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Overseas Facebook Support Groups – The Master List for Europe

Welcome to the MOST comprehensive list of military support Facebook pages for Europe!  If you are moving or traveling to Europe or just want to know what’s going on military-wise in Europe, see below.  I am always updating and revising the list below.  If you are a servicemember or a spouse of a servicemember or even a civilian assigned or traveling overseas, I bet you can find a support page below.  These pages are a great place to get first hand information about life overseas.  If you don’t see your community listed below, be sure to let me know, so I can add it!

I’ve seen these pages help people in need.  I am reminded of a wife who skidded into a ditch with her car, and the first thing she thought of and had the contact information for, was the Facebook page for her community.  Someone on the page helped her get a reputable tow truck almost immediately.  I’ve also seen someone who needed a vital ingredient for her dish, with guests coming on the way, and another member in her community offering up the goods.  Many of these pages are vibrant and active and have members who really help one another.  Looking for a hotel recommendation?  How about a place to eat?  Or where can you get your dog groomed?  Every question you can think of gets answered in some way.

This list is in somewhat random order, but I have tried to group countries and areas together!  I’ve also included some “official” community and organizational links towards the bottom, so don’t forget to check that area.  I say official because they were most likely drummed up by the people in charge at those organizations and communities, but I have not personally gone and checked each one nor will I.  Keep in mind don’t take anything you read on any of these newsfeeds as the final word on any policy…..even the “official” ones.  Unless you read it in an official document officially put out by that organization through normal channels, you are just reading someone’s opinion and recommendation…much like I do on my blog:-)

And lastly, PLEASE don’t EVER post any personal information to any of these groups. There is no way for the moderators to regulate who joins.  You could have Osama bin Laden’s brother himself joining the group and reading and tracking what you say.  Never post any identifying information as to where you live, your phone number, car type, route to work/school/play, where you hang out or when you will not be at home, I don’t care how great that vacation deal is.  Dont talk about your husband’s rank or unit or when he comes home, leaves or God forbid deploys!  Some things you should keep to yourself in the interest of personal safety and security (PERSEC).  If you make a deal to buy something (or sell something), as many of these groups allow that or have off-shoot groups for advertising, make the smart choice and meet the person in a public place, preferably on-post.  Only exchange cell phone numbers right before you meet if absolutely needed.  I like to meet people in the lobby of our library to exchange goods myself.  You find yourself a good place too.  Oh, and let me know if I missed some pages or groups.  I probably did.  I’m always updating the list!

 

Military Spouse, Family and Servicemember Facebook Groups in Europe (non-official)…again, see the somewhat official pages at the bottom

 

Belgium -

Brussels Community Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/223459001036795/

Support U.S. Troops Belgium

https://www.facebook.com/groups/166660380014339/

SHAPE Families

https://www.facebook.com/groups/shapecommunity/

SHAPE For Sale

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SHAPE4Sale/

New SHAPE and Chievres For Sale

https://www.facebook.com/groups/274997479180876/

SHAPE Homeowners

https://www.facebook.com/groups/392536897450197/

SHAPE Pets

https://www.facebook.com/groups/shapepets/

SHAPE Travel Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/149457935120155/

 

Germany -

Stuttgart Friends

https://www.facebook.com/groups/201448323229749/

Stuttgart Off-Post Housing

https://www.facebook.com/StuttgartOffPostHousing

Stuttgart Family and MWR

https://www.facebook.com/familyandmwr?ref=pb

Been There – Stuttgart’s Essential Travel Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/170815046292503/

Stuttgart Teen SPOT (currently not working…anyone know what happened with this group?)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/373816525986913/

Stuttgart Kinder Relief (help with your kids)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/StuttgartKinderRelief/?fref=ts

RB Friends (Robinson Barracks, Stuttgart)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/rbfriends/

