Military Brat Life Blogs

This Army Brat

Ever been to 17 different countries, 13 differnet schools, moved 7 times, and seen some of the greatest things in the world before you even turned 18?  Ray Wilhelm has, and this is his story.

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Open House

The best day of the Military year is the Base Open House, or Commander’s Day as it was sometimes called.

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Clickety clack clickety clack ding

It’s hard to imagine giving up precious summer mornings to sit in a classroom and learn to use a typewriter, but many of us did suffer through “aaa”, “fff”, “ggg” and more as we took our typing “basic training.”

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The Great Skunk Safari

Hunting skunks can be a lot of fun—if you know what you are doing.

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A Tribute To Benjamin Franklin Village Mannheim Germany

Vann Baker remembers Benjamin Franklin Village and reflects on how living there from 1962 through 1966 shaped his life.

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The Orient Express

Living in Okinawa, Japan was an adventure and an unforgettable place for Linda Bureman.

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From Phoenix to Furstenfeldbruck

Traveling overseas for the first time creates powerful memories which last a lifetime.

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The Cold War Years

The Cold War Years had a big impact on many of us Military Brats in  the 1950s to late 1980s 

I suppose the experience depended on where you lived.  I lived during those years at Keesler Air Force Base four different times, India, England twice, and the Azores.

Now that it has been de-classified, it is okay to say that what we were doing in India was spying on the Chinese and Russians—that was in the early fifties.  Since I was a child, I had no idea at the time. My dad never talked about his job at home.

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Understanding Sacrifice

Kelley Westenhoff, who has served in the Air Force, and is married to an Air Force pilot, shares her experience of travelling Space Available, or “Space-A” as it was called.

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