Friday, 15 December 2017

Christmas Edition of Punchlines Magazine Is out Now

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from us all at HIVE

JFC Brunssum eLearning Centre December Newsletter

What's On - JFC Cinema - 16th Dec 2017

Heerlen Ice Sculpture Championships - 17th December 0930 – 1700hrs 2017

20 professional Ice Sculpture teams compete to win the Dutch Champion title. Meter high transparent blocks of ice are cut into the most beautiful works of art.
Ice speed carving 18th December 2017 Exciting carving within half an hour!
 For more information on-line Click Here 

Thursday, 14 December 2017

RAF FF eBULLETIN 14 Dec 17, Issue 187

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TAAC - December Newsletter

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Poster provided by TAAC

What's On - JFC Cinema - 15th Dec 2017

Little Troopers - Books For Forces Families

Little Troopers Treasures is a project LTT partnered with Harper Collins, to bring children's books to forces families, currently there are nine books available to record.
The service family downloads the app then creates a family login, the service person then logs in wherever they may be (WIFI needed) or before they go away and records some stories, the app captures their face, voice and the book pages.
Once done the app zips up the story with lots of love and immediately the service child can go to the Little Trooper mode of the family login and there will be a surprise story waiting! They can watch the stories, or listen, over and over again.
There are also some free supporting resources for families to accompany this app, a weekly planner sheet to print off and use plus separation diaries for both parent and child to complete while separated and then share once reunited.There are also some free supporting resources for families to accompany this app, a weekly planner sheet to print off and use plus separation diaries for both parent and child to complete while separated and then share once reunited. All the information and download links plus the resources files to print off can be found. 
For further information please Click Here

Dickens Festival in Deventer - The Netherlands - 16th/17th December 2017

During the annual Dickens Festival more than 950 characters from the famous books of Dickens – Oliver Twist, Marley and Mr. Pickwick, Scrooge – will revive in the streets of Deventer. Christmas trees and thousands of little lights,  carol singers going, Christmas market with traditional Dutch food, drinks, and souvenirs – all combined, it makes Dickens Festival an unforgettable experience. All the shops in Deventer will be open (however, pretty busy as well) on this Saturday and Sunday.Entrance to the Dickens Festival is free. Everyone is welcomed!
However be prepared to wait for +/- 60 minutes in queue for the entrance of the festival. For further information please Click Here

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

JFC Chapel Services for December 2017

Lemgo Ice World in Germany - Open until 20th January

Every year from the end of November through January Lemgo's "Eiswelt" attracts more than 20,000 skaters and around 60,000 visitors to the ice world in the Lippegarten. The reason for its success is its combination of the largest skating rink (700m sq) in Lippe, good music and a wide variety of food and beverage stands lining the ice rink.

The Lippegarten lies directly in the pedestrian zone and with over 200 shops to explore this is an ideal day out for the family!

For further information on timings and ticket prices visit

Just Families Magazine - Issue 7

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Families Deployment Support Guide - Army Regulars and Reserves

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Free Will Writing Service with the RBL

Poster provided by RBL

Monday, 11 December 2017

Future Accommodation Model - Latest Update

                                           Poster provided​ by Ministry of Defence

HIVE Christmas Closures

ER Magazine - Winter Edition

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British Forces In Germany - The Lived Experience

Don't take it from us, tell the world the experiences that you had serving and living in Germany. The BFG Legacy Project is beginning - and you can be a part of it.
By the time the last units in 20 Armoured Brigade leave Sennelager in 2019, British Forces will have been stationed in Germany for nearly 80 years.
To mark this lengthy period of overseas deployment, HQ BFG is producing a book:
British Forces in Germany - The Lived Experience.
This is a call for you to share your lived experiences with us. Please Click On The Link to share your experience. 

AFF - FAM (Future Accommodation Model)

Working on behalf of families: AFF releases FAM film highlighting its influence on the process.

As speculation continues around the development of the Future Accommodation Model (FAM), the Army Families Federation's latest film highlights its commitment to representing and involving families in the process, as we learn more about the options for FAM, and potential pilot sites. We will make sure Army families' voices are heard every step of the way.

Watch our short film here, and visit the AFF website , and our social media pages for any further updates and information.

At our recent Networking Event, Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Nick Carter spoke about his commitment to the consideration of families when developing policy. Find out what he had to say to AFF and our audience of Ministers, MPs and various MOD decision makers, here.
#ASKAFF - the voice of the Army community