Dealing with an overseas military move

Dealing with an overseas military move

Picking up and having to move thousands of miles away from friends and family to a foreign country can be a daunting task, but there are a few resources and tips that you can make use of in order to make this drastic transition somewhat easier.

Making a military move to a foreign country means that you will have to get used to new food, language and customs.  Being aware of all of these things in advance will make it a lot less of a culture shock when you do come upon them.  While it is exciting to grow accustomed to shopping at the local stores and markets over a period of time, you will want to do your research and discover exactly where you can get hold of some of the things that will remind you of home.

A big change that you have to get used to when sent overseas by the military is a new time zone.  You need to keep this time difference in mind and work out the best time to get in touch with friends and family back home.  Skype is an excellent tool and can be made use of to video chat and make phone calls.  Knowing that you can still talk to your loved ones makes the entire relocation a lot more bearable.

Military personnel have the privilege of being able to make use of the MWR travel office on their base.  There you can find out information about things to do on your new installation, as well as about group bus trips and other travel specials.

Rick Wozniak