All shapes & sizes

There is no set mould for modern families, so how is the army adapting to support our changing community? Jill Misson reports… While many army families consist of one serving person living with their spouse an...

SEND and receive

Accessing support for children with special educational needs and/or a disability can take time and effort. Army life may further complicate matters but help is available. Jill Misson reports… WHEN a posting i...

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 every army family. Jill Misson reports… When your family is ...

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? Whatever your age, learning new skills can serve as a maj...

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 of love, nothing will stop you from being with ‘the one’, h...

Start-up success

THROUGH the pages of Army&You, we consistently showcase military spouses and partners who are running their own businesses whilst living army life. As AFF prepares to launch Forces Families Jobs (see pag...

Joining forces for jobs

SPOT a vacancy, fire off your application, job done. If only finding work was that simple, writes Jill Misson. When you’re part of an army family it can feel like the cards are stacked against you. Will they as...

Flying high… and solo

Travelling alone between boarding school and home can be a daunting prospect for your children – and you – especially if it’s abroad. But as AFF’s Regional Manager Overseas Esther Thomas discovered, many famili...

The people’s pavilion

DISHFORTH Yorkshire is an isolated camp with few facilities for families to go to after working hours – making downtime difficult especially when serving personnel are away. Fay and serving husband Chris used ...

Better births

EVERY woman should feel supported and have their voice heard about the maternity care they’re receiving, especially pregnant military spouses and partners who might be new to an area, have their soldier away, o...