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I Grew Up As An Air Force Brat

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 32 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Tayyytor Tayyytor 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    My boyfriend started BMT on March 31st. I was lucky enough to take him down to MEPS because we live an hour and a half from Houston. Me and my boyfriend Kyle have been dating for a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 5

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    If you live with your airmen and are going to school at the same time I have a question... How does it work if your going to school but then find out your being moved to another...
    brooklynraye143 brooklynraye143 16-17, F 3 Responses May 21

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    My husband of almost 3 years just left 1 week ago for Boot camp. Last week were the worst days I have ever expierenced, but it's getting better every day. We have 2 young kids so...
    Meg0608 Meg0608 18-21, F 1 Response May 4

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    today makes 29 days and he will be leaving for bmt and it's flying by so fast. I'm honestly not ready for him to leave and every time I express my concerns or how scared I am he...
    ashleemote ashleemote 18-21, F 1 Response May 5

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    I just have a question...when my boyfriend goes to BT in september, I will be doing my year of studying abroad in Europe. I don't think I'll be able to make it to his graduation...
    Ss272 Ss272 18-21, F 2 Responses May 5

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    My boyfriend of a year and 8 months left yesterday for BMT. I have no idea what to do. I feel so alone. All my friends say they are here for me but none of them really understand...
    jesshtate jesshtate 16-17, F 4 Responses May 12

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    My boyfriend left for basic about five hours ago. I feel really... Monotonous. And mopey, and sad. Any tips for how to make sure I don't stay that way constantly? :/
    marielise marielise 16-17, F 1 Response May 12

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    I am having a hard time with my bf right now because he is always with his friends and doesn't answer my texts and it's very frustrating to me... Anyone have any advice?
    brooklinn17 brooklinn17 16-17, F May 18

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    Being In the AF ROTC is really fun people who aren't in it is missin out on all the fun they could be havin right now
    chaoticscars chaoticscars 13-15, M May 20

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    My boyfriend leaves on July 21st for basic, anyone else? I'm hoping to find someone who us there at the same time with him :)
    jeannalee jeannalee 16-17, F 1 Response May 24

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    My boyfriend left 2 days ago for BMT! Im so incredibly proud and happy for him! It's hard for me that he's gone, I don't think I've ever cried so much in 4 days. I wish I could...
    Tayyytor Tayyytor 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Hi. I'm new here and posting because I honestly am at a loss for what to do. This post is to ask for advice on how to handle his likely having cheated on me before he left, now...
    Lzbee09 Lzbee09 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    poreoticz poreoticz 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Well I'm not a spoiled brat, but I definitely enjoy spoiling a girl. And I don't just mean a gift on occasion... I like taking her shopping and turning her into a greedy...
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    There's a bunch of edgy, materialistic, spoiled, bratty teenagers over here in my state. They always talk so loudly and moronic, take filtered selfies, do poorly in school, talk...
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    I was talking with my friends from the town I went to high school, we talked about a lot of things but then later on they said I grew up sheltered and I guess it might be true but...
    KValentine17 KValentine17 22-25, M May 18

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