Community News

Wondering what to do this weekend? Check out these awesome events happening near you!
Stay in the know for all things European travel, community news, food and drink and more with our Stripes Europe newsletter! Want these amazing tips delivered straight to your inbox weekly?
Calling all foodies! Fritz Walter Stadium, the stadium home to the FCK Kaiserslautern soccer team, turns into a foodie’s haven peppered with much-welcomed food trucks.
March to your closet and pull out your pink! The date of the Almond Blossom Festival in Gimmeldingen occurs weekend March 23-24, and a note on the organizer's website suggests that guests come clad in a rose-hued shade to complement their surroundings.
Now that winter is leaving us, it’s time to get off the couch, put the remote down and enjoy the sun, warmer weather and all the things the much-welcomed spring season has to offer. Here are 10 reasons to come out of hibernation and embrace spring in Germany.
For all of the European travel inspiration, food and shopping tips and helpful resources for living overseas, be sure to check out our free Stripes Europe Spring and Summer magazine.
For Stuttgart residents who enjoy museums but like to party too, there’s a fun event this Saturday which involves after-hours admittance to 80+ museums in and around Stuttgart, hands-on activities, bands, special exhibitions, private tours, and more!
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Now through April 19, military spouses can apply for the opportunity to earn a free financial counselor accreditation to help them find employment at any military installation or in the civilian sector.
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Taking care of inbound Soldiers, civilian employees and their families throughout their relocation process can expedite their move and make a favorable impression when they travel to Germany. That's why U.S.
Disclaimer - Some of these events are very popular and may be sold out already:
May 25

10 a.m: Departure from Utah Beach. – 5 p.m: Arrival in Sainte-Mère-Église. Free to attend.
May 30 – June 2
Women of the world, rise up and shine today, for March 8 is your day!
One of the first of the seasonal herbs to make its way to German tables by way of farmer’s markets, supermarket shelves or trips to the forest with scissors in hand is Bärlauch, a long green leaf with a flavor not far off from that of garlic.
Many of those raised in accordance with Christian traditions know that Ash Wednesday marks the start of the season of repentance that’s known as Lent. It’s likely that far fewer, particularly non-Catholics, understand the origin or significance of the day.
Force for Hire – a new podcast from the unique perspective only Stars and Stripes can provide.  Join us as we examine the influence of private military contracting on today’s armed forces.  Explore the culture, history, myths and facts of the new reality of modern warfare.  
WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) — Jimmy Farmer Sr. sat in front of the crowd gathered at the French Embassy in Washington, looking spiffy in his dark blue jacket, white shirt and patriotic tie.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Tribune News Service) — You can pile up a lot of memories in 97 years, but for Albuquerque’s Bill Norris, who reached that mark on Jan. 31, some of the most vivid go back 75 years.