Why a First Five Years Webinar? Over the month of March DFA is hosting a First Five Years webinar for families of each of the three Services. We’ve asked the Deputy Service Chiefs to talk about what to expect from a Services perspective such as how much the member will be away and in what … Continue reading Webinars
This week we are pleased to bring to you a guest blog post from Defence Health. It can be hard to make things work in any relationship, let alone one where work separates the two of you for long stretches of time. Periods when a partner is deployed can be really tough. Keeping in touch … Continue reading Managing a relationship while your partner is deployed
Tex and his wife Alex have three sons and are currently posted to the Pilbara in Western Australia. We wanted to know what life is like in a remote posting. How did you and your partner meet? Alex and I met in Townsville 2010; she was a bartender and I was posted to 2RAR. Do … Continue reading A Posting to the Pilbara
Definitions of Emergency: Macquarie Dictionary: An unforeseen occurrence; a sudden and urgent occasion for action. Defence partner: I‘m so sick I need to go to hospital, I have a young child, my ADF member is away and I just moved here so I know no one to help care for either me or my child. … Continue reading Who to call in an emergency?
How did you meet? I had been living and working on the Gold Coast and had just returned back to Sale in 1997 following an injury. I met Nick not long after while he was posted to East Sale as an instructor at the School of Air Traffic Control. Approximately how many moves/ locations/ countries? … Continue reading Our ADF Families: Charlie and Nick
This post was originally published in the Defence Special Needs Support Group Newsletter. About 15 years ago we were posted to a small country town and I became pregnant with our first child. I had a normal, although quick labour and proceeded to settle into my new role as first time mum. Later that day … Continue reading Top Tips for Defence Special Needs Families
Alison Berlioz-Nott from Defence Health explains how the ADF Family Health Program and private health insurance can work together for ADF families. Support for your health The ADF Family Health Program provides valuable support towards the health of ADF family dependants. It is separate to private health insurance (PHI), but if used in combination with … Continue reading ADF Family Health and Private Health Insurance
Is your partner about to deploy? Have you heard about ForceNet? For many years DFA has been listening to families about the importance of good communications between Defence and families. Earlier this year, ForceNet for Families was launched. ForceNet for families is a direct link to your Defence member’s ship/unit. ForceNet is a secure way for you … Continue reading What is ForceNet?