US Territories’ May 20-26, 2019 news week in tweets

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Vieques to Have Hospital for First Time Since Hurricane Maria

FEMA has agreed to rebuild the hospital on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques. The island has been without a hospital since Hurricane Maria.

Senate Passes Disaster Package Providing Relief For Mainland and US Territories

The Senate passed a disaster package providing aid for areas in the mainland and US territories. Senator Chuck Schumer delivered a speech addressing the delay in the Senate passing the disaster package.

Carnival Season Kicks Off in US Virgin Islands

Carnival season has been underway in the US Virgin Islands since early April. The tradition celebrates the history of the Caribbean islands.

US Navy, Australian Navy, Japanese Maritime Defense and Republic of Korea Navy Ships Gather at Naval Base Guam

Inaugural Pacific Vanguard exercise launched as US Navy, Australian Navy, Japanese Maritime Defense and Republic of Korea Navy ships gather at Naval Base Guam. It was the first of its kind event meant to increase the combined capabilities of the allied naval forces.

NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa Will Measure Carbon Dioxide Levels in the Water

A new buoy in NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa, home to a vibrant coral reef ecosystem, will measure carbon dioxide levels in the water, advancing scientists’ understanding of the ocean’s changing chemistry.

Pacific National Historical Park in Guam to Host Ceremony Honoring Service Members

US Attorney Anderson joined volunteers on Saturday, May 25, in planting flags at the War in the Pacific National Historical Park at Asan Beach.  American and Guam flags will honor US service members and Chamorros who died during World War II.