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2008-07-21 08:44:37

A U.S. Air Force jet with six crew members on board crashed Monday off the island of Guam, an Air Force spokesman said. Crews were searching for survivors, CNN reported. Air Force Capt. Joel Stark, a spokesman for Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, said rescuers with the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy were searching an area of the Pacific Ocean about 30 miles northwest of Guam where the plane is believed to have crashed. The B-52H Stratofortress, based at Barksdale Air Force Base in...

2008-07-08 15:00:49

By TIFFANY, Martin A joint venture from the Philippines is proposing a 100 to 200 megawatt coal-fired power plant in Guam that promises ratepayers a cheaper and more reliable power alternative. Reports suggest the project, being proposed by Alto Power Management Corp, will significantly reduce the cost of electricity. (c) 2008 Waikato Times. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2007-04-03 09:00:31

By Paulay, Gustav Abstract: The grapsid crab Metopograpsus oceanicus ( Jacquinot, 1852) is recorded from the Hawaiian Islands for the first time; it appears to be established at least in Kane'ohe Bay on O'ahu. I review the ecology of the species in Oceania and argue that it was introduced both to the Hawaiian Islands and Guam, likely by shipping traffic. A brief review of Metopograpsus in the Hawaiian Islands is also presented. INVASIONS BY nonindigenous species are one of the greatest...

2006-08-03 21:32:33

By Jim Wolf MARIETTA, Georgia (Reuters) - The top U.S. fighter aircraft, the F-22 Raptor, will operate frequently from the Pacific island of Guam in coming years, a top general said on Thursday, as Washington counters China's military build-up with enhanced U.S. firepower in the region. Air Force Gen. Paul Hester, commander of U.S. Pacific Air Forces, said Guam's Anderson Air Force Base would be host to an early tour of F-22s from a squadron of 18 to be delivered to Elmendorf Air...

2006-05-23 06:17:35

HAGATNA, Guam (Reuters) - Japan's increasing military role was indicative of U.S. support for a continued U.S.-Japan alliance, Richard Lawless, the U.S. deputy defense undersecretary for Asian and Pacific Affairs, said on Tuesday. "Japan in effect has agreed to transform the alliance with us and assume more responsibility for the alliance -- more responsibility for roles, missions and capabilities," he told Reuters during a visit to the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam. Lawless said...

2006-04-24 00:08:55

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the United States have reached an agreement on the touchy issue of funding the relocation of U.S. Marines to Guam, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe said on Monday. The agreement paves the way for wrapping up a plan to realign the approximately 50,000 U.S. military personnel in Japan, part of Washington's global strategy to make its forces more flexible to meet modern threats. The two governments had sought to reach a deal on how to pay for the...

2006-04-14 05:22:55

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States and Japan have a good chance of wrapping up a deal to reorganize American troops in Japan by early May, but must first resolve a dispute over how much Tokyo will pay to shift Marines to Guam, a U.S. official said on Friday. The two sides have already missed a March 31 deadline for finalizing the plan to realign the approximately 50,000 U.S. military personnel in Japan, which is part of Washington's global strategy to make its forces...

2006-03-24 06:36:44

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Talks aimed at wrapping up a plan to reorganize the U.S. military in Japan ended without a deal on Friday and negotiators will meet in Washington next week to try to close the gaps by an end-of-March deadline, a U.S. source said. Japan's foreign minister said the two sides were divided over how much Tokyo should pay toward moving 8,000 U.S. Marines to Guam from the island of Okinawa, a key part of a broader plan to reorganise the more than 50,000 U.S....

2006-03-24 01:37:06

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the United States are divided over how much Tokyo should pay to move U.S. Marines to Guam from the Japanese island of Okinawa, Japan's foreign minister said on Friday, as the two allies struggled to wrap up a plan on relocating U.S. troops by an end-March deadline. Negotiators meeting in Tokyo are trying to finalize details of a plan to reorganize the approximately 50,000 U.S. military personnel in Japan by the end of the month. But...

2005-11-28 08:19:44

By Maureen Maratita HAGATNA, Guam (Reuters) - Can wartime suffering have a price? According to a bill making its way through the U.S. Congress, losing a spouse or a parent is worth $25,000. The figure is part of an act intended to compensate the Chamorro people of the Pacific island of Guam for atrocities during the Japanese occupation from December 1941 to July 1945. The island is now a U.S. territory and first came under U.S. control in the 19th century. About $85 million has been...


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Pacific Sheath-tailed Bat, Emballonura semicaudata
2013-01-28 14:19:38

Image Caption: Pacific Sheath-Tailed Bat (Emballonura semicaudata) (pe’ape’a). Credit: Jorge Palmeirim/Wikipedia The Pacific sheath-tailed bat (Emballonura semicaudata), also known as the Polynesian sheath-tailed bat, is a sac-winged bat that can be found in many areas, including Guam, Fiji, Somoa, Palua, Micronesia, Tonga, Vanuatu, and American Somoa. It is thought to occur in forested areas and is known to be highly dependent on the presence of caves. This species is small, with an...

Post Storm Analysis Of Typhoon Sanvu
2012-07-17 14:09:29

Typhoon Sanvu formed to the Southeast of Guam on May 21, 2012 and began to make its track to the North. Sanvu was responsible for strong winds and rain in the Guam area. It then moved to the North and impacted the island known as Iwo To. The pressure dropped to around 975mb with winds around 70mph when it made landfall on Iwo To. The eye wall passed right over the island on the evening of the 25th of May. When Sanvu left the island of Iwo To it rapidly transitioned into an...

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2007-03-19 16:05:37

The Brown Tree Snake, Boiga irregularis, is an arboreal colubrid snake native to eastern and northern coastal Australia, Papua New Guinea, and a large number of islands in northwestern Melanesia. This is a nocturnal snake and is rarely seen by humans in its habitat. The snake is considered a pest in Guam where it is not native. It was carried there on a US military transport at the end of WWII. The slightly venomous, but rather harmless, snake killed almost the entire native bird...

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2005-06-09 11:03:36

The Guam Rail (Rallus owstoni) is a flightless bird native to Guam. It disappeared from southern Guam in the early 1970s and was removed totally from the entire island by the late 1980s. This species is now being bred in captivity by the Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources on Guam and at some mainland U.S. zoos. Since 1995, more than 100 rails have been introduced on the island of Rota in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in an attempt to establish a wild breeding...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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