When you receive orders for a permanent change of station overseas, your mind may jump to thoughts of international travel, exotic foods and new experiences. There is work involved, yes, but Military OneSource provides relocation assistance as well as online tools and personalized support so you can focus on your new adventure.
Whether your family is moving to Ansbach, Germany, or Camp Zama, Japan, you’ll want to know everything you can about overseas schools, especially if you have children with special educational needs.
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One of the benefits of military life is the unique opportunity to experience life in different parts of the world and the chance to create a nest in a new place.
Overseas or OCONUS permanent change of station orders can be exciting, especially if you’ve never been outside of the continental United States. The military can help you with the added costs of an international move and living expenses abroad.
You’re going to PCS or you’ve just arrived. Want to learn about activities on base? Schools in the community? Check-in procedures? Child care? A veterinarian for your pet? Or other useful information?
Overseas orders can be an exciting adventure for military families, but you will need to do a little additional work and planning if you are going to take your privately owned vehicle, or POV, with you.
Holidays can feel very different when your service member is away. There are traditions that you’d like to share with them or wish they could participate in. But there are things you can do to help yourself – and your service member – make the holidays special, whether they are stationed far from home or deployed. Sharing old traditions and creating new ones can keep the holidays fun and meaningful, and help you stay connected.
Whether you’re stationed out of the country or just traveling, plan to use your card wisely while overseas.
Sure Start is a Department of Defense Education Activity program for command-sponsored children stationed at overseas installations. If you’re a qualifying military family, it could be a great fit for your child. The program provides:
If you’re moving overseas, you may be focused on the new job, new culture and new opportunities that await you abroad.
Service members and their families can use Space-Available flights to travel around the country and world at little to no cost. Though sometimes unpredictable, military flights are perfect for families with flexible plans and limited travel budgets.
The Department of Defense has extended its stop movement order to June 30, and put procedures in place to allow for certain types of travel. The department has taken this action to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019, to protect your health and well-being and to keep the military force effective and ready.