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Location:  Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam is located on the north end of Guam, approximately 15 miles from the capital, Agana (or Ha-gan-ya). Andersen AFB is in the village of Yigo (pronounced "Jeego").  Guam is the most southern island in the Marianas Island chain.  Andersen provides peacetime and wartime support for aerospace forces in the Asian-Pacific theater. Also on Guam is Naval Base Guam providing support services. Andersen's homepage.

BRAC Status:  As part of BRAC, Andersen AFB and Naval Base Guam are combining into Joint Region Marianas.

Cost of Living:
 Living in Guam is expensive.  

Base Operator: 671-366-1110 or DSN 315-366-1110.


  • Military 2,334
  • Family Members 2,100
  • Civilians 400
  • Contractors 572
  • Retirees 2,366

Area Population:  175,877

Base Transportation:  Andersen AFB Bus Shuttle is available only on Andersen and does not go outside the base.

Child Care:  The CDC offers full daycare for children six weeks through kindergarten; part day enrichment for children three through 5 years old and hourly care for all ages on a space available basis. Fees and charges are based on total family income. Spaces at the CDC are limited and certain age groups may have a waiting list. Waiting periods vary from 2 weeks to a month depending on availability of slots. 

Schools:  Guam DDESS District has a student enrollment of 2,500. Students attend school in one of four (4) schools:  Andersen Elementary (K-5); Andersen Middle School (6-8) at Andersen AFB; McCool Elementary/Middle School (K-8) at Apra Heights; and Guam High School (9-12) at Nimitz Hill. Standardized test scores for the Guam District are available through the DoDEA Data Center.

Youth Services: The Force Support Squadron's Youth Center has fantastic programs, after school and during the summer. They have organized dances, field trips, kayaking trips, swimming parties and various other activities to peak a teens' interest. There is a Teen and Child Pen Pal program where children can request a sponsor that is their same age to write in order to find out information about the base and school that will be attended. Contact the Youth Center at DSN 315-366-3494.

Airman and Family Readiness Center:  Provides complete support to all service member and families stationed on Guam. Airman & Family Readiness Center, call 671-366-8136.

Housing: Andersen AFB has 1,339 housing units. In order to be assigned military family housing (MFH), you must have command sponsorship. The average wait time for on-base housing varies from month-to-month. 

The Unaccompanied Personnel Housing (UPH) office is located in Bldg 25007, Saipan Hall, and may be reached at DSN 315-366-2725, or 671-366-2725. All unaccompanied members who are E4 and below are assigned to dorm units. Unaccompanied members, E5 and above, may also be assigned to the dorm units, but are authorized to live off-base.

A statement of non-availability is needed to qualify for Overseas Housing Allowance. Private rentals off base include houses, condominiums, duplexes, and apartments.

Employment: There are continuing vacancies available on Andersen AFB, mostly federal or federal contract positions at temporary, part-time, and full-time. While there are opportunities outside the base, unless special qualifications are required by the employer with commensurate compensation, most of the wages are at minimum level.  Guam frequently experiences labor shortages. However, recently unemployment has been running at 19 to 21%. Much of the unemployment is driven by the cyclical nature of the hotel and visitor industry. 

Base  Services: 

Medical Services:  The Andersen Clinic is an outpatient clinic. Co-located with the Dental clinic, it has an emergency room and only minimal medical procedures can be addressed. Naval Hospital facilitates all emergencies and in patient care. Naval Hospital Guam is located in the village of Agana Heights. It is approximately 20 miles south of Andersen AFB.

Special Installation Messages: 

  • Guam is across the International Dateline from the mainland United States. Guam's time zone is GMT + 10 hours. 
  • Assignment tours are 24 months for unaccompanied/single and 36 months for accompanied
  • Phone calls to call Guam commercially from mainland United States, just dial 1, the area code for Guam (671), then the telephone number. DSN 315-366-xxxx,
  • Members who bring non-command sponsored family members to Guam do so at their own financial/medical risk!
  • School Age children and military spouses need a clean IPPD test (Tuberculosis Screening Test), especially if working in the beverage industry, medical community, or around children.


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