Defence Assistance to the Civil Community (DACC); Defence Emergency & Disaster Relief

Defence Assistance to the Civil Community (DACC), specifically how the ADF can respond and when, the wrong use of ADF images or footage and the correct direction of anger, which isn’t at our Defence Force! I shouldn’t have to but after everything this Defence Spouse saw from the media, elected members of Parliament, influencers, social … More Defence Assistance to the Civil Community (DACC); Defence Emergency & Disaster Relief

Hi! Hello!

Hi, Hello My name is Julia, and I’ve been riding the wave of challenges and emotions that comes with being a Defence partner since 2012. My husband and I met in 2012 while we were each home visiting family. I was on uni break and he was 10 days out from deployment – timing! Living … More Hi! Hello!

Remembrance Day 2022

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month we fall silent to acknowledge Defence Force service from the Western Front to those still serving today. Honouring our service personnel each Remembrance Day has always been a part of my life and always will be. As we paused to remember this year, … More Remembrance Day 2022

Pre-Pack Prep

Check the entire house before the packers arrive, to make sure there is nothing there they shouldn’t pack. Murphy’s Law says even if you’ve designated and clearly marked it “DO NOT MOVE” or they shouldn’t move it because #commonsense, they’ll pack it. That loaf of bread you left on the counter to make lunches with, … More Pre-Pack Prep

Posting Know How: Removing The Overwhelm

It’s posting season, which is one of the most stressful and dreaded seasons for Defence families. First round posting orders typically come out from July with second round in September, with moves typically occurring between December and early February. The duration of posting season is as long as many deployments and neither are a picnic. … More Posting Know How: Removing The Overwhelm

ANZAC Day 2022

Remembering and Reflecting on ANZAC Day Anzac Day is a time to reflect on our servicemen and servicewomen, past and present. The above words and this ANZAC Day reduced me to tears as I remembered the service and reflected on my husband’s service. We attended the battalion dawn service on base. As I watched my … More ANZAC Day 2022