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Public Invited to Freedom Rocks Festival on U.S. Naval Base Guam - Polaris Point

16 June 2022

From Theresa Cepeda

NAVAL BASE GUAM (June 17, 2022) - The public is invited to the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Guam Freedom Rocks festival scheduled for Monday, July 4 at U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) - Polaris Point.
NAVAL BASE GUAM (June 17, 2022) - The public is invited to the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Guam Freedom Rocks festival scheduled for Monday, July 4 at U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) - Polaris Point.
This will mark the return of the open base Independence Day festival on NBG. Due to the pandemic, the last time the event was open to the public was in July 2019.
The event kicks off at 3 p.m. A military ID or visitor pass is not required for access.
"After a challenging two years, we are excited to welcome the community to join in the festivities for 4th of July on Naval Base Guam," said Capt. Michael Luckett, NBG commanding officer. "Independence Day is a day of celebration, freedom and family. Although we have all begun to resume our lives, it's important to stop and reflect on how far we've come and the sacrifices we made to come together safely once again."
During the Freedom Rocks event, there will be live entertainment by local bands and dance groups. The event will also feature a static display of Navy equipment, rides for kids, and food and drink vendors. The fireworks display will be launched at 8 p.m. from Reserve Craft beach and last approximately 7 minutes.
The following are examples of prohibited items: drones, weapons, personal fireworks, back-packs, grills, glass containers, coolers, large bags, tents, recording devices (audio or video), outside alcohol, pets, rollerblades, skateboards, and roller-skates. Marijuana and other drugs are also prohibited on military installations. 
The following are examples of allowed items: small bags or purses, umbrellas, towels, strollers/wagons, and folding chairs. Security personnel will inspect all bags and hand-carried items at the entrance to the event.
Parking along the roadway leading to Polaris Point is prohibited. There will be ample parking inside the base.

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