Stars and Stripes Newest Resource -- Just Landed, Now What? Eases The Transition For U.S. Military Members During Their Overseas PCS to Germany

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This free publication is a helpful resource with articles, tips and checklists to help U.S. military members, civilians and contractors navigate the turbulence of an international move to Germany.

Stripes Just Landed, Now What?
“Being married to the military is not just an expression for me, it’s my life. When my husband gets orders, I drop everything I’m doing to follow him.”

Moving to Germany is an exciting opportunity for U.S. military members that can cause feelings of anxiety about the unknown, which is why the Stripes Just Landed, Now What? publication can help ease that transition with helpful tips about getting settled.

“Being married to the military is not just an expression for me, it’s my life. When my husband gets orders, I drop everything I’m doing to follow him.” said Jessica Soto, a military spouse living in Ramstein, Germany. “As quickly as his orders came in, is as quickly as I had to jump on finding a hotel, a home, and a car!”

Stars and Stripes knows that moving to another country is not an easy process; even under the best circumstances moving overseas is a stressful endeavor. Stripes Just Landed, Now What? publication assists excited, nervous and overwhelmed families to embrace a new lifestyle in Germany.

Stripes Just Landed, Now What? guide is jam-packed with:

  •     Euro banking – you can’t get anything done without it
  •     Passing the driver’s test and getting out on the Autobahn
  •     From house hunting to a home – how to jump-start your housing search
  •     Getting hooked up with utilities, cable TV, Internet & cellular phone service
  •     Transitioning with kids – expectations for schools and child care
  •     What you should know about owning pets overseas
  •     Acclimating yourself to German culture
  •     How to best handle an emergency on the economy
  •     Reference charts that make metric conversions a breeze
  •                  Comprehensive list of organizations and websites for easy reference

Moving overseas can be a great adventure, but if you don’t know what to expect and how to adjust then it can quickly turn into disaster. Read Stripes Just Landed, Now What? guide to be totally prepared for living in Germany and let your adventure begin!
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