Kelley Barracks, Stuttgart

https://www.facebook.com/groups/116894628572/?fref=ts

Immobilien (Off post housing) Do’s and Dont’s – Stuttgart, Germany

https://www.facebook.com/groups/369956679718522/

USAG Baden-Wuerttemberg Spouses

https://www.facebook.com/groups/255923261095203/

Baden Wuerttemberg

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001146345844&sk=wall

The Real Housewives of Baumholder, Germany

https://www.facebook.com/groups/182341625115593/

Baumholder Germany Area Guide (page now deleted?  Anyone know what happened?)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Baumholder-Germany-Area-Guide/265107780197128?ref=pb

Baumholder FMWR

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Baumholder-FMWR/271282209506?ref=pb

Baumholder ACS

https://www.facebook.com/BaumholderACS

Military Life in Bamberg, Germany

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Military-Life-in-Bamberg-Germany/120506491312932

Hohenfels Army Wives

https://www.facebook.com/groups/hohenfelsarmywives/

Grafenwoehr & Vilseck Military Families

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grafenwoehr-and-Vilseck-Military-Families/166465856826760

Grafenwoehr/Vilseck Army Wives

https://www.facebook.com/pages/GrafenwoehrVilseck-Army-Wives/140300266064150?ref=pb

Netzaberg Wives (housing area for Graf/Vilseck)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/215992518490306/

USAG Grafenwoehr Housing Office

https://www.facebook.com/pages/USAG-Grafenwoehr-Housing/194137800700411

Bavaria Army Wife Travelers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/armywifetravelers/

Americans in Wiesbaden

https://www.facebook.com/groups/USAIW/

Military Spouses of Wiesbaden  (page now deleted?  Anyone know what happened?)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Military-Spouses-of-Wiesbaden/172097206182387?ref=pb

Wiesbaden Army Wives

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wiesbaden-Army-Wives/293385437376578

USAREUR Families in Wiesbaden

https://www.facebook.com/UsareurFamiliesInWiesbaden

American Army Wives of Germany

https://www.facebook.com/Army.wives.of.Germany?ref=pb

KMC Wives Ladies (Kaiserslautern Military Community)   (page now deleted?  Anyone know what happened?)

https://www.facebook.com/KMC.Ladies

K-Town Moms

https://www.facebook.com/pages/K-town-Moms/345049815341

German Spouses in Kaiserslautern KMC

https://www.facebook.com/groups/395524027148820/

Kaiserslautern Area Milspouses

https://www.facebook.com/groups/169144759845803/

MOMS Club of Kaiserslautern, Germany

https://www.facebook.com/pages/MOMS-Club-of-Kaiserslautern-Germany/153445921393125

Rentals in the KMC (Kaiserslautern Military Community)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/219600851496005/

Foodies in the KMC

https://www.facebook.com/groups/375727315814196/

Spangdahlem Spouses

https://www.facebook.com/groups/spangdahlem.spouses/

Landstuhl, Germany Army Wives

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Landstuhl-Germany-Army-wives/290884624277817

Ramstein EFMP-Family Support

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ramstein-EFMP-Family-Support/225125297515021

Ramstein AB Spouses

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2321633238/

Ramstein FSS

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ramstein-FSS/179298538749428

Ramstein Community Center

https://www.facebook.com/RamsteinCommunityCenter

Ramstein/KMC Freeshare (like Freecycle)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/401382153276083/

Katterbach/Ansbach Army Wives

https://www.facebook.com/groups/193964040630995/

Alternatives to Shopping at the BX & Commissary in Germany

https://www.facebook.com/groups/197325113614975/?ref=ts

Buzz off Base

https://www.facebook.com/buzzoffbase?ref=pb

Things to Do in Germany

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Things-to-do-in-Germany/250254544986677?ref=pb

Living in Germany

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInGermany

Tutors for American Kids in Germany  (page now deleted?  Anyone know what happened?)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tutors-for-American-Kids-in-Germany/266722640059494

OCONUS Wives

https://www.facebook.com/oconus.wives?sk=wall

Baking Military Wives of Germany

https://www.facebook.com/groups/grafvilseckbakers/

Storck Barracks US Army Post Illesheim Germany

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Storck-Barracks-US-ARMY-Post-Illesheim-Germany/157492887613138

