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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...

John Casey of Ramstein High School is representing the Department of Defense Education Activity in the 55th annual United States Senate Youth Program in Washington, D.C., a merit-based, competitive program for the nation's top student leaders. COURTESY JOHN CASEY

DODEA Europe seniors among nation’s top student leaders in D.C.

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Two American students attending Defense Department schools overseas are getting a close-up look at the federal...

2017 OHA Utility Survey now available online.

Participate in 2017 OHA utility survey

The 2017 Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA) Utility Survey is now available to fill out online.

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...

DODEA re-registration at KMCC March 20-24

As the 2016-2017 school year slowly closes out, it’s time to start looking toward the next one.

 Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES

Robots take center stage at Aviano tech challenge

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy — One of the main tenets of the FIRST Tech Challenge is “gracious professionalism.”

SpouseFit resiliency workshop on Ramstein

Spouse resiliency workshops are a great way to network and learn coping skills within the demands of the military lifestyle.

Beginning February, the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch-Partenkirchen will have a limited number of standard rooms that can accommodate guests with pet dogs. Photo courtesy Edelweiss Lodge and Resort

Edelweiss guests can soon bunk with their dogs

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Starting in February, some guests at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch-Partenkirchen may be a little on the...

In an October, 2015 file photo, Capt. Marc Dunham of the 51st Medical Operations Squadron multi-service inpatient unit gives a child a flu shot at Osan Air Base, South Korea. KRISTIN HIGH/U.S. AIR FORCE

DODEA needles students into getting flu shots

The seasonal influenza vaccination is mandatory for the first time this school year for nearly 73,000 students at all 167 Department of Defense...

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...
German Pfc. Vitali Krell dangles from a rope as he crosses an ice-cold river during the final day of the 2015 European Best Squad Competition at the Grafenwoehr, Germany, Training Area, Oct. 19-22, 2015. The Germans beat out 16 other squads to earn the title of Best Squad in Europe. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Germany must drastically increase its defense spending. Michael S. Darnell/Stars and Stripes

Germany’s Merkel calls for large increase in military spending

STUTTGART, Germany — Germany must spend billions more on defense to shoulder a larger share of NATO’s security burden, German Chancellor Angela...

New DOD employee probationary period now two years

If you were hired to a permanent position after November 26, 2015 as a new Federal employee, your probationary period now ends November 25, 2017. ...

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