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Hi all. This is the last year for me for DOD. I have to start building a pension in my home state if I don't get any calls this year. My wife and I are considering some overseas locations. For the last few years, we have only been considering US locations.

Sorry to be a newbie...but if we did get an overseas position:

1) Can you bring anything? Do they offer some kind of a storage pod that you can fill and they will deliver?

2) Can you bring a car? Will they ship it?

3) Is base living free, including all utilities?

4) We are a family of 4. Is base living houses or apartments?

5) If we lived off base, does the allowance cover all rent and utilities?

6) Will the military fly you home yearly in the summer to visit family? Could we stay in the states for a month or so, visiting family?

7) Is there anything else I'm forgetting?

We had been pretty sure we didn't want to go overseas...but we both love Europe and...See More
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dodhopeful @icanread can took explain a taxable move? Every time we've moved somewhere we've gotten a tax break for the move!
May 22
dodhopeful can you...not can took... :( autocorrect
May 22
haha You must not have moved since the new tax law went into effect. No more write offs and the benefit to the employee (cost to the employer) is now taxable.

They pretty much fixed the problem with current employees moving to new duty locations by offering reimbursement for most taxes but new hires and retiring teachers are still liable for t...See More
Mary Agree with what has been shared. Adding that it can be even more difficult to be hired for Europe only.
May 22
Mary Agree with what has been shared. Adding that it can be even more difficult to be hired for Europe only.
May 22


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