Benefits bulletin

AFF receives a number of enquiries about entitlement to benefits. Karen Ross, our Health & Additional Needs Specialist, shares some things you need to know... IF YOU’RE over 16 and still receiving Disa...

Eat well for less

For many military families, groceries are the biggest monthly expense, so Army wife AJ Sharp, associate member of the Guild of Fine Food and Great Taste Awards judge, has gone back to basics to explore how we c...

Prepping to go

AS PART of the Army’s Rebasing Programme, families are returning from Germany to the UK to start a new chapter. Many of you will be moving to locations around Salisbury Plain and around 1,000 school places are ...

Best practice for pupils

AFF’S Education Specialist Jilly Carrell visited Mount Street Infant School in Brecon, close to the Infantry Battle School of Wales, to see first-hand how it supports the large number of Service children within...

How much is enough?

DISTURBANCE Expense (DE) is an issue that AFF comprehensively reported on back in 2014 following an overseas survey which suggested wide variations in actual moving costs incurred from Gibraltar (£2,000) to Can...

Learning the lingo

Did you know if you’re posted abroad, there’s a range of language training available to Army spouses? Esther Thomas, AFF’s Regional Manager Overseas, finds out more… THE Defence Centre for Languages and Cu...

Engaging with Army communities

by Sara Baade, Army Families Federation Chief Executive and General Ivan Jones, Army Director Personnel THERE are key people in the Army that are important for us at AFF to engage with to ensure that your voic...

From Amsterdam to astronaut

Nicola Edger and Sara Lambert are both Army wives and project officers at Wiltshire College. They are working on a scheme to raise the aspirations of students from target postcodes and this includes reaching ou...

Against the odds

ARMY wife and mum-of-two Jacqui Ponde was a primary school teacher but nine years ago whilst on a posting in Bovington, her life changed dramatically. “On the 8 August 2009 I fell down the stairs, breaking my...