How To Execute a Military (House) Move

Moving to a new place can be difficult for any family, but it can be even more challenging for military families. The constant moves and deployments can wear on you – both mentally and physically. But there are steps that you can take to make the process easier – and in some cases, maybe even… Read More

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What is Military Spouse Day (US)?

Introduction Military Spouse Day or Military Spouse Appreciation Day is celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day in the United States. Background Many United States citizens take this day to acknowledge the significant contributions, support, and sacrifices of spouses of their Armed Forces. Each year, the US President normally commemorates this day with a ceremonial… Read More

A Quick Overview of Childcare for UK Service Children

Free Wraparound Childcare Pilot Launched The wraparound childcare pilot commenced at RAF High Wycombe and RAF Halton at the start of the Autumn term, 01 September 2020 and will continue for an academic year. The second phase of the pilot is due to start in the Plymouth area and Catterick Garrison at the start of… Read More

Childcare Scheme Extended to Plymouth

The Wraparound Childcare (WAC) scheme is extended to Service personnel in the Plymouth area following a pilot scheme. WAC provides funding to eligible parent(s) with children between the ages of four to 11 years old with up to 20 hours per week of free before-and after-school childcare during term time; parent(s) can choose an OFSTED… Read More

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

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