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Preparing for Departure

This page is designed to help personnel and their families prepare for their return to the UK at then end of their tour in the USA.

The New Departures Aide Memoire is the official guide for British personnel departing:

NATO Supreme Allied Command Transformation (SACT), Norfolk, Virginia
Naval Ocean Processing Facility (NOPF), Dam Neck, Virginia Beach
or other Units in or around the Virginia Tidewater area.

The document contains checklists to assist you prior to leaving the USA and prepare you for your return to the UK. It also details the accommodation options open to you for your final week in Virginia Beach/Norfolk.


You may also find the following useful:

This link to the Newcomers and Serving Staff page on the ACT website, provides some very useful information for personnel either arriving or departing the USA. In particular the Departure Guide, although aimed at NATO personnel, provides some very useful information and tips for those who are cioming to the end of their tour and preparing to return to the UK. Please take the time to look through it before departing on assignment.

A Guide to Service Families on the Move is a Tri-Service information booklet aimed at families who are due to move on assignment.

Applying for a Families Quarter in the UK? The Defence Infrastructure Organisation provides Service Family Accommodation in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. To find out more information, or applying for a FQs using the online Form 1132, visit the new .gov.uk website.