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I honestly didn’t know how much there would be to share but before I knew it the list had become 165 topics long and counting! Can you believe that? I know I still can’t!

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Australian Stories of Wartime Relationships Project

Lust, Love, Loss Conversations: Julia & Jai

with Shrine of Remembrance

Produced by renowned broadcaster Megan Spencer for The Shrine of Remembrance, Lust Love Loss Conversations is a three-part podcast series that delves deep into stories of Australian wartime relationships. This episode follows the story of my husband and I, who despite being together for nine years at the time of this recording spent three and a half living in the same place. I share with Megan the trials and tribulations of life as a contemporary defence partner and explains how we kept our relationship going despite the distance while helping others do the same.

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Defence Family In Case of Emergency (DFICE)

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,…

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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,…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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