22 Signs That You Have Been Stationed in Germany During Your Spouse’s Military Career

22 Signs That You Have Been Stationed in Germany During Your Spouse's Military Career

22 Signs That You Have Been Stationed in Germany During Your Spouse’s Military Career I was recently added to a Facebook group for my husband’s first duty station in Schweinfurt, Germany. While the post has been closed, the group is mostly about our memories of our time there. My husband arrived there in late 2005 and me, and my son joined him in March of 2006. We lived there until May of 2008 when we moved to our second duty station in Germany, Grafenwoehr. We were there until we moved back to the states in 2010. Spending four years in …

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How PCSing Overseas Will Change You Forever

How PCSing Overseas Will Change You Forever

How PCSing Overseas Will Change You Forever We got on the train headed for our new home in Schweinfurt, Germany. I had never been to Europe before. I hadn’t even been to Canada. Only parts of Mexico back in high school. I was in another world, but one that looked similar to my own. As we got on that train, filled with German businessmen and women, I realized something that stuck with me during our time overseas. That no matter where you live or where you grew up, people are people and just trying to do the best they can …

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What You Need to Do When You Are Overseas for the Holidays

What You Need to Do When You Are Overseas for the Holidays

What You Need to Do When You Are Overseas for the Holidays Christmas 2008, my friend and I took our kids out to the local Christmas Market. We lived in a small village and even they had a small Christmas market. I love how the Germans do Christmas. They go big. Every town square is decorated. Most towns and villages have their own Christmas markets and you can tell the whole country is ready to celebrate. We spent 4 holiday seasons in Germany and each one was so magical. If you are lucky enough to be overseas for the holidays, …

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Living in Hohenfels, Germany

Happy to have this guest post by LeAnna on Hohenfels, Germany. Please visit my Duty station guest post page for posts on other locations or more information about how you can write a guest post about where you have been stationed. Hohen-Hells, Germany.   Oops, I mean, Hohenfels; the Army Post in Nowheresville, Germany where the Commissary is often out of stock of the item you need most (like Pumpkin puree during Thanksgiving!), where it’s 30 minutes to the nearest big city and where you are thousands of miles away from family, friends and the nearest comforts of wandering aimlessly …

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When Moving Back To The United States From Overseas Is Hard

When moving back to the US from overseas is hard

We have been back from Germany a little over six years now. It was quite the change to go from a small village in Germany to Clarksville, Tennessee and the USA. I was so ready to be back in the states after four years. I think I kissed the ground when I got off the plane. I was home. Being stationed overseas is a dream for a lot of people. A chance to see another part of the world, to explore and to open up to other ways of living. The military can send a family that has never been …

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On Living in Wiesbaden, Germany

On Living in Wiesbaden, Germany

Happy to have this guest post by Rebecca on Wiesbaden, Germany. Please visit my Duty station guest post page for posts on other locations or more information about how you can write a guest post about where you have been stationed.  I had the privilege of living in Wiesbaden, Germany from January 2008 through December 2010. This was my first experience living overseas and it was an adventure! Back in those days, military and their family flew on commercial flights, which landed us in Frankfurt. We were then bussed to an inprocessing center and then finally bussed to Wiesbaden Army Airfield. …

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Why You Have To Say Yes To A PCS To Germany

Why You Have To Say Yes To A PCS To Germany

Why You Have To Say Yes To A PCS To Germany Even though the Military is shutting down some Military installations in Germany, people are still PCSing to Germany. Sometimes they have a choice, sometimes they don’t. Sometimes the spouse thinks about staying in the US. As someone who spent four years in Germany, I have to recommend that if you have the opportunity to go overseas, do it. I say this as someone who didn’t always enjoy being there, that missed the US a lot more than I should have, and who hated being so far away from everything. It’s …

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After Two years and Three Months What Do I Really Miss About Germany

It has been 2 years and 3 months since we got on an airplane and left Germany after being stationed over there. A lot of people come back from Germany missing it like crazy. They don’t enjoy being in the US and want to go back. We were not like that. We were so ready to not live in Germany anymore. We were so ready to be back in the US. We were so happy to have that chapter close in our lives. Well now it has been a while. It can be common to miss certain things about places …

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German Christmas Markets

If you are ever stationed in Germany you will get the chance to visit at least one German Christmas market.  Most of the towns have them even if they are small.  While we were over in Germany we got to visit quite a few of them.  We never were able to make it to the big one in Nuremberg. Have you ever been to a German Christmas Market?   Erbendorf       Schweinfurt  

Space-A Part 3 The Return Trip

my experience flying Space-A

  I have posted about my Space-A trip that I took last summer.  Space-A part 1 and Space-A part 2.  But I haven’t posted about the return trip.  Since it is almost summer again I figured I better post it before I forget too much 🙂   After spending a wonderful summer in California it was time to head back to Germany.  Instead of trying to get a flight out of Travis AFB which is about 8 hours from where I was, I took a commercial flight to Charleston, SC to meet up with my friend who was heading back …

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