National Defense:

Status of the Navy's and Air Force's Implementation of the Guam Land Use Plan

LCD-80-73: Published: Jun 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1982.

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GAO reviewed the Navy and Air Force efforts to release the land identified in the Navy's Guam Land Use Plan as releasable to the Government of Guam or to private parties. GAO also reviewed the current military landholdings on Guam to see if additional land could be released.

GAO found that the Navy had released only 100 of the 2,517 acres of Navy-occupied land identified in the Plan as releasable. The Navy has deferred releasing 1,228 acres so that the requirement for this land can be reassessed. The Air Force has released 2,127 of the 2,663 releasable acres of Air Force-occupied land for internal Department of Defense (DOD) screening and is processing an additional 369 acres for internal screening. A comparison of DOD landholdings on Guam with DOD requirements for such land indicated that over 1,000 additional acres may be releasable for civilian use. The Navy estimated that the releasable land, except for the acres being deferred, will be turned over to the General Services Administration for disposal by April 1981. After the land is released, the services will still control over 42,000 acres of land on Guam.

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