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I Grew Up As An Air Force Brat

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 32 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 want to join the Air Force and become a pilot but I won't be able to cause of my hearing problems, so I was thinking of majoring in engineering in college so I can still join the...
    brownzugar brownzugar 16-17, M Nov 30

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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 Nov 18

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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 Nov 19

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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 Nov 22

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    Are there medical jobs available in the Air Force? Like nursing for example
    abbycall1 abbycall1 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Got to talk to my airman for an hour and a half on the phone :)))) he's finally in tech school. Yay.
    MAELLEA MAELLEA 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    When I'm by myself I get very emotional about how how much I miss my airman and it has only been a week
    airforcegf1213 airforcegf1213 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    OMG!!!! My airman surprised me with a phone call for thanksgiving and we were able to talk for 40 minutes!!! I was so happy and still am!!! :)
    airforcegf1213 airforcegf1213 18-21, F Nov 27

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    My Airman just graduated BMT this weekend and I was there in San Antonio. The goodbyes do not get easier, let me tell you that. The time we spent together didn't feel like enough...
    ohhmargaret ohhmargaret 18-21, F Dec 1

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    My Airman is currently in Minot North Dakota. He is 22 hours away from me. He won't come home till June and it gets harder and harder everyday. most people say it gets easier but I...
    Destineymk Destineymk 16-17, F 5 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 Nov 18

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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 Nov 18

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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 Nov 21

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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 Nov 23

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    So my boyfriend called me today! Yay! It made me so so happy! It was all I could do to get through the phone call without crying..I swear I cried for a good 30 minutes after.. I'm...
    kayceelakay kayceelakay 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    Katycc11 Katycc11 26-30, F Nov 27

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    This is probably a stupid question but does anyone know what it means to put the number 435 on the back of an envelope when sending mail
    airforcegf1213 airforcegf1213 18-21, F Dec 1

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    My boyfriend just joined and will be leaving in February for basic. IM so proud and happy for him but at the same time I'm so very sad he is going away. Supporting him so he feels...
    SunshineLL SunshineLL 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    My boyfriend just joined and will be leaving in February for basic. IM so proud and happy for him but at the same time I'm so very sad he is going away. Supporting him so he feels...
    SunshineLL SunshineLL 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    I am new to the whole military girlfriend thing my boyfriend will be leaving for basic in about one month and all of this is a little overwhelming. I am extremely proud of him, but...
    CamMichelle CamMichelle 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    My husband just left last Monday (December 1st) it was the hardest day of my life. Because that day is also my birthday. I did get the phone call about his address but I am still...
    AugustinesSecrets AugustinesSecrets 18-21, F Dec 7

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    My boyfriend left for BMT today :( I was expecting a phone call or something during his down time at MEPS today, but I've yet to hear from him. It kind of sucks but also it makes...
    hannanicole10 hannanicole10 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    Things are not doing well between me and my boyfriend. He graduated BMT two weeks ago and we barely talk. On the first week of tech school, he used to call me almost every day for...
    MAELLEA MAELLEA 18-21, F Dec 9

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    Almost there.... comes home around Jan 10th... kind of nervous...
    Irishgirl456 Irishgirl456 41-45, F Dec 9

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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...
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