Living in the USA
USA aspects to consider and how they may affect you and your family
An assignment to the USA will for many be a very exciting life experience but the reality can be quite different to that perceived from the media and popular culture. The following advice on living in the USA has been collated utilising the experience of the British Defence Staff United States Support Group and should help you to prepare possible areas/topics ahead of your assignment to the USA.
The subjects covered will not affect everyone as we all have different outlooks, priorities, and family circumstances. Currently we have over 1000 service and United Kingdom Based Civilians (UKBC) personnel based in 90 locations in 30 states across 5 time zones. Including family members, the total is in excess of 2000 UK personnel. The nature of the United States federal system of government can mean each state has a very different approach to customs, laws, taxes and individual rights.