Celebrating 75 years in the Pacific

On May 14, 1945, Stars and Stripes published its first newspaper in the Pacific. To commemorate 75 years serving the military community in the theater, we're taking a look back at Stripes history through the writing and photography of a dedicated staff spanning generations. Stars and Stripes has proudly supported the Pacific military community since the beginning and will continue to serve the troops and families at the heart of our work.

Photo of the day

Cavalrymen walk past tank destroyed by NVA earlier this month.

Cavalrymen in Vietnam, 1968

Cavalrymen walk past tank destroyed by NVA earlier this month.

John Olson, © 1968, 2017 Stars and Stripes, All Rights Reserved | BUY THIS PHOTO


In Korea, F-86 Sabre pilots and other personnel of the 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing listen to election returns over Armed Forces Radio Service in November 1952.

From the Archives

Military radio had its beginnings in the days of the doughboys

Although American Forces Network Radio has officially been on the air for 60 years, listeners began tuning in at the end of World War I.

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This week in Pacific history

Fishermen on Taal lake with a smoking Taal volcano in the background
Michael Angelo Luna

January 10th - January 16th

January 11th, 1942World War II: Japanese forces capture Kuala Lumpur, the capital of the Federated Malay States.
January 12th, 1962Vietnam War: The first American combat mission in the war, Operation Chopper, takes place.
January 12th, 2020 – Taal Volcano in the Philippines begins erupting.
January 14th, 1943World War II: Japan begins Operation Ke, the successful withdrawal of Japanese forces from Guadalcanal.
January 15th, 1973Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces the halt of offensive action in North Vietnam.

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