Moving 2 Germany

Sarah - posted on 05/13/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My partner is in the army, i av a daughter aged 5 n a baby on the way (due Aug) my husband is being posted 2 Germany in aug n we r all going with him but im scared. I dont no any1 at all plus dont like the idea of Germany but i no we will all go as a family. Wud b easier if ad sum friends who were going aswel but there isnt. This is scarying me n dont no wot i can do about it can any1 help????

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Alison - posted on 05/13/2009

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My father was in the Air Force when I was younger and we lived in Germany for six years (we moved there when I was seven and left right before I turned thirteen). He was stationed at both Sembach and Ramstein AFB. I have really fond memories of it and my parents absolutely loved living there. Don't be afraid of the culture...everyone there is super nice and most Germans DO speak English very well. Try to take a basic German class or get a couple books just so you can pick up some phrases so you can get around a little bit...at least learn enough to read a menu. It's beautiful there..you'll love it and so will your children. Will you be living on post, or out in a village? My family lived one year on the base, and the rest of the time out in a few German villages. If you live on post, there will be plenty of Americans there to help you adjust...even though we lived off-base, we had another guy who was in the Air Force show us around...I still remember being little and him taking us to a German bakery for the first time... It's terrific and you will find people who will help you. Don't be afraid of exploring!

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User - posted on 05/13/2009

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Wow - what an incredible adventure that you and your family will be able to share!

Just remember that if you are friendly to other people, people will most likely be friendly back! That holds true no matter where you are!

Good luck!

Brandi - posted on 05/13/2009

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My Hubby is AF and we have really good friends that just went to Raminstien (I know spelled that wrong). If you are moving to a post/base then you know there is the whole Army Family waiting for you there! The sense of family and togetherness is stronger overseas among the other posted families. Also Germany is a great place! Everyone I've known that has been based there has loved it! Good Luck to you and enjoy the adventure!

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