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.
Living abroad is an exciting opportunity to experience diverse cultures and environments and to meet people from all over the world.
The chance to live overseas together is an exciting opportunity for military families.
Moving overseas is an adventure that few families get the chance to experience together. Foreign countries with different languages and customs offer opportunities for kids to explore and learn.
The U.S. government extends certain immigration benefits to close family of service members. Learn about these provisions and whether you might qualify.
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.
Depending on your individual interests and skills, there are many job opportunities available to you while you’re living overseas. Here are a few things to consider as you prepare your resume and begin to explore what job opportunities await you during your time abroad.
Military families who adopt or foster provide loving homes to children who need them. Learning about adopting or fostering while in the military will help you support your loved ones as they go through the process.
An overseas PCS requires lots of preparation. From finding housing, scheduling shipments and financial readiness, to requesting a sponsor — we have the overseas relocation support you need.
Check out essential information regarding passenger and pet travel for your PCS or military move.
Ease the time, expense and emotional strain of divorce by learning about unique legal issues due to military service.
Divorce and its legal issues can be challenging. You can ease some of the stress, time and costs by understanding what you need to consider as you go through the legal process.
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.
You’ve just found out you’re moving overseas. You’re shaking up your world, and new possibilities and experiences await you. Perhaps a new job awaits you, too.
Sure Start is a research-based preschool program offered by Department of Defense Education Activity that serves 4-year-old command-sponsored children stationed at overseas installations.
When you’re preparing for a military move, having a pet can add another layer of complexity, particularly if you’re moving overseas. But you know the drill: spend some upfront time planning and preparing, and you can ease some of the stress of relocating for both you and your pet.
Adoption and foster care are great ways to start or grow your family, and the Defense Department offers support to military families that are fostering or adopting family members.
If you’re moving overseas, you may be focused on the new job, new culture and new opportunities that await you abroad.
Sometimes strength means asking for help. Military OneSource and the Military and Family Life Counseling Program offer free, confidential, face-to-face non-medical counseling to support you with military and family life challenges like preparing for and handling a move or nurturing a relationship with a deployed spouse.
As a parent, you want to both protect your children and help them be their best. Find tips and resources to help them learn, grow, adjust to new surroundings and do well in school.