Posts Tagged military

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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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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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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The Traveling Wiseman

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

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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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Our Families

Military life is different from the way that most kids grow up in the civilian world. Only those of us who have lived as Military Brats really understand what that means.

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My Worst Year As a Brat

Not all Military Brat experiences were great.

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Movin’ On

Linda “tells it as it was” to be a Military Brat after World War II and what it was like to live overseas.

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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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