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A police officer cordons off a street in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Police in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona say a white van has jumped the sidewalk in the city's historic Las Ramblas district, injuring several people. MANU FERNANDEZ/AP

Police say van plows into Barcelona crowd, causes injuries

BARCELONA, Spain — A white van jumped the sidewalk in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district on Thursday, crashing into a summer crowd of...

Making the move easier for your kids

Parenthood is full of surprises. Just when you expect a complete meltdown, your resilient military kids shock you by going with the flow. Moving...

11 tips to help you shop like a European

When you first move to Germany, you are completely overwhelmed with the new place, new culture and new language. It’s a bit intimidating to say...

Know before you go: Vehicle inspection & registration in Germany

The 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron Privately Owned Vehicle Inspection Center on Kapaun Air Station provides a free POV mechanical inspection to...

The San Diego Veterans Affairs hospital in La Jolla, Calif. A new program in Europe is providing a training course that places servicemembers leaving active duty into VA jobs across the United States. STARS AND STRIPES

Europe program offers separating servicemembers VA jobs

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — A new program offering Department of Veterans Affairs jobs to servicemembers leaving active duty is now accepting...

Resources to help your kids make new friends

The start of the new school year is just around the corner! However, if you just PCSed, your kids may be looking for more than one avenue to make...

Know the European road rules

Navigating the roads in Europe can be either an exhilarating experience or harrowing escape, based on where or when you choose to travel. One...

Stan Buurman, center, a ten-year-old Dutch boy, poses with U.S. and German soldiers from U.S. Army Europe along the Four Days of Nijmegen march route near Elst, the Netherlands, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Buurman is an avid fan of history and the military, and has had a U.S. uniform since he was seven.  COURTESY OF WENDY BUURMAN

ACU-clad Dutch boy meets idols, US soldiers, along Nijmegen march route

WIESBADEN, Germany — A young Dutch boy, wearing his personalized U.S. Army uniform, got quite the thrill as he met a group of U.S. Army soldiers...

How to declutter your home before you PCS

Recently find out that you’re about to PCS, and your house is in ...

Time to PCS? Who's got the Football?

You’ve probably heard of this Football …

Since 1962, an innocuous looking briefcase known as the “Football” has followed...

The infantry advances during a live-fire demonstration at the Center for Joint National Training in Cincu, Romania, Saturday, July 15, 2017. Troops from six countries participated in the demonstration that was part of the U. S. Army Europe-led exercise Saber Guardian 2017. MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES

US drills for ‘advanced’ enemy in Eastern Europe during 20-nation exercise

CINCU, Romania — Artillery thundered, Apache helicopters blasted their guns and MiG-21 fighters screeched across the sky as more than 4,200 troops...

Make your own game of LIFE

Growing up, one of my favorite board games was the Game of Life. I loved hearing the clicking spin of the wheel, and wondering what path my “life...

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