Major movements

It’s safe to say that the north of England’s military community is one that’s used to change, but this year and next will be a busy one for families moving in or out of the area as Op Faran – the name given to ...

Curbing coronavirus career concerns

Maintaining spousal employment is important to AFF, no matter where you’re posted. In Germany, AFF’s co-ordinator Lindsay McCran is delighted to report on some positive support employees have received during th...

A new term

Most of us are used to a flurry of cheerful posts on social media documenting first days, new uniforms and nervous smiles at the beginning of the new school year. This time, however, is likely to feel very dif...

How are you?

A word from AFF Chief Exec, Sara Baade... When I first came to the UK about 20 years ago, I thought it was the kindest country in the world because everyone kept asking me how I was. Little did I understand at...

Flexible in the Forces

You may have already heard about Flexible Service (FS), which aims to provide Service personnel with a wider range of options to help them manage their lives. Group Captain Justin Fowler, leader of the MOD proj...

Striking a balance

When Regimental Medical Officer Maj Mike Claydon heard about the Flexible Duties Trial, he felt it would be an ideal solution to ease the pressure of Army life on his young family. The trial is the forerunner t...

Inspiring images win ABF photo comp

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity has announced the winners of its competition to find inspiring images to feature in its annual calendar. The contest, which was open to both professional photographers and the gener...

From the top

Army&You gave you the chance to submit your questions for our exclusive interview with Maj Gen Rob Nitsch, Director of Army Personnel, who has overall responsibility for the wellbeing of soldiers and their ...

Short-term solutions

AFF’s Wiltshire Co-ordinator Carol Morris has added the Services Cotswold Centre (SCC) to the list of places she visits regularly to meet with Army families and discuss issues. The centre, near Corsham, provi...

Posted to Northern Ireland?

When the posting order says Northern Ireland you may be worried. Is it safe to go? Can I get a job? But as many Army families who live there will testify, there are lots of positives to residing across the wate...