Where Are They Now?

cb7893

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@sheriff3 ,

39 years and 50 weeks ago I was packing my bags for Poland to attend my wedding. At that time, there were 500,000 Soviet troops the DDR and about 150,000 in Czechoslovakia. (They didn't need many in Poland since it was surrounded on all sides.) Not only are those troops gone, but those countries no longer exist and the remnants, including Poland, are now in NATO. Mrs. cb7893 and I were reconciled to knowing that it would be pain in the a$$--visa's, mandatory currency exchange, etc.-- to have our respective families on either side of the Iron Curtain. No one could have predicted today's geopolitical landscape in Central Europe.

When/If our DS completes his current training and quals his next duty station will be Stuttgart. Mrs. cb7893 dreams of the day that OUR DS goes to Poland in an official capacity. I'm sure she'll insist on being there and find some way to embarrass him.

Best of luck to your son and Na Zdrowie!

p.s. If you imbibe, have him bring you a bottle of Zubrowka.
 

VelveteenR

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So, son called us today to say that last week his BOLC class was informed in writing that unless they apply to post out, all will stay at Ft. Gordon and that, oh yeah, he bought a house on Tuesday and will close on it June 30th. Members of his cohort started buying houses after the new year, but he held out due to the slim possibility that he could be sent to Ft. Meade. Unbelievable. The kid is 23 and the house and property are beautiful and brand new. It’s amazing what $$ will buy in GA. I guess that means we are truly superfluous and irrelevant now. Heading for the porch rocker...
 

cb7893

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That sounds great. Augusta isn't the greatest, but it is the home of James Brown and the ocean isn't too far away. He can get tix for the Masters, but don't even think about scalping the them. Augusta National Security is second to none.

My DS was there for SBOLC. Is your DS Cyber or Signal?

It’s amazing what $$ will buy in GA.
What's amazing is what they get for rent for during Masters Week. He'll just need to figure out where to crash. I'm sure he'll get the full story. Dollars to donuts says the weekly is more than 1x the monthly mortgage payment.
 

VelveteenR

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He’s Cyber. He loves the area (hunting is fantastic) and wouldn’t think of posting out. Has no idea what the Masters is. The crazy thing is that the mortgage+taxes+HOA is only $177 above his BAH. He got a VA loan so, in effect, the government gave him the money to buy the house and is paying back the bulk of it. Nice racket.
 

AJC

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amazing is what they get for rent for during Masters Week
I spent 3 weeks a year in Augusta for the masters for many years.
My clients typically paid $5,000 a week for the modest two bedroom house that I shared with a colleague.
We barely even slept there. leaving at 6am and returning after midnight during the actual tournament week.
The record however was when the US Open was at Shinnecock, in The Hamptons. There a 2 bedroom went for $15,000 per week.
 
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AF6872

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SIL is still stuck in deployment. Rumor has it that they may be redeployed early June. Has missed the first steps and first words but grandson can say Da Da on Facetime. Glad I was single when deployed. Don't think I could take it.
 

UHBlackhawk

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@sheriff3 ,

39 years and 50 weeks ago I was packing my bags for Poland to attend my wedding. At that time, there were 500,000 Soviet troops the DDR and about 150,000 in Czechoslovakia. (They didn't need many in Poland since it was surrounded on all sides.) Not only are those troops gone, but those countries no longer exist and the remnants, including Poland, are now in NATO. Mrs. cb7893 and I were reconciled to knowing that it would be pain in the a$$--visa's, mandatory currency exchange, etc.-- to have our respective families on either side of the Iron Curtain. No one could have predicted today's geopolitical landscape in Central Europe.

When/If our DS completes his current training and quals his next duty station will be Stuttgart. Mrs. cb7893 dreams of the day that OUR DS goes to Poland in an official capacity. I'm sure she'll insist on being there and find some way to embarrass him.

Best of luck to your son and Na Zdrowie!

p.s. If you imbibe, have him bring you a bottle of Zubrowka.
I was last in East Germany in 1983 when I was a student at Bayreuth, took a bus to Berlin, and walked over to East Berlin.
Flash forward to December 2018 and I flew into Leipzig as an air crew member for a cargo airline. I couldn't believe the difference. Billboards, Christmas ornaments, Weihnachtsmarkt. I actually saw an add at the hotel for tours in a Trabant. :rolleyes:
The sad part was when I toured the Stasi museum in Leipzig. I think the last execution of a "spy" there was in 1988.
 
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