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Transferring your Professional License:
The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act allows each service branch to reimburse Spouses up to $500 for relicensure and certification costs resulting from relocations or PCS moves that cross U.S. state lines. The Army defines "qualified relicensing costs" as any fees or costs associated with getting the same or similar license in a new state that a military Spouse held at their previous location. This includes exam and registration fees. Click here for more information on what documents you need to submit and the reimbursement process.
In some occupations, your state-issued license - no matter where it's from - is valid for government and contracting jobs. To learn more about transferring certifications overseas, check with that installation's hiring authority.
The return home from combat can often leave servicemembers feeling out of place with the most important people in their lives - their families.
"In deployment, Soldiers grow accustomed to a new lifestyle and a new 'family' - those buddies that bond together to defend each other," said Maj. Ken Williams, 14th Military Police Brigade chaplain. "This lifestyle change is prolonged and becomes familiar, i.e., the new normal."
The families also change while the Soldier is deployed.
"The family is a system," Williams said. "When one family member is absent, the whole system changes. All members of the family adapt to a new 'normal' way of life."
When the servicemember returns, the family may feel uncomfortable with each other, and the servicemember may withdraw from the family.