Stress-busting scheme

MANY of us take our soldier’s deployment in our stride and get on with life as best we can, but some families will need more support and look for ways to cope with the stress that a longer period of separation ...

Equipment check

MALE soldiers are being reminded to check their personal “equipment” as part of a new Army campaign to raise awareness of male-specific diseases. Every year 20 soldiers are diagnosed with testicular cancer, ...

The value of play

PLAY has particular value to our children at times of stress or change in their lives. This is especially true for our community where Service parents can be away for long periods and many of us move house on a...

Are you a satisfied customer?

DEFENCE Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has launched a customer satisfaction survey to find out how you feel about various aspects of housing. M.E.L. Research, the company carrying out the survey, will be ...

Is green deal a great deal?

VARIOUS firms, including utility companies, advertise offers – including the Government’s Green Deal – to help improve the energy efficiency of your home. However, before those of you living in Service Famil...

Review: Mune water

IF the makers of Mune are to be believed, drinking a bottle of their new flavoured spring water could transform your life. Marketed as "100 per cent natural immune support", Mune contains an impressive list ...

Help for homebuyers

THE final details of the New Employment Model (NEM), a study looking into how the Armed Forces will be shaped in the future, are a fair way off yet. One thing we do know, however, is that one of its aims is ...

The future of SFA: An update

PLANS are currently afoot to establish a better method of grading SFA so that the two current systems (Standard for Condition and Grade for Charge) are combined into one which will make the process fairer. T...