Willkommen in Deutschland! Welcome to Germany! If you’ve recently arrived, your head may be spinning from a combination of jetlag and the sheer amount of information coming your way. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Moving overseas is a big change with a lot of moving pieces.
Whether you love it or hate it, moving is a big part of being a military spouse. On top of the constant moves, there are the occasional less than ideal living circumstances you’ll find in another country.
Growing up, one of my favorite board games was the Game of Life. I loved hearing the clicking spin of the wheel, and wondering what path my “life” would take. Would I end up with twins? Would I finally hit the jackpot and land on the lottery space?
Shopping on the economy can be very intimidating, especially if you have not been in Germany very long. After all, almost everything is in German, few brands will be familiar and some of the foods are just very different than what you find in the typical American supermarket.
There are a plethora of PCS (Permanent Change of Station) advice articles out there, but after reading some of the cringe-worthy moving experiences shared by fell
Using a credit card can be the safest and most effective way of carrying currency and buying things “on the economy” when stationed overseas.
Whether planned or unplanned, most military families experience several PCS moves. That means packing up household goods, saying good-bye to a familiar duty station and starting over someplace new.
Retired Vice Adm. Cutler Dawson knows a thing or two about transitioning from active duty, and he’s learned a lot of life lessons along the way. From an impressive 34-plus year career as a U.S.
New Year’s celebrations pop and bang with fireworks. But as popular as fireworks displays are, their bursts of light and deafening explosions can be traumatic to animals.
Bargain hunters and savvy shoppers dream of deep discounts and deals. In Germany, outlet malls may be the answer to finding the sales and similar stores otherwise found in the States. Bargains abound, but do outlets meet the high expectations of shoppers?
Wintry weather is common in Europe through April. The last thing you want is to get caught without required equipment.
Rules for winter tires
Many organizations in the civilian world value your experience, skills, work ethic and training as a servicemember. You'll find that a number of military-friendly employers are committed to hiring veterans.
Christmas is an internationally celebrated holiday. However, many countries and cultures have their own distinct ways to commemorate this time of the year. In Europe, it is definitely a whole season filled with celebration. There are different traditions that aren’t as popular in America.
The day will come when you're preparing to get out of the military.
You’ve just found out you're moving overseas. You're shaking up your world, and new possibilities and experiences await you. Perhaps a new job awaits you, too. As soon as you know about your move, it's time to start the research, so you can enter the market there job-ready.