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How to survive the deployment cycle

Here are steps that you can take that will help you and your family prepare for and survive the deployment cycle.

Explore European cities: Cannes, London and Reykjavik

Europe is rich in culture, history and fun, so take time to travel. Get out of your comfort zone and venture beyond your community.

Get crafty: Photo fun!

Scrapbooks and Much 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.

Get crafty: Creative adventures in Europe

While finding a one-stop shop that carries all the things you’re looking for can be challenging, with a little luck you can find just what you need...

Summer programs on and off base

Being stationed overseas does not mean that there is a lack of exciting, educational and entertaining summer activities for school-age kids.

Getting a ride in Germany

With money now in hand, you’re going to need a car.

Finding a place to call home

It’s a common drill in the military that takes place, on average, every 3 years.

Registering for DODEA-Europe schools

Families stationed in Europe typically send their children to the Department of Defense Education Activity Schools.

Baumholder water safe to use without boiling

Soldiers living off base throughout the Baumholder military community can again safely use city tap water without boiling it, as an advisory...

15 things I wish I'd known about Europe

Whether you just arrived or have been here a while, you may be scratching— or still shaking —your head about some issues.

OPSEC for you and your family

You’ve probably heard the phrases “Loose lips sink ships” and “Careless talk costs lives.” These statements were printed on posters displayed...

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