Ramstein officials are implementing extra precautions for personnel returning from Ebola-afflicted regions in West Africa, procedures that in some situations are more stringent than those required by the Defense Department or recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Plans to open a private international school in Kaiserslautern by next fall advanced a step further after a sufficient number of families, including some Americans, expressed interest in sending their children there, city official said Thursday.
The first Europe-based U.S. military aircraft based here departed early Monday for Liberia on what is expected to be one of many flights taking supplies to West Africa to help with the Ebola outbreak there.
In the past, few restaurant outings with the youngest of my family members could be equated with relaxing, no matter how kid-friendly the place. That’s changed now that Bernd’s Blockhaus in Weilerbach, Germany, is part of my life.
I’m sitting outside with friends eating good food that I didn’t cook and drinking a pils; horses and cows dot the outlying scenic pastures. Most happily, my kids are running around in the grass, entertained by other kids — and not me. There’s even time to enjoy dessert or another pils.
After 10 years of skirting federal employment laws, the Department of Defense Education Activity is faced with possibly losing 26 foreign-language teachers, which could threaten programs at nearly two dozen Defense Department middle and high schools overseas if qualified replacements can’t be found.
The Department of Veterans Affairs significantly underestimated demand for a caregiver program for Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, overtaxing already stretched resources and limiting services to veterans and their loved ones, an independent federal watchdog has found.
“I fly a lot,” said Helder, an Air Force flight attendant. “A lot of times, I could be the only female on a crew, going into different countries, so having these skills to be able to protect yourself … I believe, are imperative.”
As the permanent-change-of-station season winds down, officials responsible for the Air Force’s largest housing office say they’re working to fix problems that caused unusually long waiting times for their customers this summer.
Kids wearing new backpacks stuffed with school supplies headed to school Monday at U.S. military bases outside the United States, the first day of classes at most Department of Defense Dependents Schools overseas.
Jennifer Svan joined Stars and Stripes in 2001 and is based in
Kaiserslautern, Germany. She is a 1993 graduate of the College of William and
Mary in Williamsburg, Va. Before joining the European staff, she previously
worked for Stars and Stripes in Japan, at Yokota Air Base for two years, and at
Misawa Air Base, from 2003 to 2008. Prior to joining Stars and Stripes, she
worked for daily newspapers in Salida, Colo., and in Riverton, Wyo.
Large folk art creations in urban Detroit and Los Angeles neighborhoods, a museum garden in New York and a massive light installation on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge are being listed among the nation's endangered landscapes this year.
The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other raids. Karnig Thomasian's final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided and exploded in the air over Burma in 1945.
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Through Nov. 9, about one million visitors will pass through the 544th edition of the Basler Herbstmesse over the course of its 16-day run. Switzerland's biggest event of its kind offers rides, goods for sale, games, shows and other amusements.