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My military kid is still struggling in school: Now what?

You moved last year, last month, last week. As directed, you handed over those official and/or unofficial school transcripts, letters from past...

JROTC cadets carefully maneuver an obstacle at the leadership reaction course, Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Grafenwoehr, Germany.  MARTIN EGNASH/STARS AND STRIPES

Leadership camp challenges Europe JROTC cadets to face their fears

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets from across DODEA-Europe converged at the Grafenwoehr Training Area this...

 After lowering the American flag for the last time, Bitburg High School JROTC students Madison Tulik, from left, Louis Cruz, Nicole Keyser and Evann Richardson fold the flag before presenting it to principal Jennifer Remoy, Thursday, June 8, 2017. MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES

Bitburg High School closes doors after 60 years

BITBURG, Germany — The Bitburg Barons will soon take their place in DODEA Europe lore as Bitburg High School closes next week after 60 years.

University of Maryland University College Europe graduates celebrate after receiving their degrees during the commencement ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on Saturday, April 29, 2017. MICHAEL B. KELLER/STARS AND STRIPES

UMUC graduates ready to open new chapters

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany - Tech. Sgt. Allen Adams began studying for a college degree nearly 10 years ago.

On Saturday, the Spangdahlem...

Lt. Gen. Richard Clark shakes hands with Ramstein Intermediate School, Germany, fifth-grader Skylar Murray on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Clark slipped him a military coin for being one of his school's most prolific readers. JENNIFER H. SVAN/STARS AND STRIPES

Ramstein’s Dr. Seuss readers get a glimpse of the places that they’ll go

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Students at Ramstein Intermediate School connected with a three-star general Thursday over the words of one of...

Dave Izzo, then-adviser to Aviano's robot club, and lead engineer Kyle Kochan demonstrate how a robotic arm is designed to pull the robot up a ramp before a competition last year. Izzo is the director of this year's regional robotics tournament, which takes place at Aviano on Friday and Saturday. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES

Robots take to the court for regional tournament at Aviano

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy — Basketball season might have just ended, but McNeely Gym will be full of competitors playing a variation on hoops this...

Wiesbaden's Myrah Hernandez carries her team's dishes to the judging room at the DODEA-Europe Culinary Arts Championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.They cooked crab cakes, honey sriracha orange chicken and Caribbean crepe at the competition. MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES

DODEA Europe student chefs put cooking chops to the test

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — As time expired, the four student chefs from Wiesbaden raised their arms, signifying they were done and exhaling a...

Karen Seadore, DODEA-Europe athletic director, hands out awards after the DODEA-Europe Division I baseball championship at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on Saturday, May 28, 2016. MICHAEL B. KELLER/STARS AND STRIPES

Longtime athletics coordinator taking another DODEA job

Karen Seadore resigns as DODEA-Europe athletic director Friday, ending a tenure of 16 years in the position. Seadore will report to DODEA...

Paris Rogers of Brussels American School experiences simulated weightlessness on a gyroscope, part of STEMposium 2016, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, in Wiesbaden, Germany. Rogers is among more than 100 students taking part in the weeklong science symposium for schools in the Department of Defense Education Activity-Europe system. Dan Stoutamire/Stars and Stripes

DODEA’s tech symposium takes off for Mars

WIESBADEN, Germany — The planet Mars has captured the public imagination recently thanks to the Matt Damon movie “The Martian” and the National...

In an October, 2015 file photo, Capt. Marc Dunham of the 51st Medical Operations Squadron multi-service inpatient unit gives a child a flu shot at Osan Air Base, South Korea. KRISTIN HIGH/U.S. AIR FORCE

DODEA needles students into getting flu shots

The seasonal influenza vaccination is mandatory for the first time this school year for nearly 73,000 students at all 167 Department of Defense...

Dance instructor Tammie Grimmage, foreground right, and members of the Creative Connections dance workshop discuss how to end a piece they were rehearsing, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES

Students make creative connections at DODEA arts symposium

OBERWESEL, Germany — More than 160 students from DODEA-Europe are spilling their creative juices this week at a symposium that celebrates the...

A recent photo of Blue, the 11-year-old daughter of an U.S. airman at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, may now use the girls bathroom at her base school, after initially being denied access to it. The Department of Defense Education Activity said all openly transgender students will now be able to use the restroom and locker room of their gender identity as part of a new transgender student policy. Photo courtesy of Jessica Girven

DODEA to allow Ramstein transgender student to use girls’ bathroom as part of new policy

Note: This article has been corrected.

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — All schools on U.S. military bases worldwide will begin immediately...