As our government builds up our military, and continues to deploy troops overseas, I want to share information on how we can all support them, directly or indirectly, whether we know someone deployed, or not.
Although I was not deployed to a war zone, I was stationed in (at that time) West Germany. I worked in a unit that was the liaison between the West German local and federal police, the military and customs/border units. Because I lived an hour from any formal military facilities, I lived in a two-room apartment in a barn on a dairy farm. It was a memorable experience. I made many wonderful friends, with whom I still maintain close relationships. However, I still missed home and family, as well as everyday “luxury” items.