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I Am An Army Brat

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker 36-40, M Aug 10, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Born and raised in it.

    Traveled the world. Maybe I'll join too.
    jenna6978 jenna6978 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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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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    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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    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 need to vent. Thanks to all for listening to my rant. I went to my friend's house (I will call her Mary) one evening and sat down on a recliner. I put my purse against...
    MarieLund53 MarieLund53 61-65, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    Yep. I am. My phone stopped working last week and it's only 10 months old but my dad said I can get a new one next week when I see him. Then for my birthday my parents are paying...
    MEGH0119 MEGH0119 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    You read correctly. I cannot stand many kids because of their rude arrogant behavior I hate kids who are so miserable because they can't have the next iPhone 6 or whatever and they...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F Feb 21

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    I know that I'm a brat. If I don't get something I want then I'm not happy. :)
    totltorr totltorr 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    well yesterday i found out i was pregant and becuase i am army doesnt want him go basic and i feel like i holding him back from going to the army
    maggietyler maggietyler 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    So I have been at Fort Hood with my husband for over 2 years and I met the army wives in his troop and I didnt really like the way they treated me. They kind of gave me the cold...
    peggy23 peggy23 22-25, F Feb 12

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    My husband signed his enlistment papers today and he's leaving for basic training on the 24th. I know I'm going to miss him so very much. I'm preparing myself with buying a good...
    WynonnaMarye WynonnaMarye 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    Hey. I'm not from America but from Europe and my boyfriend is in the army now as well. He left about 8 weeks ago and we can only talk on the phone on Sundays now. I would like to...
    sugarrain sugarrain 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    So my husband and I got a call yesterday from a group for Army wives. I was just wondering if anyone else got an email and phone call for a Spouses handbook, Tricare handbook, and...
    WynonnaMarye WynonnaMarye 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I'm on pretty much every Army wife forum known to man that I can find. I honestly can't find any wives with husbands in the same MOS as mine. Maybe it's a rare MOS or the soldiers...
    WynonnaMarye WynonnaMarye 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 7

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    Yep. I'm the US Army Reserves. I plan on going active duty once I graduate college. So that's all
    Dak242 Dak242 18-21, M Feb 14

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    "that's the army" never realized how much this quote explains.
    kristykaz121 kristykaz121 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    So my bf is out of the Army since July last year. His 90 days in Germany expired so he went back to the US for a couple weeks. Right before he was supposed to come back he felt...
    Tscho Tscho 22-25, F Feb 22

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    After airborne school do they come back home right away or do the army hold them up for a few days/ weeks ?
    Madelinex24 Madelinex24 18-21, F Feb 22

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    my bf's schooling is almost done and will e having his graduation (: ..another new experience having an army boyfriend and i think like deployment and some trainings..i did it...
    ber9904 ber9904 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    It's 2am. I'm on the second season, episode three and I'm crying my eyes out. My boyfriend is deploying for the first time in less than two months. Maybe not the best show for me...
    audreyalissa audreyalissa 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I swear, if I hear the word 'stop' from my mom's mouth again tonight I'm done. Ughhh parents are so freaking annoying!
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F Feb 6

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    "Oooooh I'm telling my mom on you!!! Mooomm, he won't share his phone."
    carlo0907 carlo0907 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    I don't like little kids . I don't really think I should have kids . They annoy me and I don't completely see the beauty.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 7

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