Die Rekruten

German Military Targets Millennials with Reality Show ‘Die Rekruten’

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The United States military is pretty crafty at recruiting new members, including sometimes subtle tie-ins across a range of media, but they aren’t the only ones relying on non-traditional sign-up methods. Germany, a country which has had to keep military efforts low-key since the end of World War II, isn’t …

Sources: Die Rekruten, Public Radio International

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Merkel Tells EU to Build Up Defense in Light of Trump Presidency

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

With Donald Trump set to take the office of President in a few short days, German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned fellow European leaders on Thursday to start building up security and defense operations, hinting that the United States won’t be so quick to jump to the aid of its European allies. …

Sources: Reuters

Photo: mark notari [Flickr]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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US Tanks Enter Germany in Preparation for Russian Conflict

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Over the weekend, 3,500 American troops marched into the German city of Bremerhaven with an onslaught of military weaponry and gear, including tanks, under the anticipation of a Russian evasion across Eastern Europe. It is a concerning move, and the largest US military presence since the end of the Cold War …

Sources: CBS News

Photo: U.S. Army by Spc. Eric Cabral/Released

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Underage Soldiers in German Military at Record Highs

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

According to a new report published in Die Welt, the German military recruited a record number of underage soldiers last year. Despite efforts from Germany’s Die Linke (Left Party) to end underage recruitments, the military has come back saying everything is being done in accordance with the law. German law allows for individuals …

Sources: Die Welt, RT

Photo: 7armyjmtc [Flickr]

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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First Spying Drones Were Invented Over 100 Years Ago In Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Drones are now commonplace in warfare today to capture images of high risk areas, and while many may see these unmanned aircrafts as a recent invention, the idea was in use over 100 years ago during World War I by the German military. Instead of aircrafts, which weren’t around during …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Germany Looks To Clean Up Military Appearance With Stricter Dress Code

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In America we are used to seeing active members of the military looking their best… clean-shaven, neatly pressed uniforms, etc., and it looks like Germany is wanting to follow suite with some new dress code guidelines set to go in effect February 1.  German soldiers will no longer be permitted …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Leaked Video Shows Near Collision Between German Drone and Passenger Jet

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The Spiegel recently discovered some footage on YouTube that shows what could’ve been a fatal disaster between a German drone and an Airbus A300 jet carrying 100 passengers back in 2004.  Apparently the Ariana Afghan Airlines veered off-course and entered a restricted air zone as it was coming in for a …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Germany Looks To Buy Armed Drones For The First Time

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Here in the US, drone warfare has been a topic of constant debate and has only increased as more information on the actual use scenarios have come to light.  But now Germany has their own eyes set on buying fleets of armed drones to add to their own military.  Up …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Germany’s Reputation Within NATO Not Looking Good Ahead of This Weekends Summit

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Top leaders from around the world will be getting together in Chicago this weekend, and while Germany will be present, their reputation has hit rock bottom among the fellow leaders. NATO has many purposes but one of the largest is to create an alliance of countries that pull together military …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Attention! My Time As a Soldier in the German Army

By Matthias Knobloch on Email

It was a warm Indian summer day when I said good-bye to both my girlfriend and denim. October 1, 2002 marks my first day as a soldier in the German Army. Germany has conscription for all young male citizens and that first day in October was the day that the …

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