I am a military RN working on a Mother-Baby ward at a Naval Hospital in Japan. We have many civilian (civil service) RN's working for us, many of whom had no experience prior to being hired. We are severely understaffed and undersupplied overseas, and we take what we can get, plain and simple (as long as you have a license
). Please keep in mind, however, you may get hired without a problem (the pay is much less than it is in the states, I've heard) but you also may not be oriented correctly because of short-staffing. I was thrown into Mother-Baby without a proper orientation and work with a group of RN's who also had no prior OB experience. Not a fun situation let me tell you.
My experience is strictly limited to the Navy, so things may be completely different in the Army. Indeed, I know an RN that works in the ICU at Landstult (sp?), and she LOVES it. They are very busy and very state-of-the-art (as far as overseas military hospitals go).
As far as applying goes...all civil service jobs are on file in the Human Resources Office on each particular base. Good Luck!