Schweinfurt Army Families

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Schweinfurt-Army-Families/316802558332051

USAREUR Operations Company FRG

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ops.frg/

Army Wives Grumble in Germany

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Army-Wives-Grumble-in-Germany/137278279644044

New and Expecting Army Mommies in Germany

https://www.facebook.com/groups/201481893235263/

Adoptive Parents in Europe (and prospective)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/238268656248046/

Trying to Conceive (TTC)/Infertility Support Group of KMC (Kaiserslautern Military Community)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/377318199023077/

I Love Germany

https://www.facebook.com/groups/268721469277/

Wives of Germany Travel Information

https://www.facebook.com/groups/nicolegutierrez3/

Immobilien Dos and Donts (finding housing off post)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/369956679718522/

Crafty Military Wives (Germany) (did this one disappear?  Anyone know the new link?)

https://www.facebook.com/CraftyArmyWivesGermany

411 Travel Through Germany

https://www.facebook.com/groups/391116947588959/

Bavaria Army Wife Travelers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/armywifetravelers/

US Photographers in Europe

https://www.facebook.com/U.S.Photographers.In.Europe?fref=ts

 

 

Italy -

Army Wives Caserma Ederle (Vicenza, Italy)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/armywivescasermaederle/

Aviano Air Base Spouse Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/49453224789/

Living Abroad in Naples Italy

https://www.facebook.com/groups/55588909281/

Naples Overseas Spouses Club (NOSC)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naples-Overseas-Spouses-Club-NOSC/117894648261646

 

Overseas:

Oconus Military Families and Civilians

http://www.facebook.com/OconusMilitaryFamiliesAndCivilians

Companies that Ship to APO

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ShipAPO/

 

Facebook Groups Supporting Blogs by Military Spouses in Europe:

Household 6 Diva (Now in Texas, before in Germany)

https://www.facebook.com/household6diva?ref=pb

In the Kitchen with Jeri (Germany)

https://www.facebook.com/JerisKitchen?ref=pb

Life Lessons of a Military Wife (Germany, then Belgium and now back in Germany)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Life-Lessons-of-a-Military-Wife/113796448681344

Jessica Lynn Writes (Italy)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessica-Lynn-Writes/158703224198623

JDomb’s Travels (Italy)

https://www.facebook.com/jdombstravels

 

Probably somewhat official pages and a few more of interest:
Belgium -

SHAPE Air Force Element, Belgium

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shape-Air-Force-Element/147283845304762?ref=pb

SHAPE/Chievres US Chapel Community

https://www.facebook.com/pages/SHAPEChievres-US-Chapel-Community/124087394273416?ref=pb

US Community Service Center (SHAPE), Belgium

https://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Community-Services-Center-Shape-Belgium/187949091243308?ref=pb

SHAPE International Library

https://www.facebook.com/pages/SHAPE-International-Library/122223664496912?ref=pb

PWOC Shape, Belgium (Protestant Women of the Chapel)

https://www.facebook.com/PWOCSHAPE

 

Germany -

Ramstein Airbase Germany

https://www.facebook.com/ramstein.air.base?ref=pb

Ramstein Passenger Terminal

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ramstein-Passenger-Terminal/139447339417453?ref=pb

USO Rhein Main

https://www.facebook.com/pages/USO-Rhein-Main/369928594644

USO Kaiserslautern

https://www.facebook.com/kaiserslautern.uso

US Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Commander

https://www.facebook.com/commander.garrison?ref=pb

US Army Garrison Kaiserslautern

https://www.facebook.com/army.kaiserslautern

USAG Kaiserslautern ACS

https://www.facebook.com/KaiserslauternACS

Kaiserslautern FMWR

https://www.facebook.com/KaiserslauternMWR

USO Heidelberg

https://www.facebook.com/USOHeidelberg?ref=pb

ACS Heidelberg

https://www.facebook.com/BWACS

Heidelberg MWR

https://www.facebook.com/HeidelbergMWR

EUCOM in Stuttgart, Germany

https://www.facebook.com/EUCOM?ref=pb

USAG Stuttgart Housing Division

https://www.facebook.com/pages/USAG-Stuttgart-Housing-Division/157829920901358?ref=pb

