floor. Access to the area was controlled by the Coast Guard, which established safety zones for the safety of the public and training participants.


Naval Hospital Guam contract awarded for medical services

     WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ten firms were awarded medical contracts on June with the Department of Defense for eight locations, including Naval Hospital Guam, as well as any associated branch clinics.

     The Arora Group Inc. of Gaithersburg, Md.; CentralCare Inc. of Alexandria, Va.; ERP International LLC and Platinum Business Corp., both of Laurel, Md.; Magnificus Corp. of Lanham, Md.; Matrix Providers Inc. of Denver, Colo.; Medical X-Ray Staffing Solutions Inc., which does business as Medical Staffing Solutions USA, of Norfolk, Va.; Donald L. Mooney Enterprises, which does business as Nurses Etc. Staffing, of San Antonio, Texas; and OMV Medical Inc. of Takoma Park, Md.; were all awarded contracts with a five year ordering period and combined maximum value of more than $546 million.


Navy fiber-optic and ships store contracts awarded for Guam

     WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tikigaq Construction LLC of Wasilla, Ala. was awarded on June 27 a construction contract for more than $11 million for a fiber-optic communications network to allow monitoring and control of end-use equipment inside buildings. Work will be performed in Santa Rita and is expected to be completed by September 2020.

     Acosta Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla. was awarded on June 26 a contract for more than $18 million to acquire items for authorized resale to include food, beverages, tobacco and personal care items at various locations for the Navy Exchange Service Command Ships Store Program. The contract includes a one-year base period, four 12-month option periods and an option to extend services for a six-month ordering period. Work will be performed in eight locations, including Guam, in addition to providing goods for export. The delivery period is expected to be completed by June 2019. If all options are exercised, work is expected to be completed by December 2023. mbj



Lt. Brendan Kelly (right) relieved Lt. Evin Moses (center) as commanding officer of the USCGC Kiska on June 22.
Photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Sector Guam

USCGC Kiska changes command

     SANTA RITA, Guam — Lt. Brendan Kelly relieved Lt. Evin Moses as commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kiska during a change of command ceremony held at Coast Guard Sector Guam on June 22.

     Lt. Kelley is transferring from USCGC Douglas Munro, which is homeported in Alaska and where he served as operations officer. Lt. Moses will be moving to Connecticut where he will teach nautical science at the United States Coast Guard Academy.