Even though many military youth try to cover it up, not think about it and NEVER talk about it, most kids worry something will happen to their mom or dad while they're deployed. You can make yourself kind of crazy worrying about them.
Living in England has its perks — stunning castles and palaces, rolling green hills and beautiful countryside, only being a stone’s throw from London, and of course, not having to learn a completely new language as an adult.
As a military kid, moving becomes a state of mind. It’s not unusual or unnatural to finish high school having attended at least two high schools or realize your vernacular has changed based on where you’ve lived. That’s just the life of a military kid.
Recently find out that you’re about to PCS, and your house is in desperate need of a purge? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there! Finding the time and motivation to start is the hardest part. Once you have that down, follow this room-by-room guide to make your decluttering mission a breeze:
You’ve been praying to the PCS 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.
DISCLAIMER: While working from home is a great and flexible option for military spouses overseas, it is vital to ALWAYS check with your legal office and host nation's rules and regulations on the protocols for legally being allowed to work from home.
I will never forget the day my four year-old son told me he wanted to move back to Texas. It had been a handful of trying of months for our family, and we were still doing our best to adjust to a new life overseas.
Among all the issues and worries that come with being stationed in Germany, picking utility suppliers is probably not on the top of your list. However, if you are living off base, this could cost you hundreds of euros or more per year.
Parents of preschoolers often have questions when it comes to their child moving up to kindergarten. If you child is entering kindergarten and you've just received orders to the U.S., there are a few differences between the education system between OCONUS and CONUS to keep in mind.
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 strategic bubble wrapping, you can still use a little assistance.
Quick tips for reducing relocation stress
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- When you're relocating back to the States or to another overseas assignment, you'll leave friends, coworkers and your community behind -- but one thing you shouldn't leave behind is an inoperable vehicle.
Admiring the beautifully handcrafted items for sale at another European fest, a gorgeous piece of Polish pottery catches my eye. Immediately, the bright colors and intricate patterns take me back to my mom’s kitchen.
As the flurry of assignment notifications begins to fall from their respective personnel offices, you may soon discover that your time in Europe (sadly) is coming to a close. If you’ve received word that you’re heading back to the States, it comes with a mixed bag of emotions.