What is Recruit for Spouses?

The Recruit for Spouses (RFS) coaching programme supports Army partners as they get back into employment. The programme received a funding boost in June 2019 from the Veteran’s Foundation to help it reach more husbands and wives. RFS is an independent social enterprise, established in 2011. The RFS Coaching Programme is open to all military… Read More

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Military Spouses are…

“Unlike your spouse, you didn’t enlist in the military. This fact may leave you feeling like you’re in limbo – your servicemember has plenty of things going on, but you may be unsure of how you fit in. However, spouses are an important part of the military community…” (Garrett & Hoppin, 2008, p. 28). Reference… Read More

Understanding the Impact of British Military Foreign Postings on Accompanying Spouses

Research Paper Title The Impact of British Military Foreign Postings on Accompanying Spouses. Abstract In this thesis, Gillan Blakely reports an investigation into the psychological, emotional and social impact of British military foreign postings on accompanying spouses. An ethnographic methodology was adopted utilising a four phase mixed method approach consisting of one quantitative and three… Read More

Linking Frequent Heavy Drinking & Combat Exposure

Research Paper Title Alcohol Misuse in Reserve Soldiers and their Partners: Cross-Spouse Effects of Deployment and Combat Exposure. Background Military deployment and combat are associated with worse outcomes, including alcohol misuse. Less is known about how these experiences affect soldiers’ spouses. The study objective was to explore relationships between deployment, combat exposure, and alcohol misuse;… Read More

Homes For Heroes Are Helping (US) Military Employees To Buy Cheaper Homes

Introduction People, who work in the military, serve America in the greatest way possible, but it isn’t an easy job. In fact, it is one of the hardest jobs to take on; more than 52,000 US military employees have been injured since 9/11, and hundreds of thousands more suffer from psychological problems as a consequence of their… Read More