Deadline Approaches for Stars and Stripes Holiday Greetings

WASHINGTON — Thanks­giv­ing is just a week away, and close­ly behind it, the dead­line for sub­mit­ting hol­i­day mes­sages and pho­tos to appear in Stars and Stripes news­pa­pers and its online edi­tions.

“Stripes” is con­tin­u­ing its tra­di­tion of pub­lish­ing free hol­i­day mes­sages to fam­i­ly mem­bers and friends, no mat­ter where they are deployed or sta­tioned, offi­cials said.

Mes­sages sub­mit­ted by Nov. 28 will appear in the Dec. 17 news­pa­per edi­tion of the sender’s choice: Europe, Mideast or Pacif­ic. Greet­ings received after that date, or to recip­i­ents in the Unit­ed States, will appear in the online ver­sion only, offi­cials said.

Mes­sages can be sub­mit­ted on the Stars and Stripes web­site at Click “Sub­mit mes­sage,” and then either “Text” or “Pic­ture Mes­sage.”

Once the mes­sage is approved for pub­li­ca­tion, senders can search or browse mes­sages by edi­tion or the recipient’s name using the site’s pub­li­ca­tion tabs or “Find Mes­sages” but­ton.

U.S. Depart­ment of Defense
Office of the Assis­tant Sec­re­tary of Defense (Pub­lic Affairs)