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.
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.
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.
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.
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.