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Getting Settled – Helpline

We arrive here as intelligent, competent adults who have set up new telephone, Internet and utilities a million times before. It’s not hard. And Germany isn’t a third world country, so it should be simple, right? Wrong.We are capable people, but the system here is different. Utilities are set up differently. You can’t just make […]

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Schools

School Age Children (5 -18) AFNorth International School http://www.afno-is.eu.dodea.edu/ AFNorth International School is a full-day preK-12th grade school located just outside the base at Brunssum, NL. Students moving on from the 6th grade at Geilenkirchen Elementary School continue to AFNorth for the junior high and high school grades.   German Schools (Gruenschule = Elementary age) […]

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Local Links

Here are a just a few helpful local links that can come in handy. If you think of another that should be here, please pass it along. Bases:Installation Guides: (http://benefits.military.com/misc/installations/Landing_Page.jsp) an invaluable resource – sometimes much better than the individual base websitesUSAG Schinnen (http://www.usagschinnen.eur.army.mil/sites/local/)Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base (http://www.e3a.nato.int/)JFC Brunssum (http://www.jfcbs.nato.int/)Spangdahlem Air Base (http://www.spangdahlem.af.mil/) Schools:AFNorth International […]

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Cell Phones

Reader Recommendation… “We’ve just had a couple new people PCS in to our squadron, and I’ve let them know about my cell phone guy. He has always been great with me, and he does speak English. His shop is small, and sometimes there’s a wait – but it’s worth it – he gives great service.” […]

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Connections

It seems that quite a few of us sensed the need for something more all at once and each took off in creating something to fill that need. Can’t have too much of a good thing, can we? Here are a couple other ways to stay connected in your community here. GK Connections is a […]

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Bookmark This!

For those of you know don’t know Babel Fish, here’s a link you’ll want to bookmark. Google’s Translation Services work well, but they don’t have translation into Dutch available and I end up in Dutch websites quite a bit looking for things to do in the area. So, then I use BabelFish by AltaVista. They […]

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Long Distance Phone Calls

Calling outside of Germany: For the best rates, I always use Call-By-Call numbers through the website below. You can check the website when ever you need to call to find out the best rates at the time. I not only use this site to call my family in the states, but also to call friends […]

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