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Will Morris

Spartans rally to Saturday sweep of Spangdahlem

The SHAPE Spartans girls and boys basketball teams earned two close victories Saturday after a late game comeback and a fourth-quarter nail biter in their respective games with the host Spangdahlem Sentinels.

New ghillie suit for Army snipers put to the test

During a recent field test, snipers wore models of the proposed Improved Ghillie System and concealed themselves in forest and arid settings. Other snipers tried to spot them from distances as far away as about 655 feet and as close as about 33 feet.


Royals stage another fourth-quarter blitz to drop Raiders

Ramstein boys outscore Kaiserslautern 20-2 in final period to improve to 2-0 on the season.


Shortage of civilian doctors in military hospitals causing treatment problems

Staff shortages at military hospitals have forced some to discontinue services, refer patients to private providers and send others to Veterans Affairs hospitals for treatment, a government watchdog has found.


Air defense artillery unit is activated in Germany for the first time in decades

The Army has activated a new short-range air defense unit in Germany, the first such unit stationed in the country since the end of the Cold War drawdown.


Landstuhl's Nanstein Castle is worth a visit, even for the most jaded sightseers

Maybe I’m a little jaded, but like many others who have moved around a lot, I have a tendency to ignore all but the biggest tourist attractions in my backyard, wherever that backyard may be. I usually want to see the big stuff — like the the Pyramids at Giza.


Army DFAC provides familiar food, surrogate family for troops in Germany on Thanksgiving

For the cooks at the Clock Tower Cafe on Kleber Kaserne, Thanksgiving Day is game day, a day they bring all their skills to bear and lays out a feast designed to accomplish one mission: make troops forget for a moment that they aren’t home.