Posts Tagged school

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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Life After the Military

Do you feel stuck between military life and civilian life?

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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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The Boys From Clarey Avenue by Michelle Batson

Michelle Batson writes of a protagonist who is a Military Brat facing life in not only another new school, but in a civilian school, something many Military Brats can relate to.

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In Praise of Robert Bauerle

Alex, a Military Brat who grew up in former West Germany, now calls Scotland home and shares with us how one teacher’s influences has lasted a lifetime.

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Clickety clack clickety clack ding

It’s hard to imagine giving up precious summer mornings to sit in a classroom and learn to use a typewriter, but many of us did suffer through “aaa”, “fff”, “ggg” and more as we took our typing “basic training.”

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Once A Brat by Marilyn C. Morris

Marilyn Morris recounts her honest, heart-felt feelings and experiences growing up in the post World War II and Cold War era in here book Once a Brat. Here is an excerpt from Chapter One.

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Frankfurt American High School Revisited

Remembering Frankfurt American High School at a reunion before the school was closed in the 1990s.

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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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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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A Brat’s Past and Present: Too Close to Home

While Military Brats are known to be a tough and used to seeing men and women in uniform, sometimes something happens that is a bit close to home.

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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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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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Where is Home?

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

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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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