Beware the pension liberators

There are companies in civvy street known as pension liberators which promise to release your pension and lump sum benefits early. Some unscrupulous ones prey on unsuspecting individuals, using the promise of r...

The value of play

PLAY has particular value to our children at times of stress or change in their lives. This is especially true for our community where Service parents can be away for long periods and many of us move house on a...

Are you a satisfied customer?

DEFENCE Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has launched a customer satisfaction survey to find out how you feel about various aspects of housing. M.E.L. Research, the company carrying out the survey, will be ...

Help for homebuyers

THE final details of the New Employment Model (NEM), a study looking into how the Armed Forces will be shaped in the future, are a fair way off yet. One thing we do know, however, is that one of its aims is ...

The future of SFA: An update

PLANS are currently afoot to establish a better method of grading SFA so that the two current systems (Standard for Condition and Grade for Charge) are combined into one which will make the process fairer. T...

Planning your final posting

IS YOUR soldier in their penultimate tour before leaving the Army? Have they reached their pension point or Early Departure Payment? Do you know where you want to settle after your last posting? If so, you n...