U.S. Army Soldiers provide security for an MH-53 helicopter during a patient recovery exercise in Djibouti Feb. 27, 2006. The U.S. Soldiers are assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Nic Raven, U.S. Air Force. (Released)

Global Security notes that the Guam National Guard (GUNG) has the highest membership per capita of all Guard organizations in the nation: 1,100 Guard members for 160,000 residents or .69% of Guam’s population are active Guard members. (pic from JCCC)


  1. I spent 3 days in Djibouti back in 03. Even though we didn’t get out in the field, that picture just about sums up the entire experience.