military families

GETTING SETTLED
Moving to Italy 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.
Moving is second-nature for military families. Right when you get settled, BAM! Orders drop, the packers invade and suddenly your house looks more like a box warehouse. It can be hard for even the most seasoned veteran.
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.
SAN ANTONIO — Operation Homefront, serving America’s military families® since 2002, today announced the seven winners of the prestigious 2019 Military Child of the Year® Award, the nation’s premier celebration of the achievements of our military children.
PCS (permanent change of station) moves can be a drag, especially when you have to do it as frequently as some military families, often every three years.
Growing up, spring break in Texas meant a family trip to the Gulf Coast. I can still smell the sunscreen (and aloe vera gel for the inevitable sunburns) and taste the sea salt when I close my eyes.
My son’s first Valentine’s Day at school in Germany left me scrambling at the last minute. I’d made it to the base Exchange too late — the traditional boxes of themed sign-and-tear cards I remember giving away to my classmates when I was a little girl had long-since been sold out.
Something magic happens at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. Whether the last 12 months have been your best yet ...
As mobile military students move through various sets of curriculums, graduation requirements, and school systems they can suffer academically and socially. This is finally a front-burner issue with many school districts in the states.
I was a really good student back in the day. I got good grades, and didn’t struggle ...
Looking for something off the tourist-beaten path to do this weekend?
Moving to Germany is an adventure, to say the least. When I first moved here there was quite an adjustment period.
Editor's Note: This story was written by Ramstein Girl Scout Troop 443. It is being published with very minor edits. 
From child care to school-age services, teen programs, youth sports and more, U.S. Army Child & Youth Services (CYS) strives to support the challenges servicemembers and their families face in military life.
RAMSTEIN  – According to a Government Accountability Office study, more than 60 percent of taxpayers are likely to file their taxes incorrectly this year.