Community News

Know of a great hairstylist or have a favorite coffee shop? Maybe you know of a hidden gem store or you’ve found a delicious and kid-friendly local restaurant. Now’s your chance to share! 
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.
When it comes to Volksfests this fall season, beer and wine have left us in the lurch. Where barley and grapes have failed us, apples are stepping in to save the day.
It’s been a topsy-turvy summer in Germany, with no shortage of rainy days and long stretches of cold gray weather. Days lolling by the side of a swimming pool this summer season were likely unsatisfyingly few.
After going virtual for the 2020 season, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show is making a surprising debut for 2021, as they’re holding the show in the fall. For more than 100 years, the RHS has held this stunningly colorful event in mid-late May.
It’s old news by now: for the second year running, Munich’s Oktoberfest will not take place. Nor will the crowds flock to Stuttgart’s Cannstatter Wasen for the world’s second-largest beer bash. Ditto that for the Bad Dürkheimer Wurstmarkt, billed as the biggest wine fest on the planet.
Athens Pellegrino is a 12-year military spouse and works for the United States Air Force as a full-time civilian Budget Analyst.
Amidst a sea of cancellations, at least one major Volksfest plans to go boldly forward—with all the requisite safety measures duly in place.
The Backfischfest Volksfest takes place in Worms, a small city roughly between Mainz and Mannheim, from Aug. 28 through Sept. 12.
As the airlifts from Afghanistan continue, bases throughout Europe, including Germany, are seeing an influx of new faces. The outpouring of donations and time from the community in support of Operation Allies Refuge in such a short amount of time has been incredible.
Andrews Federal Credit Union (Andrews Federal) is excited to announce that it has been awarded the 2020 U.S. Department of the Army "Distinguished Credit Union of the Year" designation for its Andrews Federal USAG Benelux location. In addition, Andrews Federal received the 2020 U.S.
Horrible flooding in the German states of Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia has left the entire country in a state of shock. The devastation unleashed by exceptionally heavy rainfall in mid-July has left over one hundred dead and several times that number injured.
The 2020 Olympics were delayed but not denied. Should all go to plan, the world’s games are set to play out in Tokyo July 23 - August 8. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, 17 military members will be among the more than 600 athletes selected for Team U.S.A.
Just because we expected the news doesn’t take the sting out of it. On July 6, Bad Dürkheim’s city council made it official: the 2021 edition of its mega-event, the Wurstmarkt, will not take place for the second year in a row.
 Happy Birthday, America! Today is a glorious day for Americans who are filled with great pride and love for the United States of America. To celebrate, read up on these four quirky facts about the Fourth of July:
Stars and Stripes wants to see your tattoos! We are seeking tattoo models located in Germany for our upcoming tattoo magazine. Whether you are a service member, dependent or military community member, we want to see your tattoos and hear your stories.
Road races, we’ve missed you! If running was one of your go-to activities over the worst of the COVID- 19 pandemic, you are no doubt well trained and raring to go by now.