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High school graduation is a special time, and Stars and Stripes is pleased to be putting together our annual Grad Tab once again. We'll be highlighting information on all of the DoDEA Europe high schools and their graduating classes.
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.
From the looks of things, you can see that many German gardeners have been quite busy already, evidenced by flowerpots and baskets on windowsills and balconies brimming with blossoms and color.
The month of May is a special time for our military, past and present, as they are commemorated for their sacrifice and dedication to our country during Military Appreciation Month. The role of the military spouse is also acknowledged as they have their own appreciation day on May 7.
Mother’s Day in Germany is celebrated on the same day as in the U.S. which is on the second Sunday in May. This year, it's on May 9.  The coinciding date has both advantages and disadvantages.
Disappointment will ripple around the world as the news spreads that the 2021 Munich Oktoberfest has, once again, been cancelled.
In Germany, April 30 is Hexennacht or witches night, which is the “trick” part of our Halloween's trick-or-treat. Traditionally, German youth make a joke out of making things disappear and wreaking havoc on this night.
The biggest shopping extravaganza of the year is back in USAG Stuttgart. 
Venturing to new countries affords us the opportunity for new adventures and experiences. One of the best ways to experience a country is through its food. Well, that’s my favorite way to do it. With each season comes different ingredients indigenous to the land.
In times when normalcy has been thoroughly upended, it’s good to hold on to some of the old traditions. That’s particularly the case when they’re indicative of brighter days to come.
Women of the world, rise up and shine today, for March 8 is your day!
The second issue of the Military Spouse Entrepreneur Guide will focus on how to survive and thrive as a military spouse entrepreneur during a crisis. 
As a young man, I had no father figure in my life. My father passed away at the early age of 37 (I was 7 at the time). As I was entering my teenage years, my mother dated a retired Air Force Colonel who got me thinking about joining the military.
In a year that’s gotten off to a bit of a shaky start, an early spring could only be a good thing, right? While there’s not much we can do about the weather, we can always frame the situation in its best light.
We moved to New York City on the Lower east side when I was 1year old. The year was 1939. World War II was being talked about by all; it was coming soon.