Military, Deployment, and the Freemasonry

Discussion in 'Ask a Mason' started by SFC S, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. SFC S

    SFC S New Member

    Just a few of questions. I have been in the Army for 17 years and I am stationed in Germany. How do I find info on joining while overseas? And second, I am currently in Iraq until on or about Summer 2009. Is there anything that can be done while deployed or is it strictly in garrison? And finally, is 35 years old to old to go through? I appreciate any info you may be able to provide. Thanks in advance.

    Jason
  2. Ashlar2006

    Ashlar2006 Masonic Mafia Staff Member

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    I'm really not sure if there are any Lodges in Iraq , if Cemb4y drops in he can answer that question for you seeing how he is over there now . I know there are lodges in Germany though . No , 35 is not too old . You will see quit a few petition a lodge in their 40's and 50's because some wait till they are retired to join the Fraternity . We have Initiated men in there 60's .
  3. SFC S

    SFC S New Member

    Thank you for the quick response Ashlar521. I will look forward to hearing from any one for guidance. I have dwelled on this idea for about 14 years and I think I am at the point in my life where my family life is great, work is great and now I am looking into a Brotherhood to help me continue to grow.
    Thanks again.
  4. lando4sho

    lando4sho New Member

    SFC S,
    To answer your questions, yes there are several lodges in Iraq, for the most part to the best of my knowledge they are Prince Hall Lodges though. Depending on where you are in Iraq I know for sure that Texas and Oklahoma Jurisdictions have a strong presence there. Also, where exactly are you stationed in Germany? I can tell you from experience that no matter what instillation that you are on there are Masons there. Stay safe and keep your head down.

    SSG Jackson
    Junior Warden
    Right Step Military Lodge #636
    Bamberg, Germany
    MWPHGLoTX
  5. SFC S

    SFC S New Member

    SSG Jackson,
    Thanks for the reply. I am stationed in Baumholder, but currently in Baghdad. And I wish I could be back in Baumholder right now if you could believe that. Thanks again for the post.
  6. Matt Liotta

    Matt Liotta New Member

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    Paris 108,Buchanan #772, Paris chapter 129, Paris Council #92, Paris Commandery #16
    SFC,
    I waited until I was 46. It's never to late to start your journey. Your experience and leadership skills will be a plus.

    Thanks for your service, keep your powder dry, and get home safe.
  7. SFC S

    SFC S New Member

    Mr. Liotta,
    Thanks for the kind words. And roger on trying to get home safely. Have a great day and thanks also for the advice.
    vr
    Jason
  8. cemab4y

    cemab4y Member

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    Bowling Green #73, Bowling Green KY
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  9. PFC Jurg

    PFC Jurg New Member

    SSG Jackson question for you

    I am trying to get some more information on a lunge and membership opportunites here in Germany. I am currently stationed in schweinfurt. I can give you my cell number or e-mail of you need it. Thanks,
    PFC Jurgersen
  10. Ashlar2006

    Ashlar2006 Masonic Mafia Staff Member

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    PFC Jurg , please do not think we are ignoring you . .
  11. rescue48

    rescue48 Firedawg

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    Union #7
    You're never too old. I am turning 38 very soon and working on my Fellowcraft. I petitioned my lodge, was voted in, and then had to deploy to Tallil, Iraq for 5 months. After my return, I was initiated, and am now studying with my instructor, working on my degrees.

    Being in the military, you and I already know about brotherhood, fraternity etc. This is really the next step in that journey. You will not be disappointed.

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