First Flag Raising At USMC Base Camp Blaz
October 4, 2020
October 1, 2020 - U.S. Marines and personnel assigned to U.S. Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Blaz observe the first flag raising of the new command, marking the initial operation capability of the base in Dededo, Guam. MCB Camp Blaz is the first new Marine Corps base activated since March 1, 1952 and will hold an activation ceremony in the spring of 2021.
MCB Camp Blaz, named after Brig. Gen. Vicente Tomas Garrido Blaz, a Marine officer of 29 years and former Guam delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, symbolizes Guam’s contributions to national security and the continued partnership between the Marine Corps and the Government of Guam.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. John Ewald.