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Airmen of the 52nd Fighter Wing stand in formation at the assumption of command ceremony for Col. Joseph McFall at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Feb. 5, 2015. For the second time in five years, the base was named the Air Force recipient of the prestigious Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence. MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES

Spangdahlem gets award for installation excellence

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Spangdahlem Air Base must be doing something right.

For the second time in five years, the base was named the Air...

What's Up: Weekend events May 13-15

Wondering what to do this weekend? We’ve got your weekend events throughout Europe lined up for you! Here’s what’s up this weekend:


Sens Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, and Thom Thillis, R-N.C., listen as a staffer clarifies a point during a Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnell defense bill mockup hearing on Capitol Hill, May 10, 2016. Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes

Bigger pay raise for troops hits opposition in Senate

WASHINGTON — A House proposal to give troops their biggest pay raise in years ran into opposition Tuesday from Senate lawmakers.

A key...

U.S. Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division participate in a tug of war competition during warrior night at Marine Corps Base Camp in Pendleton, Calif. on July 1, 2015. Warrior night is an annual event held to build camaraderie in the battalion. RYAN P. KIERKEGA/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO

2015 Military Photographer of the Year awards

Every year the Military Photographers of the Year Awards bring to light scenes that would go unnoticed or forgotten had it not been for the quick...

Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval/German soldiers operating under Multinational Battle Group-East conduct an air infiltration as part of a larger two-day exercise deemed Operation Sharp Griffin, May 6, on Orahovac Range in Kosovo. During day one of the two day event, the German contingent perfected their joint maneuver and air assault techniques.

US, German Forces evaluate operational readiness

CAMP PRIZREN, Kosovo -- Months of training by the German Armed Forces in combined arms warfare, middle intensity conflict techniques and standard...

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Baumholder readies for annual Buc Night

Buc Night is a fun-filled, carnival-like event May 13 for everybody featuring food, games, raffles for high ticket items like iPads, cake auction...

U.S. Air Force 1st. Lt. Connor Ference, 95th Fighter Squadron F-22 Raptor pilot, distributes posters to British students at IES Breckland in Brandon, England, April 26. The Airmen from the 95th FS located at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., who are temporarily deployed to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, visited children of the local community to educate them about the U.S. Air Force mission and their respective career fields. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Erin Trower)

Class: Meet your new teachers

ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England  -- Students from International English School Breckland, a secondary free school in Brandon, shuffled to...

Free tax services available through Military OneSource

Why pay for tax preparation and filing software when you don't have to? Managing your finances or getting help filing your taxes doesn't cost you...

Col. Lawrence Burns, left, and Command Sgt. Maj. Leigh Perry, case the unit colors during the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe inactivation ceremony May 5, 2016 at Kleber Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany.   U.S. ARMY

Wounded Transition Battalion in Europe inactivates, reorganizes under new office

Wounded soldiers leaving the Army from Europe will no longer be assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion, which was inactivated during a...

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...