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8 tips to finding the perfect house in the UK

Cheers and welcome to England! You are starting a tour in a country largely friendly to Americans, rich in history and possessing a landscape just...

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...

10 quirky things after a year in Germany

When we move to a new duty station, especially one overseas, we know it will take a good three months before we finally start to feel settled. We’...

What to hand carry when you move

Turn your permanent change of station into a trip full of memories by making sure you hand carry important items. Keep those irreplaceable items...

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Road rules and signage in England

Look right first!
In the U.K. you must drive on the left, so here are some additional safety tips: always look right first,...

PCS like a pro: Tips for a smooth move

I can remember my first permanent change of station (PCS) vividly. My husband and I had been married six months and were about to uproot from...

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. One of...

9 relocation assistance programs and services to help you settle in

Moving is always a big undertaking, but when you or your spouse is a service member, it's a way of life. Even if you're a pro at box assembly and...

An intro to grocery shopping on the German economy

Shopping on the economy can be very intimidating, especially if you have not been in Germany very long. After all, almost everything is in German...

Finding schools and child care in England

Finding the right schools and child care arrangements to fit your family's needs can be stressful enough in the States. Add in an OCONUS PCS to...

Ways to make your house in Europe feel like home

Standing on an island of square tile in a sea of unpacked boxes, I did my best to fight off that familiar, overwhelming ache of homesickness as it...

Rationalizing ration cards in Germany

On our first morning after arriving in Germany, my sleep-deprived husband and I stumbled into the commissary to buy some much-needed coffee. With...

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