Posts Tagged military

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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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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Being An Army Brat

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

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A Tribute To Benjamin Franklin Village Mannheim Germany

Vann Baker remembers Benjamin Franklin Village and reflects on how living there from 1962 through 1966 shaped his life.

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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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Staying In One Place

“. . . From that day and until some day in the distant future, I will live in the same place.”

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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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Another Generation of Brats

Another Military Brat tells her story.

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Little Boxes

Remember the song by Malvina Reynolds with the words: “Little boxes on the hillside, little boxes made of ticky tacky, little boxes on the hillside, little boxes just the same.” Military Brats know all about those “little boxes.”

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Military Life, Isn’t It Grand?

“Where else can you get a real education in life, meet interesting people and learn all you’ll ever need to know to become an adult?”

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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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The Lost Ones

“We saw the world, and were fortunate to have the opportunities we had to visit places and meet people most of our extended families and friends only dream about. All of that comes with a price—we have no where to call ‘home’.”

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Old Memories

“When the soldiers used to return from the field after several weeks, they used to come through the housing area. All of us kids, and some of the mothers, would stand outside and watch them as they came through. Most of us were hoping to see our dads. And when we did, there was nothing that could beat that excitement.”

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