In Hessen, near Darmstadt.
No not military. I met my wife in the States while she was visiting her sister who lives there. We got married in Germany in 1992 and I've been here ever since. We have three kids...Joshua 14, Cathy 12, Ben 10. I also did long term contract work for the European Space Agency and Lufthansa, then worked several years for Deutsche Telekom. Now I have my own PC shop on the side and I build networks for schools in Darmstadt county.
What aN adventure! - thanks for the response. Hows your German coming? Did you speak it before you met your wife?