Your Family

The ripple effect widens

JULIA Molony and Sue Hawkins launched The Ripple Pond in 2012 after realising that they had no one to turn to for help. Sue said that there’s massive...

A hero to hug

When Jo-Anne Lomax’s husband was away with work commitments, her two young children struggled to understand that this was just part of their daddy’s j...

Heart of the community

Did you know that the Army Welfare Service (AWS) provides confidential support to military families wherever they are located? Julie Mounfield, AFF Re...

Employment law and you

Caroline Mayne, AFF’s Employment Specialist, considers how workplace discrimination can affect Army families… WHEN they realised that I was a...

Forging new friendships

How often has the thought of meeting people when moving to a new area filled you with dread? AFF Regional Manager Central, Sarah Gilbody, went out and...

Back to school

As this edition reaches you, hundreds of Service children will be starting a new school and some will be waving goodbye to their families as they pack...