France

The Berlin Airlift is remembered today as one of the greatest feats in the history of military aviation, accomplished in the face of overwhelming odds.
I confess – I am a jewelry-a-holic. I am sure it’s hereditary. As a young child, I marveled over my grandmother’s dresser drawers filled with hundreds of glittery rhinestone brooches, necklaces, rings and beads of every color, shape and size.
I wasn’t prepared for the way I felt when I walked through the gates of Disneyland Paris with my husband and our children for the first time. Instantly overcome with waves of childlike joy and nostalgia, I giggled with embarrassment as I wiped tears from my eyes.
This summer, in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, June 6th 1944, The Patton Alliance, Patton Legacy Sports and the town of Carentan are organizing a game of flag football featuring the “Screaming Eagles” of the 101st Airborne versus The "All American Division” of the 82nd Airborne....
Humans have always had a connection to the ocean. Whether for work, food, leisure or adventure, many of us are drawn to its magic. Duty in Europe provides an opportunity to experience a variety of beaches no matter what atmosphere you’re seeking.
Joan of Arc Festival
Through May 8 in Orleans, France
A festival dating back over 600 years celebrates the liberation of the city by Joan of Arc during the “Hundred Years War” with great pomp.
Below the brilliant blue sky lies a sea of purple. You close your eyes, breathe in the heavenly scent and feel the heat of the sun warm your body. It’s summer and you are standing in the middle of a lavender field in Provence, France.
For years, Sharon Schell tried to get her father to talk about his experiences in World War II, but he kept them to himself.
Germany can be a culture shock for some. But once you’ve gotten over the jetlag and have made your house feel more like a home, you can embark on quite the adventure. From its local cuisines to its castles in the hills, here is why moving to Germany will be a time you will never forget.  
Romance, war, fairytales, misfortune; the stories of these historical landmarks are speckled throughout Europe. Serving as charming ruins or grand tourist sites, castles are one of the main attractions in the land of kings and queens. Narrowing down the most fabulous castles can be challenging.
Upon hearing the phrase D-Day, most would have no problem in associating this with the Allied invasion of Normandy on the northern coast of France carried out on June 6, 1944. The Invasion of Normandy is the term which refers to the operation as it stretched on into the summer months.
For many, champagne has become the go-to drink for milestones in your life. Got a job promotion? Celebrate with a glass of bubbly. Giving a speech for a wedding? Toast with the finest sparkling wine.
In the early, pre-dawn hours of darkness Tuesday, June 6, 1944, more than 130,000 Allied troops made their way across the frigid waters of the English Channel and through clouded skies from southern England to the cliffs and dunes of Normandy in northern France.
I don’t know about you, but I’m seriously over the cloudy, gloomy days of Germany’s winter. It’s time to shake the cabin fever and get outdoors. So let’s take in the air at one of the county’s alluring gardens at Castle Rastatt. 
A breath of fresh air 
WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) — Jimmy Farmer Sr. sat in front of the crowd gathered at the French Embassy in Washington, looking spiffy in his dark blue jacket, white shirt and patriotic tie.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Tribune News Service) — You can pile up a lot of memories in 97 years, but for Albuquerque’s Bill Norris, who reached that mark on Jan. 31, some of the most vivid go back 75 years.