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PCS advice: It's OK to want to go home

Congratulations! Your orders are in, and you have one of the military's coveted "good deals": Hawaii, Germany, Japan.

Living alone in Europe when your spouse is deployed

My husband had received orders for a one-year deployment to the Middle East. Our family faced a choice.
College student looking at departure board.

Heard of the student travel benefit?

Sending your child off to college is an exciting but expensive time for families.

Handling home-based businesses in Europe

Moving overseas, however, can make HBB ownership rather onerous and complicated. Here are some steps to help navigate the murky waters of operating a...

Benefits of DOD-contracted universities

Being overseas doesn’t mean you have to put your education on hold. In fact, this might be a perfect opportunity for you to continue your studies.

Finding a place to call home

It’s a common drill in the military that takes place, on average, every 3 years.

6 things to know about shipping a car when you move overseas

Overseas orders can be exciting for military families, but you will need to do a little additional work and planning if you are going to take your...

5 ways to help your PCSing friends

“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy,” croons Ella Fitzgerald.

Financing your PCS

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders arrive and the flurry of moving begins. It’s a time of excitement, anticipation and preparations.

Photos by Courtney Woodruff

A weekend in the Black Forest

Once we felt mostly settled in our new home in Germany, it didn’t take long for the travel bug to start buzzing in our ears. Still feeling the...

10 resolutions for every military family in Europe in 2017

Something magic happens at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. Whether the last 12 months have been your best yet ...

DODEA school lunches

If your child will be attending a DODEA school, be sure to stop by the AAFES Exchange cash cage to set up a pre-pay lunch account.

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