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“The humidity and heat is pretty constant throughout the year [here in Guam]. I’m from Florida, so the weather is pretty much the same [here] as it was when I was growing up and going to high school [in my hometown]. After a few weeks here, usually, you get used to it. … just remember to wear your sunscreen so you don’t get burned.”

- Lauren, Navy | Guam

Editor’s note: To help foster connection and understanding between civilians and service members, we created this series, “Front & Center,” and traveled to USO locations around the world to speak to troops about life in the military and the everyday things they love. Here’s what they had to say.