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I Grew Up As An Air Force Brat

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    This is the second time around an Air Force relationship for me. I dated an older man in the Air Force for two years. It was a bitter relationship and since I have moved on...
    dearmatt dearmatt 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I need advice!! I am looking into joining the Air Force. I've done my research for the past few days and it seems like a great opportunity. I also want to be a part of something...
    Cory45 Cory45 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Proud Air Force girlfriend doesn't suit me... I am more than a girlfriend but my man hasn't asked me to actual marry him yet. Plus I'm a soon to be proud Air Force girlfriend... He...
    Samilynn246 Samilynn246 18-21, F Jun 30

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    After doing everything together and talking every day my boyfriend recently left for the Air Force. It's been a hard few days and I'm just waiting for a letter or call.
    samcozz22 samcozz22 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I'm really excited!! Not just to be in the air force but to have a new life and meet lot of different people. Message me If you have enlisted (:
    18Cheyenne 18Cheyenne 18-21, F Jul 7

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    I'm dating a guy in the United States Air Force and he has a five month old son. The mother of the son still lives with them. She doesn't work and she stayed home. They are...
    kaylenkay93 kaylenkay93 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I need some advice regarding my Airman and his mother. When I met my boyfriend almost three years ago, he was a broken man with no confidence and very little self worth. He grew up...
    ShadyFille ShadyFille 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 13

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    first I should say that I'm from germany. I was living in spain last year for one year (one of the most romantic cities!!!) and there I met the most wonderful man! we met in...
    resero resero 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Less then ten days until I get to see my Airman😍😘😱
    tanitrujillo tanitrujillo 16-17, F Jul 3

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    Going to see my man in less than four weeks for 10 days. I'm so excited. Counting the days. ♥So in love with my Airman♥
    USAFGf25 USAFGf25 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I have a few questions about Graduation weekend! Is there anyone who has already gone to their Airman's grad and could answer a few?
    lilybeth622 lilybeth622 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Didn't have the best 4th of July weekend. My SO, although miles away, has been so supportive. I don't know what I would do without him in my life. After BMT he said how much he...
    USAFGf25 USAFGf25 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    So my airman's basic training unit number just changed on his address, I wrote a few letters to the previous address will he still be able to get them at the new address?
    lexiekennedy lexiekennedy 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    2 more weeks and I'm off to see my Airman ♥
    USAFGf25 USAFGf25 26-30, F Jul 17

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    I need help. Im 18 and a college freshman. Im in love with an airman and he's in basic so other than a few letters its complete silence. I love him so much. But I wake up everyday...
    lupegonz14 lupegonz14 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    My airman has been at basic for 3 weeks now, and I received the first letter and I got so excited that I almost cried!. I Love this boy with all my heart and can't wait to see him...
    Laniegh28 Laniegh28 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    What exactly am I supposed to wear to the graduation of my airman!!! Help!!!
    Laniegh28 Laniegh28 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    So I have a huge test on Monday one that determines my future career. I'm very nervous I have bad anxiety at times and suck at computerized tests. I wish he was here to give me a...
    Kails13 Kails13 22-25 1 Response Jun 28

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    My boyfriend recently left for basic a week ago. I just sent my first letter to him and I miss him more than anything in the world. I'm trying to stay occupied to not think about...
    samcozz22 samcozz22 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I started a count down for the day my boyfriend gets back. Only 243 days. I think I can do it. Missing him more than anything in the world.
    samcozz22 samcozz22 18-21, F Jul 1

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    My man left for Lackland today. Hoping this gets easier and goes by quickly. It's so hard already. 😭
    kje29 kje29 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    I'm feeling pretty bummed out, so my man just stared his 7th week and I know they get a call this week. So yesterday a lot of ppl on the AFWingmom page with the flight numbers were...
    HisLulu HisLulu 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Quick question- just got the phone call with his address.. He said 322trs/ b107FLT. Can the FLT number have a letter in front if it or did I just misunderstand him?
    kje29 kje29 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I want to go and serve my country. I want to get the hell away from my family. They treat me like **** anyways. So right now I'm in the process of getting myself together and then...
    lovelessalyssa lovelessalyssa 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 2

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    I got a phone call last night for about 5 minutes. He sounded really stressed about all the tests and things he has to do today to graduate next week. I know he is going to do just...
    Kails13 Kails13 22-25 1 Response Jul 3

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    It hurts so much not being able to talk to him every day... I still haven't gotten a letter and it hasn't gotten any easier being away from him:(
    Sunnynights Sunnynights 18-21, F Jul 3

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    So there are a couple other girls that are writing my boyfriend at basic training too and I know that 2 of them have crushes on him... This may just be me being an over protective...
    Sunnynights Sunnynights 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I'm a military girlfriend.
    ahoyitsbailey ahoyitsbailey 16-17, F Jul 4

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    My dreams of entering the military and following my family foot steps are coming true. Hopefully I booked a job and they will tell me my ship date. Can't wait! USAF ✈️🇺🇸
    kitkat02 kitkat02 16-17, F Jul 6

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    One week until I fly to San Antonio. I can't wait!!! It's been a long 8 weeks...
    lilybeth622 lilybeth622 16-17, F Jul 9

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    Oh goodness. Lots of new things happening for me and my honey. Not all is good though. He is reserves but recently has been given the amazing opportunities of active duty orders to...
    tsherman15 tsherman15 18-21, F Jul 10

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    Oh goodness. Lots of new things happening for me and my honey. Not all is good though. He is reserves but recently has been given the amazing opportunities of active duty orders to...
    tsherman15 tsherman15 18-21, F Jul 10

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    Oh goodness. Lots of new things happening for me and my honey. Not all is good though. He is reserves but recently has been given the amazing opportunities of active duty orders to...
    tsherman15 tsherman15 18-21, F Jul 10

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    Oh goodness. Lots of new things happening for me and my honey. Not all is good though. He is reserves but recently has been given the amazing opportunities of active duty orders to...
    tsherman15 tsherman15 18-21, F Jul 10

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    My boyfriend left for BMT in June and is nearing his fourth week of training. He told me to write and I've been sending letters but have yet to hear back from him. We discussed the...
    Logivali Logivali 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    my boyfriend just left for basic training yesterday. and I feel really bad because I was told today that if they have candy they will get I'm a little trouble . I gave him these...
    kurvmv kurvmv 16-17, F Jul 10

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    If you're a girl tell me a secret and I'll tell you one
    thiatt1244 thiatt1244 18-21, M Jul 11

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