Cheers, Johnnie Ray, 1955

Frankfurt, West Germany, March 1955: Singer Johnnie Ray, on his way to England for a two-week booking at the London Palladium, enjoys a stein of the local beer during a short stopover at the Rhein-Main airport.

Book break in Vietnam, 1968

Que Son Valley, Vietnam, Jan. 20, 1968: An unidentified service member catches up on his reading as he awaits transport back to Landing Zone Ross.

Apache maintenance, 2004

Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, March 27, 2004: Spc. Jonathan Stormm of the New York National Guard works to take the drive plate off the rotor head of an AH-64 Apache belonging to the 1st Battalion, 130th Aviation Regiment of the North Carolina National Guard.

C-5 Galaxy arrives in Germany, 1970

Frankfurt, West Germany, July 1970: A massive C-5 Galaxy military transport plane sits on the runway at Rhein-Main Air Base after making its maiden transatlantic flight from Dover, Del., in seven hours and 40 minutes.

Joe Frazier in Frankfurt, 1971

Frankfurt, Germany, May 14, 1971: Heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier is the victim of a pre-internet photobomb as he sits in a car at the Frankfurt airport.

Shutting down a poppy farm in Afghanistan, 2012

Afghanistan, April 12, 2012: U.S. forces assisted by Afghan Security Forces tell a poppy farmer near Combat Outpost Sabari in eastern Afghanistan’s Khost province that he must destroy his crop.

Baseball stars visit Vietnam, 1966

South Vietnam, November 1966: Five of the biggest names in baseball pay a visit to the 75th Advisory Group at My Tho during a tour of small U.S. outposts in Vietnam.

Muenster Army Depot in Germany, 1990

Muenster, Germany, November 1990: Pvt. Dondi Holsey and Spc. Tom Cicione of the 184th Ordnance Company at Muenster Army Depot cut lumber to be used as shipping braces for 155mm Howitzer ammunition on its way to the Middle East during Operation Desert Shield.

All clear in Iraq, 2004

Saba al Boor, Iraq, Sep. 22, 2004: Spc. Alfredo Zendijias, Company C, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division mans his machine gun and radios in an “all clear” outside the police station.

Mookie Betts at US Naval Academy, 2017

Annapolis, Md., April 1, 2017: Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts signs autographs for U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen before the Naval Academy Classic.

Chow time, 2018

Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 15, 2018: Indonesian Marines enjoy hot chow during the Rim of the Pacific exercise.

Refugee camp in Jordan, 2013

Jordan, 2013: A young Syrian girl stands at the door of her home in the Baqa’a refugee camp near Amman.

Football champions, 2014

Kaiserslautern, Germany, Nov. 1, 2014: Ansbach’s Joxua Baughman wears his emotions on his sleeve after winning the 2014 DODDS-Europe DII football championship against Hohenfels.

Parachute training, 2006

Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2006: Staff Sgt Jeremy Hayes and Staff Sgt. John Paszkot unfurl a G-12E 64-foot parachute used for heavy equipment delivery.

Delivering the paper in South Korea, 1956

Seoul, South Korea, sometime in 1956: Workers load bundles of the Korean edition of Pacific Stars and Stripes on a truck for delivery at the paper’s print and distribution point in Seoul, South Korea.

Flying Nomads in Afghanistan, 2004

Deh Rawood, Afghanistan, March 24, 2004: Staff Sgt. Robert Kilcup watches as Afghan National Army soldiers load on one of his unit’s CH-47D Chinook helicopters.

Snow at Kandahar Airfield, 2014

Afghanistan, Feb. 13, 2014: A Romanian vehicle drives just outside Kandahar Airfield.

Chief of naval personnel visits Naples, 2012

Naples, Italy, July 12, 2012: Officers and enlisted sailors listen in the early morning to Vice Adm. Scott Van Buskirk, chief of naval personnel.

Getting the news in Vietnam, 1970

Cu Chi, Vietnam, Aug. 31, 1970: Spec. Cecil Bean of the 3rd Squadron; 4th Cavalry Regiment reads an Aug. 31, 1970, Pacific Stars and Stripes, Vietnam edition.