Expat Retiree Profile: Living in Strasbourg, France

Ever dream of moving to Europe after you retire from the military? Milton Soler, an Army retiree, decided many years ago that he wanted to retire in Europe, and in 2021, he realized his dream by moving to France. In this personal interview with Milton, part of our Expat Retiree …

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Day Trip to Bastogne: WWII History in Belgium

For military history buffs, Bastogne, Belgium is hallowed ground. It was the site of the last major German offensive during WWII: Battle of the Bulge. Bastogne now has several important museums and monuments dedicated to that bloody battle. We recently visited Bastogne, and in this article, Mr. Poppin’ Smoke, a …

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Flying Space-A from JB Andrews: 8 Things You Need to Know

If you’re flying Space-A from the Washington, DC area, add Joint Base (JB) Andrews to your list of options. JB Andrews usually has several flights per week to bases within the continental U.S. plus regular flights to Germany. As a bonus, competition for Space-A seats at Andrews is often less …

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What Active Duty Service Members Need to Know About Flying Space-A

Flying space-available (“Space-A” or “taking a hop”) on military aircraft can make visiting family or taking regular leave much more affordable for military members. It’s a privilege codified in Department of Defense Instruction (DODI) 4515.13, but before you use it, it’s very important to understand how the Space-A program works. …

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Expat Retiree Profile: Living in Romania as an American

If you’re looking for an affordable location that offers modern conveniences, easy access to the rest of Europe, and many options for residence visas, Romania fits the bill. With a high quality of life, low cost of living, vibrant cities, and incredible nature, this beautiful country in Eastern Europe has …

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