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MOD target to reduce carbon emissions

Reducing carbon emissions and the drive to a net zero estate is probably the biggest domestic challenge the MOD faces over the next ten years. DIO ...
Service Family Accommodation

The new housing contract is LIVE!

By the time this edition of Army&You lands on your doormat, the new allocations and repairs/maintenance contract for Service Family Accommodatio...

Planting in an SFA garden…

The plants need to be low maintenance, grow to a suitable size for the garden, suppress weeds from early on and mature relatively quickly. The aim is ...

Taking pride in the patch

When the UK went into lockdown again last winter, keen gardener Marina Colville, based in Shrivenham, hit on an idea to form a voluntary group, DE Gar...

Moving unboxed

You should: Take out a suitable, standalone removal insurance policy covering ‘new for old’. You may pack personal items. Check your policy to...

Renting out your home

As we know, army life often means your plans for the future can quickly change. If you buy a home but find in the future you need to let it out becaus...

A touch of patch pizzazz

Not many of us want to be stuck inside a world of magnolia, but when it comes to tarting up our army quarters, there are limits to what you can achiev...

The big SFA switch

As you may have heard, new Service Family Accommodation (SFA) management, and repair and maintenance service contracts will be introduced across the U...

Removals recommendations

Moving and the military go hand-in-hand and many of you have been through the process umpteen times. But there’s always something you can learn from t...

Desperately seeking surplus

Are you in a long-term relationship (LTR) and looking to move into a quarter? Currently, unless you’re living on a Future Accommodation Model (FAM) pi...