Mortgage Deal for Military Personnel

Mortgage adviser Matt Colley is waiving broker fees for military personnel and veterans as a way of thanking them for their service to community and country. The 45-year-old, founder of Bristolbased Moving Experience, is offering the same deal to medical staff after his children received treatment in the neonatal intensive care unit at Southmead Hospital.… Read More

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AO & SSAFA Team Up to Offer Discounted Appliances

AO, an online electricals retailer, and SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity, have teamed up to offer discounted appliances to troops and veterans in need. The domestic devices are purchased by the charity at reduced cost and, so far, 148 items have been delivered to beneficiaries. Johanna Kaufmann, secretary of the charity’s Clwyd branch, praised the… Read More

How Strong Relationships Affect Military Morale

Of all the potentially dangerous professions in the world, few compare with the extremes faced by military personnel. There are benefits: regular medical checks, exceptional health insurance, generous vacation allowances, educational opportunities, and excellent pay. But soldiers on active service face the possibility of death, serious physical injury, or mental scars. For those in service,… Read More

Sleep & Military-Connected Couples

Research Paper Title Perceived partner responsiveness, pain, and sleep: A dyadic study of military-connected couples. Background The health-promoting influence of supportive close relationships has been extensively documented, yet the mechanisms of this effect are still being clarified. Leading researchers have theorised that examining particular interpersonal interactions and the mediating intrapersonal processes they facilitate is the… Read More

Military Divorce: How Is It Different?

Introduction Many things you will do in the military will be much different than you would experience them in civilian life, and the same is true for getting divorced. If you or your spouse are in the military and you are divorcing, you will experience common issues that other couples who are divorcing face, but… Read More

Advice for Military Spouses: Long-Distance Relationships

More people are turning to online dating services to help find connections in the ranks of the military. Not only are the people on these dating sites from various branches, but they understand the commitment and sacrifice that comes with serving. The Uniformdating.com army dating website is an example of a military-only matchmaking site that… Read More

New Childcare Schemed Launched for Military Personnel

Service families will get free childcare for kids aged between four (4) and eleven (11), the Ministry of Defence has announced. The scheme covers so-called ‘wraparound’ care – which takes place before and after school hours – during term time. Royal Air Force personnel will trial the new offer from September, followedby Catterick and Plymouth-based… Read More