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Category Archives: Heidelberg

Life on the Army post in Heidelberg (mostly on Patrick Henry Village where we lived).

Getting an International Driver’s License (Internationaler Führerschein) in Germany With a USAREUR License

The inside of my international license with some info smudged out.

Around the time we were getting everything ready to move to Kaiserslautern, I got an international driver’s license (Internationaler Führerschein) so I’d be able to drive outside of Germany. The USAREUR (US Army Europe) license I have only allows me to drive within Germany, although it was a requirement to Read more →

Moving Within Germany Part 4: Packing Day in Heidelberg

When moving within Germany with the military, the timeline is not the same as moving to Germany from overseas. We didn’t have to ship our car, for one, and there was no unaccompanied baggage to worry about. Our move was a door to door move where they moved our stuff Read more →

Moving Within Germany Part 3: Closing Out of Heidelberg as a NAF (Nonappropriated Fund) Employee

When moving within Germany, soldiers have their own clearing stuff to do, and I wasn’t really involved, so I can’t tell you about that, but I can tell you about my end: closing out as a NAF (nonappropriated fund) employee, specifically as a child and youth program assistant, during our Read more →

Science Fair: Making Tie-Dye Milk & Going 104 Ft Up in the Air

1 tie dye milk (Ashley)

Heidelberg’s Army Child Youth & School Services held a science fair on April 20th at the middle school on Patrick Henry Village. Kids could go from booth to booth trying out different projects. Many of the booths were operated by staff from the PHV Child Development Center, including myself. While Read more →

Online Shopping: Who Ships to APO/FPO Addresses? (Part of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop)

Today is the second day of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop hosted by Toni of One Chocolate Box. Today’s topic is “anything related to Christmas shopping”. I do most of my shopping, Christmas and otherwise, online. No lines. No crowds. No being out in the cold. It’s easy to price Read more →

10 Tips from a Former Caregiver for Parents With Children in Daycare

daycaretips

During my year working in a child development center (daycare), I started compiling a list of tips for parents including, among other things, bringing weather appropriate clothing. I held off on posting it while I worked there since I wasn’t sure how it would go over. Well, today I was Read more →

Getting My USAREUR Driver’s License

When we first got to Germany, I studied the booklet my husband was given to prepare for the test to get a USAREUR (US Army Europe) driver’s license. Then we found out we couldn’t take the test at the same time because we are married, which was odd considering there Read more →

Getting a Tourist Passport While Living in Germany

passport

I had never had a passport before we got orders to Germany, but a little while before we came here, I got a no-fee passport. I was originally told that I could travel on it but later found out that’s not the case. Countries in the European Union have open Read more →

My First Day at the Child Development Center

It’s been awhile since I told you about in-processing as a Child & Youth Program Assistant. As promised, it’s finally time to tell you about my first day at the Child Development Center (which go figure I’m posting a couple days after my employment officially ended since I have been in Read more →

Pre-Employment Paperwork & Requirements

Last time, I told you about accepting the job offer for Child and Youth Program Assistant. The day after, I had to go into CPAC (civilian personnel advisory center) which is the NAF HR department. Most of the paperwork I filled out for them was the same thing you’d fill Read more →

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