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Greetings from the North Pole! Stars and Stripes Europe is helping children get their letters to Santa. If you’re stationed in Europe, drop your child’s letter addressed to “Santa Claus, c/o Stars and Stripes, North Pole” into any U.S.
What better way to put a smile on our deployed servicemembers' faces than by writing them a letter? With our Pen Pal Program, your kiddos can do just that.
Dear Christmas Markets, "Christkindlmärkte" and "Weihnachtsmärkte,"
I had been unable to join the military when I graduated high school due to a medical issue. In 1969 I was employed by the Kansas City Southern railroad as part of the engineering operations of the KCS.
Do you love to write? Looking to gain experience writing for one of the most respected U.S. military media organizations? Needing more content for your portfolio? Look no further!
The gift giving season is upon us. With so many shopping restrictions in place this year, more and more shoppers are turning to online storefronts for their seasonal buying. With an uptick in internet sales comes a related uptick in mail volume.
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the guns fell silent marking the end of World War I in 1918. Originally designated as “Armistice Day,” it was changed to “Remembrance Day” in the U.K. in 1931, and “Veterans Day” in the U.S. in 1954.
For those reading my posts: It was never my intent for anyone to read my postings. They were born from my need to ramble based on one of my counselors at the Vet center, reminding me that if we tell the story enough times, the emotions leave us.
Germany’s next traditional holiday destined for disruption is that of St. Martin’s Day.
Since World War II, Stars and Stripes has provided independent news and information important to the U.S.
Chestnuts roasting, snowflakes falling and twinkling lights all aglow are on the near horizon. You know what that means? It’s time to do some serious Christmas shopping!
Fall is upon us, the days have grown shorter and the sun has set earlier and earlier each evening. That means Daylight Savings Time is coming to an end, this year on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 2 a.m.
I was born in a tiny apartment somewhere behind the screen of a movie theater in Picher, Oklahoma, on March 3, 1924.
I was in the world alone and I needed to belong to something meaningful and true. I joined the US Navy and found much, much more.
First the bad news: gone are the scary parties, spooky labyrinths and most other forms of events in which otherworldly beings come in contact with humans.
I had been an "Associate Degree" RN since 1971 and was finishing my Bachelor's degree in 1989 when the Navy sent me literature about the shortage of nurses in the Navy.