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U.S. Army medical officials in Europe are urging military families to ensure their children are up to date on the measles vaccine due to the current outbreak of measles in Europe among unvaccinated children. MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES

Army health officials in Europe urging measles vaccine for children starting at 6 months


KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Amid an ongoing measles outbreak in Europe, U.S. Army health officials on the Continent are now recommending that...

Cmdr. Marvin Scott reunites with his family after an eight-month deployment during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station Oceana on July 12, 2016. The Blue Star Families annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey released Dec. 7, 2016 found that family stability, time away from home and the impact on children have newly emerged as key stressors. Kayla King/U.S. Navy

Survey: Demands on troops, families ‘unsustainable’

Financial issues remain the top priority for military members and their families, but high operational tempo, increased time away from home and...

Illustration by Bev Schilling/Stars and Stripes

Study: Can marijuana improve PTSD symptoms for veterans?

Roberto Pickering’s story is all too familiar.

The infantry Marine says he fought during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, lost some “good...

Surgeons at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany perform a prostate surgery on March 1, 2016, using the da Vinci surgical system, a robot with surgical tools that they can manipulate from a computer console. Jennifer H. Svan/Stars and Stripes

Robot gives surgeons a steady hand at Landstuhl

LANDSTUHL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, Germany — When Koral Guess had to have her gallbladder removed, she figured her options would be laproscopic or...

Baumholder water safe to use without boiling

Soldiers living off base throughout the Baumholder military community can again safely use city tap water without boiling it, as an advisory...

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...

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