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Although Germany and the United States have operated closely in the same theaters of war for over 30 years, veterans living in Germany are farther apart here than they were in the command center or on the battlefield. The German-American Veterans Initiative (GAVI) has set itself the goal of reducing this distance.

With joint events such as cookouts, motorcycle rides, concerts and other gatherings, veterans from these two countries have the opportunity to meet and share the stories and experiences that are unique to those who have served in our armed forces. If you are a combat veteran, or even a non-combat veteran, support GAVI by becoming part of the growing international brotherhood of veterans who, while living on foreign soil, learn and socialize with veterans from their host country.