HAGNATA, Guam >> A U.S. military live-fire training range is being built on Guam to support the relocation of Marines.
The Pacific Daily News reports Black Construction Corp. was awarded a $78 million contract on Friday.
The complex will be built in Andersen Air Force Base on a patch of land that the community says is one of the last pristine places on Guam.
It will be near a wildlife refuge and will require part of the refuge to be closed when the range is in use.
Sabina Perez, spokeswoman of a group against the complex, says the military seems to be rushing to get its projects started.
Guam resident Alissa Eclavea says it seems convenient that the contract award is happening soon after North Korea’s threats to fire missiles near Guam.