Guam Discovery Day falls on the first Monday of March every year and takes place on March 4th this year. The holiday commemorates the day Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan first landed on Guam and is the event that kicks off ‘Mes Chamorro’ (or Chamorro Heritage Month).
Guam has some of the most stunning beaches you might ever see but the island’s natural beauty extends far beyond white sand shores and sparkling turquoise waters.
High school graduation is a special time, and Stars and Stripes is pleased to once again be putting together our annual Grad Tab, highlighting information on all of the Pacific DoDEA high schools and their graduating classes.
It's a new year, and it’s time once again to turn your attention to the yearly tradition unlike any other – Best of the Pacific voting season!
The village of Mangilao today is fairly new, but the area has ancient sites that date back more than a thousand years.
Since the devastating earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan’s coastline in March 2011 and sent thousands of Guam residents looking for higher ground, questions about the vulnerability of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands to an equally dangerous tsunami have been raised.
Yap has a long history and very old culture that spans several thousand years and is considered among the best preserved in the Pacific region.
Guam’s beauty is steeped in history. So get out and explore the island and educate yourself on why things look the way they do.
If you’ve ever looked north from Andersen Air Force Base on a clear day and caught glimpse of a mysterious isle floating 40 miles out, you have seen Rota. Known as “The Peaceful Isle,” Rota or Luta, is the southernmost island in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
The village’s Chamorro name, Inalåhan, probably refers to the åla or large woven coconut-leaf harvest baskets for which the village was noted.
There are two main types of hot “donne,” or peppers, native to Guam: “Donne’sali” with small, bright red and very pungent fruit and “donne’ ti’au” a long, red and pungent pepper, according to Mari Marutani, a professor at the University of Guam’s College of Natural and Applied Sciences.