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I Grew Up As An Air Force Brat

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 31 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 19-21, F 7 Responses Mar 5, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My boyfriend recently left for basic training and I've been writing him letters daily. I live in Ohio and he's in Texas and will be for tech school as well. I'm worried about where...
    Bethaaanylynn Bethaaanylynn 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    We are going to be getting married next week. He is going to be signing of the Air Force. I have had my parents tell me negatives, but I have heard a lot of positive from others. I...
    Toinette2118 Toinette2118 18-21, F Aug 21

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    My boyfriend just left to Texas for BMT... He called me once to tell me he sent me a picture of the mailing address... But it was so quick I didn't get to speak... Or tell him I...
    Yumalaii Yumalaii 18-21, F Sep 1

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    Does anyone else believe in love at first sight? I fell Inlove at 16 with a man named Angel. I never knew what I was getting myself into dating an Air Force man. Tonight we had our...
    HannahStone HannahStone 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    So I know this may not be practical, but I am going into the Health feilds when I graduate. And since my boyfriend is going in for piloting would it be a good idea to go in the Air...
    HannahStone HannahStone 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm dating a man in the Air Force who is stationed in Quatar. He will be home right after Christmas! We have been together for almost a year now...I miss him so much :)
    Irishgirl456 Irishgirl456 41-45, F 16 hrs ago

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    My airman left Aug 5th and other than the phone call home, no one (not even his parents) has heard from him and it will be 4 weeks tomorrow :(. Help. He called me from the airport...
    kamoorogers kamoorogers 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    Hey Ladies! I'm sure many of us are missing our Airmen. Whether states apart or countries apart, its not easy. I found a song yesterday that I think many many of us will be able to...
    kellykelly95 kellykelly95 18-21, F Sep 3

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    You women are so amazing! It takes strength to do what y'all do, and I am just blown away.. Does anyone believe in love at first sight? I met my airmen a few weeks ago, but man...
    taylorjmusic taylorjmusic 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Having a tough time with him leaving. Probably because I didn't get to see him. We talked about a few things an the possibility of one of our future plans happening now. His...
    Ldylvlylcks2002 Ldylvlylcks2002 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    My boyfriend of 2.5 years and I are getting ready to experience our first deployment. We met during my first semester of graduate school exactly 2 weeks before he left for BMT. We...
    aelle88 aelle88 26-30, F Aug 20

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    I've been having a rough time this week. He's leaving for training for his deployment and when he told me I almost started crying. Kept it together tho, kinda had to had my kids...
    Ldylvlylcks2002 Ldylvlylcks2002 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Hi! So far I've gotten 2 letters from my fiancé while he's been in BMT, but I've gotten no calls :( he even mentioned in the letter how the worst thing about BMT is that he doesn...
    lilgompas lilgompas 16-17, F Aug 24

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    So I guess he left for training for a month today.:( I'm bummed cause our night got ruined on Friday. Someone got drunk and got In trouble and he had to go. Which meant we weren't...
    Ldylvlylcks2002 Ldylvlylcks2002 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    I met my boyfriend 10 months ago..he is deployed in Quatar and will be there until right after Xmas. This is my first experience with deployment...it's tough..but I am so in love...
    Irishgirl456 Irishgirl456 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    I am really new to all this. My boyfriend has been in basic training since Aug. 5th. It is so hard not talking to him or seeing him everyday. I received his first letter about...
    jasmeeni jasmeeni 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    Missing my man...💜 I think about the day he returns..and how I will never let him go!! I can't wait until Xmas gets closer..he should be home right after!! 😊💞
    Irishgirl456 Irishgirl456 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    Missing my babe so much right now...I need some encouragement
    jasmeeni jasmeeni 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    So happy I got to talk to him last night...and skype too! It makes it so much easier when I get to see his face! Miss him so much..<3
    Irishgirl456 Irishgirl456 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    He just made my night..we talked via text for a little bit...definitely made me smile! :)
    Irishgirl456 Irishgirl456 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    4 months to go.....I can do this...:-)
    Irishgirl456 Irishgirl456 41-45, F Aug 31

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    This week, my boyfriend got his dreaded leave date. It happens to be during the absolute worst time ever for me: FINALS WEEK. I'm in my last year towardBachelors, and I just don't...
    hannanicole10 hannanicole10 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    Love that we can talk as often as we do! Really miss him...and his amazing hugs! 3 1/2 more months......<3
    Irishgirl456 Irishgirl456 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    Hello ladies. You all are such incredibly strong and wonderful human beings, and I definitely understand how difficult this is. I was hoping that you all could take a second to...
    leswince leswince 18-21, F Sep 8

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    I'm 18 and my boyfriend just left for BMT, I can't stop crying, it's sad knowing I can't talk to him.. I guess I just wanted to know if anyone had tips/advice you can send me, just...
    Noemiandrade96 Noemiandrade96 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    Hi everyone! Im a 17 year old girl named hannah. I know everyone thinks I'm so young but I'm very Inlove with my boyfriend angel. He is being stationed in Texas while I'm in...
    HannahStone HannahStone 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    How long will it take for my letters to get to him :( I just sent them this morning
    Noemiandrade96 Noemiandrade96 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My boyfriend is in Turkey and I miss him like crazy. If anyone has any advice or comforting words Im feeling really down and lonely today.
    kellykelly95 kellykelly95 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Tonight was the first night we discussed him leaving for training and I've never cried so hard. It's months away and I can't handle it. I'm not going to be able to do it when he...
    HannahStone HannahStone 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    We have been together for an amazing 11 months now....I miss him so much...💜
    Irishgirl456 Irishgirl456 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    Hearing about all of you getting your letters is making me so excited !! Seriously can't wait to get my first one! I miss my hubby💕😍
    Noemiandrade96 Noemiandrade96 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    My amazing Airman and I met in the nurse's office in high school. I was a senior in high school and worked as a staff assistant. While I was taking vitals for sick patients who...
    oneluvoneheart oneluvoneheart 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    So I am completely new to this whole sharing idea, My boyfriend whose in the Air Force, have been together for almost a year now ( will be a year sept. 19). I met him last year...
    hzrbtr hzrbtr 22-25, F Sep 9

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    So I am completely new to this whole sharing idea, My boyfriend whose in the Air Force, have been together for almost a year now ( will be a year sept. 19). I met him last year...
    hzrbtr hzrbtr 22-25, F Sep 9

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    So I am completely new to this whole sharing idea, My boyfriend whose in the Air Force, have been together for almost a year now ( will be a year sept. 19). I met him last year...
    hzrbtr hzrbtr 22-25, F Sep 9

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    So I am completely new to this whole sharing idea, My boyfriend whose in the Air Force, have been together for almost a year now ( will be a year sept. 19). I met him last year...
    hzrbtr hzrbtr 22-25, F Sep 9

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    So I am completely new to this whole sharing idea, My boyfriend whose in the Air Force, have been together for almost a year now ( will be a year sept. 19). I met him last year...
    hzrbtr hzrbtr 22-25, F Sep 9