Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
Deployment can be a challenging phase of the military lifecycle, but it’s important to know that you don’t have to go through it alone. The military provides a variety of resources and support programs — ranging from educational briefings to morale calls — for your loved ones, children and service members to ease the stress of deployment. Military members may be assigned to a specific installation but support may come from local communities, Yellow Ribbon events or the installation itself.
Regardless of rank or marital status, an unaccompanied permanent change of station can be stressful. The separation from family and friends combined with a distinctly different cultural environment can be a little overwhelming. It is important to be flexible and prepared for an exciting new experience. Be prepared for a few bumps in the road and expect some of the unexpected that traveling and moving generally bring.
Leave a power of attorney with a trusted friend or relative in case someone needs to act in legal matters on your behalf. Your judge advocate general at your current base should be able to be of assistance in drawing up the power of attorney.
Know the different types of POAs and how they are used. The most common when overseas are limited POAs and general POAs. More information on these services is below:
LPOAs limit the designee/attorney-in-fact to act on your behalf for specific/limited matters. This is the safest POA as well as most recommended when you are overseas and need someone to act on specific financial matters for you. One example is the need to sell your car.
GPOAs are fully comprehensive and gives the designee/attorney-in-fact all the powers and rights that you would have yourself. This can be very risky, are broad in scope and should only be given to a person in which you have full faith. For example, if you only want someone to sell your car, you would want to give them an LPOA. But, if you give them a GPOA they also legally could sell your house, your belongings and be the signatory on any financial matter on your behalf.
Ensure you talk to your legal office/JAG when deciding which type of POA you need and to whom you will ask to partner.