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4.8 out of 5

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“ Still a primary source of news”

Samurai Penguin 80

We were stationed in Japan throughout the 1970s. The stars and stripes were a major source of news and information while we were stationed there and continues to be a major source of news and information for me to this day.

Developer Response

Hi, that's great to hear! Thanks for your support.

Excellent paper

H Eric

The Stars and Stripes has been an excellent paper which I have relied on since I first read it in 1971. It provides a critical viewpoint relevant to the uniformed services not found in other newspapers.

Poor way of stars and stripe to try and take your money


There used to be the .99 cents stars and strips app that let you read it all for free. Now they they want to manipulate you in taking your money with this new stars and stripe app. It is a crime of fraud the way they do it. I highly recommend do not be a victim of them taking your money. If I could give negative stars I would

Developer Response

Sorry to hear you feel that way. Our previous app did not provide all of Stripes' content and you can still read the top stories for free on this version. We understand some users' resistance to a subscription, but we hope you will reconsider the value of our news and return to us in the future.


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