What’s at stake if Stripes’ funding is cut?

If there were no Stripes, these stories would not be told

Published originally on May 21, 2020, this column by Ernie Gates, ombudsman for Stars and Stripes, powerfully demonstrates the unique news coverage and content at risk if the Department of Defense cuts funding for the news organization. The coronavirus outbreak on the...

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For the duration: Mud, hellholes and fog notwithstanding

On Monday, May 14, 1945, Stars and Stripes launched its Pacific edition to serve servicemen deployed in the battles against Japan in World War II. The edition published an editorial that captured the mission of Stripes through the generations, a mission that is...

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Why does this matter? A Q&A with Stripes’ publisher

What is the value of the Stars and Stripes Mission? Mission is to provide independent news and information to members of the military community needed to exercise their rights as citizens of the United States. It further provides-information needed to support the...

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Letters

Letter from George D. Robey

I endorse this letter written regarding saving the military newspapers under threat of foreclosure.  As a military man, and former 1950-51 staffer, I found the Stars and Stripes publications were (are) eagerly sought by soldiers every day; and often passed along among...

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Letter from Sen. Susan Collins (ME)

April 14, 2020 Tom Kelsch (Publisher's Advisory Board) Dear Tom, Thank you for contacting me to express your concerns regarding the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2021 budget request for the Department of Defense (DOD).  I appreciate you taking your time to share your...

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