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I just turned 19, and currently is stationed in Illesheim, Germany. I am engaged and will be getting married soon but my future wife will be 17. Will I have to wait til she is 18 to have her enrolled in DEERS and come live with me overseas?

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I can’t find anything in the regulations about the age that the spouse needs to be to covered in DEERS. Your best bet would be to speak to a DEERS representative and find out for sure. Whether she will be allowed to move with you will depend on your command granting sponsorship for her.

About the author: Stacey is an Army wife of a soldier who joined in 2003. He has since been medically retired but she continues to provide information to Army wives and families to make their adjustment to the Army lifestyle easier. Connect with Stacey: Facebook Twitter Pinterest

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