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.
You went through weeks learning basic military skills, then months learning your military job. Finally, it’s time to take your place in the military at your first duty station
Your military benefits, like access to commissaries and exchanges and health care, tie in to your military identification card. With current stay-at-home orders in place in most areas because of coronavirus disease 2019, you may be wondering how military ID and Common Access Card issuance and renewal will work.
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.
This guide provides a valuable resource to service and family members who may have questions about their entitlements and benefits or simply need to know who to contact for assistance.
You can take control of your financial future today. Start small with a few simple changes to save more, spend less, and better manage your day-to-day finances.
Moving is an exciting time, and moving on to a military installation for the first time can be a great opportunity to become part of a service-oriented community. You’ll likely have many things in common with your new neighbors, and save some money by living in more affordable housing provided to you by the military.
Whether it’s a deployment or training, sometimes our military careers take us away from loved ones and we leave them in the care of others. A family care plan is designed to guide caregivers, providing the important details about child care, school, medical care and family activities.
If you are marrying a service member, congratulations. You are about to join an elite community of people who have committed to serve their country in a profound and meaningful way.
Caring for a child of a deployed service member is an opportunity to serve the country in a unique way. Like everything, a little preparation and the right information will go a long way towards ensuring a smooth transition.
Technology is on your side when it comes to getting the information you need. Instead of spending hours online researching articles, check out the live chat feature on the Military OneSource website. You type in your question and receive a quick response with the information you need. Live chat makes the existing Military OneSource services even easier to access.
More than one in four active duty service members tell us they intend to join the reserves. It can be a great option for lots of service members.
Moving after the death of a loved one can be an important step toward creating your new normal. However, it can be emotionally exhausting.
Victims of abuse can feel isolated and discouraged. For military families, this isolation can be more intense when they are living far from extended family and close friends. If you’ve bravely decided to leave an abusive relationship, transitional compensation is a financial benefit that can help you move and get back on your feet.
Family Readiness is a critical issue for the Department of Defense. Quality of life and family matters are priority issues for the secretary and the services. The department's ability to assist service members and their families to prepare for separations during short and long-term deployments is paramount to sustaining mission capabilities and mission readiness.
Whether it’s a deployment or training, sometimes your military career obligates you to leave your family and loved ones for an extended period of time. While being away from home is never easy, creating a family care plan can give you some peace of mind while you’re gone.
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?
MilTax preparation and e-filing software is available mid-January through mid-October. Powered by an industry-leading tax service provider, it’s designed to address situations specific to the military. This easy-to-use, self-paced tax software walks you through a series of questions to help you complete and electronically file your federal return and up to three state tax forms. Calculations are 100% accurate – guaranteed by the software provider.