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Produced by Grammy winner Jim Peterik, the 4 track EP, “Before the Tree Comes Down”, features a classic Christmas song and three beautiful originals.  Part of the proceeds from the sale of “Before the Tree Comes Down” are pledged to Stars for Stripes, an organization dedicated to providing quality celebrity entertainment to internationally deployed U.S. military forces. Cover art and EP info courtesy of lisamcclowry.com.

Lisa McClowry visits Stars and Stripes

Folks at the Stars and Stripes central office in Washington, DC, recently had a chance to meet Lisa McClowry, a singer-songwriter from Chicago,...

1908 Army vs Navy game at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.

May the best team win

For more than a century, on a Saturday soon after Thanksgiving, somewhere on the East Coast, a chant begins …

“Beat Navy!”
”Beat...

Anti-base protesters at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma hold hands in front of the base sign in May, 2010. The organizers of the event, timed to commemorate the 38th anniversary of Okinawa’s reversion to Japan by the U.S., claimed success on two of three attempts to join hands around the eight-mile fence line, symbolically closing the controversial base. (Matt Orr/Stars and Stripes file photo)

Realignment of Marines stalls as Okinawans’ outrage grows

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Eight months after reaching a breakthrough agreement to trim Marine forces on Okinawa and ease a core cause of anti-...

Attack on Pearl Harbor

Editor’s Note: This story was first published Dec. 1, 1991, as part of a special Stars and Stripes supplement commemorating the 50th...

Screen grab from a Defense Department video on cyber security. (Photo by Defense Department)

Military among victims of SC revenue department cyberattack

WASHINGTON – Military members and their families are among the victims of what is being called the largest cyberattack of its kind against a state...

Kelli Abad poses with her two children for a family photo in 2010 (Janice Cribbs/Courtesy photo)

Okinawa airman's wife still missing, and still a mystery, a year later

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — When Air Force spouse Kelli Abad disappeared on Okinawa, she left behind little more than a cryptic note and many questions...

Navy suspends early release program for sailors

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — With an eye toward unfilled sea-billets and maintaining current force levels, the Navy has suspended a program that...

Some commands are doing away with the requirement that airmen wear blues every Monday, after Air Force Chief of Staff Mark Welsh III last week gave major command commanders leeway to decide which uniform their airmen wear in order to better perform their mission. (Photo by Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

Air Force ends mandatory 'Blues Monday,' leaves choice to commanders

Most airmen throughout the Pacific donned their battle uniforms Monday after the Air Force last week lifted the servicewide “Blues Monday” policy...

TINIAN, Northern Mariana Islands --Marines lay a stick placement template next to an M-31 Marine Corps Expeditionary Arresting Gear System at Tinian’s West Field Dec. 2 during Exercise Forager Fury 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Justin M. Pack/released)

Marines prepare to receive arrested landings on Tinian

TINIAN, Northern Mariana Islands – Two M-31 Marine Corps Expeditionary Arresting Gear Systems were installed on Tinian’s West Field Dec. 4 during...

Victor Sablan, 9, opens wide to allow Lt. Cmdr. Michael Flannery to inspect his teeth during his visit to the Tinian Heath Center. Flannery is a general dentist with 11th Dental Company, 3rd Dental Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. J. Gage Karwick/released)

Navy Dentists bring smiles to Tinian

TINIAN, Northern Mariana Islands – U.S. Navy Dental technicians provided dental assistance to the local Tinian community Dec. 3 during Exercise...

What to send deployed troops overseas

Hello military community,

I would like to go over items which are often greatly appreciated that can be sent in care packages to...

Marines march along a jungle track on Guadalcanal in November 1942. Catherine Ott’s father, E. Gordon Bruce, is the first soldier in line at the extreme left of the picture.

‘His sense of duty was so strong’

Editor’s Note: Catherine Ott, 60, wrote to Stars and Stripes just before Veterans Day and told us a story that is both unique to children in...

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