Sooooo, I have been preparing for a big change in my life these past few months. One of my favorite parts of being in the military is being able to live in other countries. The Air Force spoiled me by giving me Ramstein, Germany as my first duty station, and I have been trying to get back overseas ever since. I got notified in February that I would PCS (Permanent Change of Station) from Hurlburt Field AFB, FL to Osan AFB, South Korea, and I was ecstatic!
I have heard stories and rumors about South Korea since I joined the Air Force in 2010. However, it wasn’t my initial choice for my next duty station. I left Germay in 2013 & I have always wanted to go back, that was my first choice. Luckily for me, Osan is only a year long tour and it is one of those bases that you can choose the base that you would like to go to next. I lucked up and got Ramstein, Germany as my follow on. Both of these tours are unaccompanied, since I have no spouse nor dependents. This will be my first time traveling and living overseas alone, and I’m stoked!
While preparing for this move, I reminisced on all of the things I accomplished while at Hurlburt. I bought my first home there, became a business owner, took many vacations, got divorced, became a landlord… Personally, I did alot and learned alot. I grew up so much in the past four years, and I am ready for the next chapter in my life.
So many people have asked me why I decided to leave for three years, why I decided to go back to Germany, and my question to them is why not? Why wouldn’t I want to take this chance to explore the world, live in Asia and Europe on the military’s dime, and get more stamps in my passport? This is one of the main reasons why I joined the military; to travel and go to school, and that’s exactly what I’m doing.
I’m excited for this next chapter in my life and thrilled to take you on this journey with me! Stay tuned!!