Carnival. Its name varies by German region, but everywhere the “fifth season” is an opportunity to join throngs of people, flaunt a crazy costume and have one more fabulous party before abstaining for Lent.
With chocolates and pre-packaged cartoon cards filling the shelves of local exchanges and commissaries, it’s hard to miss the signs that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Here are 10 fun facts about this Hallmark holiday of love.
The American Forces Network (AFN) is airing Super Bowl LIII live on television and radio and sharing some audience comments on TV.
AFN broadcasts Super Bowl LIII live Feb. 4 at 12:30 a.m. Central European Time (CET)/8:30 a.m. Japan/Korea Time (JKT) on AFN|sports.
While the Americans are getting ready to stuff their faces and celebrate in high style at Mardis Gras, Germans are also getting ready for the Lenten fasting season, which they call “Fasching,” or “the fifth season.” The word “Fasching” dates back to the 13th century.
Whether you’re worried about random acts of terror, criminal targeting or performing your unofficial ambassador duties, as a U.S. servicemember, civilian or dependent you have a responsibility to protect yourself while living abroad.