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Bob Behr, 94, experienced the entire Holocaust from 1933 until he was liberated in 1945. Behr would eventually immigrate to the U.S., where he enlisted in the Army, and later worked for the Air Force as a civilian in the intelligence field for more than 35 years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross)

Surviving the Holocaust: Former Soldier, AF civilian tells his story

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- Fear. In one word, Bob Behr used fear to describe how he and most of the Jewish community in Germany lived...

American boy scout helps refugee children

A UK-based  Boy Scout made a difference to those in need with his Eagle Scout service project. 

Cameron Rowley is a 13-year-old American who...

Firefighters inspect the Hannenfass restaurant in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The restaurant caught fire around 2:15 a.m. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.   MICHAEL B. KELLER/STARS AND STRIPES

Fire destroys Kaiserslautern bar popular with Americans

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — A Kaiserslautern bar frequented by Americans was destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning.

The fire most likely...

Col. Heather Blackwell, 690th Cyberspace Operations Group commander, passes the guideon to Lt. Col. Michael Medgyessy during the 691st Cyberspace Operations Squadron activation ceremony April 21, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Due to the cyberspace environment constantly evolving, the 691st COS team has the intent to strengthen the new unit by maturing its capabilities and grow the Cyber Security and Control weapon system and the operational capabilities of the unit. (USAF photo/SrA Jonathan Stefanko)

New unit joins cyber warfare

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- The 691st Cyberspace Operations Squadron was officially activated during a ceremony April 21, 2016, at Ramstein Air...

Get crafty: Fabric fun

Growing up in a crafty family, I caught the craze at an early age. Grandma introduced me to quilting by showing me how to sew the fabric squares...

Euro banking

During World War II, planners in the War Department realized that military service members needed a better banking system. By 1943, more than 140...

Buying a home with LQA or OHA

Considering buying a home while stationed in Europe? Right now is a good time to look for homes to purchase. The recent worldwide economy...

Host nation healthcare: What to expect off post

Living overseas can bring changes and challenges for Americans in Europe. One diff erence that may present a challenge is host nation healthcare....

Being responsible pet parents in Europe

For many of us, a stressful aspect of moving to Europe is the transportation of our four-legged family members. I worried the entire flight to...

Go green: On-base golfing in Europe

Want to take a few lessons, improve your short game, or introduce your whole family to the game of golf? Maybe you just need to hit a few balls on...

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The military car sales program

Shopping for a new car? U.S. military (active duty, retired, veterans and spouses), diplomats and DOD civilians on tour overseas can purchase new...

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Couponing Military Style

Holiday time is stressful for everyone, but for military families the added cost of travel, holiday shopping and shipping gifts can be...

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