GUAM -- Marines and Sailors from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit participated in a community relations project April 30 during a routine port visit to Guam.
Nearly 20 members of the 13th MEU and Bonhomme Richard Strike Group pitched in at a local government center during the second of two projects, planting trees and building a fence for a rest area.
Mr. Pete Borja, village mayor, pitched in the construction activities, and praised the effort as a great way for everyone to “get to know each other.”
Following the completion of the projects, Marines and Sailors were invited to enjoy a fiesta, featuring barbecued ribs, chicken, rice and salad.
On the ride back to the pier, service members were driven to a local historical spot to observe a World War II battle ground.
As the 13th MEU presses on during WESTPAC 07-1, the mission is still uncertain. Friends of democracy, however, can be rest assured the Fighting 13th is on their side. And always willing to lend a hand.