PCS

Getting an account through an on-installation credit union or bank will eliminate headaches when paying bills, transferring money, making purchases, getting cash and managing funds between dollars and euros.
MILITARY INSTALLATION BANKING OPTIONS
Getting an account through an on-base credit union or bank will eliminate headaches when paying bills, transferring money, making purchases, getting cash and managing funds between U.S. dollars and euros.
ON-INSTALLATION BANKING OPTIONS
Just as in the States, Germany has a number of different chain grocery stores which include regular grocery stores along with a large number of discount grocery chains. The average grocery store is much smaller than a typical grocery.
Military life is colorful, but military housing is not! Your rental or on-base housing will most likely pair light beige carpeting with white walls to create a 360-degree panorama of ho-hum.
Upon arrival, getting a cell phone plan set up is vital and allows you to stay connected. The choice of service preferred by many is the pre-paid option.
CELL PHONE SERVICE
Providers:  Tim, Vodafone, Wind, Ho, Iliad, Tre
Welcome to Sigonella! Here is your one-stop checklist once you’ve arrived at your new home:
ARRIVAL
Welcome to Germany! Here is a one-stop checklist to help get you settled in a timely manner:
ARRIVAL
Upon arrival, getting your cell phone set up is vital. The good news is you have a variety of options and resources to get you connected.
Providers:
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders arrive and the flurry of moving begins. It’s a time of excitement, anticipation and preparations. One of the best investments you can make is to plan ahead of time for the costs associated with a move.
Retired Vice Adm. Cutler Dawson knows a thing or two about transitioning from active duty, and he’s learned a lot of life lessons along the way. From an impressive 34-plus year career as a U.S.
So, you just got word that you’re being stationed in Italy. You and your family have passports in hand and are ready to see what the European lifestyle is all about. Well, brace yourselves; Italy can be very overwhelming, especially to the newly arrived.
Germany can be a culture shock for some. But once you’ve gotten over the jetlag and have made your house feel more like a home, you can embark on quite the adventure. From its local cuisines to its castles in the hills, here is why moving to Germany will be a time you will never forget.  
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 northern California to the bustling metropolis of San Antonio. I had no clue where to start or what pieces of the puzzle I was responsible for.
Being stationed in the United Kingdom, I always seem to find myself looking to vacation elsewhere. With cheap flights to mainland Europe on the rise, staying home may not be your first choice for a break. However, who says you need to jet off to Europe for an escape?
Get ready to enjoy your tea and crumpets; you're moving to England! Although thinking all British locals drive mini coopers and drink tea while munching on crumpets is a stereotype, some things are true about moving to England.
The U.S. Armed Forces in Europe require that U.S. servicemembers and dependents comply with host-nation child safety seat laws. According to the European Commission, member states must enforce child safety seat laws with the minimum requirements.