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
Do you know there is someone in Defence who can assist you with your housing and relocation? There are Defence Relocations and Housing Managers (DRHM) in locations around Australia and they can provide advice and guidance if you have issues or questions arising out of relocations and housing service delivery. Your local DRHM can be … Continue reading Relocations and Housing – Defence Relocations and Housing Managers
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