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The VA's Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology James Gfrerer, left and Assistant Secretary for Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Tamara Bonzanto listen to comments by Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., during a Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES)

Delays in Forever GI Bill implementation could affect veterans’ checks

WASHINGTON — Student veterans starting the 2018-2019 school year could receive incorrect housing payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs...

Celebrate the spice of life: Yearly village festival pays homage to all things pepper

If you haven’t tasted the local peppers, or “donne” (pronounced doe-nee), then you haven’t tasted Guam yet.
 
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Naval Base Guam Fire and Emergency Services provides mutual aid assistance to the local community

SANTA RITA, Guam (Sept. 5, 2018) – U.S. Naval Base Guam Fire and Emergency Services (NBG-FES) received a call for assistance from the Regional...

A tsunami hitting Guam? What's the likelihood?

Since the devastating earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan’s coastline in March 2011 and sent thousands of Guam residents looking for...

Hey, have you tried Guams' stuffed land crab?

Like fish, crab was a staple in the Chamorro diet. Land crabs, pång’lao in Chamorro, continues to be one of the most frequently harvested...

GAIN Spay and Neuter Clinic to be held at the Ordot Community Center

Guam, September 5, 2018 - Guam Animals in Need (GAIN) and Humane Society International (HSI) had previously planned to hold their upcoming spay...

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Pet of the week: Tiramisu

I’m a little shy girl and real fluffy, but out of my 8 weeks on this earth I’ve come to learn that all I want is a loving family and a cozy home...

How to keep fit and healthy on the road

Even the most disciplined exercisers face fitness hurdles when traveling: from varied schedules to unhealthy foods to the lack of fitness...

‘Heavily intoxicated’ Marine accused of stealing donation box for flood victims

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A “heavily intoxicated” Okinawa-based Marine was arrested Monday on accusations that he stole a donation box containing...

Marine Col. Daniel Wilson was convicted of the sexual abuse of a child, six counts of conduct unbecoming of an officer and a gentleman and absence without leave last year. He was sentenced to 5 and a half years in prison and dismissed from service.  ADAM MILLER/U.S. MARINE CORPS

Parents of child molested by Marine colonel seek $25 million for pain, suffering

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Marine Col. Daniel Wilson had been in Australia for less than a week when alarming allegations of a “sexual nature” began...

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Grand Jury indicts Guam’s first case of felony animal cruelty due to neglect

Guam, September 3, 2018 - On August 21, 2018, Mr. Melchor Antolin (of Dededo, born March 4, 1975) was indicted by a grand jury on one count of...

Army Sgt. Jon Harmon lost both legs after stepping on an improvised explosive device while on a mission in Afghanistan in 2012 . Today he speaks to commands and veterans about his personal struggle with mental health and how he works to overcome it. (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Fleming)

How sharing my PTSD struggles helped others—and me

uring my deployment to Afghanistan in 2012, my team was providing security and fire support for a key leader engagement with the local village...

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