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If you are certain you wont be returning to the USA, then go ahead after you review the Woods and Woods advice which I linked above.  It seems counter intuitive to me to serve the USA for 4 or more years, then give up your citizenship for another country, even if you have family outside USA.  Im not sure of your reasons for serving the USA, but whatever they were, did anything change in that regard?  

For me, nothing changed from when I served.  I love the USA, and risked my life to serve USA.  I still do, even tho, of course, there are things I dont like about USA.  

Vets tell me that Germany is a wonderful place to be stationed if you must go overseas.  I have never been to Germany but I have been to England and Italy.  

A friend of mine once advised with chess moves:  "make the move which leaves you the most options" if you are contemplating a choice between 2 equally valid moves.  

Someone else said it differently:  Dont burn down any bridges that you may need to cross someday.  Ripping up your USA citizen ship may be hard to reverse.  For that reason, unless you have a compelling reason, I would keep USA citizen ship.  Remember, both USA leadership and Germany leadership could change in the future, and who knows:  Maybe USA will pass a law to NOT compensate Veterans who give up their citizens ship.  Or, worse, maybe Germany leadership will change and make it "not so nice" place to live anymore.  

It seems counter intuitive to me to serve the USA, then rip up that citizenship later, unless there is a compelling reason.  One example of a compelling reason:  Love.  If you had to do this to be able to marry the one you love, then that is a compelling reason.  

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Broncovet, this is nice information to read and I do appreciate your words of concern.  Most of this I know already.  No offence. 

What I am trying to determine is.  Will Tricare drop me as I would no longer be a US citizen?  Will the VA no longer pay my disability or would DFAS no longer pay retirement?

My reasons for serving the US?  I was born there.  When CID came knocking on my door during my third year at uni, I was told I would need to relinquish my British Passport (dual citizen).  As I said, I feel loyalty to the US and always will.  Just as I do for the UK.  I was asked to serve, thought on it and decided to.  Easy.  The US Government sent me to Germany in 1988.  Think on this:  I registered to vote in 1983 whilst in uni and using that address - my last US address.  I have been trying to re-register ever since, but I cannot use the uni address. 

My situation is a right mess and I know that.  I'm a square peg trying for a round hole.  I just worry that should I decide to give it up, what payments and insurance would I loose?
 

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