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I Grew Up As An Air Force Brat

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 5, 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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    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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    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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    smilesarefree smilesarefree 51-55, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Tonight, I wish I could be kissing my airman under the fire works
    shakursqueen shakursqueen 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    Anyone who went through tech school and your airman had really bad homesickness have advice? My boyfriend has been at tech school for about a month now and he's feeling super home...
    nshadow95 nshadow95 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Dianecc11 Dianecc11 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I'm trying so hard to be his rock before he leaves for BMT. I'm trying to be there for him and tie up all the loose ends with him before he goes, but I seriously just end up crying...
    jeannalee jeannalee 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    My boyfriend is leaving for air force basic training on August 24th. We have been together for a year and 9 months today and I honestly do not know what I would do without him. He...
    KeturahP KeturahP 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    How will graduation work? I'm really stressing about it.... I'm gonna fly down with his parents, but other than that im clueless
    jeannalee jeannalee 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The love of my life arrived in Texas June 29th for BMT. The last thing he said was "I'm in Texas" I haven't heard from him since. I'm sure they toke his phone away before he even...
    shakursqueen shakursqueen 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Hi guys! So my boyfriend left for basic training a week ago. His mailing address came in the mail about 3 days ago & so far I've sent like 5 letters. Will he be able to write back...
    Heyitzcrystal Heyitzcrystal 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I NEED HELP!!! So my airman just sent me a letter and he told me to go online and see if they can mail him his new debit card because they never sent one to his house and that's...
    Tracikay Tracikay 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Whenever I complain about annoying, rude, demon kids I see out in public I automatically get turned into satan. I'm sorry I don't like getting ran into by your hellspawn as I'm...
    SphiDaSledgehammer SphiDaSledgehammer 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    so I have been with my boyfriend for 4 years and 8 months. he is leaving for the air force in one month . any girl would want to know if they are getting a ring after that long but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm really missing my girlfriend :/ </3
    jessenia1771 jessenia1771 18-21, F a week ago

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    Finally saw my airman today 😍
    Ashleymaria07 Ashleymaria07 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Today is the first real day we haven't been able to talk. Not being able to tell your best friend what's going on is like a stab in the heart. It stinks there's a lot I want to...
    AllyB12 AllyB12 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    Today was a great day for me. For the first time ever, I literally stuffed myself to immobility. I ordered Chinese take out for lunch... 6 portions because I need to plump myself...
    ThickLegged ThickLegged 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I got my first phone call!!!! Only four minutes but it seriously made my day!!!!❤️❤️
    jessenia1771 jessenia1771 18-21, F Jun 26

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    Its been like two months since i last seen him (he got recycled a week because he rolled his ankle) and in the beginning i was such a wreck because we were inseparable, but time...
    AFGirlfriend13 AFGirlfriend13 18-21, F Jun 26

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    I just got another letter from my man after about a week of silence!! He wrote me a whole letter, front and back! PLUS he put in one of his dog tags!!! I'm totally flipping out...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 25

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    Got another letter today! ^.^ I had to send him two because I forgot to check the mailbox when I got home and went straight to writing him lol! But I'm so happy! He got my letter...
    Tracikay Tracikay 18-21, F Jun 25

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    He leaves today. Last night saying goodbye was so hard. I cried like a baby with each word we said. We kinda danced around the idea of it for a while but then it became time. Both...
    AllyB12 AllyB12 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I'm new to this and I don't know what I really have to say.. But I left my girlfriend at the airport yesterday to go to BMT. I was a mess... But I'm okay today. I still want to cry...
    jessenia1771 jessenia1771 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    Looking through all the letters and pictures I have from my airman, and I miss him so much. I'm SO proud of him, and I know he's coming home soon. I love him very much, he's my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 24

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    I applied to the air force on a whim, and I'm hoping I get accepted. I have a week to know if I'm even worthy or not.
    Aufia Aufia 26-30, F Jun 24

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    Hi I'm new to this site. My boyfriend told me about it so maybe I wouldn't feel so alone. He gets sworn in to boot camp tomorrow. Today is my last day to talk to him and I just had...
    AllyB12 AllyB12 18-21, F Jun 24

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    I'm not a spoiled brat your just mistaking my tiredness for attitude and decide your going to fight with your tired child! It's the ******* morning of corse I'm tired the sun is up...
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    i have an irrational love for airports.. there is always so much to observe in airports. and a lot of time i've amused myself for hours in between flights simply by doing nothing...
    klasik klasik 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    We met online and many, many times since in person. He's the most loving, kind, darling man I've ever met in my life. He calls me his wife and we can't wait to make that real and...
    Snuggzz412 Snuggzz412 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    So.... I got another letter from him, this one not as positive as the first one :/ He said he hasn't gotten any letters and everybody else has and he feels really lonely. He also...
    Tracikay Tracikay 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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