Overseas

Willkommen in Deutschland! Welcome to Germany! If you’ve recently arrived, your head may be spinning from a combination of jetlag and the sheer amount of information coming your way. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Moving overseas is a big change with a lot of moving pieces.
As a civilian working with the US armed forces overseas, you qualify for the LQA which entails house, rent and utilities although other benefits such as hotel, furniture, food, and appliances may be directly tied to LQA.
Being stationed overseas offers military members and their families the opportunity to travel the world with more ease and less expense than if they were living in the States. When my husband and I arrived in Germany, we set out to travel as much of Europe as we could during our four-year tour.
As something the military doesn’t pay for, it can be a dauting task to prepare for an overseas PCS when you’ve got pets. But don’t worry, with just a little planning and preparation it can be done!
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.
You’ve been praying to the PSC gods for an overseas assignment and they’ve finally answered! You’ve gotten orders to the United Kingdom, one of the military’s coveted overseas assignments, and you’re beyond excited to start your new adventure. After the news has settled, you start to panic.
Growing up as a military kid, you develop a love-hate relationship with moving so frequently. As you get older, it is easy to say that you’ve moved enough and you’re tired of it. Going to university is a perfect excuse to say you’ll be settling down for a solid four years.
At long last, you’ve landed a final interview for an awesome job overseas.
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As exciting as living in Europe can be, the honeymoon phase tends to fade away for most spouses once they’ve realized how difficult it can be to progress in their career field.
First new orders, then movers, then a long plane ride and studying for a driver’s test. Finally, you are all settled and think that the final step — job searching — is easy, but soon discover the challenges of finding employment overseas.
If you experience a medical emergency while you are stationed in England, help can be found nearby, either on base or off. The main medical facility for servicemembers in England is the 48th Medical Group at RAF Lakenheath.
Homeschooling may appeal to some military families who are concerned that frequent moves and new school systems might disrupt their children's education.
Do you love to write? Hope to find a career in journalism, public relations or other communications field after college? Or are you hoping to keep your current skills up to date to sculpt you into being a great candidate for a future job?
Overseas citizen voters face a specific set of voting challenges, but we provide information and resources so you can successfully vote absentee.
For many military families, an overseas duty station assignment means having to make the incredibly difficult decision of whether or not it is going to be possible to bring the family pet along.