After almost four decades under US administration as the easternmost part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Marshall Islands attained independence in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association Compensation claims continue as a result of US nuclear testing on some of the atolls between 1947 and 1962 The Marshall Islands have been home to the US Army Post Kwajalein USAKA since 1964 A number of islands are off-limits to tourism and even to locals due to US military presence or the residue of nuclear testing
Wet season from May to November; hot and humid; islands border typhoon belt
The Marshall Islands consist of two island chains of 30 atolls and 1,152 islands, of low coral limestone and sand Bikini and Enewetak are former US nuclear test sites; Kwajalein, the famous World War II battleground, is now used as a US missile test range
Most Marshallese speak Marshallese and English One important word in Marshallese is "yokwe" which is similar to the Hawaiian "aloha" and means "hello", "goodbye" and "love"
sea food,cassava and coconut
It is possible for Americans to get work on either Kwajalein or Roi-Namur Islands in Kwajalein Atoll Only citizens of the Marshall Islands and US Military personnel are allowed to disembark at Kwajalein Atoll