Asan Beach Unit Closed Off a Section Due to Little Fire Ants
Due to the presence of the invasive Little Fire Ant, War in the Pacific National Historical Park has closed a part of the Asan Beach Unit. More »
Additional Closure in Asan Beach Unit
The park has closed an additional area along Asan Beach due to the invasive Little Fire Ant. More »
Temporary Closure of Asan Bay Overlook
Renovations have begun at the Asan Bay Overlook, including removal and replacement of panels at the Memorial Wall. To ensure visitor safety and provide space for equipment, sections of the site will be closed to the public through mid-July. More »
Park hosts Junior Ranger Academy 2014
Contact: Jaclyn Zapanta Balajadia, 671-477-7278 Ext 1015
This spring break, War in the Pacific National Historical Park is proud to host another Junior Ranger Academy. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in fun activities that help them learn about the history of the park, the National Park Service, how to protect our island resources, and ways they can become future ambassadors of our local parks and national treasures.
Junior Rangers will join park rangers in discovering underwater resources as they snorkel the park, help restore bronze artwork at the Asan Bay Overlook, and have the opportunity to see WWII artifacts protected by the park.
Youth in 7th and 8th grades are eligible to join but you must register in order to participate. To sign up, download a registration packet at www.pacifichistoricparks.org or pick up a packet at the T. Stell Newman Visitor Center in Sumay next to the naval station main gate. Last day to submit a completed registration form and a $20 refundable deposit is Friday, March 14. Space is limited so don’t delay.
Junior Ranger programs will occur in two one-week sessions, from April 7-12 and April 14-19, 2014. Registered participants who complete all five of the programs will become Junior Rangers and receive an official Junior Ranger badge, t-shirt, and certificate.
For more information, visit the T. Stell Newman Visitor Center in Sumay, email jracademy@
Did You Know?
Nearly 70 years ago, by forced labor, Chamorros built many of the Japanese fortification and defense structures that can be seen throughout the park and island?