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sith_killer_99
06-15-2009, 07:28 PM
Okay, so I found out today that I am projected to go to Germany early next year. Nothing's set in stone yet, as anything can change, but it's a safe bet.

I have wanted to go to Germany ever since I joined the Army back in 1993! I am really looking forward to this! Germany is a 3 year tour, so I may be looking at retirement once I am done with Germany. We'll see.:D

DarthQuack
06-15-2009, 07:35 PM
Hopefully a nice safe trip for you! :)

bobafrett
06-15-2009, 07:47 PM
Start brushing up on your German!

sith_killer_99
06-15-2009, 08:03 PM
Yeah, I'm lucky, one of my Soldier's spent 20 years in Germany, his wife is German. Before he came back onto active duty he was a translator for the Army. I am going to have him teach my wife and I before we leave, which isn't until April next year, plenty of time to begin learning.

We also plan on teaching both of the kids.:thumbsup:

Then we will have 3 years to to become fluent!:D

bigbarada
06-15-2009, 08:54 PM
I spent two years in Darmstadt, Germany from 1991-93. It was my first duty station and it kind of ruined me for the rest of my time in the Army, because it's just so nice there.

I recommend traveling as much as possible. I highly recommend Berchtesgaden.

Any idea where you'd get stationed?

Darth Jax
06-15-2009, 09:52 PM
gonna get yourself a new car while over there?

sith_killer_99
06-16-2009, 12:41 AM
Any idea where you'd get stationed?


Looks like I will be at Heidelberg Hospital. From the Army's website:


Heidelberg, one of the most beautiful cities in Germany, is nestled in the heart of the Neckar Valley about 70 miles south of Frankfurt. It is home to vineyards, medieval castles and fortifications.

The city, a longtime haven for tourists, features the famous Heidelberg Castle, built during the sixteenth century. It combines Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. Another historical landmark is the University of Heidelberg, the oldest university in Germany, dating from 1386. Boat trips along the Neckar River highlight many points of interest in and around Heidelberg and are fun for the whole family.

I plan to do as much traveling as possible. Like I said, this is pretty much my dream assignment...besides Japan, but I have wanted this much longer...like I said, since 1993, when I joined.


gonna get yourself a new car while over there?

I just bought a new car. I may look into it though, depending on the finances.

bigbarada
06-16-2009, 12:53 AM
Looks like I will be at Heidelberg Hospital. From the Army's website:



I plan to do as much traveling as possible. Like I said, this is pretty much my dream assignment...besides Japan, but I have wanted this much longer...like I said, since 1993, when I joined.



I just bought a new car. I may look into it though, depending on the finances.

Heidelberg, nice! I was there when they moved the main Army hospital from Frankfurt to Heidelberg, so I've been there a few times. Especially when I broke my hand near the end of my tour and had to go through occupational therapy. Anyways, there was a big comic book store in Heidelberg when I was there, maybe it's still around.

BTW, if you had said Hohenfels, I would have felt sorry for you.

You also won't be that far from Frankenstein's Castle, which is near Darmstadt (maybe a 30-40 minute bus ride, I can't really remember).

One word of caution if you intend to buy a car in Germany, you are going to have to pay the German taxes when you buy it, but you will also have to pay American sales taxes on the car to get it shipped back to the US. So, unless the rules have changed, you're probably going to get taxed twice for one car. You also might have to do a lot of work to the car to get it up to American standards (replacing all the windshields for one).

Keeping in mind, I was there over 16 years ago, so maybe a lot has changed.

Tycho
06-16-2009, 01:49 AM
Ich spreche deutsch. Ich habe dieses Fremdsprache im Hoch Schule und bei dem Universitat gestudiert.

Ich verlasse viel aber ich kann alle nicht vergessen.

Aber ich liebe den Krieg der Stern. :D

Und Herr Michael Bay ist auschgescheisschnit!

Danach kommen meine Freunden bei SirStevesGuide.com.

sith_killer_99
06-16-2009, 07:31 PM
Babel fish says:


I speak German. I gestudiert this foreign language in the high school and with the Universitat. I leave much however I cannot all not forget. But I love the war the star. And Mr. Michael Bay is auschgescheisschnit! Afterwards come my friends with SirStevesGuide.com.

lol

From all of this I gather, that you speak German and that you studied German in high School as well as College.

You have forgotten a lot, but not everything.

You love Star Wars.

I'm not sure why you think Michael Bay is gay, nor what that has to do with anything, other than he may be here trolling SSG looking for new friends.:confused:

lol

Tycho
06-16-2009, 09:21 PM
Very funny.

OK it's been a while since I used my German and my vocabulary and grammar are obviously hurting.


Babel fish says:
From all of this I gather, that you speak German and that you studied German in high School as well as College.

Yes.


You have forgotten a lot, but not everything.

Correct.


You love Star Wars. Uh-huh.


I'm not sure why you think Michael Bay is gay, nor what that has to do with anything, other than he may be here trolling SSG looking for new friends.:confused:

I was saying Michael Bay is outstanding (as I don't know the word for awesome auf deutsch) and I don't want to know if he's gay or not, as that has nothing to do with why I think he's awesome (but rather Transformers movies done for live-action does) and I doubt he's ever heard of SirStevesGuide.com nor has he visited our forums.

But if he comes online, I'll have him look you up :D -after I put in a request for Astrotrain to appear in the next TF movie!

Darth Jax
06-16-2009, 10:01 PM
Germans love Hasselhoff

bigbarada
06-17-2009, 02:53 AM
There is no 'right turn on red' in Germany. You WILL get a ticket.

The Priority Roads will drive you crazy, especially when you're not on one.

At a 4-way stop, the person on your right has the right of way, not whoever got to the intersection first.

You can get a ticket for running out of gas on the Autobahn. You're expected to plan your trips ahead of time and not just hop in your car and drive wherever.

The Autobahn works differently than our highway system here in America. In the US, you follow highways to your ultimate destination. In Germany, you go from town to town until you reach your destination (like connect the dots).

Also the young German girls will work in the strawberry fields topless, so try not to get too distracted.

Something that I wish they did in America, sales tax is factored into all the store prices ahead of time. So, shopping is just a matter of simple addition.

Don't go to a German Pizza Hut, you'll be sorely disappointed and kind of grossed out when you see that they like toppings like corn and lima beans on their pizza.

Don't drink the tap water!

Tycho
06-17-2009, 09:39 AM
Also the young German girls will work in the strawberry fields , so try not to get too distracted.

What?! I never saw this. But I'll have to go back there now. I think I need a fruit basket. Do they have melons?

BigBarada changed his post. He'd said the young girls work in the strawberry fields!

El Chuxter
06-17-2009, 10:29 AM
Awesome. Makes me want to buy more strawberries.

TeeEye7
06-17-2009, 11:31 AM
Where you guys been?

http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showpost.php?p=677078&postcount=715

It pays to know your alphabet!

Tycho
06-17-2009, 03:26 PM
BigBarada changed his post. He'd said the young s work in the strawberry fields!

hmm. Either the computer lab I'm in censors things, or SSG has added a few new words to the vebotten list.

JediTricks
06-26-2009, 12:17 AM
I predict an international incident with an EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle disguised as an RV. :p

Tycho
06-26-2009, 12:49 AM
I think that it's this computer lab I'm using downstairs by my gym while I'm resting during the course of my workout.

These words might be flagged:

young

girls



I guess we'll see.

UPDATE: yup. One word which translates to "not wearing a shirt" was omitted and I don't think that was an SSG directive.