During World War II, planners in the War Department realized that military service members needed a better banking system. By 1943, more than 140 military installations had banking facilities, and in 1947, services began in Europe and the Pacific.
It’s pretty simple to see how a motorcycle enthusiast moving overseas would get excited. First, look around. These rolling hills, historic destinations and scenic routes sprawling across Europe are just begging for an easy, weekend ride.
Tasting unique, one-of-a-kind regional food is one of my favorite things about moving to a new assignment. You can discover amazing, authentic flavors that you may not have otherwise tried. Burnt ends in Kansas City? Yes, thanks. Loco mocos and malasadas in Hawaii? Check.
Perhaps you let go of a lot of your furniture to lighten the weight load before your last PCS. Or, you like to purchase new (or new to you) items when you arrive at your new duty station. That is understandable.
Chocolate. It can be a daily comfort food or an occasional sinful delicacy. It’s available in all colors, shapes and flavors. If you’re a fellow chocoholic, take advantage of Europe’s world famous shops, festivals, tours and museums devoted to our favorite confection.
A plus to living in Europe is the opportunity to participate in numerous outdoor festivals, events and activities held year-round. Then, there is the weather. Similar to that of the Pacific Northwest, the weather in Germany, the U.K.
Harry Potter fans can soon discover what it was like to eat a meal at the majestic tables in the Great Hall. On Aug. 20 and 27, muggles (non-magical folks) will have the chance to enjoy an exclusive event at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London — Breakfast at Hogwarts!