A postcard from Kuwait

Karen, Charles, Amelia (10) and Oliver (8) on getting to grips with life in the Gulf How long have you been an army family? We’ve been together since before Charles joined the army in the late ‘90s. Time in ...

Reshaping to better serve forces families

The Directorate Children & Young People (DCYP) has recently undergone a restructure, dividing its responsibilities across two separate organisations to better serve the needs of you and your service childre...

Hero’s film reaches thousands

A touching film produced by military charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, has gone viral, reaching more than 500,000 viewers worldwide. A Hero’s Legacy tells the story of Corporal Lee Scott, a loyal soldier, ded...

I’ll take the high road

A blog from Army&You’s summer edition by Alisha, @armylifewiththerobertsons In May 2019, our lives changed. We packed up and made a massive move from Scotland to England. 371 miles and seven hours away fro...

Splitting the pension pot

If you find yourself in the sad situation of ending your marriage or civil partnership to your soldier, dividing up your financial assets can be a bit of a minefield, particularly when it comes to pensions. We ...

Couples’ conundrum

Foreign & Commonwealth soldiers who are in long-term relationships are allowed to bring their partner to the UK, but the criteria are strict and it’s not easy to provide the evidence required. Here, our spe...

Dealing with deployment before marriage

A blog from Army&You’s summer edition by Holly, @lifeofamilitarywife My fiancé and I met in 2017 and immediately became best friends. Only six months later, we went on holiday and decided, there and then, ...

Sparkle and shine with JEMS

Many of you have been part of the army rebasing programme, resulting in a large proportion of military families now living in the south west of England. With a higher number of people in the local job market, ...

Plan and progress along your dream path

Almost 500 military families have been giving their career prospects a boost through the Partner Career Support Programme (PCSP) pilot. The programme was entirely online, so families could take the course at a...

You’re hired!

Forces Families Jobs (FFJ) now has a new area on its website dedicated to apprenticeships – a great way to gain qualifications whilst you earn a wage – and you don’t have to be a school leaver. AFF employment &...