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  Command Riverine Boat from Coastal Riverine Squadron Four, operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, makes its way to a safe location in the Persian Gulf for a weapons exercise Oct. 20, 2013. The Persian Gulf was one of several places where troops will no longer receive imminent danger pay thanks to a recent decision by the Defense Department. The new rule takes effect on June 1. (Hendrick Simoes/Stars and Stripe)

Sailors question elimination of danger pay in Bahrain

MANAMA, Bahrain — Many sailors in Bahrain are questioning the Defense Department’s decision to eliminate imminent danger pay for servicemembers...

Tell us about your piece of paradise in the Pacific

Our readers love to travel—and now you have a chance to tell them where to go!

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The legendary god Chaife controlled the wind, water and fire. He lived in a volcanic mountain called Sasalaguan where he created souls, or spirits, forging them from fire. Illustrated by Raph Unpingco

God of the underworld

Editor’s note: Few things offer insight into a place and its people like stories passed from one generation to the next. These stories are...

A staff member reviews a card given out during a Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month training session conducted at the Center for Personal and Professional Development in Virginia Beach in this April 2013 photo.  Susan D. Henson/U.S. Navy

Navy uses roving patrols to combat sex assaults

NORFOLK, Va. — Petty Officer 1st Class Karen Thompson walks up to a young Marine standing in the smoking pit outside the barracks and gets right...

Navy releases identity of sailor who drowned while spear fishing

SANTA RITA – Petty Officer 3rd Class Rjay Domondon, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, has been identified as the service member who...

Service member dies in swimming-related incident

SANTA RITA, Guam - A service member stationed aboard Andersen Air Force Base died Jan. 5 in a swimming-related incident while spear fishing near...

Pentagon announces upcoming changes to Imminent Danger Pay

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2014 – The Defense Department announced today changes in imminent danger pay that will go into effect June 1, DOD spokesman...

Stryker armored combat vehicles patrol USAG Bavaria's new convoy live-fire course during its opening, Dec. 18, 2013. Michael Darnell/Stars and Stripes

$400M for Army's Stryker comes with strings attached

An almost $400 million infusion into the Army’s Stryker program comes with strings attached from lawmakers who want to know more about a stockpile...

Capt. Brandon Leigh, left, and Capt. Jeff Pecora of the 817th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron Detachment 1 based out of Manas Transition Center, Kyrgyzstan, pilot a C-17 Globemaster III carrying about 150 troops from 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard, from Kabul, Afghanistan. Holding the "Going Home Task Force Guam" sign is Air Force Staff Sgt. Jeremy Nallay. Photo by Eddie Siguenza/U.S. Army National Guard

Task Force Guam redeploys from historic mission in Afghanistan

As Christmas bells rang and New Year’s champagne was poured across the small island and U.S. territory of Guam, family members of Task Force Guam...

Fitness 2014

If you plan to work off those high-calorie holiday carb intakes with a shiny new New Year’s resolution, you’re not alone. Most health related...

Air Force plans review board to further trim ranks

RAF MILDENHALL, England — The Air Force started the new year with another announcement about plans to trim the ranks to handle the impact of...

Guam: Russian tourists spend more, stay longer

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) - Guam tourism officials say Russian tourists spend more and stay longer than visitors from elsewhere when traveling to the...

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