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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,...

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...

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...

NORAD Provides Website, Apps to Track Santa

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., Dec. 3, 2012 – Children of all ages will be able to track Santa Claus on his annual journey, thanks to the North...

Off-base drinking ban imposed for Okinawa service members

CAMP LESTER, Okinawa — Servicemembers on Okinawa have been banned from drinking alcohol anywhere off base and will be subject to breathalyzer...

Charitable resources for saying thanks to service members

Hello Military community,
First I hope you all had a beautiful Thanksgiving Day; I understand how hard it can be when you are not able to...
Photo by William Pittman/U.S. Navy

US military institutes 'buddy program' for troops in Japan

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The U.S. military instituted a “buddy program” Friday for all servicemembers in Japan going to off-base bars and other...

Start gift giving now so you won't break budget

Editor's note: Although Black Friday and Cyber Monday have past, it's still not too late to get your shopping done early. So take a look at these...

Perfect presents just a click away

So, you still have a lot of shopping to do but don't have time to stand in lines? Then get online and start shopping.

Before you...

Postal deadlines for sending holiday packages loom

The holiday season is here and postal officials are urging users of the military postal service to mail cards and presents as early as possible...

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