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I Am An Army Brat

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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.
    jenna6978 jenna6978 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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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 Apr 5, 2012

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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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    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 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have a fantasy of being dominant to a nauty bratty girl who won't do as she's told :p and needs to be punished ;)
    cuckingforher cuckingforher 26-30, M Jul 10

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    My boyfriend is a West Point grad and we met while he was going through IBOLC. It seemed like I have jumped into the Army life head first. Currently, not only are we long distance...
    jlhhlj123 jlhhlj123 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Hello I don't know or talk to many army girlfriends. But I definitely would like to id would be nice to have people who know how I feel and understand what were going through or...
    lyssaraelou lyssaraelou 26-30, F Jul 3

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    Hi my name is Autumn. I am 17 years old and just a few weeks ago started dating a guy named Kenny who is 20. We were together 2 and a half years ago but we broke up bc of a certain...
    autumn977 autumn977 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    i work as a mechanical engineer and a specialist in heating , ventilation & air conditioning i wanna be in the my india's army ....... this has been my life goal but my family...
    gokul273 gokul273 18-21, M Jul 13

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    I wanted to join the army a long time now but my cousin who was in the navy suggested the Air Force and I started to lean in that direction. I still want the Air Force but I would...
    overcomer24 overcomer24 22-25, F Jul 14

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    I want to give back to my Nation. I am going to serve and protect those who can't do it for themselves. I will go above and beyond my own capabilities to show that I am not just...
    ElMatador96 ElMatador96 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    I often read and reread the letters he sent me while at Boot Camp just because it is something personal and intimate. I catch myself smiling and laughing once in a while because i...
    mrsgallegos mrsgallegos 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I'm totally new to this site.. But I too recently became an army girlfriend. My boyfriend dreams big, and I knew he had been wanting to go into the army national guard. I knew when...
    crysttall13 crysttall13 18-21, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Join my army today Requirements 1. Must be insaneish/crazy 2. Must want to take over the world 3. Do weird things....
    eatthekids1stplease eatthekids1stplease 18-21, M Jul 1

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    I am a proud army girlfriend. My soldier is currently in training.
    Lovepvtscott Lovepvtscott 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Well I am not in the army but my fiancé is. He got stationed overseas after AIT and is still currently there, so I was wondering if any of you knew when it is that he would be...
    PeachesRodriguez PeachesRodriguez 18-21, F Jul 1

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    My boyfriend has been in the army for a year and the distance is so hard, as all So's already know. Recently I had seriously considered moving to where my boyfriend is, 6 states...
    AmaneU AmaneU 18-21, F Jul 5

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    I have to admit sometimes my boyfriend gets on my last nerve, but then everytime I get mad at him I remember how much I love you and how much I want to be with him. These army...
    AmaneU AmaneU 18-21, F Jul 5

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    My boyfriend in the army like I'm starting to under stand that my boyfriend is there like not making me any happy that I live with his parents I'm 19 he 20 I'm going to be 20 in...
    katlyncody katlyncody 18-21, F Jul 6

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    I'm new to being an army girlfriend , i love my soldier and im proud to say it! He just left like 2 weeks ago , i misss him sooooo much , i was wondering if any other girls feel...
    ailynnn ailynnn 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    this army life is crazy , i miss my baby so much ,not a day goes by that i don't think of him! I miss his hugs , his kisses , i just need him by my side :( this is so difficult! i...
    ailynnn ailynnn 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    This guy I was talking to for 5 moths till we finally met each other in May we spent everyday weekend together . But he was in fe army and lived 3 hours away . July 5 he went to...
    amandalovee24 amandalovee24 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    I want to enlist in the Army but I can't because my country does not recruit females anymore which sucks big time.
    CastleFreak CastleFreak 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    Autocorrect screwed my title lol Anyways I am an army gf. What is a typical day like for a soldier in Vilseck, Germany?
    amby24 amby24 22-25, F Jul 13

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    Ok wow where do I start? My husband is finishing army flight school in a few weeks and we're moving to fort riley. We live on such a small base and it's mostly officers here so I...
    lbelle95 lbelle95 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    My boyfriend and I met online. We started talking and for his birthday I paid for him to visit me. He took a 32 hour bus ride to see me in person for the first time before he left...
    armygirlfriend14 armygirlfriend14 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    My boyfriend and I have been dating for about two years now and the past few months we have been preparing ourselves for the day he leaves for basic. I'm not sure I'm ready for...
    destinyr24 destinyr24 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I love enlisting in the army. I met so many interesting and loyal friends. Those friends became like family to me. The military is a lifestyle which include sacrifice and hard work...
    januarymappala januarymappala 36-40, F a week ago

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    My bf has 17 more years in the Army. We'll be moving to Florida for his new squad for bomb training. I'm scared to move away from family and friend's and I'm scared hell get...
    ArmyGf19 ArmyGf19 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I live in the UK and I have recently decided to finally join the army and now i'm just waiting to hear back. Although i'm doing this primarily to fight and serve for my country and...
    DRS3011 DRS3011 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    If you are questioning waiting for your man 'til he comes back, you are obviously unfit to be an Army Girlfriend...
    mrsgallegos mrsgallegos 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I love him so much the anticipation is killing me. Like 2 days he'll be with me again I just can't wait all I wanna do is go home and sleep the days away to see him.
    Soldiergirl3 Soldiergirl3 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    So my dad's a marine with the USMC and he's soon to be deployed, i always get nervous when he goes, even though i know he'll come back safe, my mom tries to be as normal as...
    NickEsticado NickEsticado 18-21, M Jun 29

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    Typo correction. In my last story I said I was married for 30 years. It was a typo. It was supposed to be 20. Sorry.
    RsBrat RsBrat 36-40, F Jul 9

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