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Pay back on posting

Taking maternity or adoption leave may not be as straightforward as it sounds if you’re posted before you are due to return to work. Some army spouses...

For jobs. For training. For success

In September, we launched our employment and training platform, Forces Families Jobs (FFJ), alongside our partners from the Naval and RAF families fed...

#OurArmyFamily

MEET the Rutherfords: Miranda and Scott and their twins Warwick and Bronwyn (3). Miranda tells us how they blend army and family life… We feel the a...

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...

The power of creation

From modifying ammo bags to making wedding dresses, Lt Col Neil Stace is about as handy as you can get with a needle and thread. The ‘Sewing Soldier’ ...

Joining the jigsaw

If you have a family member with an additional need, finding local support groups in a rural area can be difficult. But for families in the South West...

In focus: the South West

The South West of England covers over 10,000 square miles, four counties and the iconic Jurassic coastline – and it’s also home to many military famil...

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? ...

Across the pond

AFF’s regional manager overseas, Esther Thomas, has seen an increase in the number of enquiries from families assigned to America. And as she’s discov...

A home from home

The Services Cotswold Centre offers short-term accommodation for varying situations, whether you have a welfare issue and need temporary accommodation...