From solitude to singing

WITH the unpredictable nature of Army life, the feeling of isolation can be common. It can be particularly tricky for those new to military life who have moved far away from family and friends for the first tim...

Saddle up

TO PARAPHRASE an old saying; the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man – and this is very much in evidence behind the wire in Larkhill, Salisbury Plain. As a military welfare facility and registe...

Support through sadness

BEING a mother who experienced both a stillbirth and miscarriage, Army spouse Amy Woodbridge was keen to set up a supportive group in Germany for those away from their family and friends. Amy found on a previ...

Dare to dream

The Forces Wives Challenge (FWC) seeks to unite wives and partners of Armed Forces personnel through adventure and challenge, combating the loneliness that can be so prevalent in our community. Army&You spo...

Meeting in the middle

IT MAY be a well-coined cliche but – as is the case with many aspects of life – when it comes to the break-up of a relationship, it really is “good to talk”. Doing so, of course, is far easier said than done w...

Forces spouses face employment discrimination

MILITARY spouses are hiding their military connections when applying for jobs, a new study from Barclays has revealed.   The research from the Barclays AFTER (Armed Forces Transition, Employment & Resett...

#OurArmyFamily: The Yorkes

Whether married or single, parent, partner, cousin or child of a soldier, we want you to tell us all about your Army family. Follow #OurArmyFamily on Twitter and Instagram for more stories. Amanda Yorke tells u...

Fostering in the Forces

Service couple Lisa and Daniel Hinton have been foster carers with the National Fostering Agency (NFA) for almost a decade. We caught up with them to find out why fostering can be well suited to Army life…  ...

Support in the south east

FORCES Connect South East (FCSE) is inviting military spouses to share their experiences of accessing public services. FCSE, a two-year MOD Covenant-funded programme tasked with making it easier for Service...