Early exit

The change from military to civilian life may be an anxious time for your family. If your soldier’s exit from the Army is sudden and unplanned, because of medical discharge, the uncertainty can significantly in...

Financial fitness focus

Your financial situation will almost certainly change when your soldier leaves the Armed Forces. Whichever route they take to civvy street, there’ll be consequences for their pension, resettlement and finances....

The Covenant, good and bad

IS THE Armed Forces Covenant helping your family get a fair deal? AFF’s Covenant&You campaign attracted a mix of both positive and negative experiences. From your feedback, we know there are areas where th...

Interior inspiration

Karla Lucas, who lives with soldier husband Andy and daughter Amelia, tells us about her family’s move from SFA to their own home… BETWEEN 1995 and 2014 we were fortunate to only move quarters eight times....

Somewhere to call home

So, you’re leaving the Army and moving on to pastures new – exciting times, but what are you entitled to on departing Service Family Accommodation (SFA)? It’s important that you are prepared before you leave. C...

Dad on the go

REME soldier and single dad of six John Lewis will soon be leaving the Army after 23 years’ service. We caught up with him to find out how his resettlement plans are going… What information have you been a...

Growing the community

A YEAR-LONG project in North Yorkshire brought military and civilian families together to share a programme of animal care, craft skills, fruit and vegetable growing, harvesting and cooking. Based at the 110-a...

Moving on

Leaving the Army is a big step, but for those with citizenship and visa issues to sort it can be doubly complex. AFF F&C Specialist Katherine Houlston explains more… THE British Nationality Act allows ...

Next stop: Civvy street

YOUR soldier’s final day in uniform is life-changing for the whole family. With a deadline to find a new job, home and school on civvy street, it pays not to leave your planning until the last minute, writes Ji...