Mediterranean Sea, 1975

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Mediterranean Sea, August, 1975: Planes from the carrier USS Forrestal take part in flight operations in the Mediterranean.

'Saudi ball,' 1991

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Northern Saudi Arabia, February, 1991: Soldiers from 4th Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment play a game of "Saudi ball" in the Saudi Arabian desert during Operation Desert Storm. The game they invented was like baseball, except that everyone had to bat one-handed with the hand they normally didn't use; pitchers and fielders also had to throw with their "other" hand.

Street hockey in Iraq, 2005

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Iraq, November, 2005: Soldiers at Camp Warhorse play street hockey to relax while they're off duty.

Makeshift rodeo in Japan, 1974

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Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, June, 1974: Stateside rodeo riders Lance Cpl. Marty Rhode of Colome, S.D., and Sgt. Marvin Ratliff of Ruidoso, N.M., had trouble finding opportunities to ride bulls in Japan, so they came up with an alternative. The barrel was attached to four posts by ropes, which were shaken by helpers to achieve the desired effect.

Nixon in Vienna, 1956

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Vienna, Austria, December, 1956: Vice President Richard Nixon grinds up some hamburger at a Vienna soup kitchen that was providing meals to refugees from the unrest in Hungary. Assisting him is Jane Monroe Goelet Thompson, wife of U.S. Ambassador to Austria Llewellyn E. Thompson.

Bob Hope's USO tour, 1967

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South Vietnam, December, 1967: Bob Hope dances with actress Raquel Welch during a USO Christmas show for 9th Infantry Division troops at Bear Cat, about 15 miles from Saigon. The USO, for which Hope toured from World War II through the Gulf War, marks its 75th birthday on Feb. 4, 2016.

Jimmy Stewart at Frankfurt, 1959

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Frankfurt, West Germany, February, 1959: Actor Jimmy Stewart and his wife, Gloria, stop at the Rhein-Main airport on their way back from a vacation in India. They were bound for Berlin, which Jimmy Stewart was visiting for the first time after flying bombing missions over the city during World War II. While they were vacationing, President Eisenhower recommended that Stewart, a colonel in the Air Force Reserve, be elevated to the rank of brigadier general.

On to Baghdad, 2003

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Iraq, March, 2003: U.S. troops from Company B, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry, are silhouetted during the march north to Baghdad.

Defector recaptured, 1962

Al Chang ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, September, 1962: A former assistant chief of a Vietnamese Montagnard tribe who defected to the communists and was recaptured stands in his prison hole at the Montagnard strike force command post at Buon Enao, in South Vietnam's highlands. Villagers wanted to execute the prisoner, but U.S. advisers intervened to question him.

Radio operators in Vietnam, 1969

Michael Kopp ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, March, 1969: Even a short break still means work for four command post radio operators of the 101st Airborne Division as they maintain contact with units moving into the A Shau Valley during Operation Massachusetts Striker.