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As the late September sun streams through Diana Ringquist’s windows, she motions to the sparsely furnished apartment behind her. “It’s been like this since May,” she says with a small laugh. Ringquist’s husband, an officer in the United States Army, has been stationed in Angola, Africa. She is looking forward to returning to the continent,Continue reading “Mothers of Invention”
By Julie Svoboda Retired combat veterans Todd Mercer and Ric Levine stood outside the chapel at US Army base Panzer Kaserne near Stuttgart, Germany, waiting for the ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks to begin. Lepine reflected on his service and the weight of this anniversary. “Any milestone anniversary has significance,Continue reading “We Remember”
Stuttgart, Germany – Rebecca Thomas, an Australian married to an American employed by the United States Department of Defense, sits in her home in a village outside Stuttgart, Germany, where there are several military bases housing hundreds of families like hers. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, weekends were full of activity. Now, however, the German governmentContinue reading “Life in Lockdown”
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