Going to Baumholden Germany...

Keely - posted on 02/21/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )

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My husband and i have recently been told that we are to be stationed in Baumholden Germany. I was just wondering if there is anyone that is or has been there and if you have any advice for me! Anything would help, this will be my first time out of the country and i am a little freaked out. Thanks so much!

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Keely - posted on 08/31/2010

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We got to start sending letters a month or two in, it took a while to get the address. I wrote letters before i got the address that way i had a whole bunch to send when i did. And you will find out your duty station right before his graduation. Good luck!

Kiaya - posted on 08/31/2010

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My husband just started basic and is it crazy that we actually want germany as our first station duty?! I am so glad I will know of some people there if that is where we end up going. For those with husbands in basic or recently graduated when did you find out where you are going and when did you get to start sending them letters?

Toni - posted on 07/08/2010

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I don't know if any of you ladies saw the post from Maggie Santana but she is new to Baumholder too! I wish there was something like this when I lived there. I was a soldier though and single without kids but it is still neat to have a place to meet people when you are so far from home!!

Toni - posted on 05/04/2010

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I actually met my husband while we were both stationed their. they call it the rock. It is a neat place and a great experience. Find some good friends as soon as you can though because (not to be the barer of bad news) but the soldiers have to go to the field often and get deployed quite a bit. When you get there you have to go eat at Stadtkrug. It is the best steak I have ever had in my life and is part of the culture there. Best of luck!!

Tannisha - posted on 05/04/2010

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Hi Keely, It's Tannisha again :) I was actually in the same situation you are in right before Smith Barracks's last deployment. They were supposed to Deploy in November of 2007 so we had decided to wait until he got back for us to move up there with him. However, the deployment got pushed back a few months so I did move up there. A word of advice... do NOT move up there if you're only going to get to be with him for a few months. I only got to be with mine for four before he left and then spent 15 months alone. It was much much harder on me than having friends and family near. Just something for you guys to consider. Oh and Summer practically doesn't exist in that part of Germany. I think I remember a month and a half of sunshine. Just a heads up! Hope it helps!

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Me and my husband are going to Baumholder on July 30! He is in the Army and this is our first duty station. Anyone who is in Baumholder or going there feel free to add me on facebook or message me! So excited I found this thread and have a chance to meet other wives going there or who are already there. I'm much more excited about going now! Also, any advice or tips you all have for us would be so great! Can't wait to chat with you all!!!!

Gloria - posted on 04/18/2010

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Hi Keely, my name is Gloria. I am going to Baumholder too! My hubby has been there since March. I have just turned in all my paperwork and am waiting on Command Sponsorship. I'm really freakin out about the new country as well. I'm from Tennessee and have never been out of the country before.

Keely - posted on 03/22/2010

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i hope that i will get to meet you both, but things are so up in the air! My husbands deployment got moved up and now he is considering us staying in the states. I dont want to be away from him for so long but dont know what to do!

Marlana - posted on 03/15/2010

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hey ladies. I am at baumholder right now, and it takes some getting used to. they are doing remodeling on the housing here this summer so hopefully it will be a lot nicer than it is now. Are both of your families moving here for their first duty station? I ask because this is our first duty station as well and I found the process to be very stressful due to the procedure and lack of help when it came to getting everything in order for command sponsorship. If I can give any advise it is to call, call, call and make sure that people are getting things done to make sure that you get here as soon as possible, some of the women i've talked to had to wait months. for passports, you can have them expedited through the post office, its 160 for adults and 130 for kids under 16 if I remember correctly. There usually is not a long wait for housing, we got ours the day we arrived, but I know that its been filling up fast. I have had a strange relationship with it so far because I had to endure much of it alone, but I do think that once the snow melts and the spring and summer months come it will be nice. There are theme parks and zoo's as well as many other bases nearby that help to make the fact that our base is extremely small a little better. The exchange rate isnt great, but many places online have waved shipping or tax fees when I put in our apo address so that is also a very good thing. There are quite a few events that go on here as well that help to keep you busy. They guys get quite a bit of time for inprocessing as well, which is nice because you can try to figure out the base and go with him to some briefings and trips to start to settle in. I know that part is only helpful if you get to come before his inprocessing is complete, but hopefully you girls are able to come soon. Once you get a phone set up over here they have plans that include free calls back to the states so that you can call home whenever you want, but there is a between 6 and 9 hour time difference depending on what part of the states you are from so you'll have to get used to that )i have called my mom once or twice at a very indecent hour on accident lol) and they also have options for space a flights for those of you worrying how you will find the time and money to get home to ee family and friends. If you have any other questions you can message me, I hope I can help. I know how overwhelming this who think can be, and would love to meet some new people to hang out with, so good love with everything!

Harmony - posted on 03/07/2010

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My husband is at Beninng now. He grads on the 19th then is a direct ship there. When are you going? The only thing Ive heard is that when you get your passports you go there and then get on the housing wait list? Thats coming from another wife I met whose in the process too. Im in info overload. Since my husband is still in Basic I dont really know much beyond what I can google! Check out the FB page I posted on your page those ladies have been really helpful! There are 4 of us now 5 including you that are going at the same time! weve gotten really close and we would love to get to know you! It really helps to have the support!

Keely - posted on 03/05/2010

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Yes Harmony, my husband just graduated from Benning and is in Baumholder now. There is just so much to do before we can go it seems so overwhelming! Maybe we can meet when we both get to Baumholder it would be nice to have a friend! Tannisha thanks for the encouragement! Its nice to hear from so many that Germany is a great place to go, i am starting to look forward to it and not freak out so much.

Harmony - posted on 03/03/2010

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I moving to Baumholder too!! Is your husband at Benning?? Its my first time too...I hear you on the freaking out part! I've found some pretty good info online, pics of housing and stuff. we can swap what weve learned if you want to!

Tannisha - posted on 02/23/2010

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I lived there for a year and a half before I returned home. It's actually Baumholder, Germany. It's really not bad. The housing is great and there are a lot of nice people! It will be an awesome experience for you guys! The post is very very very small but about forty five minutes on the autobahn from Rammstein air base and Vogelweh air base that have everything. If you have any questions at all just send me a message!

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