HAFA ADAI (Hello) and welcome to the official site of the “Go Guam” Initiative! The mission of “Go Guam” is to support Sailors and families in Guam and throughout the Submarine Forces by providing accurate information regarding a tour of duty on the frontline of submarine and submarine tender service in the Pacific. From information to help you and your family with a PCS move to Guam, resources available to you during your duty tour, or a glimpse into what life is like on island, “Go Guam” is for you!
“Go Guam” is dedicated to ensuring Sailors and families who serve in Guam have the opportunity to thrive - professionally and personally - during a tour of duty here. Look around; learn about the island and the full life you and your family can have here. Learn why Guam should be your next stop.
Guam is about the mission – there’s no doubt about it – but it’s also a true paradise. Explore breathtaking sandy beaches, countless hikes through the interior of the island, world-renowned scuba diving and snorkeling, various water sports and the rich culture. Familiarize yourself with the warm and welcoming Chamorro community, its fiestas (Chamorro barbecues), cultural night markets and incredible cuisine. Interested in international travel? Guam is the ideal hub for travel throughout the Pacific. Places like Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Bali, Australia and Fiji will never be more accessible.
We Live Here: Submarine Squadron 15, Submarines and Submarine Tenders
Naval Base Guam is strategically located to support all submarines deployed to 7th Fleet. It is home port to four Los Angeles-class attack submarines: USS Key West (SSN 722), USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723), USS Topeka (SSN 754) and USS Asheville (SSN 758). These four submarines are the tip of the spear: they are 'first responders' in any crisis and operate daily in waters that CONUS forces can only operate in while deployed. These four submarines maintain themselves at the peak of warfighting readiness and fall under Commander, Submarine Squadron (COMSUBRON) 15 located at Polaris Point, Guam.
The COMSUBRON 15 staff is responsible for providing training, material and personnel readiness support to these four units. Co-located at Polaris Point is Naval Support Training Center Pacific detachment Guam (NSTCP det Guam), a dedicated training facility that has simulators, classrooms, task trainers and expert instructors to assist crews maintain combat skills sharp. Also co-located at Polaris Point is Performance Monitoring Team detachment Guam (PMT det Guam), which provides assistance to homeported and visiting submarines as required.
Guam is also home port for the U.S. Navy's only submarine tenders, USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) and USS Frank Cable (AS 40). The tenders alternate roles with one in Guam for logistical, maintenance and material support to submarines in Apra Harbor, while the other is operating forward to support units in the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations.
Recent construction on Guam has improved the quality of life for Sailors and their families by adding a new hospital, new housing, new DoDEA schools, expanded Navy exchange and expanded maintenance facilities.
For submariners, Guam is like New York - if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere! Are you Guam tough?