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Military spouses transition too! A call to action to address spouses’ military to civilian transition

Military to Civilian Transition (MCT) is the process experienced by military personnel as they leave service and return to civilian life. This MCT process is thought to be challenging across a range of key areas such as employment, health, and…

Tri-service families continuous attitude survey: 2019

This statistical release provides results from the Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FamCAS) 2019, along with results from previous years. Statistics from FamCAS are used by both internal Ministry of Defence (MOD) teams and external bodies to inform the development of…

Snapshot Military Families

Snapshots are designed to aid understanding of the complex issues at play in relation to the Armed Forces, and to support decision-making processes by bridging the gaps between academic research, government and charitable policy, service provision and public opinion. Snapshots…

Snapshot Military Families Bullets

Bullets provide the key points of a Snapshot. Snapshots are designed to aid understanding of the complex issues at play in relation to the Armed Forces, and to support decision-making processes by bridging the gaps between academic research, government and…

The South Yorkshire Armed Forces Covenant Project Model

The South Yorkshire Armed Forces Covenant Project utilised innovative and collaborative working practices to improve the consistency with which Armed Forces Covenant pledges are delivered across South Yorkshire, focusing on four key strategic project outcome aims: • To raise the…

The South Yorkshire Armed Forces Covenant Project Model – Executive Summary

In 2017 a regional partnership, consisting of Sheffield City Council, Rotherham, Doncaster and Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Councils, Sheffield Hallam University and York St John University, successfully bid for an Armed Forces Covenant Fund grant designed to strengthen the local government…

Support for UK Veterans

The Armed Forces Covenant was introduced in 2011 and is a statement of the moral obligation which exists between the nation, the Government and the Armed Forces in return for the sacrifices they make. Its core principles were enshrined in…

Military Legacy: Use it or Lose it?

This paper presents a Military Legacy Model that is designed to assist conscripts in forming a military identity during their training period, and later help them quickly re-establish their military attributes after they have been transferred to the Armed Forces’…

Communities Serve: A Systematic Review of Need Assessments on U.S. Veteran and Military-Connected Populations

Military veterans and their families face a multiplicity of challenges once they transition from service. Even though more American private and public-sector organizations are engaged in studying the needs of veterans and their families through need assessments, few assessments are…

Unconquerable Heroes: Invictus, Redemption, and the Cultural Politics of Narrative

The wounded veteran is a challenging subject for the state. These subjects must be narratively managed and reclaimed in ways which both recognize the violence of warfare and render critical responses inappropriate. Using the example of the Invictus Games, this…