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A village chief divides and hands out humanitarian supplies to his people during Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 10, 2018, on Fais Island, Federated States of Micronesia. Although Fais has a small airstrip, the islanders rarely get visitors, mail, or supplies, and look towards OCD each year for the resupply of clothing, fishing, educational, and medical supplies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

Operation Christmas Drop: Presents in the trees on Fais Island

Base Info
December 17, 2018
ANDERSEN AIR BASE, Guam -- Three villages await Operation Christmas Drop on Fais Island, Federated States of Micronesia, Dec. 10, 2018.
HAGATNA, Guam (Dec. 15, 2018) — The Lone Sailor statue stands the watch at the Ricardo J. Bordallo Governor’s Complex in Hagatna, Guam Dec. 15. The statue is the 16th in the nation and is the western-most in the United States. (U.S. Navy photo by JoAnna Delfin)

Unveiled: Lone Sailor Statue stands watch in Guam

Travel
December 17, 2018
ASAN, Guam (Dec. 15, 2018) - Standing at 7 ft. tall and gazing toward the Pacific Ocean, the Lone Sailor statue was unveiled during a ceremony at the Ricardo J. Bordallo Governor'...
Col. W. Scott Gallaway, front, commander, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, leads the formation July 2, 2018, during a ceremony at Ansbach's Storck Barracks Airfield. (U.S. ARMY)
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Hundreds of soldiers thought they had holiday leave. Now the Army’s trying to help them cancel their tickets

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December 15, 2018
STUTTGART, Germany — Scores of soldiers deployed to Europe could be on the hook after purchasing airline tickets home for the holidays, only to learn that their leave was never...

Toys for Tots Delivery, Monday, December 17, 2018

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December 15, 2018
HAGÅTÑA, GUAM - Since the Toys for Tots program was established on Guam in 2010, the Guam Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Marine Corps Activity Guam to bring joy to...
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Basic Allowance for Housing rates for 2019 are released; will increase an average of 2.55 percent

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December 15, 2018
Basic Allowance for Housing rates will increase an average of 2.55 percent beginning on January 1, 2019, the Department of Defense announced late Friday afternoon.
A KC-130J Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, conducts aerial refueling training in 2017. (STEPHEN CAMPBELL/U.S. MARINE CORPS)
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Iwakuni Marines honor lost KC-130J aircrew with memorial service, flyover

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December 15, 2018
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan — A single KC-130J flew slowly past MCAS Iwakuni Friday in remembrance of five Marines who lost their lives after their aerial refueler...