Posts Tagged friends

A Look Back In Time by Bernard N. Lee, Jr.

A Look Back In Time: Memoir of a Military Kid in the Fifties by Bernard N. Lee, Jr. Bernard N. Lee, Jr. is the oldest son of a career veteran of the US Army. Together with his sisters, Bernadine and Almaneta, and his brother, Mercer, he traveled throughout the United States and Europe during his childhood. The places he traveled, the people he met, and the stories he remembers are shared in this memoir. A […]

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Why I Never Say Goodbye

Editor’s Note: Why I Never Say Goodbye first appeared in Military Brats Online on July 21, 2009 As Military Brats we learned early in life that the friends you have at the moment might be gone tomorrow. While it was exciting to learn that your best friend or a classmate was going to Taiwan, Georgia, Turkey or who knows where, it was also a way of telling someone that your friendship was ending. Goodbyes I can’t […]

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Life After the Military

Do you feel stuck between military life and civilian life?

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Being An Army Brat

“Being an Army Brat, what does that exactly mean?”

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The Brat Chronicles by Michael Ritter

The Brat Chronicles by Michael Ritter is full of stories and experiences all Military Brats can relate to. This excerpt will have you in stitches!

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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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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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Rainy Days and Comic Books

With no U.S.. TV programs being broadcast in Europe during the 1960s, or no TV for that matter, what can a Military Brat do on a cold rainy afternoon, that doesn’t cost anything?

Trade comics of course!

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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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Family Secrets – Part 3

This part of Family Secrets explains how tracks are covered as a family travels in secrecy.

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Christmas Time in Deutschland

Remembering Christmases from my childhood at Landstuhl Germany with our German friends for six years.

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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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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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Where is Home?

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

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Searching For Roots

Moving so many times makes it so hard to put down roots. Here is Anica’s take on the subject.

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