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Experience everything the Black Forest has to offer

by Megan Finley Contributing writer

My family and I have been living in Kaiserslautern for almost three years. We have taken countless day trips and overnight trips, and we have had the privilege of visiting 12 different countries. There is one place on our list, however, that we still haven’t visited. It is only a couple hours away and has picturesque villages and scenery with an abundance of things to see and do all year round. So many of our friends have raved about all the things they have seen and done here, yet we have not been. What have we been waiting for? It’s time to visit the Black Forest.

March 24, 2016 ×


Budget-friendly trips everyone can enjoy

by Katie F. Boltuch Contributing writer

One of the biggest concerns when planning any kind of trip is money. A 2013 CNN Global Tourism survey found that nearly 60 percent of people decide vacation destinations and activities based on price. Traveling can be expensive whether you’re single, attached or bringing the whole family. If you’re looking for a few unexpected locations that’ll give you a great vacation at minimal expense, the following five destinations might be just what you’re looking for.

March 24, 2016 ×


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5 destinations in Germany you don’t want to miss

by Megan Finley, Contributing writer

Spring is here. There is not a more perfect time to start enjoying the history, culture and natural beauty Germany has to offer. With its quaint historic towns, exciting cities, peaceful forests and breathtaking mountains, visitors may experience a hard time choosing where to visit. To help make the choice a little easier, I have outlined the top five destinations you do not want to overlook!

March 24, 2016 ×


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Munich: one of Europe’s great cities

by Karl Weisel U.S Army Garrison Wiesbaden Marketing Office

Some Americans on whirlwind tours of Europe make it a point to visit the classic cities such as Rome, Paris and London while stationed in Europe. But many overlook one of the truly great cities not so far from home — Munich. Bavaria’s capital may have a reputation as home […]

August 21, 2015 ×


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Using public transportation in Germany

Courtesy of the Herald Union Archive U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden

Traveling around Germany on public transportation can be a bit overwhelming at first, but with a little practice you can become comfortable with the system.

August 13, 2015 ×


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Visitors admire the elephants at Tierpark Hagenbeck.

Hamburg zoo and aquarium

by Karl Weisel U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Marketing Office

No trip to northern Germany is complete without a stop to the bustling harbor city of Hamburg. Home to a rich array of museums, a bustling fish market and intriguing historical landmarks, Hamburg attracts international visitors from far and wide.

August 13, 2015 ×


Student dependents may be eligible for funded travel

Courtesy of the 86th Comptroller Squadron

Command-sponsored dependents attending school in the U.S. may be eligible for government-funded travel to visit family stationed at a permanent duty station outside of the continental United States.

May 7, 2015 ×


Airmen urged to travel safe

by Senior Airman Jose L. Leon
86th Airlift Squadron Public Affairs

Taking a few extra safety precautions can make the difference between enjoying travel without mishaps and becoming a victim.

June 12, 2014 ×


Marrakesh: exploring the Medina

Marrakesh: exploring the Medina

Story and photos by Sara Pavich
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

In early April, the sun in Marrakesh, Morocco, beats down strongly by the afternoon. The Jemaa el Fna, the bustling main square, takes the full heat of it by midday.

May 1, 2014 ×


Holiday traveling: Stay vigilant

Courtesy of the 86th Airlift Wing Antiterrorism Office

As we know, people are the Air Force’s most vital resource. As recent events have shown, terrorists will continue to modify their tactics in an attempt to be unpredictable.

December 19, 2013 ×