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Army&You – Summer Edition

The perfect work-life balance may seem impossible to achieve in Army life but times are changing. In this edition’s main feature, we hear about the Army’s plans for Flexible Service and meet the families who are fitting work around unpredictable schedules and long spells of separation.

Heading overseas, we hear from the Army families who have continued their education and training, maintained their professional registration and even diversified from their original careers.

We shine the spotlight on Cyprus, London and Kinloss and there’s an inspirational story from Everest Base Camp.

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AFF addresses work/life balance of Army families

How does your soldier’s work/life balance affect your Army family? That’s what the Army Families Federation (AFF) is asking families in their latest survey, now live until 31 May.
AFF is aware that some families struggle with their soldier’s working hours and inability to take the annual leave they are owed. They are keen to learn more about the barriers to a good work/life balance families are facing, and importantly, what families feel would make a positive difference.

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AFF welcomes support for Service pupils in Wales

The Army Families Federation (AFF) is delighted to hear that a new £200,000 fund to support Service families in Wales has been announced by the Welsh Government. In 2017, the charity sent a detailed brief, on families’ behalf, to the Education Minister Kirsty Williams, highlighting the need for targeted pupil funding for Armed Forces children in Wales, and they are pleased to see that this important issue has now been recognised.

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AFF celebrates visa success on behalf of F&C Army families

The Army Families Federation (AFF) is delighted that after five years of lobbying on their behalf, Foreign & Commonwealth (F&C) Army families should now find the process of applying for a visa to enter the UK much easier and fairer, thanks to the addition of an ‘Armed Forces’ option on the form.

Since 2013, when the new Armed Forces immigration rules came into effect, all non-EEA family members of soldiers wishing to apply for a visa to enter the UK have had to use an online form.

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Army family focus for AFF additional needs events

The Army Families Federation (AFF) is pleased to announce a serious of additional needs support groups aimed at increasing Army families’ wellbeing and confidence through increased support.
Thanks to funding from ABF, The Soldiers’ Charity, these new groups will not only support and empower families who have children with additional needs and/or disability, but will also allow AFF to develop their understanding of what support is needed, and what gaps in provision families are experiencing.

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AFF survey explores the impact of an overseas posting on Army families

Has your Army family been posted overseas in the last three years? Have you returned to the UK after an overseas posting? The Army Families Federation (AFF) has released a new survey to help them to gain a better understanding of the impact of an overseas posting on Army families.
They want to hear about your family life overseas: what works well and where improvement is needed compared to Army life in the UK.

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Army&You – Count Me In!

Under the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), to receive Army&You magazine direct to your door in mainland UK, you’ll need to OPT-IN!

Whether you’re in Service Family Accommodation, your own home, a hiring, or private rental, to ensure you receive this unique publication, subscribe for FREE. Army&You is the only magazine of its kind. With essential information, news, features and exclusive real-life stories from Army families. It’s for everyone with a soldier in their life. Don’t miss out – sign up today.

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Army & You Magazine – Spring Edition

The spring edition of Army&You is out this week, packed with essential info, news and real life stories from Army families. In this issue, we take a look at how to prepare for life in civvy street – key things to consider before your soldier hangs their uniform up for the final time.

Elsewhere in the magazine, we tackle school admissions, career changes and the Armed Forces Covenant. Plus, you can meet AFF’s UK team and our first community champion!

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