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At Kapaun Air Station, airmen taking care of their own on Thanksgiving

Two airmen at Kapaun Air Station in Germany have an ambitious plan for Thanksgiving: they’re providing many of the 351 service members who live in the base dorms with home-cooked meals.

Pregnant airmen can now fly without medical waiver, new rule says

The policy, which takes effect immediately, gives certain fully qualified pilots, remotely piloted aircrew and missile operations duty crews the option to continue doing their jobs while pregnant.


Poland’s Brovaria in Poznan’s city center serves up one of the best meals in Europe

A visit to Poland must include the Brovaria in Poznan city center for lunch or dinner. Poznan is a quick one-hour flight from Frankfurt, or a short drive for U.S. military members stationed in the city. The Brovaria brews its own beer, offers a full bar and restaurant and even has its own 21-room hotel. The bar has a wide variety of drinks available, but the brew house’s signature beers are a must.


Belgian attraction offers spectacular caves and a one-of-a-kind animal park

If you want to see animals, navigate a cave, hike, ride a train and sleep in the woods all in one day, the Domaine des Grottes de Han (Domain of the Caves of Han) should be on your short list.


Troops serving along Mexico border to get medal

Thousands of servicemembers sent to the border are eligible to receive a medal that recognizes those who, as a unit, take part in a designated U.S. military operation “deemed to be a significant activity” and “encounter no foreign armed opposition or imminent hostile action,” DOD criteria state.


US government charter flight catches fire in Ireland, shuts down airport

A total of 159 passengers and crew, including U.S. airmen, on an Air Force-chartered flight were evacuated via emergency slides at Ireland’s Shannon Airport after the jet’s landing gear caught fire, media reports said Friday.


Software glitch caused Air Force pay problem, officials say

A software upgrade was responsible for a pay issue that affected some 6,800 active duty and reserve airmen, the Air Force Personnel Center said Thursday.