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I Grew Up As An Air Force Brat

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 32 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    allyceex allyceex 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    Hey everyone! its been a while since I've been on, but I'm back to share experiences and give advice when I can! My Airman and I have now made it through BMT, Tech School, and...
    Sharabaybii Sharabaybii 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    My boyfriend and I have only been together for a little less then a month. We have been talking about him enlisting in the Air Force sometime in May. Well tonight on our movie date...
    aundreapedrazabug aundreapedrazabug 18-21, F Nov 5

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    Im in Army JROTC but I want to join the U.S. Air Force
    Bocajduke Bocajduke 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 8

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    I actually met my boyfriend 11 months ago, when I met him I had no idea he was in the air force. We live in different states so we are used to the long distance and cherish what...
    rubyreb rubyreb 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    I think I'm going to enlist in the Air Force tomorrow. anyone with experience, advice, or anything at all. I'm going to try and meet new people and get my life back on track. I'm...
    mparks7 mparks7 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am 17 years old and I met the most amazing guy about 8 months ago. He is everything I ever wanted. But it turned out he was going into the Air Force. We met through our youth...
    snu4bj snu4bj 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Gosh....he leaves for Iraq so soon:( I wish I knew more Air Force or military girls who I could talk with..
    KatAttack91 KatAttack91 22-25, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hello girls ,well first of all let me start by saying We are a lesbian couple , my wife just left for military Air Force , and she will be gone for 6 months ... I ben reading alof...
    Dpablo1293 Dpablo1293 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    So I am sick and laying in bed with too much time on my hands to think. I cant get it out of my head that my Airman will fall for one of the women he works with while he is away...
    kellykelly95 kellykelly95 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 24

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    Ok ladies, I need to talk to someone who has recently had their man graduate from BMT at Lackland afb. Did any of you stay at the gateway hotel that's on base? Did you have to...
    chelsea1993 chelsea1993 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    Here I come baby💕🎉👊💪 Seriously thought I'd neverrrr be here I was always so scared of him being gone for so long but if I can do 8 weeks I can handle more and...
    NoemiG NoemiG 18-21, F Nov 5

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    So my boyfriend left today instead of Tuesday for bootcamp. It's gonna be hard
    theshu12 theshu12 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    How long is bootcamp? Does anyone know
    theshu12 theshu12 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    sadecc11 sadecc11 26-30, F Nov 10

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    I met this guy more than a year ago. He is a photographer. I was a cosplayer at that event. When we met, he asked to take my picture and I said 'yes'. Little did I know that I'm...
    ciarawinner ciarawinner 26-30, F Nov 10

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    Hi everyone, My name is Rashara and im 20 years old. And usually I would never do this but I feel like this is a safe place. Currently, I'm in a bind and on a mission to make it...
    Sharabaybii Sharabaybii 18-21, F Nov 10

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    Proudly served 20 years would do it again.
    rtiredsarge rtiredsarge 51-55, M Nov 11

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    Just found out my boyfriend is going to be away for about a year doing basic and other stuff to prepare him for his job. He is going to travel all over the world to get experience...
    kcsoup44 kcsoup44 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    Well my guy and I got back together a little while ago. Our breakup was over something that we've been able to work past and talk out. Now, that we're back together I'm realizing...
    ieatboysz ieatboysz 22-25, F Nov 12

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    I met B January of last year. We've been dating now for almost a year. He's USAF. He left in August for BMT and it was the longest two months of my life. I went to his graduation...
    BrookeAlyssa BrookeAlyssa 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    My boyfriend left two weeks ago (Nov 3) for BMT.. He called last Saturday, and we got to chat for 3 minutes.. I write him everyday like it is encouraged, but I feel so alone.. He...
    kayceelakay kayceelakay 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Somedays going to bed is the worst. I just lay here with insomnia or half asleep with my phone on loud just waiting to get that one message from him. I only hear from him about...
    rubyreb rubyreb 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Get to see my boyfriend in 3 days!!! Finally tech school will be over!
    Dilks531 Dilks531 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am 18 and I'm in college and I have been dating my boyfriend for 1 year and 2 months now. He left for basic training on Tuesday. I know that isn't that far away but we were...
    airforcegf1213 airforcegf1213 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So this may be a super random and silly question, but I thought who better to ask than y'all! Do any of you girlfriends know how many sheets of notebook paper can be sent with one...
    kayceelakay kayceelakay 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I have been with my boyfriend for almost 5 months now and he left for his BMT yesterday. I am new to this whole experience but I have some kind of idea of what to expect...I just...
    erinkathleen89 erinkathleen89 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    While growing up our family was very typical and we were all open minded as it was nothing to see one another in different stages of being dressed. I seen my dad just in his...
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