If your child will be attending a DODEA school, be sure to stop by the AAFES Exchange cash cage to set up a pre-pay lunch account.
Growing up in a crafty family, I caught the craze at an early age. Grandma introduced me to quilting by showing me how to sew the fabric squares together on the machine. Mom preferred no-sew fabric crafts, so I helped her make decoupage creations to sell at craft fairs.
You’ve probably heard the phrases “Loose lips sink ships” and “Careless talk costs lives.” These statements were printed on posters displayed throughout the U.S. during World War II as part of a campaign to remind servicemembers and citizens to stay mum about military activity.
Overseas citizen voters face a specific set of voting challenges, but we provide information and resources so you can successfully vote absentee.
Perhaps you let go of a lot of your furniture to lighten the weight load before your last PCS. Or, you like to purchase new (or new to you) items when you arrive at your new duty station. That is understandable.
Learning even a little of the local language will improve your experience of everyday things like shopping, dining out and traveling. It also ensures a more pleasant exchange with local nationals.
Living in Europe certainly has its perks — good food, exciting places to explore, a new language to learn. But let’s face it — if you’re the crafty type, we’ve all had those moments where we wish we could just swing by Michael’s or JoAnn Fabrics to pick up a few items.
Two years ago my friend Mary took a summer job in Spain. After unpacking, plugging in and using her hair straightening iron, it became alarmingly apparent that something was wrong.
Afraid you don’t know anyone at your new duty station? Not to worry! Child, Youth and School Services has a youth sponsorship program that supports incoming students throughout the school year and into the summer.
Sending your child off to college is an exciting but expensive time for families. If you are stationed in Europe, the cost of flights to and from school can be onerous. There is a benefit that helps our families stationed here in Europe with this added cost.
Whether you’re shopping, banking, making travel arrangements or keeping in touch with friends and family, it’s more and more likely you’re doing it online. And whether you know it or not, there’s always the chance someone is watching you.
Don’t wait until that “perfect” time to start your family’s financial plan … because there isn’t a perfect time. The moment you think you’re in the black, something happens or breaks and another bill is due. That’s why you should start saving today.
For more than 500 years, the Frankfurt Book Fair has remained at the forefront of the literary publishing world. It is one of the largest book fairs in the world, as more than 7,100 exhibitors from 100 countries will present over 400,000 book titles! 
Adjusting to moving abroad can be hard for families, especially spouses. Often the spouse leaves a respected career, business networks and emotional support of family and friends. When duty calls again and active-duty spouses go TDY or on a deployment, those broken ties are felt ten-fold.