New tracks in Bosnia, 1997

Diane S. Lundholm ©Stars and Stripes
Bosnia and Herzegovina, September, 1997: Troops at Camp Bedrock replace the worn-out tracks on an M1-A1 Abrams tank.

Famous Amos in Tokyo, 1986

R.J. Oriez ©Stars and Stripes
Tokyo, March, 1986: Wally Amos, founder of the Famous Amos chocolate-chip cookie enterprise, takes a batch of the snacks that made him both famous and successful out of the oven during a visit to one of his 12 outlets then open in Japan.

Stars and Stripes' 1986 story about Famous Amos in Tokyo.

Ammunition dump explosion, 1969

Michael Kopp ©Stars and Stripes
Da Nang, South Vietnam, May, 1969: A huge ball of smoke and flames rises above Da Nang Air Base after a wind-swept grass fire ignited hundreds of tons of bombs at an ammunition dump. Two people were killed and 14 wounded in the series of explosions that continued for 14 hours after the initial blast. Overall damage to the base was light, however, and operations were not disrupted.

Tank maintenance at Camp Casey, 1975

Bob Wickley ©Stars and Stripes
Camp Casey, South Korea, September, 1975: With a major Army inspection looming, 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor, 2nd Infantry Division tank crew members use a 20-foot pole tipped with a wire brush to clean a tank's 105 mm gun barrel. Inspection worries aside, it's a routine but important chore; as the outfit's commander, Lt. Col. Mark L. Dembinski, put it, "the winner in a tank fight is usually the one who gets off the first round."

Stars and Stripes' 1975 story about the tank crew at Camp Casey.

Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, 1951

George Penn ©Stars and Stripes
Heidelberg, Germany, October, 1951: British Field Marshal Viscount Bernard L. Montgomery, deputy commander of Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) and hero of the World War II Battle of El Alamein, talks with Gen. Thomas T. Handy, EUCOM commander-in-chief, on the reviewing stand during Montgomery's visit to EUCOM headquarters.

Stars and Stripes' 1951 story about "Monty" at Heidelberg.

Ike arrives at Augsburg, 1951

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Augsburg, West Germany, April, 1951: Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, arrives at the training area of the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment during an inspection tour of U.S. military facilities in Bavaria.

Stars and Stripes' 1951 story on Gen. Eisenhower's visit to bases in Bavaria.

Sammy Davis Jr. in London, 1964

Bob Milnes ©Stars and Stripes
London, March, 1964: Sammy Davis Jr., stopping over in Great Britain, relaxes as he meets the press. Davis had just finished work on the "Rat Pack" film, "Robin and the Seven Hoods."

Stars and Stripes' 1964 story about Sammy Davis Jr. in London.

Taking inventory in Bosnia, 1998

Ron Alvey ©Stars and Stripes
Camp Bedrock, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September, 1998: As the 1st Cavalry Division takes over peacekeeping duties from the 1st Armored Division, 1st Lt. Kelvin Brown, Sgt. Jeremiah Walter and 1st Lt. Karl Warnsman, left to right, take inventory of ammunition and nonlethal projectiles before signing for and accepting the assets. The 1st Cav was deployed from Fort Hood, Texas, and the 1st Armored was on its way back to Germany.

Playing the slots, 1997

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Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, December, 1997: Patrons playing the slot machines are reflected in the dome of a security camera at Yokosuka's Seaside Club.

Corazon Aquino and Emperor Hirohito, 1986

Gloria Montgomery ©Stars and Stripes
Tokyo, November, 1986: President Corazon Aquino of the Philippines waves as she walks with Japanese Emperor Hirohito, right, at the Akasaka Guest House in Tokyo. Aquino, who became president when Ferdinand Marcos fled the country in February, was in Japan on a four-day mission to secure a loan commitment of $247 million in construction aid.

Stars and Stripes' 1986 story about President Aquino in Tokyo.