Posts Tagged Germany

First Days as a “Civilian”

Leave the Military Brat life behind and transitioning to civilian life is always difficult. Alex shares with us his story.

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The Big Streak of 1974

“In the spring of 1974, while attending Frankfurt American High School, in Frankfurt, Germany, many students were introduced—or exposed—to a new cultural phenomenon called “streaking”. I’m not sure if it was a protest against conformity, the Viet Nam war, or a combination of hormones, impending graduation stress and simply a temporary lapse of judgment teenagers are prone to—or all of the above.

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The Things We’ve Seen

The daily routine of life on a military post was often boring, but once in a while something would happen to shake things up a bit.

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The Parachute

In a time when there was no TV broadcasts, many Military Brats found hobbies and reading to occupy their time, as we did.

One day an orange and white parachute came into our lives.

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Strangers in Our Own Family

Moving frequently and living far away from family made keeping up with our own extended families difficult. Jim shares his own observations with us.

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Libraries

Post libraries provided a quiet, organized place to learn more about the world, work on term papers, find a novel to read or check out the latest Playboy centerfold.

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Know Thy Neighbor

Living in assigned quarters on any military post means living where you are told to live, unlike civilians who get to choose where they want to live and what schools their children can go to. James offers some insights into life on post.

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