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.
Manila rolls out red carpet for six world leaders
The city was set for an enthusiastic welcome Sunday for President Johnson and five other chiefs of state arriving for a 7-nation summit conference.
Warship carries relief goods to Philippines from Catholic mission
Mother Teresa's Missionary Sisters of Charity have much in common with the guided-missile destroyer USS Fife and other Navy ships.
Duterte wants all foreign troops out of Philippines within 2 years
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he wants all foreign troops out of his country and may need to “revise or abrogate agreements,” which could include a base-sharing agreement with U.S. troops.
The Philippines’ ‘Dirty Harry’ could alter security balance for US, China
Washington’s goals for free movement in the South China Sea were never simple.
Navy sends Growlers to Philippines amid continuing sea tensions
Four Navy E/A-18G Growler aircraft and 120 personnel arrived at Clark Air Base on Wednesday to help the Philippines patrol its sea borders amid heightened tensions over territorial rights in the South China Sea.
Philippines encouraged by talks with US admiral over dispute with China
The United States reassured the Philippines it will patrol areas of the South China Sea disputed by Manila and Beijing, Philippine officials said after a visit from the head of U.S. Pacific Command.