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Heard of the student travel benefit?

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

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KMC Exchange restaurants open to all installation visitors, civilian workers

RAMSTEIN BASE – While Army & Air Force Exchange Service shopping privileges are only open to Soldiers, Airmen and their families, anyone can...

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.

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.

5 great places to stay in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

With winter finally upon us, it’s time to wax the skis and snowboards and hit the slopes!

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Last pilot of Berlin Airlift honors the past

Beginning on June 26, 1948, the Berlin blockade and the ensuing airlift of food and supplies to the city created a major operation for which the...

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Living memory of Bastogne

Bastogne, the name of a small town in the Belgian Ardennes, is forever associated with the Battle of the Bulge and the incredible resistance of...

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Jason Lacount stands before a formation of Marines with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, during the University of Hawaii Military Appreciation Game Night at Aloha Stadium, Hawaii, Oct. 29, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Robert Sweet

Fact vs. fiction: Common myths about military life

It turns out there’s a pretty big knowledge gap nowadays when it comes to what civilians know about military life and what it's like to serve. Here...
U.S. Air Force Gen. Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Africa commander, speaks to members of the 39th Security Forces Squadron during a visit to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Aug. 31, 2016. The Defense Department has made assignments to Turkey one-year, unaccompanied tours for all DOD personnel. Joshua T. Jasper/U.S. Air Force

Turkey to become 1-year, unaccompanied tour

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Military and civilian families won’t be returning to Turkey for the foreseeable future, as the Pentagon decided this...

Jusfel Klassko, wearing bib number 25, begins the first five-mile run of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's 'Dirty 30' duathlon at Clay Kaserne, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. Dan Stoutamire/Stars and Stripes

Wiesbaden's 'Dirty 30' duathlon tests athletes' running, biking mettle

WIESBADEN, Germany — Taking advantage of a beautiful late-summer morning, more than 50 fitness enthusiasts gathered on Saturday near Clay Kaserne’...

Turkey travel warning

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S.

National Safety Month

Each June, the U.S. Army observes National Safety Month in conjunction with public and private organizations across the United States.

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