Kaserne, which began offering free meals Friday to members of the Stuttgart military community not getting paid because of the government shutdown. (JOHN VANDIVER/STARS AND STRIPES)
Kaserne, which began offering free meals Friday to members of the Stuttgart military community not getting paid because of the government shutdown. (JOHN VANDIVER/STARS AND STRIPES)

Special Forces chow hall feeding unpaid civilians, Coast Guard for free

by John Vandiver
Stars and Stripes

STUTTGART, Germany — The dining facility run by Green Berets began offering free meals Friday to members of the Stuttgart military community who are not getting paid because of the government shutdown.

“There were people in the community who came together and wanted to make sure that meals were available for anyone who needs them,” said the company commander in charge of the 10th Special Forces Group’s chow hall on Panzer Kaserne.

The donations to fund the free meals came from members of the Stuttgart military community, who wished to remain anonymous, garrison officials said. Roughly $500 was given, which is enough for nearly 100 meals, DFAC workers said.

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