It’s that time of the year again. Lines at the Exchange are full of shoppers crossing notebooks, pencils, backpacks and new school clothes off of their lists. However, it’s not just children who return to classes at this time. Military members and spouses are also getting back to the books.
The world of volunteering can be overwhelming, even more so if you have children. We, as responsible parents, want to teach our kids to be generous with our time and resources, but we are sometimes turned away from serving if we have young children.
The holidays are all about celebrating the season and spending time with family and loved ones, even if it is only over a video chat! When a loved one is deployed, it can be a challenge to keep connected to your spouse. We want our spouses to feel loved and special during the holiday season.
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.
Considering buying a home while stationed in Europe? Right now is a good time to look for homes to purchase. The recent worldwide economy fluctuation has created a surplus of homes for sale, so it is a buyer’s market.
For servicemembers, a loving, resilient marriage is both a matter of personal happiness and family readiness. When family relationships are strong and healthy, servicemembers are better able to focus on their mission and their day-to-day duty requirements.
Living in Europe certainly has its perks — good food, exciting places to explore, a new language to learn. But let’s face it — if you’re the crafty type, we’ve all had those moments where we wish we could just swing by Michael’s or JoAnn Fabrics to pick up a few items.
Adjusting to a move abroad can be hard for families, especially spouses. Often spouses leave respected careers, business networks and emotional support of family and friends. When duty calls and active-duty spouses go TDY or deploy, those broken ties are felt ten-fold.
Don’t wait until that “perfect” time to start your family’s financial plan … because there isn’t a perfect time. The moment you think you’re in the black, something happens or breaks and another bill is due. That’s why you should start saving today.
Moving doesn't have to disrupt your career, because as a military spouse you may get preference when you apply for Department of Defense civilian jobs. The Military Spouse Preference program gives preference to military spouses for Department of Defense civilian jobs.
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.
Military life can be exciting and frustrating at the same time. On April 18, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) Chaplain Office will be hosting a Family Wellness and Leadership Training seminar at the Ramstein Officers’ Club.
The 2017 Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA) Utility Survey is now available to fill out online. Every March, the Department of Defense (DOD) asks for servicemembers (or spouses) to complete this survey to help determine the future amount of OHA utility funding.