Military Brat Life Blogs

Frankfurt American High School Revisited

Remembering Frankfurt American High School at a reunion before the school was closed in the 1990s.

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In Praise of Robert Bauerle

Alex, a Military Brat who grew up in former West Germany, now calls Scotland home and shares with us how one teacher’s influences has lasted a lifetime.

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My First Move

Diane looks back at her introduction to military life, and the inevitable first move.

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Dancing in the Skies on Laughter-Silvered Wings

“It was all airplanes all the time. At least that’s what it seemed like. I hadn’t heard this much aircraft chatter in so long, it was as if we were trying to relearn an old language. My sister and I were truely lucky to be a part of the 55K Reunion.”

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Life After the Military

Do you feel stuck between military life and civilian life?

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Another Generation of Brats

Another Military Brat tells her story.

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Our Families

Military life is different from the way that most kids grow up in the civilian world. Only those of us who have lived as Military Brats really understand what that means.

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Choices

When life revolves around conformity and obeying all the rules—all the time—what happens to those who try to buck the system on a military base?

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42-E Lincoln Avenue

Moving from small house in suburbia of Columbus, Georgia to across the ocean to a typical apartment building in Mannheim, Germany. . . was an adjustment for our military family.

Life would never be the same again.

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Lost in a Sonic Boom

“Giving the speed of sound the slip; has cracked the air like a penny whip.”—John Updike

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City of Rochefort Gives a Unique Gift . . .

“In the City of Rochefort, France there stands what is known as the Arsenal Arch. It almost looks like a miniature version of Paris’ Arc d’Triumphe”

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Mr. Loo

There are some people and places that are truly unforgettable. This is Debbie Adam’s essay essay about a special time, place and person in her life.

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My First Trip to Germany

Moving is always exciting, but a first trip overseas is very special indeed for a twelve year old.

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The History of the POW/MIA Bracelet . . .

During the Cold War Years, many Military Brats and civilians wore POW and MIA bracelets. This article is about the bracelet I still wear in remembrance of SGT. Kenneth Lancaster.

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The Lost Ones

“We saw the world, and were fortunate to have the opportunities we had to visit places and meet people most of our extended families and friends only dream about. All of that comes with a price—we have no where to call ‘home’.”

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