Thanks to the community

A blog from Army&You’s spring edition by Jodie, @themilwife When I first started my Instagram account, I never thought it would go anywhere. I thought I could just anonymously post about the highs and lows...

High and lows of life in the ‘junior ranks’

By Alex, aged nine I live with my mum, dad and brother Ollie who’s eight. My dad is in the REME and this means that we usually have to move every two or three years. I’ve lived in five different houses an...

Paws for thought…a dog’s view

A Blogspot by Duke, @duke_of_dorset Being an army dog isn’t that bad. When dad is away mum will let me sleep on her bed so she doesn’t get scared. Normally I’m only allowed in their room every now and again. ...

The course of an army spouse

A blog from Army&You’s winter edition by Cynthia, @desplendourofficial Being an army spouse is an exciting life that comes with lots of experiences. There are positives but also challenges. Like my husban...

From civvy life to military wife

A blog from Army&You’s winter edition by Kym, @thedutoits Having lived a childhood far from the constructs of the military, it had never crossed my mind that a soldier’s spouse, partner or children would l...

Making self-care a priority

A blog from Army&You’s winter edition by Naomi, @dodayoga I have a disease. If you meet me on a good day you won’t know. If you meet me on a bad day, I’ll definitely hide it from you. Medication has helpe...

Taking a leap of faith

A blog from Army&You’s autumn edition by Emma Jones, @emmajonesfitness At the start of lockdown, I couldn’t help feeling I was in familiar territory. Uncertainty is a factor of military life. Not seeing...

Coronavirus correspondence

A blog from Army&You’s autumn edition by Emma Krause, @armywifemumme An open letter to my husband, deployed throughout COVID-19 in a land far away! Of course you are away. Birthdays, nit outbreaks, kitc...

Stepping off the rollercoaster

A blog from Army&You's summer edition by Julie Boyle I met Owen almost eight years ago and I knew then that life would be a rollercoaster! Living more than two hours apart meant we saw each other at wee...

No matter what

A blog from Army&You's summer edition by Chloe Petrylak, @chloemaywrites Separation has certainly made me appreciate the strength required for this military life. The first time I experienced it was whe...