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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...
    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...
    mouse70 mouse70 41-45, F Feb 10, 2013

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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...
    gardenbeauty gardenbeauty 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2009

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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...
    ktsm0m ktsm0m 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2007

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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...
    silverback1952 silverback1952 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 12, 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...
    madelyn13 madelyn13 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 18, 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...
    Taythomas Taythomas 18-21, F Oct 19, 2013

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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...
    Keiko93 Keiko93 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 3, 2009

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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. ...
    kerette kerette 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2008

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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. ...
    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...
    ladysnowflake ladysnowflake 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 9, 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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    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...
    halfbloodprincess halfbloodprincess 18-21, F Sep 30, 2013

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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...
    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...
    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...
    cmarsh002 cmarsh002 31-35, M Apr 5, 2012

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    I feel that being the family of a military men you never get the "respect" you should. And I suppose I will use this to post what I have gone through as a military daughter. But...
    Sarahrw Sarahrw 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    Hello, My name is Kelsey and I am the girlfriend of an army soldier. This is My Soldier and I's story. And I need advice. My soldier David and I met my junior year of high school...
    KelseyVianna KelseyVianna 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 17

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    I loved playing with barbies and bratz when i was a kid! Whats the big deal about them? I think its more about how your raised and the example your parents set for you.. Not a doll...
    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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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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    "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...
    BloodlessVein BloodlessVein 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 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 11 hrs ago

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    I'm in the process of joining the army I'm excited but nervous I'm lazy and I need this to make me strong both physically but mostly emotionally yes it has a lot to do w the guys...
    Grey88 Grey88 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    US Army enlisted 1986 FT Campbell and Germany !!!! Got out in August 1990 And promptly got recalled as an IRR for Desert Storm..... Ended up back with my unit from Campbell...
    popuptarget popuptarget 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I met Rob on january first and since then we have been dating, although is very difficult because he kinda have two jobs (the army and his dad business) , i love him to pieces, he...
    giginbarbie giginbarbie 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    My boyfriend of 4 years and 9 months just left to basic training in Fort Jackson, SC, 3 days ago. :( We've pretty much lived together and spend each day together until he left. I...
    zombiegerms zombiegerms 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I have been with my fiancée for 5 years this coming August and at the age of 24 he decided to join the Army. He left for basic training at Ft Jackson on March 11 and I miss him so...
    xtatsplatx xtatsplatx 26-30, F Mar 24

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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 a week ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    Why show children a figure of a plastic woman who has that 'perfect' shape, tan, hair, smile? It showed a figure of a try-hard and showed that looks is the only thing you can think...
    SecretsNeverHidden SecretsNeverHidden 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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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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    Said goodbye tonight. Sad night
    Dobermeier Dobermeier 18-21, F Mar 16

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    He left today. I miss him so much already
    Dobermeier Dobermeier 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Boyfriend just left for bootcamp probably the worst feeling ever I feel immobile and miserable.. My mind is stressing over a million things at once and can't seem to stop my...
    micky9288 micky9288 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Today makes it a month since my soldier has left for basic! The first week that he left I was a mess😩 literally, tears over anything but I must say... Finding this app and...
    KGraciee KGraciee 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    What advice is there for having that feeling that he doesnt love you when you don't hear from him?
    julesverne103 julesverne103 41-45, F 7 Responses Mar 18

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    He's coming hime soon...i know it!!i cant wait...so excited 😊😊😊
    ardesia ardesia 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    My soldier has been writing me everyday. It's such a good feeling. He's so sweet!
    dnichholee7 dnichholee7 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Ok my hubby just call me and say he get promoted to first class I am so happy to have a Amazing man can't wait to meet our lil ones in August everything look good we get marry when...
    Bella114 Bella114 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 18