Truce Signed 1953
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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.


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.

Okinawa is home to many castle ruins

Okinawa is an island of castle ruins, the remains of a time when regional kings fought a series of wars that eventually led to a united Kingdom of the Ryukyus.

DODDS principal puts history on display

Walking through Greg Apkarian’s office is like walking through time.

Marines at Okinawa’s Jungle Warfare Training Center say goodbye to dog who was ‘one of the guys’

He was lazy and overweight. He smelled terrible. He ate colorful, neurotoxic newts and survived repeated bites by poisonous snakes. But at the end of the day, he was every Marine’s best friend.

Cookie time again: Girl Scouts prepare for kickoff of annual campaign

U.S. Forces Korea commander Gen. Leon J. LaPorte got to buy the first boxes of Girl Scout cookies in South Korea this year.

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.

University of Maryland extends its military ties

Not many colleges have a campus near the Demilitarized Zone.

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