Moving for an overseas assignment is exciting for any family, but there is a lot of work to do before you actually board the plane, or as was my case, planes.
If you’ve brought your furry friend to Italy, you must register them at the veterinary clinic within the first 10 days of arriving.
It’s important to understand that Italian homes are fundamentally different than American homes. Most Italian homes are built with concrete, are smaller, older and are built closer together than what you may be used to. Carpeted floors are rare. Most homes do not come with appliances or closets.
During your time in Italy, you're going to need to see a doctor and dentist. Depending on the specialty services you might require, you may need to be referred off-installation for medical services.
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.
Credit Unions
Much like requirements of Good Samaritan laws in the United States, drivers in Germany have a responsibility to render aid.
Welcome to Naples! Here is your one-stop checklist once you’ve arrived at your new home:
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.
Providers:  Tim, Vodafone, Wind, Ho, Iliad, Tre
Pre-pay option
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.
Parenthood is full of surprises. Just when you expect a complete meltdown, your resilient military kids shock you by going with the flow. Moving can put the whole house on an emotional rollercoaster. So, here are a few tips that might make your next move a smooth one for your kids — and you:
Three days before we were supposed to be on a plane to London, my husband’s leave still hadn’t been approved. He’d submitted the request as soon as he was able, but it seemed to have hit a snag on its way up the chain of command.
As the assignment notifications begin to roll out for the upcoming move cycles, you may have been surprised to learn you won’t be heading back to the States. You’re one of the fortunate few to score a back-to-back overseas assignment.
If you’ve brought your furry friend to Italy, you must register them at your installation’s veterinary clinic within the first 10 days of arriving.
Moving to Europe was only the beginning of our adventure when my husband and I arrived. Transferring from our last base to a new unit and country was also challenge. We were embracing civilian life for the first time after his transition out of the army.
Every couple of years the rumblings of an impending move start rippling through my family. For many dependents and family members, it’s easy to adopt a roll-with-it outlook.