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Naval Forces

The Navy's presence on Guam continues from 1898 to the present. Naval governors administered the civil affairs of the island since it was ceded to the U.S. by Spain in 1898 at the end of the Spanish-American War till 1950, with the passage of the Organic Act of Guam which established limited self-government.