Posts Tagged Army

A Brat’s Past and Present: Too Close to Home

While Military Brats are known to be a tough and used to seeing men and women in uniform, sometimes something happens that is a bit close to home.

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Living With John Wayne

Greg Kerr brings us a great tribute to his father, his hero.

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Secrets of the Cold War By Leland McCaslin

This forthcoming book by Leland McCaslin, will shed some light on what actually was happening during the Cold War behind the scenes, affecting the lives of Military Brats who were living on military bases with their families throughout Europe and around the world.

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Freedom with Restrictions

We were free to come and go as we pleased on base—as long as we obeyed all the rules!

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My Life as an Army Brat—And Beyond

The very first professional picture taken of me was sitting on a pony, dressed as a cowboy, in McAlester, Oklahoma. The second professional photograph is of me dressed in an Army uniform with Sergeant’s stripes to match my dad’s. Thus began my life as an Army Brat.

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Life in Mannheim, Germany

Some military families hated going overseas, but we viewed it as an adventure. We were told we going overseas to Mannheim, Germany, but all we heard was, “. . . flying on two planes and jet to get there.”

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Dear United States Army

We often talk about the places we lived and what we experienced, but in this letter, Pete gives thanks to the U.S. Army who made his Military Brat experience possible.

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Dad’s Brogans or Why isn’t Mt. Fuji a Mountain?

If you’re wondering what a “brogan” is, and what this has to do with anything, read on . . .

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Unexpectedly, Plan B

Making the decision to enter military service is no easy task, even for a Military Brat.

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Childhood Adventures in Japan

Living overseas and experiencing different cultures was a big part of the Military Brat experience. Judy shares her memories of Japan.

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The Army Brat Itch

“I now live in Atlanta Georgia and I’m married to a guy who’s had basically 2 major moves in his life. We live in a small 2-bedroom bungalow and we’ve been discussing upgrading to a larger house. Suits me just fine. Or does it?”

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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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Perceptions

James (Jim) Kidd explains how important perceptions are and the relationship we all share with our parents who wanted more for us than they had while growing up.

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Story of an Army Brat

Jensina describes her memories and the things that made her life that of a Miltary Brat.

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Bratcon Radio Debuts November 11, 2010

Listen in with hosts Dennis Campbell and Pat Caves for their first weekly radio show about and for brats on Bratcon Radio.

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