PCS

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.
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.
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.
If you’re expecting a tax return this year, chances are you are already thinking about how to spend it. Have you thought about where this additional money can put you financially? Think of your tax return as just another paycheck that comes in, and give that money a purpose.
If you are a spouse of a servicemember or DOD employee, moving to an overseas location is commonly thought to mean certain death for your career prospects upon arriving. This grim assumption does not have to be true. Here are a few tips to ease your career transition when you move to Europe.
Using a credit card can be the safest and most effective way of carrying currency and buying things “on the economy” when stationed overseas.
Whether you’ve been in Europe for a while now or you’re a newcomer, knowing the drill of keeping up with friends and family in different time zones is tricky. Lining up the perfect time in both locations is hard when you’re on different schedules than each other.
There are a plethora of PCS (Permanent Change of Station) advice articles out there, but after reading some of the cringe-worthy moving experiences shared by fell
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.
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.
When losing a loved one who was also a retiree, the loss can be even more painful if not prepared to handle the accounts and benefits left behind. 
With the weather continuously changing, it is vastly important to pay attention to all components of staying safe on the road throughout winter. Having the proper tires and keeping an eye out for wildlife are two ways drivers can prevent accidents on the road during the icy season.
A variety of factors affect whether or not dental care is available for the family of active-duty service members stationed overseas. These factors include facility location, branch of service, deployments and staffing fluctuations.
Bargain hunters and savvy shoppers dream of deep discounts and deals. In Germany, outlet malls may be the answer to finding the sales and similar stores otherwise found in the States. Bargains abound, but do outlets meet the high expectations of shoppers?
“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy,” croons Ella Fitzgerald.
Experiencing an auto accident is traumatic no matter where you are, but when you’re stationed overseas, foreign driving laws and language barriers add to the overwhelming emotions, stress, confusion, and chaos vehicle owners go through.