USO Stuttgart

https://www.facebook.com/pages/USO-Stuttgart/107714222582008

USAG Schweinfurt Wives

https://www.facebook.com/pages/USAG-Schweinfurt-Wives/159211054110586?ref=pb

Spangdahlem Spouses & Enlisted Club

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spangdahlem-Spouses-Enlisted-Members-Club-SSEMC/190821374264690?ref=pb

Spangdahlem Air Base

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spangdahlem-Air-Base/279686833536?ref=pb

Vilseck Community’s and Spouses’ Club

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vilseck-Community-Spouses-Club-VCSC/154011357960258?ref=pb

USO Grafenwoehr

https://www.facebook.com/pages/uso-grafenwoehr/117986291549801?ref=pb

USAG Ansbach

https://www.facebook.com/U.S.Army.Garrison.Ansbach

Armed Forces Network Europe

https://www.facebook.com/afneurope?ref=pb

Armed Forces Network Europe (AFN)

https://www.facebook.com/afneurope?ref=pb

AAFES – Your Military BX/PX

https://www.facebook.com/AAFES.BX.PX?ref=pb

USAREUR – US Army Europe

https://www.facebook.com/USArmyEurope

Stars & Stripes Newspaper

https://www.facebook.com/stripesmedia?ref=pb

Edelweiss Lodge & Resort (Garmisch)

https://www.facebook.com/EdelweissResort

 

Other -

US Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy

https://www.facebook.com/NSANaples

NAS Sigonella, Italy

https://www.facebook.com/nassigonella?ref=ts

MWR NSA Souda Bay, Greece

https://www.facebook.com/nassigonella?ref=ts

US Naval Support Activity, Souda Bay, Greece

https://www.facebook.com/NSASoudaBay

Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal

https://www.facebook.com/65abw.lajes?ref=ts

423rd Force Support Squadron, Alconbury, Great Britain

https://www.facebook.com/RAFAlconburyFSS

48th Force Support Squadron, Lakenheath, Great Britain

https://www.facebook.com/48fss

RAF Mildenhall, Great Britain

https://www.facebook.com/RAFMildenhall

 

These European links below were collected from the Department of Defense Social Media Directory.  Tenant units and units assigned in Europe can also be found in the directory (I have not pasted those below):

Army -

 

Air Force -

 

Navy -

I bet I’ve missed a few!  Please let me know.  It would be great if this list could be comprehensive:-)  If you don’t have one for your neck of the woods, consider starting up your own group!  If you would like to share this list, it would be great to provide a link-back to this page please.  Thanks!

 

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25 Responses to “Overseas Facebook Support Groups – The Master List for Europe”

  1. Jessica Lynn says:

    I’d love to be added! Facebook page for my blog – an air force wife in Italy :) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessica-Lynn-Writes/158703224198623

  2. Veteran Military Wife at Life Lessons of a Military Wife says:

    Got it! It’s already on the list!

  3. sade says:

    Are there any blogs or groups for people in the UK? I will be PCSing in March and I have yet to find something. Thanks

  4. sade says:

    I am really looking for blogs just to get a sense of what life is like.

  5. Veteran Military Wife at Life Lessons of a Military Wife says:

    I have only found one…and it has not been updated in years, so I have dismissed it! Be the first!

