Posts Tagged brats

Still Looking For Home

This article is about Military Brats “making their own way.”

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Military Brats Today

On a basic level, the difference between Military Brats from past decades is about the same.  Military Brats still must move from base to base, sometimes overseas, and Military Brats still have to cope with making new friends and leaving friends behind. What has changed in a big way is coverage of wars and repeated deployments to Iraq and Afganistan. And in some cases, having two parents deployed at the same time is a harsh […]

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Once A Brat by Marilyn C. Morris

Marilyn Morris recounts her honest, heart-felt feelings and experiences growing up in the post World War II and Cold War era in here book Once a Brat. Here is an excerpt from Chapter One.

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Military Brat Life Expanded

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5-18-2010 Military Brat Life now offers over 100 essays and articles, providing a glimpse inside the world of U.S. Military Brats. Military Brat Life was launched on June 15, 2009 and both preserves the Military Brat culture and offers the civilian public a glimpse into the day to day experiences of Military Brats spanning several generations. “Recently I added several dozen articles which originally were published on Military Brats Online during the […]

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When Santa Wore Combat Boots

Trina remembers a very special time in her life as a Military Brat.

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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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Military Brats—Or The Legacy of Finding Home

Kathryn discusses her discover of what she had become from growing up “military.”

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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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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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Vann Baker Interviewed on BRATCON Radio

Vann-Baker.jpgVann Baker, editor/creator of Military Brat Life and Military Brats Online, was a guest on the BRATCon Radio program, to be broadcast on the internet on BRATCON Radio. Learn more about Vann, the websites and how growing up in a military family shaped his life.

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Saturday Matinees at the Base Theater

“Going to the movies with a dozen or so buddies added greatly to the enjoyment, especially when you could get seats in the first two to four rows down in the center section. Girls had their own groups, at that time boys and girls kept to their own ‘tribes’.”

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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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Previous Life

“It has often been said that you can never go home again. And for military brats, that can be doubly true.”

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The Traveling Wiseman

“Where the hell is APO, New York? I have never heard of that city.”

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Accepting Brathood

“Like many other military brats, I also have no place to call home. My civilian friends always laughed at me when we went on school trips because I was apt to call the hotel that we were staying at ‘home.'”

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