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I Grew Up As An Air Force Brat

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    It Changes Your Life Forever.... - I grew up on SAC bases for the most part being born in England at Greenham Common in 1956.  We moved to Lincoln, AFB then back to RAF...
    sacbrat sacbrat 51-55, M 4 Responses Jan 2, 2010

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    Former Air Force Brat - My dad was in the Air Force for about 20-21 years or so.  Here's how the "moving timeline" went: I was born in Washington D.C. and lived in...
    RainDream7 RainDream7 18-21, F Aug 27, 2008

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    My Story! - My dad was in the Air Force for 21 years, and he recently retired in 2004. - I was born in Moreno Valley, California - When I was 2 weeks old, we flew over to Alabama...
    asianinvasion asianinvasion 16-17, F 5 Responses May 31, 2010

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    Vagabonds - Growing up in the air force was not always easy or fun. My big brother was born in Louisiana. I was born in Alabama and my younger brother was born in Japan. When my...
    marriedup marriedup 56-60, M Jan 9, 2013

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    Can't Stay Still - Moving around so much as a kid still affects me even though its been half my life since my ma was retired. I still haven't lived in any one state for more than...
    vavamama vavamama 26-30, F Jul 10, 2008

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    Pretty Great Life - It seems funny now but I was starting high school before I realized that people stayed in the same town most of thier lives.  I thought everyone lived...
    Peabody Peabody 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 20, 2007

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    Where? - I HATE the question 'where are you from?' because there is no easy answer: all require an explanation. Where was a born? Provo, Utah. Do I EVER want to claim that place...
    Lieselthetraveler Lieselthetraveler 19-21, F 7 Responses Mar 5, 2008

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    I Feel Like I Don't Belong Anywhere - NOW before I start on the negatives, I want to say that I do not regret the choice my dad made.  It made me who I am today, good and...
    airforcechild82 airforcechild82 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 17, 2009

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    Never Stayed In One Place For Too Long... - Growing up I did not know what it was like to stay in the same place. I was born in Orlando, then moved to Arkansas, Maine and finally...
    weather1965 weather1965 41-45, M Jul 31, 2008

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    No... Seriously... I Did... - Β Β Β  Everyone that has ever read my stories will know exactly what my father did to me. (And all those other 142 kids) But what they didn't know is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 30, 2013

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    Me Too! (to Quote E.p.) - i moved on average about every 2 and a half years.  i had a somewhat less positive view, as i'm a girl who moved for the last time right around her...
    pandora1999 pandora1999 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 26, 2007

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    I used to be an U.S. Air Force Girlfriend. However, I am now married to an Air Force officer. Also, I now serve in the Air Force as well. We are currently stationed at Luke AFB...
    ebonynbill ebonynbill 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Convalescent leave in usaf? Hi everyone my boyfriend is in BMT for the usaf. He was in week 6 of basic training and hurt himself. He has 4 stress fractures and is now in med hold...
    Starrgurl92 Starrgurl92 18-21 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My girl friend just left for BMT, about am hour ago we dropped her off at the air port. It feels so hard already. I feel so lost like a piece of me has been taken away. She is gone...
    AirforceGF415 AirforceGF415 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I am super excited! I ran into my neighbor and got to talking to her and turns out she's the fiancΓ© of a Navy Seal. She was super excited when I told her my guy just joined the...
    Sloan13 Sloan13 22-25, F Mar 22

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    My name is Sierra and my boyfriend has been in the Air Force a year now.
    seeairuhh seeairuhh 18-21, F Apr 1

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    My boyfriend is currently in BT, and I got the 4 week call about a week or so ago. It was about 30 secs long and he managed to tell me that he loved me in all the craziness. It was...
    cartersantos cartersantos 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Can someone give me pointers on how to get through basic and how I can help my airman get through basic?
    Sloan13 Sloan13 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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    Can anyone help me understand my boyfriends job title and what it will mean for our relationship. He got airborne operations, I have tried looking it up but I haven't been able to...
    Starrgurl92 Starrgurl92 18-21 Mar 19

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    Does anyone know what the job title of airborne operations does? My boyfriend has that job and is now I'm bmt and I have no way to ask him questions. I'm worried about deployments...
    Starrgurl92 Starrgurl92 18-21 3 Responses Mar 19

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    Post #1. Here's my story. I met a boy four years ago. He turned out to be my best friend and now my greatest love. We have been dating for almost 2 years now. But on February 18...
    morgenmay morgenmay 18-21, F Apr 1

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    Hey everyone quick question. How do job changes work? What I mean by that is my boyfriend got his job in airborne operations this job requires quite a bit of deployments and tdy's...
    Starrgurl92 Starrgurl92 18-21 1 Response Apr 2

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    Hello! So my boyfriend starts WOT 6 on Sunday. Very happy it's almost over! Anyways he has the job of security forces and I've been really curious on tech school/deployments/days...
    kseiler1 kseiler1 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    Time to reintroduce myself! I joined EP back in 2011 when a psychology professor suggested it to me. We had an assignment to talk to him about anything we wanted, and I told him...
    chipmunkalice chipmunkalice 22-25, F Apr 7

