NEWS | Aug. 4, 2021

U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Commander Visits Enniburr

James Brantley

KWAJALEIN ATOLL, Republic of the Marshall Islands -- U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Commander Col. Thomas Pugsley made his first visit to the island of Enniburr July 24, 2021 as part of his tour of Kwajalein Atoll.

He conducted a walking tour of the Evacuation Center, the high school and elementary schools, the seawall project, community green house, and the island incineration site. The tour provided an insight into the living environment of the approximately 1,000 residents, 100 of whom work on Roi-Namur in support of the USAG-KA/RTS mission.

“It’s smaller than I realized,” said Pugsley. “I can see that it’s different from Ebeye and Majuro. There’s definitely a lot of opportunities there.” Pugsley added that he would love to get power out there and enjoyed seeing the Seabees projects.

“I’m looking for opportunities to get the Seabees back out there. There is a need for improvements at the elementary school and it’s been many years since any significant investment went into that,” he added.

Pugsley took command of USAG-KA on June 30.