I'm not sure if this is in the right place (and if it's not please move it). What is it like having a family and being in the army? I'm old(ish) at 30 and have been thinking, along with other people on here, at joining up. But, how would having kids affect my service life and more importantly their life? You can read the Army brochures and the website and see how they tell you they will support you as much as possible, but in reality what is that support like? In SFA is there a good social life for the kids and the partners where they can turn to each other for support? Now I understand in the Navy you'd be living on a ship so it would be even worse there, but as for the Army and RAF, is it any better? I look forward to hearing back and probably getting abused for mentioning the RAF!!!