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I Grew Up As An Air Force Brat

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 33 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    bug45x bug45x 18-21 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I just found this and it's great advice. Originally posted by Heismyrightwingman A Girlfriend's Guide To Surviving Her Airman's Tech School So finally, finally, finally BMT is...
    grodemeiser grodemeiser 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I'm currently 17 years old, and I'm a girl who's only five foot one, and technically it's only three quarters of an inch. However, I've always been stronger than I appear, both...
    Ariawilliams Ariawilliams 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Well, the first week of my freshman year of College is over, and my boyfriend is doing great in basic:) only 34 days until I get to see him! I knew he was going to join the Air...
    Tiffanyj52 Tiffanyj52 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    Having a really hard time. He's been gone for 2 weeks... Still no letter, I've sent 2. I just want to hear from him. I miss him so much.
    Jacqi94 Jacqi94 18-21 Aug 21

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    my boyfriend called his mom instead of me to give him his address even when I told him to call me. I wish we would have called me, and it hurts...is that ridiculous
    poreoticz poreoticz 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    My fiance left for BMT on Tuesday. I mailed my first letters today but don't know when I'll hear from him.
    Geronimo9212 Geronimo9212 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Glad to have found an outlet to finally vent to a crowd related to me in more ways than one. Becoming a United States Air Force girlfriend has been one of the biggest changes in my...
    ebonynicole ebonynicole 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    This is the 6th week my boyfriend has been gone at Bmt. Just have to make it 16 more days until I get to see him. But after that weekend of seeing him I don't get to see him again...
    beckyt97 beckyt97 18-21, F Aug 19

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    alicacc11 alicacc11 26-30, F Aug 19

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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...
    alicacc11 alicacc11 26-30, F Aug 19

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    What's mail like in beast week? Can they write? Do they still get mail call?
    Stutterdoll Stutterdoll 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I have been doing far better then I ever guessed. we said our goodbye which was hard and a little rushed. starting my first year of college has kept me very busy. bmt...here we go
    poreoticz poreoticz 18-21, F Aug 18

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    I think I'm over the worst of my anxiety and worry. I still miss him and it feels so empty without him, but it's ok. Because I trust that it's getting better for him each day from...
    TaylorT1216 TaylorT1216 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    The day has come to say goodbye to boyfriend who heads of to basic and start my first day of college classes. Keep me in your prayers and wish me luck.
    poreoticz poreoticz 18-21, F Aug 17

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    The day has come to say goodbye to boyfriend who heads of to basic and start my first day of college classes. Keep me in your prayers and wish me luck.
    poreoticz poreoticz 18-21, F Aug 17

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    My boyfriend has been gone for almost a week, and this is the longest time we've ever been apart. Everyone keeps telling me I shouldnt be upset because" its not like we broke up...
    cassiemarie19 cassiemarie19 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    Do you usually get phone calls in the beginning or ending of week 4 in basic? Just curious!
    Stutterdoll Stutterdoll 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I told my 5 year old sister today that my boyfriend, who she loves, was gone for a while (at basic training). First thing she does is ask if I'm ok and if I miss him. She knew how...
    TaylorT1216 TaylorT1216 18-21, F Aug 14

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    I need help. My guy is in basic right now. He wrote me and said that he'll be able to call me next weekend! There's a catch though, it'll be his first phone call since he left and...
    Stutterdoll Stutterdoll 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    So, my boyfriend has been planning to join the Air Force for some time. It's admittedly been his dream and I've been supportive and proud of him from the get-go. There's been a few...
    wafflesrforever wafflesrforever 18-21, F Aug 14

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    I finally got my first letter from basic after two weeks! I'm was so happy I cried!!☺️
    Tiffanyj52 Tiffanyj52 18-21, F Aug 14

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    What's the longest time you haven't talked to your airman? It's been two weeks for me today and I am going out of my mind! It's never been this long before. HELP please????
    Snuggzz412 Snuggzz412 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    So, I know it's early to start thinking about it, but what did everyone wear to the graduation? I don't want to be over or under dressed. Any tips? What about those USAF GF shirts...
    bug45x bug45x 18-21 3 Responses Aug 14

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    I got my first letter last night! I couldn't be happier right now.
    bug45x bug45x 18-21 1 Response Aug 14

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    Why are the nights the hardest? Why every time I get into bed I miss him even more..
    Jacqi94 Jacqi94 18-21 1 Response Aug 14

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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...
    allisoncc11 allisoncc11 26-30, F Aug 13

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    He finally passed it! I'm so happy for him! We're heading in a great future, can't wait to see him when he comes homes! ❤️
    kmlvsrb kmlvsrb 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I see my airman at graduation next week! So excited and glad this is over. Time has flown. If anyone has just started this whole process and has questions let me now. I had so many...
    grodemeiser grodemeiser 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 13

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