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Courtesy photoBecca Breedlove-Berry is a thriving mom and resiliency pro. "I encourage mothers to be aware of themselves and their own needs. Often we get so wrapped up in the needs of our children, jobs and husbands we forget to take care of ourselves," she said.

Mother magic: Tips to help military moms thrive

by Dr. Krystal White
Contributing writer

At the beginning, there’s plenty of information on what to expect as a new mom. New parents anxious to keep their children healthy nurture their children and set up good routines. They gobble up baby books and their advice. After some time, moms become pros at handling the nitty gritty of the daily grind that raising children demands.

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Photo courtesy of Valerie Potapova/Shutterstock.comThe Nuremberg Easter Market is open through Monday in front of the famous Frauenkirche. The market features more than 80 stalls selling everything from household goods, to arts and crafts, to homemade foods.

Nuremberg Easter Market open till Monday

by Amanda Hayward
Contributing writer

Deciding on which Easter markets to visit is tough since there are so many popping up in large and small towns throughout Germany.

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Celebrate Easter – the German way

by Amanda Hayward
Contributing writer

Egg painting, festivals, bonfires, Easter games and feasts all partially sum up a traditional German Easter weekend. Many Easter traditions first began in Germany, and to this day, Easter is one of Germany’s most celebrated holidays. In fact, the first chocolate Easter bunny was made in Germany in the 1800s.

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Awards luncheon recognizes volunteers

by Capt. Royal Reff
10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Public Affairs

Ask any military community volunteer about their work and one of the first things you’ll hear are expressions of charity and gratitude. Volunteerism can often be thankless and quiet, behind-the-scenes work.

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Congrats ALS graduates

Congrats ALS graduates

Sixty-four students graduated Airman Leadership School April 1. Each graduate will receive 10 CCAF credits. Senior Airman Andrew Adams Senior Airman Flint Almiron Senior Airman Matthew Amato — Distinguished Graduate and  Leadership Award Senior Airman Takayuki Arai Senior Airman Joshua Armstrong Senior Airman Stephen Baran Senior Airman Jared Barnes Senior Airman […]

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Photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon JohnstonAn F-15E Strike Eagle from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, takes on fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from RAF Mildenhall March 28 during Exercise Tonnerre Lightning.

Exercise Tonnerre Lightning 14-1

by U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs

British, French and U.S. airmen wrapped up the inaugural Exercise Tonnerre Lightning 14-1 Friday on Ramstein and other operating locations.

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Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr.Brig. Gen. Paul M. Benenati,  commanding general of the 7th Civil Support Command, speaks to members of Joint Task Force-Consequence Management prior to the start of Operation Saber Guardian 14 March 30.

7th CSC begins Operation Saber Guardian 14

by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr.
21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

Soldiers and civilians from the 7th Civil Support Command, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, along with hundreds of additional participants from the United States, Bulgaria and 10 other NATO countries, officially marked the beginning of a multinational exercise designed to test the capabilities of allied nations in response to real-world emergencies March 31.

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AGOW, USAFE, 493rd FW work with Hungarian AF

by Master Sgt. Albert Black
435th Contingency Response Group Air Adviser Branch

Building upon a long history of cooperation between the United States and Hungary, members of the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa staff and 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Wing spent three days with partners from the Hungarian air force at Kecskemét Air Base.

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Photo by Brandon BeachMore than 150 21st Theater Sustainment Command Soldiers line up for early-morning uniform inspections during Millrinder Time  April 3 on Panzer Kaserne in Kaiserslautern. Millrinder Time is a local, Army-specific tradition intended to build esprit de corps within the 21st TSC ranks and is part of a holistic effort to improve individual and overall unit readiness. It is designed as a duty day devoted to training events with the objective to facilitate health and welfare, standards and discipline, accountability, and other events related to professional development.

Soldiers conduct readiness activities during Millrinder Time

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Pulse on AF force management

by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

Regular force management updates are now being published at www.af.mil, including program updates, reports on voluntary program applications received at AFPC and changes to program eligibility.

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