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I Am An Army Brat

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I just have to rant for a second and get this out. My husbands sister is the biggest brat I've ever known. And I wanna tell her but idk how without causing conflict. She 21. No job...
    aries1214 aries1214 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My soldier is in Germany and has been for 4 months. We have skyped, texted and sent each other gifts all throughout the months. My biggest surprise, gift and treasure was him...
    DancingElf DancingElf 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Around 700 supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi, including the supreme guide of his Muslim Brotherhood movement, were Tuesday due in court, a day after 529 co...
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I am an army wife who misses her husband dearly. I am excited to say I do get to see him in 11 days, for graduation. So I am new to this whole army thing. I look forward to meeting...
    Lo2011 Lo2011 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    "What's going on in that beautiful mind, I'm on your magical mystery ride and I'm so dizzy; don't know what hit me but I'll be alright. My heads under water but I'm breathing fine...
    KGraciee KGraciee 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Wow I still can't believe it. I've met my man 2 months ago and we're dating for a week now. When my ex treated me like **** I've never thought that somebody could fix this wound in...
    Tscho Tscho 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    My boyfriend and I are/were going through the process of joining the army together. He left 2 weeks ago for basic training. I was right by his side through his whole process of...
    beccadanielle96 beccadanielle96 18-21, F Apr 7

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    HELL YEAH I AM! BVB army for life and death! Jinxx rules and plus, he has an awesome name! Dead Zombie X_X We aren't just an "army" we're family! "If we stand together we will...
    InMemoryOfMe InMemoryOfMe 16-17, F Apr 8

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    ok Well here is alittle about our story(me and my bf's story) im 22 going on 23 and my babe is 39 going on 40... ik hes older but im ok with that... OK!! so we've been together...
    hbonner91 hbonner91 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Call me unpatriotic or a traitor, but I am sick of violence and death. I am sick of greed and corruption. I don't like the army, but I respect what they do to a certain degree. War...
    blakechapman21 blakechapman21 13-15, M Apr 15

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    My boyfriend suggested we break up when he goes into the army. It's really hurting and I am considering talking to him and if he that's what he definitely wants, should I stay with...
    dmarie1995 dmarie1995 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My boyfriend is going on a resolute in Darwin for 6 months. He is in the army but will be out on the boats helping the navy like sea patrol. I am so scared and emotional, he leaves...
    deeshbish113 deeshbish113 18-21, F Mar 30

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    So he's been in basic training for about two months now! I'm half way there but I been feeling more down because he's constantly on my mind and I keep on rereading his letters. I...
    Kriziajayne Kriziajayne 18-21, F Apr 1

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    So I got told today that I looked like absolute **** today and need to carry myself better. I am furious. Do you know how hard it is to go from talking to someone literally from...
    MckaylaGrace MckaylaGrace 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    My boyfriend is in the army. He's 21. He told me recently that he may be getting stationed in Fort Hood. I'm not too fond of that. Especially not after hearing about the shooting...
    GeorgiaPeach03 GeorgiaPeach03 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    The family of an Al-Jazeera journalist detained in Egypt for nearly eight months called for his immediate release Tuesday, saying his health has deteriorated during a hunger strike...
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 Apr 9

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    I've had the craziest experience being in the army the places I've traveled and the different people I've met and became friends with. The lifestyle of a soldier is something I...
    SPCSade SPCSade 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    Sometimes the military sucks. But you get out of it what you put into it. If your going to be one of those people who just complains that your soldier is gone or cant be with and...
    lmsabatino lmsabatino 22-25, F Apr 10

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    Sometimes the military sucks. But you get out of it what you put into it. If your going to be one of those people who just complains that your soldier is gone or cant be with and...
    lmsabatino lmsabatino 22-25, F Apr 10

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    ITS BEEENNN A LONGGGGG TIME!!!Just about a year.. I'm hoping to see some familiar faces on here if not HI, to the new ladies!! Well!! an update on me and my soldier? We are doing...
    purplelily13 purplelily13 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    my dad was in the army. He had a girlfriend in north korea until he came home. I wasnt around then but he adopted me around may of 2001. He recently died of liver cancer, after...
    megawolf13 megawolf13 13-15, F Apr 13

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    I've always been afraid to join the army, because I think I'll get sent off to war and just die..
    teejayy23 teejayy23 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I miss my bf so much today. My friends are going to prom tonight and knowing that I won't ever have that and that he won't ever get to ask me to prom in some sweet way is really...
    devynn3 devynn3 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Happy Easter my fellow MILSOs🐰🐣💐! I hope you're all doing well and staying strong😊 If your army man isn't home, today's a day to spend with family or friends! This is...
    KGraciee KGraciee 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was a soldier in the Regular Army for 4 years before I joined the reserves. After 2 tours overseas and 2 years at Fort Drum I wanted to be with my family and watch my kids grow...
    GR33D GR33D 31-35 1 day ago

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    hi! Im Alicia and Im 17 years old..Me and my boyfriend have been dating for 6 months,we got together in October, and he had already enlisted before we met. He leaves for basic...
    ILoveMyArmyGuy102513 ILoveMyArmyGuy102513 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Really. And I wish I wasn't. Because then, maybe, I wouldn't be scared of lightning a damn match with nearly 18 years old. Maybe, id know how to do things, how to cook, how to...
    yuhkie yuhkie 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I live with my dad who is in the Air Force. He is deployed right now and I am away at college. Not going home for Easter so I am just chilling in the dorm.
    swimmymatt94 swimmymatt94 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    So I haven't heard from my boyfriend in about a week, his friends haven't heard from him either. The last time this happened he was in the hospital getting treated for an allergic...
    Cierraaa15 Cierraaa15 18-21 1 Response Mar 26

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    Am I stupid for waitin for him?My boyfriend left to basic training & I can't help but question everything. I am waitin & supporting him. But I asked myself if he would do the same...
    zombiegerms zombiegerms 18-21, F Mar 27

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    I'm so upset! I'm not happy! My husband coming home in 14 days! And I haven't seen him in seven months! I'm happy but not really! Like I do miss him A lot but he only staying for...
    OAllen OAllen 18-21, F Mar 28

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    1 month & 17 days left 😊
    Persiangirl94 Persiangirl94 18-21, F Mar 28

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    Yesterday when i fell asleep, i had a dream... It was me and him...he was hugging me..and yeh just like that cuddling without talking then he suddenly touch my tummy... And it was...
    ardesia ardesia 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    New to this "Canadian" section. Let me introduce myself to the rest of the group. My names Ronnie, I'm 21 years old (22 next November). I currently live with roommates, and am...
    Mcgregor117 Mcgregor117 18-21, M Mar 29

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    Hello again. I'm visiting my partner who is in kapooka for the first time on his local leave this Saturday (since I won't be able to attend his march out) and now I'm starting to...
    emilyclaire3 emilyclaire3 18-21, F Mar 30

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    I am hoping for a call today! It's been two weeks since we've talked and I miss him so much!
    Dobermeier Dobermeier 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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