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Keeping calm and getting on after recent attacks

In late March I made plans to drive up to Belgium for a few days then take a ferry from Dunkirk, France to Dover, U.K.

Enjoy carefree fun at Fruehlingsfest

Warm sunshine has finally arrived and colorful blooms abound. Spring has arrived in Germany with gusto!

What's Up: Weekend events March 24-April 2

Wondering what to do this weekend? We’ve got some great weekend events throughout Europe lined up for you! Here’s what’s up:

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.

© Kristy Alpert

Riding the rails through former Yugoslavia

Soak in the magical nostalgia of traveling slowly through the heart of the former Yugoslavia by train.
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. 

What's Up: Weekend events March 24-26

Wondering what to do this weekend? We’ve got some great weekend events throughout Europe lined up for you!
Crowd at the Venus de Milo ©Stacy Roman

How to survive the Louvre in one day

With more than 35,000 works of art most suggest taking two of three days to explore the Louvre. With some advanced planning and a whole lot of...
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...

European Parliament has voted to end visa-free travel within the EU for American passport holders. AMANDA MCCOY, BILOXI SUN HERALD/MCT

European lawmakers threaten visa rules for Americans

The European Parliament has drawn a tough line with Washington in a dispute over visa-free travel, demanding that the United States extend the...

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.

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