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Understanding Overseas 2021 survey launch

In its latest survey, the Army Families Federation (AFF) is asking Army families to share their experiences of overseas assignments.

Positives and negatives

We will be asking families whether they enjoyed the experience, what they found challenging and where they found the best support.

If families haven’t been on an assignment overseas, we’d like to hear the reasons why.

There have been some positive changes in the last few years, but Army families based overseas have also experienced significant challenges over the last 18 months, with COVID-19 adding additional stresses.

AFF Chief Executive Collette Musgrave said:

“Overseas assignments can produce a range of issues for families. AFF is aware of the increasing complexity for spouses and partners working when accompanying their soldier overseas and of the difficulties faced by older children who are not in education, particularly since Brexit. Our survey will gather evidence to allow AFF to highlight Army families’ views to key decision makers.”

Families’ voices matter

Known for its work in pushing for positive changes that affect Army families’ lives, AFF is committed to ensuring families’ feedback is heard by decision makers at all levels – and acted upon. And this latest survey will be no exception.

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