(Closed) NWR advice

posted 6 years ago in Military
Post # 3
1303 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am not affililated with the military, but rather than posting that you are looking for someone to hang out with why don’t you organize some sort of event?  I think people are more likely to show up that way.

Post # 5
2967 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

are there any fun classes or organizations you could join in the area? or maybe some sort of church group (if you attend church, that is)? 

i’m pretty lucky that most of my husband’s buddies had wives/girlfriends, so it was pretty easy for me to meet people and make friends on base. unfortunately a lot of those people have moved away now 🙁

as far as meeting people off base, i was part of a dance group in my hometown, so before i moved, i tracked down a group and told them that i’d be moving to the area soon and would like to join them. so i had a small group of people kind of awaiting my arrival.

and just last weekend my husband and i were at church (it’s a church we just started attending) and we were approached about joining their young adults’ group. i don’t think we’ll be joining them since we’ll be moving soon, but i appreciated the invitation.

Post # 6
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

There should be some MWR support on base. When my mom’s parents were in Germany she said my Grandma travelled nearly every weekend to nearby cities and countries. After a few trips there was a set group of wives that went all the time. My mom kind of did the same when she was stationed there, but as she was living in the barracks she became friends and travel buddies with other girls who lived in the same building. It’s partly just putting yourself out there and trying to talk to people, especially those in your neighborhood. There’s bound to be some who speak English and want some new friends themselves!

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