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I Grew Up As An Air Force Brat

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    I miss military life.

    It's been many years since I lived on base. The smell of paint reminds me of home. If I could redo part of my life, I'd have gone into the Air Force in the 90's.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 28, 2014

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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 dad retired i had just finished 8th grade. Had been to 6 different schools in 4 different countries. It wasnt easy...
    marriedup marriedup 56-60, M Jan 9, 2013

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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 bad.  I can adjust to new situations like nothing.  I can read people easily and I am confident in myself.  People would...
    airforcechild82 airforcechild82 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 17, 2009

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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 like we did.  We moved on average about every two years.  There was one year when we moved to three different...
    Peabody Peabody 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 20, 2007

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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 Alexandria, Virginia.  Then, we moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Then we moved back to Virginia, but this...
    RainDream7 RainDream7 18-21, F Aug 27, 2008

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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 three and a half years. Don't know why. I guess moving after a certain amount of time in place just got to be a habit...
    vavamama vavamama 26-30, F Jul 10, 2008

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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 13th birthday (dad retired).  i felt like i had a hard time fitting in the last time, because i was older and it mattered...
    pandora1999 pandora1999 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 26, 2007

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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 Georgia. Being an Air Force brat is pretty tough. The hardest part was loosing friends all the time. You would just get a nice group that you...
    weather1965 weather1965 41-45, M Jul 31, 2008

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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? NO! And I only lived there 2 months anyway. Where did I 'grow up' the most? Germany. This results in the...
    Lieselthetraveler Lieselthetraveler 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 5, 2008

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    No... Seriously... I Did...

        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 that my dad WAS in the Air Force...     My father did his share of "Good Deeds" but his "Evil Deeds" were way more. For...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 30, 2013

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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 Upper Heyford in the early 60s.  Got to see how tight a base got with security first hand during the Cuban Missile Crisis. ...
    sacbrat sacbrat 51-55, M 4 Responses Jan 2, 2010

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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 - Biloxi, Mississippi - When I was about 1½ - 5 I lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado - Moved to Virginia...
    asianinvasion asianinvasion 16-17, F 5 Responses May 31, 2010

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    My boyfriend just left for Air Force bootcamp a week ago (April 7, 2015) and we just had our one year mark on March 29th. Prior to that we knew each other from the same friends so...
    kclsmith kclsmith 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 15

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    Hi everyone! I'm a little new to this so bear with me, but I'm hoping to find some support/comradery here in that we're all going through the same situation. My boyfriend is the...
    raquelita88 raquelita88 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    To the people who asked: Yes, I was part of the AAFC. Entered at the age of 13 and left with a rank of Cadet Flight Sargent in December 2013. I could say that my motivations to...
    DomFletch DomFletch 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    My boyfriend was sworn into the air force recently. We right know live in Colorado. All the jobs he signed up for were electrical, and computers besides security forces (which was...
    poreoticz poreoticz 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Soon to be Airforce Girlfriend. So my boyfriend has made up his mind about joining the Air force. We are actually going to meet up with his recruiter to schedule his visit the...
    NxMxH NxMxH 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    Could use some advise. My air force bf has a hard time being sweet and he doesn't like to call or Skype. He prefers messaging. Ive asked him several times though to just call every...
    mnpark8824 mnpark8824 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    He hasn't even been stationed in England a whole month yet and I already caught him cheating through Facebook. Guess Im an EX air force gf now.
    mnpark8824 mnpark8824 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    My boyfriend left yesterday for the Air Force and I already miss him. It feels so strange to not be able to text him during the day. I get to see him in 2-3 months after boot camp...
    ChesireCat96 ChesireCat96 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I need Air Force girlfriend friends lol someone who understands what I'm going through ... Other people think I'm crazy for even committing to this life
    Laurxo417 Laurxo417 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I need Air Force girlfriend friend . Girls that can relate to how I'm feeling !
    Laurxo417 Laurxo417 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I am really struggling... My bf is graduating from AirForce bmt on Thursday and I can't go ..... This is soo hard because I miss him like crazy and I feel like I'm just sitting...
    brooklinn17 brooklinn17 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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    I am soo proud of my airman! He graduates from basic tomorrow as an e-3 and has already gotten awards.... He told me I was his motivation and that he can't wait to come home and...
    brooklinn17 brooklinn17 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Back on(: gave this up for a while to try to deal with the anxiety of being an airforce girlfriend. I had a rough couple of days but I'm happy to be back and get some support from...
    poreoticz poreoticz 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Parents vs. My Airman So I asked my parents if I could join my boyfriend when he swears in but it requires me to spend the night at a hotel and immediately my dad said no. And it...
    NxMxH NxMxH 18-21, F Apr 16

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    I need some advice from some girls. Me and my boyfriend have been dating for about a year and a half. We talk of the future. We talk of our life after college when I can join him...
    poreoticz poreoticz 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    So I feel stupid for my last post but I'm sure there are other girls out there feeling the same way. I'm just a negative thinker and I get very anxious and like to be reassured. I...
    kclsmith kclsmith 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend & I have been together for 10 months. Out of those 10 months I've seen him 5 times including the time we met when he was on leave. I didn't know he was in the military...
    wonlov3 wonlov3 18-21, F Mar 29

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    I thought once I finished up with my last year of college I would get to move and be with him near his base. Now Im finding out right after I graduate he will be deployed for at...
    mnpark8824 mnpark8824 18-21, F Mar 30

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    He's going to be deployed for a long time and he is feeling awful saying I shouldn't wait on him and that he's taking my life from me. He doesn't seem to accept the fact I want to...
    mnpark8824 mnpark8824 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Ok so my bf graduated today from bmt but doesn't get his phone back til Sunday.... But today his cousin let him use his phone to call me which he did and also did like the live...
    brooklinn17 brooklinn17 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Today was AMAZING! Got to hold my babe in my arms and talk to him! Ah! I'm one proud girlfriend!
    ashleywarren96 ashleywarren96 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    My bf graduated this weekend and everyone who went said they were gonna let him use their phones to talk to me.... Guess my expectations were too high because I'm feeling left out...
    brooklinn17 brooklinn17 16-17, F Apr 4

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    caraccaa caraccaa 26-30, F Apr 7

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    caraccaa caraccaa 26-30, F Apr 7

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    I just read this interesting article about dating Gen Y military men. Know my fiance, when he comes back, he'll be very clingy | http://thoughtcatalog.com/jamie-perry/2013/11/5...
    SonyaHazel SonyaHazel 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    August 18. Figured out his shipment date for basic. Right around four months together. I am happy for him! I am trying to live in the present and not think about this time apart in...
    poreoticz poreoticz 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Today marks 15 days since he left for bootcamp and I still haven't gotten a letter. It honestly hurts to look in the mail everyday and not see anything from him after I have set...
    kclsmith kclsmith 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    So I am new to the military life . I'm starting to experience the short convos and feeling lonely. I crave his attention but I don't say Anything . I do not want to lose him by...
    Laurxo417 Laurxo417 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    If any girls are feeling lonely and want to meet new friends feel free to message me . (: I'm so lonely when he's away
    Laurxo417 Laurxo417 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Our first deployment together is coming right after my prom. :( I'm so bummed about it.
    Laurxo417 Laurxo417 18-21, F 1 day ago

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