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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,...

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...

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...

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’...

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...

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...

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...

Health care in Germany

During your time in Germany, you’re going to catch a cold, need a teeth cleaning or have to get your eyes checked. With limited health care...

Protect your pet for New Year’s

New Year’s celebrations pop and bang with fireworks. But as popular as fireworks displays are, their bursts of light and deafening explosions can...

Government program could halt military pay, programs

WASHINGTON – As Congress and the White House flirt with another potential shutdown of the federal government, chances are growing for a disruption...

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