  6. Amanda says:

    One of the most active groups for the Naples, Italy area is: Living Abroad in Naples, Italy on Facebook. I am a Navy wife and started the group several years ago. It is primarily military folks and we have a very active user base of 1600 members. The group was critical during last week’s trucker strike! I have also kept a personal blog for almost 4 years now called http://www.LivingInTheBoot.com

  7. Celeste says:

    Please add this one for Naples, Italy. Naples Overseas Spouses’ Club is a community support group for the whole community. Please note that despite the acronym, it is not only for officers and not only for spouses.
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Naples-Overseas-Spouses-Club-NOSC/117894648261646
    You can also find the group at http://www.noscitaly.com

  8. Celeste says:

    This facebook page is the official EFMP page for Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia. It provides family support info relevant to families with special needs in the region, as well as families considering a PCS to the region. There are very few resources in this region for families with special needs… this is one of the few localized online resources.
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Exceptional-Family-Member-Program-Navy-Region-Europe-Africa-SW-Asia/222690117755821

  9. Veteran Military Wife at Life Lessons of a Military Wife says:

    Thank you all! I’ve added all the European pages above. Celeste, I encourage you to connect with some SW Asia blogs that may be out there! Thanks for letting us know you are out there!

  10. sade says:

    I guess I will revamp my old blog for the UK then!

  11. Val Humbard says:

    thanks, very well written post, found it through a random google search and i shared it on my digg account

  12. Christine says:

    The Americans in Wiesbaden page got switched to a group – the new link is here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/USAIW/

  13. admin says:

    Thanks Christine!

  14. Nicole Hale says:

    I am looking for a website that allows me to advertise for military spouses. For example, I am an Admissions Advisor an online school using the DOD MYCAA Grant, and I advertise it for military spouses. HOwever, many pages won’t allow me to advertise my info, but they don’t even give me a chance to ecplain what it is. Anyone know what pages are avail for me to advertise? I only want to advertise to MilSpouses. Thanks!!!

  15. admin says:

    Gonna be honest with you. Difficult at best! I have seen so many postings on MYCAA that I think now any postings will be considered spam in most circles….even though I know they are not meant as such. All I can recommend is to read the rules for each Facebook group you want to write a blurb on, and if it allows advertising, to kindly ask the moderator if it would be ok.

  16. Jesse Granger says:

    Would be honored if you would add the U.S. Army Europe – (USAREUR) Facebook page (www.facebook.com/usarmyeurope) to this great collection of resources! Thanks for the info!

  17. Jesse Granger says:

    Oops! Yep, there it is! :) Thanks!

  18. admin says:

    I was just about to say, there was no way I forgot that one! You guys are great….also your Twitter handle at @USArmyEurope!

  19. Angela Roy says:

    I have a couple for you! :D Let me grab the links!

    https://www.facebook.com/Armywives101
    http://www.armywife101.com
    Great for Stateside & Overseas (New writers include Alaska & Korea!)

    Graf/Vilseck Coupon Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/448064815234654/

    Graf/Vilseck Army Wives
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/Grafenwoehr.Vilseck.Army.Wives/

    And I may not blog about Germany but my Instagram is fun to follow for pictures around here (not as good as yours lol)
    http://instagram.com/mommypr

  20. admin says:

    Thanks Angela! I’ll add them when I get a chance.

    We may have to do an Instagram thing…if I can find more spouses in Germany…that would be a fun post too! I too enjoy seeing what everyone else is up to over here!

  21. admin says:

    But then again…to see your name “in lights” with “private” photos…hmmmm….may have to rethink that! Maybe I’ll just share that over on the FB page….do you mind if I mention your Instagram there?

  22. Angela Roy says:

    Not at all :)

    Ps- Was just hired on at MyMilitarySavings.com to write on the Commissary/PX deals here in Germany, so may want to follow that blog/facebook/instagram for coupon information too.

  23. Sarah says:

    Three things;

    Great List! Thank you for putting it together!

    If you would like to add the GermanyJa Page https://www.facebook.com/germanyjadotcom?fref=ts and Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/germanyja/?ref=ts&fref=tson facebook, we’d be honored. Thanks!

    To Nicole Hale who said
    “I am looking for a website that allows me to advertise for military spouses…” please contact me manager@germanyja.com. We have a website geared to military families in Germany and we have very reasonable advertising rates. We also have sister sites for military families in Okinawa, Japan and Korea if you are interested.

  24. Karen Otto says:

    Hi,
    The Black Forest Quilters in Boeblingen is a very active group of SOFA and local quilters.
    FB is for guild members or to get information about membership, but the link is on our home page.
    Karen

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