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You are still the Best of the Pacific!

Every year, we ask our readers to tell us who the best of the best are in the Pacific. Every year, no obstacle, not even an ongoing pandemic, has stopped you! And this year, we had a record number of Best of the Pacific votes!

The votes are from your neighbors, coworkers and community members on base, so look to this website and the magazine as a guide for recommendations in your area. If you're looking for a reputable car dealer, the best place to shop on or off base, or even the best place to grab a bite, turn this resource and see what the voters had to say.

For the past 18 years, Stars and Stripes has been tallying up the votes of the military community and sharing the valuable information for the sole purpose of making your transition here easier.

We're committed to bringing you all the information you need online and in print. This website is your website and as you click through, you will see the words of your fellow colleagues and neighbors echoed throughout. This is a compilation of word-of-mouth and votes. In here, not only will you find out who the Best of the Pacific is for each of the categories, but you will also find out why they won.

We are each other's greatest resource, and this is a great way to know where to tune in for some good radio or where to go for a great coffee on Guam (Infusion Coffee & Tea). Or, if you need a cellphone provider in Korea, word on the street (or on this website) is to check out LG U+. ”Blaine Berry from Suwon AB says LG U+ “I have super dope 5G signal everywhere.”

Best of all, this insider info, the magazine and this website are FREE! Best of the Pacific is always free, just like all the community content from Stars and Stripes. From our community newspapers in the blue boxes on base - Stripes Japan, Stripes Okinawa, Stripes Guam, Stripes Korea - to our four websites, Japan.stripes.com, Okinawa.stripes.com, Korea.stripes.com, Guam.Stripes.com, we have you covered.

We couldn't have made this magazine without you. So, as a token of our appreciation, every person who voted was entered into a raffle to win one of six gift cards of up to $300. Kevin, David, Chris, Nahira, Matthew, and Dawn probably spent a combined 15 minutes to vote and now they're a little richer for the experience. Congrats!

We really enjoyed hearing from you, and we want everyone to know that the feedback doesn't need to stop with the BOP voting. So, let us know what you think! Our community websites are up 24/7 and you can reach us on Facebook, Send us a message, and please don't forget to follow us on Twitter @StripesPacific!