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Virtual Admiralty Carol Service

The virtual Admiralty Carol Service is for all those within the Royal Navy community who can’t be there in person at the traditional annual service in St Martin-in-the Fields, in London.

For the second year running, everyone can enjoy a virtual Admiralty Carol Service on BFBS and Forces channels.

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Always A Rifleman Programme

For veterans and their dependents of The Rifles or forming and antecedent regiments, there’s a dedicated service available 24/7.

It is proven to save lives and provides face-to-face coaching, mentoring and mental health support so call 0800 470 0941 or visit their website.

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Fighting Fit Newsletter

What have you learned during your time serving that has helped improve your daily working life or your work-life balance in the Armed Forces?

Sign up to our Fighting Fit newsletter and explore how to make the most of your wellbeing and work/life balance in the Armed Forces.

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New Flexible Working Podcast

How do members of the armed forces work flexibly? This new series explores the experiences of flexible working across the forces.

The series is presented by Lucy Coward and made by BFBS Creative for the MOD.

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Support our Armed Forces Community

Join over 1,000 GP practices and become Veteran Friendly accredited to unlock training for your practice and vital support for your veteran patients.

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Defence Women's Network

The Defence Women’s Network are promoting a number of events you may be interested in this month such as World Menopause Day and Health & Wellbeing Month, so click below to find out more!

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Your military Covid update

Find out how the Covid pandemic is affecting the military world along with the latest news as to what's going on!

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Play Safe: Cyber Confidence in Online Gaming

Online gaming can be a great way to relax and provides social interaction between players. However, there can be a darker side as adversaries use the opportunity to build a shared online experience and gather information about you.

For more guidance surrounding Online Gaming visit the Defence Connect page by clicking below or email the team at [email protected]!

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Headspace licences for Army Service Personnel

The Army has partnered with Headspace to provide FREE Headspace licences for all Army SP, usually £49.99/ year.

Headspace is a personal guide, with hundreds of meditations and exercises for sleep, focus, and movement.

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The McCloud Consultation is Coming

The MOD is undertaking a public consultation which details the changes that will be made to the Armed Forces Pension Scheme regulations and the effect on members.

The consultation will explain the impact of the draft regulations, including the closing of the legacy pension schemes and is expected to run for eight weeks.

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The Army tobacco free working

All Army sites are moving to be tobacco free between October 2021 to December 2022 and your Unit will inform you of the date that your site will go tobacco free!

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New Defence Digital Service Centre

The new Defence Digital Service Centre is now LIVE and ready to provide front line service and support for IT incidents.

The Virtual Agent icon, Alix is now on desktops and, to find out more, click the button below!

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Get involved with the Tommy 10k

The Tommy 10k is a 10k walk, run, or wheeled event to raise money for Royal British Legion Industries which is looking to help raise vital funds for the charity’s Centenary Village.

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Trial FM services at Dover and Bovington

BFBS Radio is now available in Bovington and Dover on FM for a trial 12-month period until September 2022 - you can listen in Dover on 90.8 FM and in Bovington on 100.8 FM.

If you have listened in these areas then we'd love to know your feedback, which you can do below!

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FAM Pilot sites feedback needed

FAO HMNB Clyde, Aldershot Garrison and RAF Wittering FAM Pilot Sites ONLY. If you are at a FAM pilot site, the researchers from the FAM Team need your help to form the future Defence accommodation offer. 

This is your opportunity to help them find out what works best for Service personnel, partners and families.

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Access news from around the world

Want to have access to over 7,000 newspapers and magazines wherever you are?

With PressReader you can and, exclusive with BFBS, you can get enjoy a special discount too!

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UK based photography course

We are very excited to bring you our upcoming UK based photography course with award winning tutors Rupert Frere (British Army Photographer) and Ross Tilly (former RAF Photographer). 

This is perfect for those with a passion for taking photos even if you have never picked up a camera in earnest.

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How are we doing?

Tell us what you think about our Radio and TV services by completing a short survey and, as a thank you, you'll be entered into our quarterly prize draw to win £200 of online shopping vouchers.

The latest entertainment

Through our BFBS Shortlist we give you the latest information about things happening on the big screen, TV, radio and more!