Your Family

Tunnel transformation

WHEN Lolly Stewart-Thomas’s young son asked what the obscene graffiti scrawled over the local underpass meant, she decided it was time to do something...

A postcard from…

Amanda, Mark, Abigail (11) and Tom (10) Foote tell us about army life in the US capital, Washington DC How long have you been an army family? ...

Retention extension

SEVERAL families have approached us having received a letter from Amey saying that as the serving person’s posting doesn’t match their current SFA loc...

Adapting the house

AFF understands that moving is stressful enough, particularly when it involves returning from overseas, but it can be even more so when you require ad...

Autism research seeks participants

ARE you a care giving parent of a young person with autism within the military community? If so, you’re invited to participate in a PhD research study...

Better births

EVERY woman should feel supported and have their voice heard about the maternity care they’re receiving, especially pregnant military spouses and part...

Sharing the load

WITH attitudes to modern family life changing, Shared Parental Leave (ShPL) is becoming more popular among new parents. Although take up is still cons...

Our Army Family: The Mzungus

Lonje Mzungu and her serving husband Neddie have been an army family for ten years and have little girls Ayanna (7) and Annisha (4). Here Lonje tells ...

Break’s boosting benefits

Designed to be exciting, challenging and fun, Poppy Adventure Breaks take place around the country for service kids. Last summer, community support de...

Ruby’s story

Part of AFF’s work this year is to focus on service youngsters – their voice and views of army family life. Nine-year-old Ruby Callaby has moved schoo...