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The Guam National Guard celebrated the first anniversary of its “Operation Free Guam” mission this week.

Soldiers and airmen from the Guam National Guard operate an immunization clinic at the University of Guam Calvo Field House in Mangilao on January 27. Named Operation Liberate Guam, the Guam Guard’s vaccination initiative to help the Guam Department of Public Health and Human Services achieve an 80% vaccination rate for the island by July 21, 2021 .

A year ago, vaccinations against COVID-19 were just beginning and the Guam National Guard was called in to help give injections. According to the Joint Information Center, a total of 132,643 eligible Guam residents are fully vaccinated and 50,108 booster shots have been administered to eligible residents since September 29, 2021.

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From left, Major General (GU) Esther Aguigui, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero, Colonel Michael Cruz, Major Luis Cruz and Allan Angcao visited the University of Guam Calvo Field House clinic on January 27, 2021 .

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Members of the Task Force Medical and Response Task Force, under Guam National Guard’s Joint Task Force 671 and in support of the Guam Department of Public Health and Human Services, form up for a brief pre -quarter at the University of Guam Calvo Field House in Mangilao Guam on February 26, 2021.

Not all of the blows were delivered by the Guam National Guard, as personnel worked alongside the Department of Public Health and Human Services, as well as other groups and volunteers at the University of Guam.

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First Sergeant. (Retired) John Bungcayao of the Guam Army Reserve 368th Military Police Company receives his first COVID-19 shot at the University of Guam Calvo Field House Jan. 26, 2021.

“The administration of over 170,000 doses to our people has had a lasting impact on our community, both saving lives and bringing our island closer to recovery,” Acting Governor Joshua Tenorio said in a statement. of press sent by the Guard.

“Although our work is not finished, I know that you will continue your good work and the reputation for professionalism, efficiency and respect that you have earned,” he added. “In these difficult times, you have showcased the best our island has to offer, and on behalf of Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and our administration, we are all very proud.”

Maj. Gen. Esther Aguigui, adjutant general of the Guam National Guard, praised the troops for helping save lives “in the face of imminent danger, uncertainty, recurring surges and ever-changing missions.”

She also thanked and acknowledged the Guard’s partners at Public Health, UOG, AmeriCorps, and volunteer nurses and staff.

“A year ago today, amid the rush to get our most vulnerable vaccinated against COVID-19, the Guam National Guard opened the UOG Field House for vaccinations as the Operation Liberate Guam mission. Since then, we have administered over 170,000 doses in total at various locations, including 54 strike team missions,” said Captain Denise Chargualaf.

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