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Military Brat Life Blogs
Vann Baker remembers Benjamin Franklin Village and reflects on how living there from 1962 through 1966 shaped his life.Read more →
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.Read more →
Military posts are often thought of as places where rough, scrappy civilians are turned into lean, mean, fighting machines.
But military posts are also where Military Brats learned the value of a dollar and how to stretch a dollar using shrewd bargain hunting skills taught by their parents.Read more →
Where there is a military post or base, you will find a military town. Sometimes there is a love-hate relationship between the “townies” and the military, but one thing is for sure: military towns are where many career military men and women retire, and paydays guarantee towns ongoing economic prosperity. And, for many Military Brats, military towns become “home”, even if you are not born there.Read more →