After being stationed in Germany for the past 2 years and 9 months, Hans and his family are now back on US soil. This was a bittersweet day for them, for they fell in love with Germany, and I don't blame them. It's beautiful there - especially near the German/Austrian border.
I want to take this opportunity to welcome them back, and to welcome William Friedrich, who was born to them last October. Today is his first day in America. Welcome, Will!
I'm very proud of Hans and his service to our country. His next assignment will be on a ship based out of Norfolk, Virginia. Welcome back to America Hans, Rachel, Josiah, Annika, and Will.