on base

Jet-lagged and inadequately caffeinated, I fought to keep my eyes open in the darkened conference room where my husband and I were attending our first day of in-processing briefings.
TYPES OF HOUSING
Government Leased Housing
Moving overseas is a big change for the entire family. Children certainly feel this impact as they leave behind familiar schedules, classrooms, friends and neighborhoods. Here are ways to make the transition as smooth as possible for your kiddos.
ESTABLISH ROUTINES
Welcome to the U.K. — Here is a one-stop checklist to help you get settled in a timely manner:
PRE-ARRIVAL
Moving comes with many decisions, but one of the most important will be deciding whether
you would like to live on or off post. Housing options are different depending on where your
next assignment brings you, but there are a few things you should consider while making your
Whether you just arrived or have been here a while, you may be scratching— or still shaking —your head about some issues. We polled people at the office as well as other servicemembers, their spouses and U.S. civilians stationed in Europe.
Deployments are never easy, no matter if it is your first, or if you and your spouse have weathered a few assignments together.
Two years ago my friend Mary took a summer job in Spain. After unpacking, plugging in and using her hair straightening iron, it became alarmingly apparent that something was wrong.
Being stationed overseas does not mean that there is a lack of exciting, educational and entertaining summer activities for school-age kids.
It’s a common drill in the military that takes place, on average, every 3 years. You’ve received a new assignment; packed all your belongings, moved roughly 3,000 miles away and checked into temporary housing. Almost immediately, you begin the search for permanent quarters. 
Adjusting to moving abroad can be hard for families, especially spouses. Often the spouse leaves a respected career, business networks and emotional support of family and friends. When duty calls again and active-duty spouses go TDY or on a deployment, those broken ties are felt ten-fold. 
Shop for European holiday gifts at the Crown Jewel Bazaar, presented by USAG Bavaria Oct. 14-16.