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As if anyone needed another reason to love Fridays, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is continuing its Free Friday giveaways in 2019, offering RAF Lakenheath Airmen and their families a chance to win riding lawn mowers, furniture, grills, blenders, espresso makers and more.
Stroll through a German grocery store or market in February, and at first glance – it looks as if both Halloween and Valentine’s Day are being celebrated together.
The concept of what constitutes fun on one’s precious time off is relative. While some servicemembers and civilians will spend their summer vacation kicking back on sun-splashed beaches, others will be kicking up trail dust.
Country music fans- this is your chance to finally hear some of country’s greatest stars perform live in Europe! Dust off those cowboy boots and get ready for a long weekend in Berlin.
Carnival. Its name varies by German region, but everywhere the “fifth season” is an opportunity to join throngs of people, flaunt a crazy costume and have one more fabulous party before abstaining for Lent.
There are several new pieces of legislation that may affect military families’ 2018 tax returns.
With smoke and gun powder hanging in the air, our founding fathers designed an avant-garde, three-branch government system to be lead by an elected citizen in the wake of the Revolutionary War.
Storico Carnevale di Ivrea
March 2-5, Italy 
With chocolates and pre-packaged cartoon cards filling the shelves of local exchanges and commissaries, it’s hard to miss the signs that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Here are 10 fun facts about this Hallmark holiday of love.
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Now through Feb. 12, community members have an opportunity to bring important issues to the attention of garrison leadership via a community-wide survey. 
In February, (though this year is Feb. 28 – March 5), Germans gather in their town centers and the beer flows freely for a holiday which many Americans may find peculiar.
February 2 is Groundhog Day back home in the states. On the day, a furry mammal will shake off its deep winter sleep long enough to emerge from its burrow.
The American Forces Network (AFN) is airing Super Bowl LIII live on television and radio and sharing some audience comments on TV.   
AFN broadcasts Super Bowl LIII live Feb. 4 at 12:30 a.m. Central European Time (CET)/8:30 a.m. Japan/Korea Time (JKT) on AFN|sports.