Posts Tagged military

Quonset Huts

For some Military Brats, living quarters were very different from mainstream Americans. Quonset Huts were used for housing, school rooms, mess halls, storage and more. This article is a history of the Quonset Hut, an American icon.

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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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The Orient Express

Living in Okinawa, Japan was an adventure and an unforgettable place for Linda Bureman.

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The Cold War Years

The Cold War Years had a big impact on many of us Military Brats in  the 1950s to late 1980s 

I suppose the experience depended on where you lived.  I lived during those years at Keesler Air Force Base four different times, India, England twice, and the Azores.

Now that it has been de-classified, it is okay to say that what we were doing in India was spying on the Chinese and Russians—that was in the early fifties.  Since I was a child, I had no idea at the time. My dad never talked about his job at home.

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Home

Where is home anyway?

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Clotheslines

Pamela has published three books, a number of articles and poems in journals and has a poetry chapbook forthcoming.

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How “Fort Knox” – The Comic Strip – Got Its Start

Behind every comic strip there is a cartoonist, and behind Fort Knox, is Paul Jon Boscacci. Living the life of a Military Brat has given him rich experiences to literally draw upon for his Fort Knox characters, and in this article, Jon tells us what got him started, and how we all can help keep him going!

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Home?

“Home is where your family is, home is where your friends are, home is where your heart is.”

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Military Chapels

Every military post or base had a PX, Commissary, Hospital or Clinic, Library, Theater—and a chapel.

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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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Air Force Brat Jeapordy

Here is an interesting game . . .

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Where is Home?

Mary McKay ponders the question of where exactly is home for a Military Brat?

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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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Life After the Military

Do you feel stuck between military life and civilian life?

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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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