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Welcome to Military Brat Life
Welcome to Military Brat Life—the online magazine that's dedicated to the unique life and experiences of U.S. Military Brats. If you remember growing up on a military post or base—you are a Military Brat.
Military Brat Life is written entirely by U.S. Military Brats, and includes essays and articles about:
- Military life overseas, such as Castle Climbing in Germany, Christmas in Mannheim, Germany, Living On The Economy
Life on military bases, including: Base Movie Theatres, Army Tanks, Comic Books, The Stars and Stripes, Post Craft Shops, C-Rations and Alerts, The Post Library, Quonset Huts, Making a Buck at Beale, Base Open House
Military Brat school life, such as: Choices, Streaking in Germany
Military Brat culture, such as: The Lost Ones, Accepting Brathood, Once a Brat, Always a Brat!
Military family life, such as: The Parachute, Spam—The Kind You Cook, The Stars and Stripes, Armed Forces Radio
While many want to study Military Brats to find out what makes them unique, Military Brat Life celebrates our lives and the military and world cultures which has shaped us and made us into who we are today.
Read more about Military Brat Life magazine in the About Us page, and if you have questions about this website, read our FAQs page. Be sure to check out our Military Brat related links and our Alumni Organizations Links.
Be sure to check out Military Brats Online, our companion website, a lively social network community. Military Brats Online offers members the ability to participate in and create blogs, polls, forums, groups, events, chats and more.
What is a Military Brat Anyway?
The short answer is anyone who grew up in a military family and moved from military installation to installation, with one or both parents being "career" military, serving 10 to 30 years (or more) in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines or Coast Guard.
Debbie Adams has written a an in-depth article about where the term came from and what it is to be a Military Brat.
Depending on when a Military Brat is born and where the parent is in his career with the military, brats may have a short or a long exposure to the military way of life.
How Many Military Brats Are There?
It is estimated there are somewhere between 9 and 12 million Military Brats. Others estimate there are even more, perhaps as many as 15 million Military Brats living today. There are no official records for Military Brats per se.
What is an Overseas Brat?
Many Military Brats grew up overseas (in a foreign country). For more information about Overseas Brats, visit our Overseas Brats page.
Do You Like to Write?
We're looking for writers
If you are a writer and would like to be published in Military Brat Life magazine, please read our Writer's Guidelines for topic ideas and what we will accept, and be sure to read content within this website before submitting your essays, articles, fiction and poetry.
Whether you have been published before or not, all well-written submissions will be considered for publication.
If you have a lot to say about this unique culture and your own experiences growing up in a military family, and would like your own blog, know that approved authors can have their own blog here on Military Brat Life.
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