What so Proudly we hail 1976
This nameplate was used in 1976
What so Proudly we hail 1976
This nameplate was used in 1976

This website was created and maintained from May 2020 to May 2021 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Stars and Stripes operations in the Pacific.
It will no longer be updated, but we encourage you to explore the site and view content we felt best illustrated Stars and Stripes' continued support of the Pacific theater since 1945.


Christmas Drop

Troops in Pacific play Santa in world’s longest-running humanitarian mission

Playing Santa in a C-130 is tricky. The sleigh can break down. And the presents, if not delivered just right, either go to the sharks or go splat right in front of their intended recipients.

Guam jungle silently echoes long-ago guns

In a lot of Pacific War histories, Guam is swept aside and banished as insignificant.

How soon they forget, many might say.

Air Force Thunderbirds bring kids on Guam a sky-high good time

The Air Force Thunderbirds hosted children from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Guam Special Olympics and the Autism Parent Support Group during a practice session Saturday, the day before the aerial demonstration team performed at an open house here.

Year in review: A look back at the top Pacific stories from 2002

1. Turmoil in South Korea

DOD sued over plan to build firing ranges on Guam ancestral land

Three private groups jointly filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Department of Defense in an effort to prevent the military from building firing ranges on ancestral lands in Guam.

Guam seeks closure to its nearly 30-year quest for wartime reparations

Rita Santos Cruz is still haunted by the terrifying day when Japanese soldiers burst into her grade school and abruptly ordered all the students to line up outside.

Guam: Tourist site steeped in military history, to mark Liberation Day

Along the Normandy coast this June, ex-GIs, French and U.S. dignitaries and ordinary French citizens will gather to mark the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landing.

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