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Celebrate Guam History & Chamorro Heritage Day on March 4

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).

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Guam Kids' Corner: Exploring UnderWater World

Underwater World is a wonderful place in Guam to see sea creatures and do water activities!

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More than just beaches: Spotlight on Guam's nature, culture

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.

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Get to know Guam: Story behind Sånta Rita-Sumai Village

Sånta Rita-Sumai is one of two villages that does not have a name derived from the CHamoru language.


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Congratulate your 2024 graduate in Stripes Grad Tab

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.

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Your vote counts!: Time to vote for the Best of the Pacific 2024

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!


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Get to know Guam: Mangilao Village one of island’s most scenic places

The village of Mangilao today is fairly new, but the area has ancient sites that date back more than a thousand years.

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Tsunami Warning: Guam part of Ring of Fire

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.

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Marvelous Micronesia: Discovering the wonders of Yap

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.

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Time to take trip to terrific Tinian!

Tinian, a short ferryboat or commuter flight away, is a history buff’s delight. Historic Sites that transformed the world a half-century ago silently guard the past, while revelers party the night away at the famous Tinian Dynasty Hotel & Casino.

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Exploring Guam: Historic sites on island a must-see

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.

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Northern Mariana Islands: Exploring depths of Rota's beauty

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.

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VIDEO: Guam Virtual Vacation: Inalåhan and Humåtak

The village’s Chamorro name, Inalåhan, probably refers to the åla or large woven coconut-leaf harvest baskets for which the village was noted.

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Taste of Guam: Donne peppers bring heat to Chamorro dishes

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.

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