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The art of using VAT forms

Thinking back to when I first found out about Value Added Tax (VAT) forms, the first thing that came to mind was, “Now I can buy more stuff!” It...

Staying in contact across time zones

Whether you’ve been in Europe for a while now or you’re a newcomer, knowing the drill of keeping up with friends and family in different time...

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Motorcycle safety in Germany

To obtain a motorcycle endorsement on a USAREUR, SETAF, SHAPE or USAFE-issued license, military personnel, dependents...

5 free ways to learn German

Moving to a new country is scary, moving to a country where you don't speak the language is even scarier. The good news is, with today's...

Fuel rations in Germany

U.S. military, DOD civilians ID cardholders and their dependents stationed or TDY in Germany may purchase tax-free fuel at Esso...

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LinkedIn Premium now FREE for milspouses

Trying to maintain a career or find a new job with the uncertainty that comes with being a military spouse is hard. There are moves, deployments...

Road rules in Germany

Documentation and equipment

The minimum driving age is 18. U...

How to win your battle with bugs

European windows don’t usually have screens like we’re used to in the United States. Since we don’t have air conditioning, we have to open the...

How to find employment as a substitute teacher

Military life is such a transient one. We move every three to five years, which sometimes leaves spouses looking for a new job just as often. This...

Helpful ways to break the PCS news to your kids

Moving is second-nature for military families. Right when you get settled, BAM! Orders drop, the packers invade and suddenly your house looks more...

How to recycle in Germany

Whether living on or off base, you are required to recycle in Germany. Installation recycling centers are only for those in government housing....

How to finance your PCS

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders arrive and the flurry of moving begins. It’s a time of excitement, anticipation and preparations. One of...

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