Supporting little feet

ARMY spouses Lindsey Edgell and Amy Wilson came to BATUK, Kenya alongside their serving partners and saw how different life was for the local community. They heard many reports of children needing footwear and...

Scotland: Rural vs city

Life as an army family in Scotland can be hugely contrasting depending on which part you’re posted to. Whether it’s the vibrancy of busy cities, or the remoteness of the Highlands, there are lots of reasons why...

Working with food

MOVING home frequently, coping with deployments and juggling family life are challenges that military families face finding work. We meet some of the spouses who have found friendly and flexible employment with...

A love note to Germany

KATIE Cole has lived in Gütersloh, Germany for the last three years. As her family’s time there comes to an end, she’s been reflecting on her experiences and what she will miss… There have been lots of c...

One-stop shop for employment

The fact that spousal employment is one of the major issues military families face isn’t news to us here at AFF. We know that the mobile lifestyle, not living near family for childcare support and the uncertain...

Meeting needs overseas

Before you take up an overseas posting, you must get educational clearance for your children to ensure they can be supported in your new location. It’s normally straightforward, but if your child has any additi...

Digital docs

EVERYTHING is going digital these days to make our lives easier – and healthcare is no exception. The introduction of the eRedbook to record your child’s progress is certainly benefiting service families overse...

Flying high… and solo

Travelling alone between boarding school and home can be a daunting prospect for your children – and you – especially if it’s abroad. But as AFF’s Regional Manager Overseas Esther Thomas discovered, many famili...