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I Am An Army Brat

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    Born and raised in it.

    Traveled the world. Maybe I'll join too.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    My Little Story.

    I was born at Womack Army Medical Center in 1987. Back then, Fort Bragg was not as populated as it is now. My father was in the Army, and my mother was a marine. Needless to say it was a strained relationship, like everything in my family; stressed like my old redline violin...
    Bratintheorch Bratintheorch 22-25 Jan 19, 2012

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    Yes I Am

    I am an Army brat. My family moved about 10 times while I was growing up. I'm so used to having to discount the importance of my belongings that I still don't get attached to "stuff". Memories are all that matter to me.
    Pinget Pinget 36-40, F Aug 14, 2007

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    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker 36-40, M Aug 10, 2014

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    Hey all! I am Emma. I was born an Army brat

    and still am an Army brat. Where was everyone born and where are you now? Me: born at Fort Polk and now at Meade. ;)
    EmmaBrun EmmaBrun 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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    The Good Years...

    I grew up in the military from what I can see now as the "good" years ('77-'95).  When I turned 23 my ID card expired and that was that.  All I had ever known was the support system of the military.  In a way it was like living in a small town.  Even...
    kerette kerette 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2008

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    The hardest part of being an Army brat is

    having to leave your old friends and trying to make new ones. Trying to fit in, wondering if anyone is going to like you, again.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 4, 2014

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    I am an army brat, I wanna say the hardest part

    is making friends, I tend to do my own thing, and since I'm also an army wife now it's especially hard to make friends.
    thefeels21 thefeels21 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2014

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    I Used to Resent the Term Brat...

     Well, I think it's interesting that there are only five stories in this experience group out of 29 members (at this point)  and it has been in the works for about a year and a half. I guess there are more life experiences that define us than what our dad's (or mom's...
    silverback1952 silverback1952 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 12, 2008

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    I grew up as an army brat,

    lived overseas, moved nearly every year. Then joined the Army myself.
    INFPwithMS INFPwithMS 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2014

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    Have Been An Army Brat For the 16 Years of My Life.

    My daddy has been in the Army since he was around 17 or 18. I have lived in at least seven states and several houses. My brother has lived in about six states, and my sisters have both lived in a different house every year of their lives so far. I love my daddy for what he...
    Keiko93 Keiko93 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 3, 2009

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    I Loved It Until I Was About 10

    The first home I remember was on a military base. There was a big tree with a tire swing in the backyard and all my friends in the neighbourhood had parent(s) in the army too. I loved dressing up to go to the mess and every year at Christmas there was a big Christmas party I went...
    halfbloodprincess halfbloodprincess 18-21, F Sep 30, 2013

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    Definitely Affected Me

    my dad was only in for 8 years but they were the first 8 years of my life. there were things about the military life that i was subjected to that have left lasting and haunting impressions. we were in another country and there was a terrorist who was a threat to us. we had to...
    ktsm0m ktsm0m 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2007

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    I am a grown up Army Brat.

    I am an adult who feels stuck in adolescence when it comes to making friends. Once I get past the two or three year mark, I don't understand how friendships progress. I don't know how to nurture friendships and also I am so insecure in friendships that I don't initiate time...
    lizoutofwater lizoutofwater 26-30, F Jul 31, 2014

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    It's All I Know

    If my dad wasn't in the Army, he was in the National Guard. I lived a civilian life for many 9 years when my dad was booted from the Army back in the 90s for being passed over for Major twice (then Desert Storm happened. Morons.) I moved overseas when I was 14 &...
    gardenbeauty gardenbeauty 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2009

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    I Wish

    I wish that when my dad left, someone had told me that I would never see that man again. Even when he did come back, he would never be the same. He would never be the man who got me the biggest bag of cheetos he could find becouse my mom said I couldn't have any. He would never...
    aandwkid aandwkid 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 14, 2013

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    State Side Brat

    my father was the one who tore down the lil boys when they came to base and rebuild them in the army's image. he was very good at his job, which means that he was good at tearing us down as well.  i had the unique experience of being in the military life, and staying in the...
    mouse70 mouse70 41-45, F Feb 10, 2013

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    Different

    My father was in the army. I got to experience the world at a young age. Then moved to a small town in Virginia and found out that I was different because of the way I saw the world and saw people. It has been a blessing and hard but would not trade what I have had in my life for...
    cmarsh002 cmarsh002 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 5, 2012

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    Daughter and Sister of An Army Guy

    For the first 13 yrs of my life I lived the full life of the Army and I am sorry to say the only thing I miss about it is the traveling.  For the life of me I would never join the military.  I rarely saw my father he was gone all the time for months on end.  I have...
    louamylou76 louamylou76 31-35, F Sep 27, 2008

