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Unwind with a sunny vacation at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort

Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, one of five Armed Forces Recreation Center Resorts located worldwide, is ideally situated in the quaint Bavarian town...

Why cruise vacations are perfect for families

Snuggled up together on lounge chairs beneath a cloudless night sky, we passed bags of freshly popped corn between us as we gazed up at “Kung Fu...

Ramstein Girl Scout Troop 443 made nearly 50 rope dog toys for Paws Abroad and the Homberg Tierheim. © Troop 443

Ramstein Girl Scouts earn Bronze Award

Editor's Note: This story was written by Ramstein Girl Scout Troop 443. It is being published with very minor edits. 

Community Expo at Vogelweh March 16

Are you new to the Kaiserslautern area? Family and MWR will be hosting a Community Expo March 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

A customer checks out at the cash register inside the new Spangdahlem commissary during the grand opening of the facility on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Commissaries are among the facilities struggling with the hiring freeze. RUSTY FRANK/U.S. AIR FORCE

Federal hiring freeze could cause more disruptions to military services

WASHINGTON — Officials are warning that military families could see more disruptions in services as a result of President Donald Trump’s temporary...

Top 5 rainy-day attractions in Germany

If rainy days have you cooped up and feeling restless, why not explore the great indoors? Here are five great indoor activities in Germany to check...
Babies spend time outdoors on a warm fall day at the Air Force's Vogewel Child Development Center in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Officials say staffing shortages due to the federal hiring freeze may affect some families seeking on-base child care in the Kaiserslautern Military Community. JENNIFER H. SVAN/STARS AND STRIPES

Kaiserslautern child care hit by federal hiring freeze

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Families seeking on-base child care in the Kaiserslautern area — home to the largest U.S.

VA program promotes treatment choice

When Ken Rainey decided he wanted to pursue proton therapy in lieu of conventional radiation for his throat cancer, he thought navigating his VA...

Children and Youth Services at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, Germany, will be restricted starting March 1, 2017, due to a hiring freeze that has caused staffing shortages. A similar cutback will take place at the CYS in Fort Knox, Ky. STARS AND STRIPES

Hiring freeze causes cutbacks in military childcare programs

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Military families at two U.S.

Col. Joe McFall, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, thanks all the tax center volunteers on the opening day at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Feb. 13, 2017. All the volunteers are trained and certified by an Internal Revenue Service representative. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

Spangdahlem tax center is now open

Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany -- The Spangdahlem Tax Center opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 13 at 1 p.m.

College student looking at departure board.

Heard of the student travel benefit?

Sending your child off to college is an exciting but expensive time for families.

What to do after school? Your CYS childcare options

Army Child, Youth and School Services (CYS) offers regular before and after school care, as well as hourly care, for elementary school age...

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