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The Australian Families of the Military Research and Support Foundation (AFOM) is a Foundation set up by past and current serving Australian Military Personnel and their families.

Our mission is to advance the health and wellbeing of partners and families of past and current serving Australian Military Personnel.

We aim to become the foremost organisation in Australia that:

  • promotes, coordinates and funds research that is not encumbered by political and/or Departmental outcomes.
  • provides support for and advocates for the needs of partners and families of past and current Australian Military personnel.

Latest News & Updates

May 04, 2016

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Our focus areas - research, support and advocacy
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April 19, 2016

Dinner with John Cantwell - May 21st 2016

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It is with very deep regret, that we must postpone the Dinner with John Cantwell until later in the year. We are hosting another 'Dinner with John Cantwell' fundraiser.
April 18, 2016

AFOM 'Lovedale Long Lunch' Fundraiser - May 14th 2016

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AFOM is hosting another Lovedale Long Lunch Fundraiser again this year.
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April 17, 2016

AFOM Ladies Pamper Retreat Weekend - Hunter Valley

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On the 8th to 10th of April, we held our first 'Ladies Pamper Retreat Weekend' event for partners of military personnel.
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Gail MacDonell

Founder/Executive Director Mrs MacDonell is the wife of a Vietnam veteran. Gail has three…
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Some past and current projects

Journal articles
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Apr 17, 2016 104

Invisible Wounds workshop (Nelson Bay) - May 27th 2016

We have been asked to hold another 'Invisible Wounds' workshop. This time in Nelson Bay,…
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Apr 17, 2016 95

AFOM 'Poker Run' fundraiser - June 5th 2016

AFOM are hosting a Poker Run Fundraiser. Please see the attached flyer for more…
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Community Family Day - June 5th 2016

We are holding our first 'community family day' on Sunday 5th June at Lambton Park…
Directors - Emma MacDonald, Rob MacDonald and Gail MacDonell
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AFOM at the Senate Inquiry into the Mental Health of ADF serving personnel

Based on our submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Mental Health of ADF serving…