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Band members dressed in World War II-era garb entertain with music from the era on the streets of Bastogne, Belgium, as the city and the surrounding areas mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019.








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75 years on, a new generation of American soldiers keeps alive memories of WWII’s Battle of the Bulge

American and Belgian flags flew side-by-side Saturday in commemoration of U.S. soldiers who fought 75 years ago in the six-week Battle of the Bulge, a victory that thwarted the last major German offensive on the Western Front during World War II.


Fighting rages near Libya's capital amid push by rebel army

Just two days after rebel Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter declared a “final" and decisive battle for the capital Tripoli, heavy fighting raged for a 24-hour period between his troops and militias loosely allied with the internationally backed government based in the city, officials said Saturday.


Battle of the Bulge: US troops thwarted Hitler's last gamble 75 years ago

Out of the blue at dawn on Dec. 16, 1944, over 200,000 German troops counter-attacked across the front line in Belgium and Luxembourg, smashing into battle-weary U.S. soldiers positioned in terrain as foreign to them as it was familiar to the Germans.


Two Wahlberg brothers coming to Ramstein to promote new Wahlburgers

Chef Paul Wahlberg and his famous brother, actor Mark Wahlberg, will be at Ramstein Air Base on Sunday to talk about the opening of the first Wahlburgers on a military base.

Here’s what US service members in Britain need to know about Brexit

Everything from the food Americans eat to their utility bills and the price of medicines off-base is likely to be affected by Brexit, whatever form it ends up taking, experts say.


Thousands of AAFES customers who ordered food online see late credit card charges due to glitch

Army and Air Force Exchange Service overseas customers who ordered online in recent months from exchange fast food restaurants could see batches of late charges turning up on their credit cards.


Former Air Force civilian pleads guilty to lying about stealing $144,000 in Germany

Gregory Burris, 48, of Miesau, Germany, pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen B. Molzen of the District of New Mexico. A sentencing date has not been set, but court records indicate he faces between 12 and 18 months in prison and a fine of up to $55,000.


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