News Articles: September 2019

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Date Posted: Yesterday, 8:15am
Could autonomous vehicles save the lives of forces personnel? This was just one of the questions being answered during a joint experiment recently between the UK and US Armed Forces.The UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), and the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Ground Vehicle Systems Centre (formerly known as TARDEC), have hosted an experiment of prototype semi-autonomous logistic convoys, along wi...
Date Posted: Thursday, 19 September 2019 @ 10:32
A brandnew ‘one-stop-shop’ website, Forces Families Jobs (FFJ), went live on 17thSeptember, providing free access to employment and training opportunities tofamilies in the UK’s Armed Forces.Finding employment:Familiescan apply for jobs with companies and organisations who are ‘Forces family’friendly – who understand the unique challenges that come with being a familymember in the Armed Forces. They can use thi...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 18 September 2019 @ 11:58
The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, are set to soar over British Columbia as part of their biggest-ever tour to North America.With one week to go, further details of the Red Arrows visit to Vancouver and a flypast over Victoria are being released. They include a number of opportunities for the public to engage directly with the Red Arrows pilots and engineers prior to a special back-to-back flypast over both the Victoria and Vanco...
Date Posted: Monday, 9 September 2019 @ 14:09
1,000 BritishMilitary Personnel were deployed to the Caribbean in 2017 to assist afterHurricanes Irma and Jose.  They have beendeployed again to provide support in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian.  The Armed Forces Community (AFC) are able toadapt to any given situation, coping under extreme pressures.  The skills needed in situations like theseand civilian life, prepares the AFC to always ready for what is thrown at them.Briti...
Date Posted: Monday, 2 September 2019 @ 15:43
Office for Veterans’ Affairs will coordinate activity and existing funding to ensure ex-service people get access to medical treatment, training and housing.Ministers have wasted no time in backing up their promise to tackle the challenges faced by our nation’s proud veterans – securing a £5 million funding boost in this week’s spending round, to be announced by Chancellor Sajid Javid on Wednesday.The cash, won by th...
Date Posted: Monday, 2 September 2019 @ 10:55
The Office for Veterans’ Affairs ministers have met with ex-service personnel working at world-leading cloud software firm Salesforce, as they undertook their first engagement in post.Cabinet Minister Oliver Dowden and Defence Minister Johnny Mercer discussed their plans for the new offering to veterans, taking views from those who have transitioned out of the military into new careers within the private sector.They were also briefed on the...