One big family

Service children from Barton Stacey School’s Base Club had a visit from the Army Flying Museum in Hampshire recently to design and decorate kit bags. AFF’s Hampshire co-ordinator, Alison McLeish, tells us more…...

Excellence in education

Does your child’s school go that extra mile to support service children? With schools all currently closed at the time the summer Army&You went to print, it’s a good time to reflect on some of the best prac...

Aiming high

Craig Johnson is the Nurse Advisor for the MOD’s Directorate Children & Young People (DCYP). It might sound unusual to have a nurse working in an educational organisation, but he’s part of a multi-agency te...

Celebrating healthcare

The health – mental and physical – of loved ones is arguably our biggest priority and as army families, it’s reassuring to know there are lots of healthcare professionals looking after us, specific initiatives ...

Celebratory cuisine

What’s the ideal recipe for relationship resilience for couples who endure extended periods of separation? Our culinary queen AJ Sharp has found out how food plays an important role in bringing forces families ...

The grass can be greener

Budding environmentalist and army spouse Amanda Mason has earned the nickname ‘Greenpeace’ for her efforts to clean up Kinloss. We caught up with her to find out more about her embrace of Mother Earth... My hu...

#OurArmyFamily

Meet Sergeant Alastair Smith-Weston, a member of Second Battalion, The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, who married in 2002 and had four children with his wife. After the relationship broke down, he came out...

The value of volunteering

For our young people, making a positive difference in their community can boost confidence, expand social circles, enhance life skills and future employability, and – importantly – also bridge the gap between s...

Helping your community

Esther Thomas, AFF’s Regional Manager Overseas, often receives questions about employment prospects for families in overseas locations. Here she gives her advice on what you can do if paid employment isn’t an o...

The gift of time

Here is the second part of our volunteering story from the summer edition of Army&You. We spoke to Liz and Nicola to find out where they've been making a difference in their overseas communities… Liz volun...