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What does it mean to be stationed overseas?

What does it mean to be stationed overseas?

station in Military topic station2 verb [transitive] 1 to send someone in the military to a particular place for a period of time as part of their military duty SYN post I was stationed overseas at the time.

Do military spouses get stationed together?

A join spouse assignment allows legally married active-duty military couples the opportunity to be stationed together at the same installation. “The most common hurdle to a join spouse assignment lies in meeting the eligibility requirements, so military couples do have a key role in the success of this program.”

What do you send someone stationed overseas?

Items like:

  • High-quality socks (I have to put this first, because some high-quality socks will make the toughest soldier smile with delight)
  • Soap (shampoo, body wash, face wash, etc.)
  • Toothpaste, toothbrush and floss.
  • Deodorant (travel size/non-aerosol)
  • Lip balm.
  • Foot powder.
  • Baby wipes.
  • Sunscreen.

What are the chances of being stationed overseas?

The more people getting assignments the better your odds of getting something on your list. The fewer bases your job can go to the better odds of you getting something on your list. There is an 80% chance you’ll be stationed in the United States and only a 20% chance you’ll be stationed overseas.

What is the difference between being deployed and being stationed?

Deployed means that you are sent from your permanent station to a temporary place, for a pre-determined and limited time, normally under 12 months. Stationed is a place where you have been permanently assigned, usually at least two to three years.

Can my wife live on base with me?

If you are married and living with your spouse or minor dependents, you will either live in on-base housing or be given a monetary allowance called Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) to live off-base. This is because the military makes it mandatory for you to provide adequate housing for your dependents.

How much does it cost to send a care package overseas?

The post office offers flat rate priority boxes for free. No matter how much they weigh, it costs $12.35 to send the medium box and $14.85 to send the large box. You can also pick up priority tape and custom forms at no charge. Or to make it super easy, order a Military Care Kit which will contain all of the supplies.

How long can you be stationed overseas?

The standard tour length for a DoD Service member stationed OCONUS is 36 months in an accompanied tour and 24 months in an unaccompanied tour. Hawaii and Alaska are exceptions, with a tour length of 36 months for both accompanied and unaccompanied tours.