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Veterans Day events throughout Europe

In honor of Veterans Day, American Battle Monument Commission (ABMC) sites throughout the world will be hosting ceremonies to honor our veterans and...

Haunting Halloween history in Germany

While the modern Halloween holiday dates to the 19th century in the United States, Halloween is still relatively young in Germany.

What's up weekend: Bavaria and Stuttgart Oct. 13 - 15

Wondering what to do this weekend? Here are some great events lined up for you! This weekend's events are sponsored by CWT SatoTravel & United...
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Keeping traditions alive with the Ramstein Bazaar

In 1965, the Ramstein Officers’ Wives’ Club (ROWC) came up with a relatively simple solution to help raise funds for scholarships and community...

Helpful apps for living in Germany

Get organized, learn the language and make yourself at home with these tablet and smartphone apps. 

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.

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...

 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.”

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...

Lt. Gen. Richard Clark shakes hands with Ramstein Intermediate School, Germany, fifth-grader Skylar Murray on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Clark slipped him a military coin for being one of his school's most prolific readers. JENNIFER H. SVAN/STARS AND STRIPES

Ramstein’s Dr. Seuss readers get a glimpse of the places that they’ll go

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Students at Ramstein Intermediate School connected with a three-star general Thursday over the words of one of...

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