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  • Caution encouraged during local hunting event

    Hunting season has arrived in many states throughout Germany. A popular hunting tradition dating back to the early ages is the "drive hunt." This involves a group of hunters, or "drivers," scaring deer out of the woods. A group of drivers will walk through the woods, causing the deer to scamper toward a group of hunters on the opposite side waiting
  • Americans, Germans participate in 13th Special Children’s Day

    A sea of yellow and blue sprawled across the Skelton Memorial Fitness Center gym Oct. 8 when 100 German and American special needs children visited the base for Special Children's Day. More than 200 base volunteers donned bright yellow T-shirts to assist the children - sporting blue T-shirts - with participating in a Special Olympic-style sports
  • Zumba provides alternative work out

    About 80 people came to the Skelton Memorial Fitness Center to experience Zumba, a new fitness dance craze, Sept. 25. Zumba is a mixture of Latin, hip-hop and reggaeton. It incorporates dancing and fitness, allowing its users to burn between 700 to 800 calories an hour. Zumba began about seven years ago and is being taught at more than 40,000
  • Special Children’s Day highlight for local children, community, volunteers

    About 100 German and American special needs children from St. Martin's school in Bitburg and Department of Defense Dependents Schools - Europe here will to participate in sports activities at Skelton Memorial Fitness Center Oct. 8. The all-day event, which is one of the largest annual community service events put on by the base, requires 200-plus
  • Sabers snag first place in Rodenbach

    The Spangdahlem Saber Cycling Club teamed up with the Spangdahlem Varsity Cycling Team to compete in the fifth race of the U.S. Forces Europe Mountain Bike Championship series in Rodenbach, Germany. "Since we've started racing we've been the largest team at every event and the team that wins the most," said Hector Rodriguez Spangdahlem Saber