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    I Am An Army Brat

    I am an Army daughter, both of my fathers were in the army and retired Generals, about 2 years ago.   I currently have a forum for women that have husbands in the military, and their husbands are also a part of the community. I design tags/signatures, to be used on the...
    ladysnowflake ladysnowflake 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2008

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    All I've Known

    I was volunteering last weekend, talking to one of the employees where we have our adoptions every weekend. We're a military community but you wouldn't think it. She'd married her husband, who was in the Army, and he'd gotten stationed down here. She hates it since she's from a...
    Lilliesforme Lilliesforme 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2011

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    Poem

    I'm not normally a fan of poetry but this poem is so true to all of us growing up with parents in the military. If you have parents in the army you will understand the term military brat! This term means negative things like we're spoiled or ungrateful but that's far from the...
    Taythomas Taythomas 18-21, F Oct 19, 2013

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    I come from an army family.

    .. In fact my parents meet in the army! We moved around and always came 2nd after the army. Now as an adult I would never even consider joining and if one of my children do I will not support it. I do understand we need an army but we suffered growing up .., i changed schools 9...
    kel25 kel25 26-30 Aug 26, 2014

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    Love It But Hate It!

    My dad joined the army when I was 3, I am now 13, so 10 years in 2 weeks he is still there now, and I miss him terribly, there has been 2 times when he has surprised me my sister and my brother, I was 6 and 9, I haven't seen him for 2 years, he is meant to be coming back home 3...
    madelyn13 madelyn13 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 18, 2013

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    Halo halo infantry. Queens of battle follow me.

    The solider life is the life for me. It's all I ever wanna be. The guns grow hot, the men grow bold. The flag goes down and into fold. Stand at attention and salute. Those who died in their combat boots. Halo halo infantry. Queens of battle follow me. The army life's the life...
    Armyhopeful Armyhopeful 16-17, M Nov 8, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    My boyfriend got posted to Townsville will be moving late September, any one there or going there :):)
    amanda2410 amanda2410 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    As a child I was not spoiled. If I asked for food outside my house, for instance like McDonalds "you got some McDonald's money girl?!" My mom would say. "No ma'am." I'd say. "Then...
    WhisperingGrass WhisperingGrass 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I am officially the girlfriend of an US solider. My boyfriend swore into the army today and he leaves September 29th. I got to be there for the swear in and it tore me to pieces. I...
    tdggirl20 tdggirl20 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    My mom says I'm a brat and normally not to long after the says it I'm over her knee??? I don't think I'm a brat I don't stomp around or anything like that
    amandaspanking amandaspanking 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's been 3 months since I began this long distance relationship and I can honestly say that this rollercoaster ride has caused me to reevaluate my needs and has helped me to be...
    New2MilLife New2MilLife 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    Is there anyone else who is insecure? My name is Clare and I'm 19. My boyfriend and I have been dating for a year now, and we are in a long distance relationship because he goes...
    Clare96 Clare96 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I got TWO letters from him today!!! No return address yet, but that's alright. I've got almost 10 ready to go!! UGH I love him so much!! <333
    ArmyGF2014 ArmyGF2014 18-21, F a week ago

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    My boyfriend is at basic training and he just recently left. My head is in a million places and I don't know what to think. I overthink all of the time and get nervous as to if my...
    meg2and meg2and 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I dated my ex in high school was his first love it was short lived .I ended it because I was scared and young .We went our separate ways and after we both graduated high school we...
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F Jul 23

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    so I'm going to see my boyfriend from Thursday till Monday I was wondering if anyone knew If it was okay to sleep with him in his room ?
    karlathol karlathol 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    Once a month I convince myself he's fake. Could you please just give me a piece of mind? Or just a direction that I should look? I met my man a year and a half ago online. I wasn...
    Oaksmum Oaksmum 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    13 more days until he comes home, no words can explain how happy I am (:
    BritnyeAE BritnyeAE 18-21, F Jul 22

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    I'm super sad because I may not be able to go to family day.... I've been looking forward to it since before he left. I really really hope I can or else I will feel so heart broken...
    sandrew42 sandrew42 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Actually I'm not his girlfriend.....we are just best friends and I never thought him leaving would be so hard!! He literally jus left at 9 am yesterday and had to finally give up...
    hesmybestfriend hesmybestfriend 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    chriscc11 chriscc11 26-30, F Jul 21

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    chriscc11 chriscc11 26-30, F Jul 21

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    tomorrow will be his 20th birthday and it sucks not being able to spend it with him...I haven't even gotten a return address for him since he has been at basic
    swimmonkey swimmonkey 18-21, F Jul 20

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    Someone help me. My boyfriend says he has 6 weeks left of basic then he goes somewhere else. He's in Fort Benning right now. Where do you think he'll go? Anyone have an idea?
    sandrew42 sandrew42 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    My boyfriend is going into field training for 6 weeks and at first he was told he can take his phone. But now he can't. How do you cope with not being able to speak to the one you...
    ninad1210 ninad1210 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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