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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...

Exchange’s You Made the Grade Program Rewards Military Students’ Achievements

RAMSTEIN – For 17 years, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade program has been a cornerstone of military life.

Participants in a Reconnection Workshop © American Red Cross

Work it out with Reconnection Workshops

It’s an understatement to say deployments are never easy.

USO helps families stay connected with reading programs

The USO's United Through Reading and Read2Connect initiatives are designed to reduce the separation anxiety and stress felt by children who are...

More than blood drives: The American Red Cross

The American Red Cross serves more than 2 million servicemembers, including active-duty, guard and reserve, as well as family members and retirees.
© American Red Cross - LRMC

PaWs provides comfort and morale in the KMC

Walking through the halls of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC), you may find yourself face-to-face with a furry new friend.

Ways to give at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to remember what we are thankful for — family, friends, a home, a steady job, our health, our freedom.

Living alone in Europe when your spouse is deployed

My husband had received orders for a one-year deployment to the Middle East. Our family faced a choice.
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 photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden

Welcome back: Record-breaking F-16 squadron returns

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Hundreds of families reunited with Airmen assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron during the...

Travelers board the Patriot Express rotator at Aviano Air Base, Italy on Sept. 28, 2016. Beginning Oct. 1, 2016, the Patriot Express rotator mission will no longer be available into and out of Aviano AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. R.J. Biermann/Released)

Rotator canceled, new shuttle service available

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- Beginning Oct.

No pet left behind with Paws Abroad

When Annaleis Hunter arrived at her overseas duty station, she quickly became aware of an issue that has been plaguing the local military...

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