Defense

Understanding the SOFA agreement between the U.S. and Italy will set realistic expectations for career opportunities during your time in Italy. Dependents are not allowed to work on the economy or have in-home businesses (Example: Mary Kay, Arbonne, Scentsy, etc.).
GETTING SETTLED
Moving to Italy is a big change for the entire family. Children certainly feel this impact as they leave behind familiar schedules, classrooms, friends and neighborhoods. Here are ways to make the transition as smooth as possible for your kiddos.
For years, Sharon Schell tried to get her father to talk about his experiences in World War II, but he kept them to himself.
April is the Month of the Military Child, a time to recognize and appreciate military children for their service and sacrifice. Military children live with on-going challenges presented by frequent moves, family separations, and life transitions. They move 6-9 times during their K-12 years.
Thinking about college? You already have the discipline it takes to pursue higher education. From big universities to small colleges, you have plenty of options and each has something unique to offer.
Like many other overseas locations, it can be a challenging environment for spouses who are seeking employment. It is common for applicants to wait six months or longer to land a job that aligns with their education and/or experience.
Moving overseas is a big change for the entire family. Children certainly feel this impact as they leave behind familiar schedules, classrooms, friends and neighborhoods. Here are ways to make the transition as smooth as possible for your kiddos.
ESTABLISH ROUTINES
Deployment can impact a household budget — it may mean a change in pay and a chance to get ahead financially, or you could incur some unusual expenses.
As a civilian working with the US armed forces overseas, you qualify for the LQA which entails house, rent and utilities although other benefits such as hotel, furniture, food, and appliances may be directly tied to LQA.
Upon hearing the phrase D-Day, most would have no problem in associating this with the Allied invasion of Normandy on the northern coast of France carried out on June 6, 1944. The Invasion of Normandy is the term which refers to the operation as it stretched on into the summer months.
RAMSTEIN BASE – While Army & Air Force Exchange Service shopping privileges are only open to Soldiers, Airmen and their families, anyone can dine in KMC Exchange restaurants or pick up grab-and-go fare from Express locations.
The 2017 Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA) Utility Survey is now available to fill out online. Every March, the Department of Defense (DOD) asks for servicemembers (or spouses) to complete this survey to help determine the future amount of OHA utility funding.
As the 2016-2017 school year slowly closes out, it’s time to start looking toward the next one.
Spouse resiliency workshops are a great way to network and learn coping skills within the demands of the military lifestyle. Although full of great information, a traditional resiliency course can feel similar to death by PowerPoint.
Aside from what you see in movies, what do you know about the military?
It turns out there’s a pretty big knowledge gap nowadays when it comes to what civilians know about military life. Young people especially seem to have a lot of misconceptions about what it’s like to serve.
If you were hired to a permanent position after November 26, 2015 as a new Federal employee, your probationary period now ends November 25, 2017. This change came in the FY16 National Defense Authorization Act. Prior to this change, most new DoD hires had a one-year probationary period.