MacArthur relieved of command 1951
This nameplate was used in 1951
Masthead 1989
This nameplate was used in 1989

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.

From the Archives

Far East Honor Music Band members practice a number they'll perform at a music festival Saturday at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa.

Far East music festival lets students be stars

The halls are alive with the sound of music.

President Gerald Ford in Tokyo, 1975

President Gerald Ford and his wife, Betty, wave as they board Air Force One at Haneda Airport to continue on their trip to China.

'Operation Huey Wash' a big deal every month

What can you do when your washday comes but once a month and your laundry pile is 12 feet high, 57 feet long, eight feet wide and weighs in at almost 6,000 pounds?

Readying the Midway for another trip out

She's nearly 32 and, like everyone, needs occasional respite from normal routine to get herself back into tip-top shape.

Sweat gives tanks chance for winning shot

Being a tank crew member with the 1st Bn., 72nd Armor, 2nd Inf. Div., isn't all bright lights and fame. It's grease on the face, fatigues soaked with engine oil, and some back-breaking work.

Frank Sinatra, 1974

Frank Sinatra performs for sailors in the hangar bay of the USS Midway at Yokosuka Naval Base.

Batter down, 1976

For many people on U.S. bases in Japan in the 1970s, summertime Saturdays meant a couple of hours spent at the baseball field taking part in Tee-Ball and youth baseball programs as players, coaches umpires or fans.

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