Photo of the day From the Stripes archives

October 16, 2005


Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes

Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany, March 14, 1985: Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., is interviewed at Rhein-Main at the start of a tour of U.S. military installations in Germany. Kennedy, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, stressed that he would oppose any efforts to cut servicemembers' pay, but was "concerned about gold-plated weapons systems that are very, very costly and I don't believe provide any additional security for the United States or for our allies."