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Service Safety Net

You do a great job of looking after your own family but there are times when you need extra help or advice. Welfare support is there to take care of e...

It’s never too late to learn

Training is part of your soldier’s career from their very first day of service until their last. So is it time for you to take a leaf out of that book...

It’s good to talk

Service life can place unique pressures and challenges on even the strongest relationships. Whatever happens, it’s good to talk... In the first flush...

Settling overseas

A POSTING abroad can sometimes turn out to be a life-changing experience. Here at AFF, we hear from many families who have fallen in love with their o...

Surviving solo suppers

WHETHER you live ‘married unaccompanied’ or your spouse is deployed or away on exercise, it’s all too tempting to avoid cooking altogether and tuck in...

Caring Cymru

AFF often asks you about your experiences of army life and it’s your evidence that helps us resolve issues and make changes. So where does the informa...

Pros and pitfalls of putting down roots

WHETHER by accident or design, living married unaccompanied as an army family has its ups and downs. You might be able to pursue a steady career, enjo...

Dealing with deployment

SEPARATION is something you have to get used to as an army family but when the dreaded deployment starts, how do you cope without your soldier at home...

Educating from home

Have you thought about home schooling your children? It can be a positive choice but it can also be a huge adjustment for the whole family. Jilly Carr...

Become the guv’nor

EVER thought about going back to school? Not as a pupil but as a school governor? It might not be something you’ve thought about, but this voluntary r...