Preserving Our Nation’s Military Newspaper


Welcome to The Stars and Stripes National Museum and Library. Located in Bloomfield, Missouri, our institution is committed to preserving the history of the Stars and Stripes Newspaper and the US Armed Forces. Join us in exploring the fascinating stories and pivotal moments that have shaped our nation’s military history.

Our Mission

The Stars and Stripes National Museum and Library documents, collects, preserves, and exhibits materials related to the history, work, contents, scope and role of the Stars and Stripes military newspaper from its origins to the present. The Museum and Library seeks to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the Stars and Stripes’ important role in history by preserving, interpreting, and making its archives available to those who are interested in using its resources for research purposes.

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The General berated me for not submitting my group’s invasion plan. I was unaware of such a requirement. He insisted everyone must submit one. I replied, “If someone briefs me on what’s going to happen, then I can”.

Stripes in Normandy: A Reporter’s Journey By David Kiley  On June 9, 1944, Sgt. Charles Kiley, reporter for The Stars and Stripes wrote to his fiancée, Billee Gray, from a

The 2nd Annual Journalism Summer Camp will be held Monday, June 24 to Friday, June 28, 2024 from 10am to 4pm each day at The Stars and Stripes National Museum and Library. This year’s camp theme is U.S. Conflicts: The 1860s vs. The 1960s in the Words of Enlisted Troops and Civilians.

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