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?
There has been a lot happening in the last few months behind the scenes to address the issue of employment for our Defence partners so we thought it was time for an update. Defence acknowledges that this issue is important and needs to be looked at from a big-picture perspective, with a long term program … Continue reading Update on ADF Partner Employment
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
We spoke recently with Michelle Wood, ex serving member and current ADF partner about her experience with the Prince’s Trust, an organisation that is supporting veterans and ADF partners of current serving members through workshops for small businesses. The Prince’s Trust welcome attendees at all stages in their business journey. Their discovery workshops are designed … Continue reading From Weapons Instructing to Knitting Queen and B’n’B Entrepreneur
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
Trigger Warning: Pregnancy Loss It’s the club no one wants to be a part of. We had our first miscarriage early in a posting. We hardly knew anyone in the location, and we had a toddler with a chronic health condition. I can honestly say it was one of the most difficult and loneliest times … Continue reading Pregnancy loss as a Defence family