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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...

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...

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...

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...

Pentagon concerns halt planned Army MWR cuts

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Steep reductions to Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs that were to begin next week are on hold, pending a top...

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