Safety

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War in the Pacific National Historical Park contains numerous World War II sites. Please enjoy these fragile relics, but do not damage them.

For Your Safety

War in the Pacific National Historical Park is a new and developing area and your safety and enjoyment are our main concern. You can ensure both by observing the following:

Do not enter any caves or tunnels. Some may contain hidden explosives. Do not open any sealed caves; it is illegal and dangerous.

Guam's warm climate, sandy beaches, and turquoise waters beckon visitors to discover the island's rich heritage. However, the tropical climate brings with it heat, humidity, and the potential for strong storms. The year-round temperature averages 27°C (80°F) and the ocean temperature a pleasant 27.2°C (81°F) May to November is the rainy season, and you can expect wet, hot, and humid days. Temperatures cool down from November through April, the dry season, and tropical trade winds are common. Typhoons can occur in any month, although they are more common during the rainy season. But don't worry: typhoons give ample warning of their coming and there is plenty of time to take shelter.

Park historic structures and military equipment are more than 70 years old and are very fragile. Do not disturb any of the historic ground features, such as foxholes, trenches, and bomb craters.

Please do not remove or mar the historic and natural objects beneath the water's surface. They are protected by law.

Most important of all: Do not disturb any ammunition that you may find on or off shore. It is extremely dangerous and may detonate at any time. Report its location to a ranger, who will have it removed by qualified personnel.

 
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Call 911 to report un-exploded ordnance

Provide the following information to the responding agency, as soon as possible and as best you can without approaching the suspected military munition:

  • Individual making report and others present (names, organizations)
  • Location (address and coordinates, if available)
  • Munition condition (buried, partially buried, exposed)
  • Estimated size of munition (length, width, height)
  • Suspected type of munition (projectile, mortar, rocket, grenade or bomb)
  • Any markings and color coding on the munitions (use binoculars, do not approach munition)
  • Nearby structures (landmarks, names, types, distance from munition)
  • Record munition (send photo to responder, if possible)
  • Isolation (inform responding agency that the area has been isolated)

See the Department of Defense’s Un-Exploded Ordnance UXO Safety Frequently Asked Questions page.

Last updated: August 24, 2016

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Mailing Address:

135 Murray Blvd.
Ste. 100

Hagatna, GU 96910

Phone:

(671) 477-7278 x1007

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