Military Brat Life Blogs

Summers on the Mediterranean

Life in a military family gave us many rich experiences, making all the moves worthwhile.

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C-Rations and Alerts

No home, or “quarters” as they were called in the U.S. Army, was complete without a case of C-Rations, and periodic alerts keep us ready for what we hoped would never happen.

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Quonset Huts

For some Military Brats, living quarters were very different from mainstream Americans. Quonset Huts were used for housing, school rooms, mess halls, storage and more. This article is a history of the Quonset Hut, an American icon.

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Military Chapels

Every military post or base had a PX, Commissary, Hospital or Clinic, Library, Theater—and a chapel.

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Living on the Economy Overseas

“Most of the places we lived overseas we lived on the economy before moving on base. The one exception was Japan. We went to Japan in 1948, not long after the war, and dependents were not allowed to accompany the men there. We had to wait for a house on the base. Dad went 8 months before us.  It took that long to get a house.”

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Foxy Lady

A Jimi Hendrix Memoir.

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Home

Where is home anyway?

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Where is Home?

Many brats struggle with “where is home?” Lisa gives us her perspective.

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Please Stand By . . .

Jim takes us down memory lane with his essay about those words most of us remember well, “Please stand by.”

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Military Life, Isn’t It Grand?

“Where else can you get a real education in life, meet interesting people and learn all you’ll ever need to know to become an adult?”

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Cult?

My mother hates when I say this, but sometimes I think life on a military base is like life in a Cult. Now please don’t take that wrong! I don’t mean we should all wear matching robes and the same kind of sneaker that will help us walk in space when “they” come for us…drink the same funky Kool-aid or anything. I loved growing up in the military and would not change that for anything […]

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Goodby Daddy!

Saying goodbye does not get easier over time.

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Christmas in Mannheim, Germany

Christmas in a foreign land can be fun—if the family is together.

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A Love of Books: The Post Library

Every post had at least one library for book lovers and a little piece of America in the form of magazines and newspapers.

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The End Game

What happens when we leave our Military Brat life behind us?

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