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    So made it through BMT, it was touch but glad it's over. Now my Airman is in Monterey at the DLIFLC linguist school, he got Persian Farsi which is about 64 weeks long since they...
    taybarnes taybarnes 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Good morning, My boyfriend has just started week 3 of bmt today. I went online to check the plane tickets, and they have gone up almost 50 dollars. I was just wondering what is the...
    Starrgurl92 Starrgurl92 18-21 4 Responses Mar 18

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    Can some one make the next nine days go by fast... My man is on leave and come home next weekend and I can't wait to see him. We've been having a talk about something's that could...
    Ldylvlylcks2002 Ldylvlylcks2002 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Hello Everyone! So my boyfriend is currently at BMT right now and it will be week 4 on Sunday and I know that they get a call that week. But I'm wondering when exactly the call...
    kseiler1 kseiler1 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 20

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    One more week!!!! Can't wait he's gonna be home from leave back east next Friday and I'm picking him up. I've missed him so much, we hardly got time together from the time he got...
    Ldylvlylcks2002 Ldylvlylcks2002 26-30, F Mar 22

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    Well I was until about four weeks ago when he began to tell me he couldn't handle me and the deployment or the fact that he ain't there for his kids so he broke it off with me well...
    kendra9109 kendra9109 22-25 Mar 23

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    Yesterday morning I found out he had to go to the hospital. He's been in Medhold since March 13th, 2014 and now he's in the hospital. When I thought he was getting better, he was...
    lexixlack lexixlack 18-21, F Mar 23

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    Good morning everyone, I start week 4 tomorrow and I'm so excited about that call! I'm just trying to get an idea from other people around what time and day did you get that call...
    Starrgurl92 Starrgurl92 18-21 Mar 24

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    Thought this was fitting. Stay strong!
    Sloan13 Sloan13 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Today is my boyfriends and I's 4 years. FOUR YEARS! I got a call last night from him down in Basic!! He graduates in a few days and I'm so excited to fly down to see him.
    kelseyyyk kelseyyyk 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    So my boyfriend has been stationed in Guam for two years. He was suppose to be coming home at the end of this month, but we just found out his home coming got pushed back to July...
    MoSeleV MoSeleV 22-25 1 Response Mar 26

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    Got my 4th week call tonight! It was so great to get to actually talk to my boyfriend after a month! It was so weird seeing his name pop up on my phone but man was I thrilled! The...
    kseiler1 kseiler1 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Hey girls! I was just thinking that music is healing and can be great company when our men are away. I was hoping we could all respond to this with songs about long distance love...
    Sloan13 Sloan13 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I been with my hero for 6 years, and when he came back from basic training he proposed to me! I'm only 20 years old but I know him and I are meant to be together for ever! πŸ’™
    Airforcewife90 Airforcewife90 22-25, F Mar 28

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    Good evening everyone! I got my first call today and it was everything I was hoping for, he had 25 minutes and we talked about everything, I had so many questions but forgot...
    Starrgurl92 Starrgurl92 18-21 Mar 28

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    I go to see my boyfriend graduate Basic in four days. I must say I am very excited to see him since I haven't in two months...
    kelseyyyk kelseyyyk 18-21, F Mar 29

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    Hey I talked to my boyfriend today which was amazing, he sounds so good I miss him so much only 3 more weeks thank god. I was wondering how long does someone have to be in a job...
    Starrgurl92 Starrgurl92 18-21 1 Response Mar 29

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    He's sick. He's so sick. He's still sick. He's back in the hospital but for a totally different thing. It was only supposed to be 8 weeks that we were supposed to be separated, but...
    lexixlack lexixlack 18-21, F Mar 30

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    I just got off the phone with my boyfriend who is in tech school. I found out that his first duty station is in Turkey. I think I actually felt my heart break. I want to be there...
    kellykelly95 kellykelly95 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    He leaves for BMT on May 20th. I was sour about it at first, however, I have started to excepted it and be somewhat happy about this experience for him. But now reading things and...
    lilybeth622 lilybeth622 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    How do you girls on here feel about weddings. I just need a few seconds to vent, my boyfriend has been telling people at basic we are engaged which is fine since we talked about it...
    Starrgurl92 Starrgurl92 18-21 3 Responses Apr 2

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    Retired in 2006 and have been having a great time as a T-6 Texan simulator instructor. 20 years in the AF as a pilot. What a great life and job.
    shadowplt shadowplt 46-50, M Apr 4

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    My boyfriend gradated from basic training this morning! I am so proud of him each and everyday πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜‚βœˆοΈ
    kelseyyyk kelseyyyk 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    My boyfriend is in BMT right now. He graduates May 8th and then he has 10 weeks on Indoc training. Being away from him is the hardest thing I've ever gone through. He's been the...
    megannicole73 megannicole73 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My boyfriend is leaving in a week for 7 months for basic and tech school. Can anyone give me any recommendations to get through this time and the best ways to support him and help...
    missyjeanne13 missyjeanne13 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My husband just left on Monday for lackland and I'm a mess already. Helpppp 😫😫
    Mrssilver18 Mrssilver18 18-21, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Recently my boyfriend has decided that he want to join the military. Preferably the Air Force. While I am very excited for him I'm also very nervous and scared at the same time. He...
    briawyatt briawyatt 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    So in this i feel ashamed because i know that god didnt make me this way. In a way he did, because i am more feminine than most men... but at the same time i chose to become a...
    emilirose emilirose 22-25, T 1 Response 2 days ago