Posts Tagged Army

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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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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Eyes Right! A Return to Jefferson Barracks

“A visiting stranger might sense the ambience of a host of uniformed marching spirits parading with rifles reflecting the bright rays of an afternoon sun. I first stood here as a seven-year-old to scratch my initials like thousands before me on that cannon.”

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My Worst Year As a Brat

Not all Military Brat experiences were great.

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Time Travels

Barbara Matos shows us how to look back backward, and how to look forward too.

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Life After the Military

Do you feel stuck between military life and civilian life?

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