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I Grew Up As An Air Force Brat

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 33 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 5, 2008

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    So how many of your boyfriends have broken up with you at some point due to the pressure of their training and/or deployment? Mine just told me that he couldn't balance both me...
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    Had a great day at Seaworld with my airman! He really makes me feel like a princess :)
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    Ugh. Just... Ugh. Need some perspective and encouragement. Today isn't a good one. Message me.
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    Hes gone for 2 Weeks now and we already had a big argument. I hate arguing with him and not being able to make up in person. I know he loves me but it has only been 2 Weeks since...
    deployedboyfriendsgirl deployedboyfriendsgirl 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    There are officially 11 days until I leave for Texas and 13 days until I get to see him <3 I am... Terrified. But I am so excited to see him for the first time in two months! I...
    lovemelaterok lovemelaterok 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I've been with my airman since Thursday! He just officially graduated yesterday. Everyday keeps getting better and better!!!
    Tracikay Tracikay 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    who elses man is in flight 323 TRS/FLT 456?
    shakursqueen shakursqueen 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I got a letter today from my baby ? his letters always come when I'm missing him the most its so weird. Of course I miss him every second but some days are harder than others and...
    viviaraiza viviaraiza 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Me and my boyfriend have been together for 2 years now, he's recently told me he's been thinking about going to the Air Force. After many arguments of me just no being supportive...
    dannika2015 dannika2015 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Deployment #1 starts tomorrow, and I can already feel how long these two months are going to go by. The time difference is what's going to be hard, right now it's only an hour and...
    Brittaaaaanny Brittaaaaanny 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've read so many different things and I'm not sure what to go by. Do they get a call once a week in basic or not until the 4th week?
    Stutterdoll Stutterdoll 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My boyfriend left for BMT over a week ago. I am nervous because i sent some of my letters in colored envelopes.9= ( i bought a lot of blank hallmark cards, with the matching...
    mkgestone mkgestone 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    today's just one of those days where I really miss him. I always miss him, but today I can't fight the sadness of missing him. I wish I could ship myself to him.
    viviaraiza viviaraiza 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    My boyfriends step dad isn't fond of me. he thinks i'm gonna stop my boyfriend from getting ahead in life. At first he thought that i would keep him from going to the air force but...
    christinabazan christinabazan 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    My airman's mom received a letter from the Air Force letting us know about BMT graduation. As she was giving me the information, she said he wrote "please tell Amanda" on the back...
    Stutterdoll Stutterdoll 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    As a child I was not spoiled. If I asked for food outside my house, for instance like McDonalds "you got some McDonald's money girl?!" My mom would say. "No ma'am." I'd say. "Then...
    WhisperingGrass WhisperingGrass 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    My man is on week 5 of BMT. I feel as though this whole experience has brought us so close in such a short amount of time. I can't even believe he's been gone for so long till I...
    viviaraiza viviaraiza 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Got to have an actual conversation over the phone for the first time n.n even though it was only 15 minutes, it was enough. I feel so much better. I got a letter yesterday and...
    grodemeiser grodemeiser 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Today was one of those great days where I know he misses me, I know he loves me and I know that we are stronger than any distance between us. Got the good morning texts, the lunch...
    Jules555 Jules555 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's been almost a week since my guy left and today's the strongest I've felt since then. For days now, I've kept myself worrying what he's going through. If his love for me will...
    Stutterdoll Stutterdoll 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    tessaccaa tessaccaa 26-30, F Jul 26

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    Hi everyone! My fiancé just enlisted into the Air Force! I am very happy and supportive of him bc I come from a long line of military family!! I have never experienced being...
    jessf30 jessf30 18-21, F Jul 26

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    Hi everyone! My fiancé and I will be married next month before he leaves for bmt! I have a friend who was just at the McGuire base in New Jersey. We are both very young (22). She...
    jessf30 jessf30 18-21, F Jul 26

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    I'm freaking out a little bit. I reached out to my airman's bestfriend as someone to talk to about him. I expressed my fear that while he's gone, I'm worried he'll change the way...
    Stutterdoll Stutterdoll 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    Just wanted to let everyone know that with a guy in basic you can follow https://www.facebook.com/pages/USAF-Basic-Military-Training/157294844292985 :) they post updates pics of...
    Stutterdoll Stutterdoll 22-25, F Jul 25

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    My boyfriend has been in basic since Tuesday, I know it's unrealistic to expect a phone call this early. I already received his first phone call saying that he was there. Is it...
    Stutterdoll Stutterdoll 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    My boyfriend is currently in basic. We planned on getting married once he reached his permanent station but from what I've read, it's better to get married in tech school that way...
    Stutterdoll Stutterdoll 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 23

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