Stars and Stripes News

Military News from Stars and Stripes delivers the U.S. military news you can rely on, in the digital format you prefer – on the device you use most. Free to download, you can enjoy a free preview of the Front Page top stories. When you subscribe to Stars and Stripes Digital Access, you get unlimited access to all of Stars and Stripes content and digital products for one low price! Get an insider’s view from the independent perspective of Stars and Stripes.

• Works on iPhones, iPad and iPod touch*
• Subscribe and get unlimited Digital Access to Stars and Stripes digital products and website.
• Unique reporting from Stars and Stripes journalists located around the world and embedded with our troops. 
• Exclusive Stars and Stripes content available only to subscribers.
• Dynamic photo and video galleries updated everyday, designed to tell a story through beautiful photography. 
• Special Reports categories, including “Vietnam at 50,” Most Read and year-end reviews.
• Real-time reader comments from the website, this app and our other mobile applications. 
• The Sunday Comics! (updated weekly) 
• Save articles to read later. 
• Share news with friends and family. 
• Breaking news notifications.

Military News from Stars and Stripes offers an auto-renewal annual subscription for $39.99 via in-app purchase.
– Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
– Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
– Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal.
– Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.
– Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.

All subscriptions support Stars and Stripes mission of keeping U.S. personnel informed with uncensored, first-Amendment protected news and information.

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Stars and Stripes News App Description & Overview

The applications Stars and Stripes News was published in the category News on 2013-03-14 and was developed by Stars and Stripes. The file size is 34.85 MB. The current version is 4.0.2 and works well on 9.0 and high ios versions.

Added voice-over compatibility for improved accessibility.

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Stars and Stripes News Reviews


Good selection. Generally objective.  Kichai  5 star

Stripes does a good job with story selection. While objective journalism is hard to find these days, I find the news articles generally unbiased and without the reporters' opinions coloring their reporting of facts. Opinion pieces are clearly labeled as such.

Dixie 80

The true news!  Dixie 80  5 star

I'm happy to have a source for facts about our military and unbiased stories.

Harry the forgetter

Retired USAF.  Harry the forgetter  5 star

Great keeping up with military activities. Ease of site usage. Complete military news happenings. Great site layout.


Love it  Toothpics  5 star

Iv had this App for a few years now. The only problem iv ever had was having to re-download it once in a while duh to technical difficulties. But this app is by far the best.

Irving Seymore

From free to extortion  Irving Seymore  1 star

I've enjoyed reading Stars and Stripes for years as a free app (reminds me of my military days), however yesterday it stopped working and now today it's become a subscription service. That would not be to large of a pill to swallow but for the problem that most of the stories and articles are reprinted from AP. Using the AP app, I am still able to read on line content for free. Why would I pay for reprinted content? I won't. That and the fact that Stars and Stripes has turned into another liberal mouthpiece bent on social reengineering the military. I can read all of that drivel also free on the web. Good bye Stars and Stripes. I stand corrected...I located my payment for the Stars and Strips App. My complaint, which stills stands, is that even after paying for the app, I am now advised that I must pay for a 40.00 per year subscription to continue using my paid for app.



I have followed and read Stars and Stripes when available since 1963 when Stationed at Etain AFB France (My first Overseas Assignment (30 Years AD). It is an excellent Paper although I do not always agree with some Articles. Keep up the good work keeping us informed.


Pay to see ads--not right  alohaoba  2 star

The upgraded version is nice except for two factors. 1) it lost all my payment/subscription information so I had to pay the $40 again even though I still had a half year left. 2) if I'm paying for the subscription, then get rid of the advertisements.


Great news app!  LeoDog2004  5 star

I really enjoy reading the Stars and Stripes! It's great to support such a wonderful news organization.

Bill Shoots People

Stars & Stripes worth every penny  Bill Shoots People  4 star

Even though i don't walk in the valley of shadow of active duty any more, or visit those famous beer halls of good German beer either, I still miss the S&S! You're latest story on the untimely death of three Soldiers from Ft. Campbell, KY was excellent! Well done, And- Kudos to the writer! Bill Sutherland


Buyer beware. You may have a problem  blindhigh  1 star

I subscribed a year ago but was unable to receive full access even after getting a special 'code'. A year later they went ahead and renewed my subscription without permission and without responding to my requests for either a refund or actually getting access to anything but the free front page. I'm still waiting but I'm afraid the money collectors give a darn and the paper itself is unreachable. Beware.


Disappointed  dennisa.el  1 star

Articles not updated often. Apple news app free and much more up to date. Save your $39.00 not worth it.

iHate iPad

I am not getting a subscription.  iHate iPad  1 star

I was all set to use in-app purchases to subscribe to S&S. But since that isn't an option obviously I can't do that. And then after reading the reviews here of dissatisfied customers who were screwed over by the other subscription options I am not inclined to go through any other parties to subscribe. Star and Stripes, you have good reporters but whoever you are relying on to sell us the news is stabbing you in the back by disallowing the simplest way to consume it.

Dresden-Seattle Connection

Paid for 1Year Got 6 Months  Dresden-Seattle Connection  5 star

As has been mentioned, I too took out a subscription last year through the App Store but am unable to get my remaining issues. What gives? Really poor business practices. Be wary of dealings with this app.


Circular Impossibilty to Subscribe  Ttfgre12349654  1 star

Downloaded S&S on iPad, read my 7 free articles. Refers me to homepage to subscribe, but cannot subscribe as there are no links to subscribe. App deleted.


Misleading arrangement  Gumby112110  1 star

After a few months of a subscription for which I paid a years subscription in advance the Stars and Stripes management has informed me they do not like Apple iTunes and require me to sign up via Press-Plus. I don't want another Press-Plus payment system and feel Stars and Stripes is not keeping their end of the bargain.


Poor  Corbazon  1 star

This application functions poorly and this alleged newspaper is not worth the money. You have lost a customer.

Dark Cruiser

Rip Off  Dark Cruiser  1 star

I'm retired Army and enjoyed the paper stars and striped. I decided to try this app. Because of my work schedule I found that I was not using the app. I went to try to cancel my subscription back in January 2014 the option was not available in the app to cancel. I emailed the iTunes Store support and Stars and Stripes and was told it was fixed but today 4 Feb 2015 I just found out I'm about to be charged again for the second time!!!


Stars & Stripes  JImmyGeee  5 star

Great military news reporting well rounded with timely information


Getting Better  dalesan  5 star

I have enjoyed the improvements to the tablet edition. I,specifically, enjoy reading the Pacific section of the paper. More news.

John Drill

Will Not Open in my IPad 3  John Drill  5 star

The tablet edition will not open in my iPad 3 Jack

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