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
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?
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.
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.