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I Grew Up As An Air Force Brat

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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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    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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    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.
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    So Kyle leaves for basic in February, I'm not quite sure what to expect when there is not much communication those 7 1/2 weeks. I've read other forums basically saying stay busy...
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    Im an Air Force girlfriend and I love my Air Men. He was able to come home for Christmas for 10 days which was lovely I enjoyed every one we spent together. He left today to go...
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