The story of the American Military Family is often left untold. Historians care more for the outcomes of battles and the men who fought them, not for the families anxiously waiting to greet them back home, thousands of miles away. Memories of loved ones have kept soldiers going even when hope is all lost. The military family is, at its very heart, the single most important thing a soldier fights for.
The life of a military family is not an easy one, especially the children, the “brats”. The difficulties that face these families are unique. For too long, these trials and tribulations–as well as the triumphs and and joys–of military life have gone unacknowledged. This is apparent when students and teachers overseas find themselves juggling multiple cultures, adjusting to exotic locales, and holding on to their American identity as best they can. The Museum of the American Military Family has created this blog to share your stories of learning and living overseas, and at home. Separated by distance and time, we are all nevertheless part of a unique and connected family, and we hope our shared experiences here will be of comfort to future military brats and spouses.
DISCLAIMER: We gather information from a variety of sources which express an assortment of different opinions and perspectives. It is important to note that the Museum of the American Military Family is a non-partisan, unbiased organization who posts stories and blogs here based upon their historical importance, and not upon the nature of the opinions voiced within them nor the tone they take.
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