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Welcome to Italy! Here is your one-stop checklist once you’ve arrived at your new home in Italy:
ARRIVAL
Attend in-processing and newcomers’ briefings.
Attend newcomer orientation.
Get your codice fiscale.
Get your soggiorno.
GETTING SETTLED
Moving to Italy is a big change for the entire family. Children certainly feel this impact as they leave behind familiar schedules, classrooms, friends and neighborhoods. Here are ways to make the transition as smooth as possible for your kiddos.
Everyone has lofty intentions to travel while in Europe. Beer tops many lists of things to experience while in new countries and cities. When planning your next vacation, consider stepping outside the norm and try a beercation. I didn’t just make this up!
I confess – I am a jewelry-a-holic. I am sure it’s hereditary. As a young child, I marveled over my grandmother’s dresser drawers filled with hundreds of glittery rhinestone brooches, necklaces, rings and beads of every color, shape and size.
Veterinary Medical Center Europe, located on Pulaski Barracks, has expanded their services and is offering appointments on the first Saturday of each month for routine wellness, vaccination, and health certificate exams for DoD ID card holders, and their beneficiaries, in the Kaiserslautern Milit
In a galaxy not so far away, a testament to the international fame “Star Wars” has acquired stands tall. The observatory in Zweibrücken is now painted blue and white to resemble the famous robot R2D2.
I wasn’t prepared for the way I felt when I walked through the gates of Disneyland Paris with my husband and our children for the first time. Instantly overcome with waves of childlike joy and nostalgia, I giggled with embarrassment as I wiped tears from my eyes.
Humans have always had a connection to the ocean. Whether for work, food, leisure or adventure, many of us are drawn to its magic. Duty in Europe provides an opportunity to experience a variety of beaches no matter what atmosphere you’re seeking.
Admiring the beautifully handcrafted items for sale at another European fest, a gorgeous piece of Polish pottery catches my eye. Immediately, the bright colors and intricate patterns take me back to my mom’s kitchen.
Jet-lagged and inadequately caffeinated, I fought to keep my eyes open in the darkened conference room where my husband and I were attending our first day of in-processing briefings.
Welcome, spring! Oh, how I’ve missed you and the radiant sunshine you bring. I’m officially in the mood to start the 2019 festival season. The options are overwhelming. Let’s use this opportunity to discover a festival in the city of Aachen. 
A fest-tastic day 
Below the brilliant blue sky lies a sea of purple. You close your eyes, breathe in the heavenly scent and feel the heat of the sun warm your body. It’s summer and you are standing in the middle of a lavender field in Provence, France.
For years, Sharon Schell tried to get her father to talk about his experiences in World War II, but he kept them to himself.