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Do you miss being stationed in Germany? I was stationed in Vilseck (Rose Barracks) from 2003-08, and loved it. I miss the bier, Volksfests, Oktoberfest, Schnitzel, bratwurst, sightseeing and the clubs.
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PVT Robert Gresham
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I loved Germany so much that I decided to take a "European out" and lived, and worked in Germany, in the Wuerzburg area, for over 20 years. I've only been back in the States for about 4 years now.

I definitely miss Deutsches Bier, and all my old friends and neighbors. I really don't miss all the food being fried (bad for my beer belly), although I would dearly love a Jaegerschnitzel mit Pommes, from time to time. 8-))
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MSG Tom Earley
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I miss it very much. Of course when I started my Army career in 1982 we had 2 Armored Cavalry Regiments, 2 Armored Divisions, 2 Infantry Divisions, 3 Brigades forward deployed from their bases in CONUS, plus all the Corps, and Theatre Combat Support Brigades need to support the 7th Army, 5th Corps, and 7th Corps. Bottom line is that it was easy to get orders to Germany. After Desert Storm with all the deactivations it got a little harder to get there. Now it must be damn near impossible for you active duty troops. My Germany Tours were 11th ACR Bad Hersfeld 82-84, 8th ID Mainz 84-86, 7th Army Bad Tolz 87-90, 1st AD Katterbach 90-91, 2nd ACR Bamberg 91-92, 3rd ID Erlangen 92-93, and 7th Army Hohenfels 99-2002. My wife is German, and all our kids were born there. Best years of my life.
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The only places now to go to Germany are: Weisbaden, Grafenwoehr/Vilseck, Hohenfels, Kaiserslautern, Baumholder and Stuttgart.
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And Katterbach
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MSG Tom Earley
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SSG (Join to see) - Roger that! The young soldier I mentioned on orders to Weisbaden is keeping her fingers crossed because my wife's family is from Mainz just across the Rhein River and so she would have folks there that she has met, and knows.
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CSM Charles Hayden
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MSG Tom Earley A niece and nephew also grew up speaking German. On returning from ?Korea to Ft Lewis, my middle brother refused to take the kids to the PX. Reasoning: the kids can't speak English! He and Ursula spent 3? tours at Peden Barracks, near Wertheim.
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PO1 Shahida Marmol
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I'm trying to get orders to Kaiserlautern right now, Pray for me!!!!
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SSG Martin Reyna
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Hope you get your orders... You will love it there. IF you do go try visiting a small town called Pottenstein (best steak ever)and definitely the Bavarian castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. It is a totally unique and amazing experience. Many people are stationed there and never experience this unique areas.
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PO1 Cliff Heath
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Good luck on your orders I am just curious what your rating is so that you can be stationed in Germany, if you can't say I understand GMG1 HEATH
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