If you’re moving overseas, you may be focused on the new job, new culture and new opportunities that await you abroad.
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.
Need support for issues like preparing for a move or nurturing a relationship with a deployed spouse? The Military and Family Life Counseling Program assists service members, their families and survivors with flexible non-medical counseling when and where needed.
Your support can go a long way in easing the stress of a military move. Even if you live too far away to watch the kids or pitch in with the packing, there are ways you can make it easier for your loved ones to prepare for a PCS.
Make the first days of your permanent change of station as smooth as possible. Important items should be carried personally, by hand, rather than going with a mover. From important documents to materials you need on day one, here’s what to keep close.
If you’ve got your new orders, it’s time to fire up a powerful tool that can help you take charge and master your move. Plan My Move is an online moving tool that simplifies the moving process, breaking it down into clear, manageable steps for both experienced and first-time movers.
Service members who move due to a permanent-change-of-station move may be eligible to deduct some of their unreimbursed moving expenses from their federal income tax returns. Most moving costs are covered by military allowances, so you’ll want to save your receipts and log your expenses to calculate any possible deduction at the end of the tax year.
For members of the military, deciding whether to rent or buy is a financial decision not to be taken lightly. Part of mastering your move is finding the best place for you and your family – and your budget – in your new location.
Taking command of your move means knowing where to turn for support. Relocation assistance professionals can help families plan, address questions and provide access to resources related to moving.
Relocating to new parts of the country — or the world — is part of the adventure of military service. Learn how the DOD makes PCS moves easier for service members.
Special education is designed to meet unique needs of children with special needs, ages 3 through 21.
As a service member, the tax implications of combat pay, deployment or multiple moves can be daunting. This tax season you may also have questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and federal relief efforts. Military OneSource MilTax services — designed specifically for the MilLife — can make tax time easier — and help maximize your tax refund.
If you’ve recently married into the military, or you or your spouse has just joined, you may be feeling both nervous and excited about the future. During the adjustment period, spouses take on new roles, adapt to new schedules and learn new ways of handling many of life’s obstacles.
Plenty of overseas employment opportunities await military spouses. Your installation is the best place to start the job hunt. Check the installation website for job postings. Consider volunteering or working from home as you settle in. You also have options to find jobs in the local economy, but be sure to check the Status of Forces Agreement first and be aware of taxes and fees.
Military dependents who are college students may have to consider international travel to get to their families during breaks. And travel can be expensive, especially during the holidays.