On This Day February 8,1918- “Stars & Stripes” first published
February 8, 1918 – “Stars & Stripes,”, weekly US armed forces newspaper, first published.
Currently, Stars and Stripes is authorized by Congress and the US Department of Defense to
produce independent daily military news and information distributed at U.S. military installations
in Europe and Mideast and East Asia. A weekly derivative product is distributed within the
United States by its commercial publishing partners.