Just For Fun Quiz

The name of the U.S. military’s newspaper, Stars and Stripes, originated during which one of the following wars?

C) U.S. Civil War

Based in Washington, D.C., Stars and Stripes maintains news bureaus in the Middle East, Europe and the Pacific, striving to “publish wherever our troops go, so where we set up operations always depends on the deployment plans of the military.”   According to the Stars and Stripes webpage:

“Stars and Stripes exists to provide independent news and information to the U.S. military community, comprised of active-duty servicemembers, DoD civilians, contractors, and their families. …

“The first Stars and Stripes was published briefly by Union troops during the Civil War. The predecessor of today’s paper appeared during World War I, then again in World War II.

“Since the last world war, Stars and Stripes newspaper has published continuously (1942 in Europe; 1945 in the Pacific). …

“In May 2004 Stars and Stripes began offering its newspaper in a digital edition, available at to anyone in the world with access to the Internet.”


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6 years ago

My family was stationed with the Navy on Midway Island, a mile and a half by 2 mile pile of sand in the middle of the Pacific 1958-1960. My parents were both AVID newspaper readers who went through withdrawals on Midway when we learned there were NO newspapers – not even The Stars and Stripes! TV was on 6 pm – 10 pm and was reruns of programs we had seen in the states and NO news! The radio was our lifeline but that 5 minute news snippit was very unsatisfying. We had taken a train from our home in… Read more »

William Reed
6 years ago

Thanks for your service Sam as well!!

6 years ago

Great publication when I was in the USMC, in Viet Nam, and the U.S. I will now try to access it, ‘online’. I, also missed the answer, but am now glad to have the Correct answer, Thank You! And, Thank You, for letting me know it is now available ‘online’ for everyone.

6 years ago

it looks like many informative article(s) must be paid for by u.s. grayed hair be it….

6 years ago

USMC ’51-’55 always a good read…

6 years ago

I enjoyed it so much while a new military wife overseas in Korea with my husband. I will look it up on line.

dan dube
6 years ago

i used to read it while in the army
glad to know it is available on line
i hope odumbo does not stop it from being published

6 years ago

If funds are needed to keep it going, take money from the congressional report budget.

LonnieandLynda Gillman
6 years ago

I must admit I missed the answer, but am glad to know it. The Stars and Stripes was a great publication during my time in the Navy from 1971 to 1975.

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