Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Our assignment

Well, over one year after I was accepted into the Air Force JAG Corps, we finally found out where we will be stationed. Last night around 7:00 I received a phone call from the Major in charge of assignments and was informed of our two base location choices. Whiteman AFB in Missouri, and Ramstein Air Base in Germany. We were so excited to hear Germany since we have been hoping for a European assignment and my Dad and step-mom are currently living in Germany as well.

The Major gave me 48 hours to decide and call him back. I tried to accept Germany right then but he told me to sleep on it and wait at least until the next morning to call him back. So we slept on it and are still completely sold on going to Germany.The Ramstein Air Base (Ramstein AB) is located in southwestern Germany near the border with France. According to Wikipedia Ramstein AB "serves as headquarters for the United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) and is also a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) installation.
We are incredibly excited to be going to Germany and will post more details about Ramstein AB as we learn them.


  1. CONGRATS!!! We're so excited for you!!!

  2. Hey Dan, remember me? It's Laura Thomas from the old Bennion area! I keep up to date on Mauri's blog, but happened to run across this one through Ryan Layton. Congratulations on your assignment to Germany!! My husband Mike and I hope to end up there one day. He's currently in school getting his JD/MBA degree and we hope to graduate in 2011 and then end up in Europe within a few years. Another friend of ours is trying to get into the JAG, but I haven't heard if it's official yet. Good luck with your assignment!

    By the way, your wife is beautiful and your kids are adorable!