Are you PCSing to Germany? This page has tons of info for living in Germany but also specific info to help you PCS to Spangdahlem AB.
We are super excited to be at Spangdahlem! You can read about the NEWS here. And while this is in no way our first Overseas PCS move (We’ve lived in Keflavik, Iceland and Misawa, Japan) it’s a first of it’s own sort for us. This will was the first PCS that we had to get ready for with Mr. B deployed. I did tons of research and wanted to share.
This is was big PCS for us, we took our Westie with us (we’ve never had a pet to PCS with us before) , Boo moved mid-Senior year after we arrive, and we PCS’d a few months after my husband got back from his one year deployment (aka short tour). It’s a wild ride but those who know me know that I love a good challenge 😉
I hope for this to be a Quick Glance all all the info you need for PCSing or Living around Spangdahlem, Germany.
If you have a link or know of something that should be added just shoot me an email 🙂
Check out my PCSing to Spangdahlem Checklist, includes a free printable checklist!
Base Information – Spangdahlem
Spangdahlem, AB Official website
Spangdahlem AB Official Blog
Spangdahlem AB Official Twitter
Spangdahlem AB Official Flicker
Trinity Baptist website
Truth Tabernacle House of Praise
International Driver’s License Information
AAA International Driver’s License – Don’t bother getting this, it becomes invalid when you in process in Germany, you have to get the International Drivers license here but you need the USAREUR license first.
How to get your International Driver’s License
USAREUR License (What you need to drive over here!)
Base info on Military members getting their USAREUR driver’s license before PCSing in so that they can be ready to drive. Also info for testing materials for spouses to study to take after arrival.
Teenagers Driving in Germany
What you need to know for your Teenager to drive in Germany can be found HERE
Housing Information – Spandahlem
Air Force Housing – Spangdahlem (the AF housing website is having technical issues, so link may or may not work)
Spangdahlem Bookoo (Online Yard Sale) Great site for housing listings! Only downside is that site is not open on Sundays, very annoying when you are desperately looking for a house!
Automated Housing Referral Network, they are no longer using this here in Germany 🙁
House Hunting in Germany, Not as fun as it sounds
Internet Challenges in Germany what you NEED to know BEFORE choosing a house off base
On Base Lodging
Spangdahlem Air Force Inn, note to newcomers book your TLF as soon as possible, especially if you have pets!
Off Base Lodging
Wiedenhof Palace – Speicher, a glimpse inside from me
Civilian Passports ask Tourist Passports
Spangdahlem Factsheet: Bringing Your Pet, great info here!
USDA Germany Regulations & Assessments, other country info here as well, just choose the country you need.
PCSing Overseas with Pets – Flight Arrangements, booking our Westie’s flight
PCSing to Spangdahlem Checklist – checklist for pets included
Flying the Rotator – Overseas Checklist with Pet info included
Tale of Two Tales, our story of getting our Wesite here & a Cat’s journey here
Spangdahlem Elementary School (SES) grades pre-k to 4th
Spangdahlem Middle School (SMS) 5th grade to 8th grade
Bitburg High School (BHS) grades 7th to 12th (Projected to move to Spangdahlem for 2017-2018 and beyond)
PCSing with your Senior High Schooler mid-Senior year
Taking Your Child to College From Overseas
Overseas PCS – Shipping Your Vehicle
What to Bring
Must have 220 volt Items & Dual Voltage Items
Spangdahlem Facebook Resources
Spangdahlem, AB Germany Spouses FB Page
And a slew of FB resources that my friend, Hazel sent me!
52D FSS Information Tickets & Travel
52D FSS Skelton Memorial Fitness Center
Spangdahlem Passenger Terminal
Spangdahlem Spouses & Enlisted Members Club (SSEMC)