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    As you are aware there has been a mini uproar over Clint Eastwood's movie "American Sniper" involving some people who feel snipers are cowards. Those who have made these comments are displaying their ignorance of what war and battle actually involve. First off, let me bring to mind a scene from the...
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  • sequax
    sequax Did any notice a while back there is a person doing disrespectful action at the tomb of the unknowns in Arlington?
    Would include link, but not certain if allowed?!
    • Mon at 9:49 PM
    • sequax
      Wolf <> Not sure which specific circumstance you're alluding to as there have been numerous occasions of late... While shameful to say the least, not hugely surprising in an era if clueless, disengaged & discourteous AmeriKana fostered by an Executive Of...  more
    • sequax
      Sargesbrat There was the one going around where the tomb guard stopped midway, turned to face the crowd, presented arms and instructed them that they will remain respectful at all times. That shut them up and he continued his marching. I'd say he was the only guy in...  more
    • sequax
      retcolusa You are welcome to include the link.
      • 4 hours ago
    • sequax
      Sargesbrat Yes, thank you ret. We encourage bringing in outside issues to discuss. Having a reference articles we can all read is a wonderful tool. We all know exactly what we are talking about which, it itself, is refreshing these days. Van has set up wonderfu...  more
      • 4 hours ago
  • Vann
    Vann Do you remember the Midnight In Europe AFN Broadcasts in the 1960s?  I just posted an article on our sister website, Military Brat Life (see link below).

    Lee Constable, a U.K. civilian, grew up listening to AFN and he has recreated the Midnight in Europ...  more
    • Mon at 11:08 AM
    • Vann
      retcolusa Vann, I left Germany in 1957 as an 11 year old, so I missed these broadcasts, but I was there when the Russians invaded Hungary. The AFN broadcasts of that incident were scary as heck.
      • Mon at 7:23 PM
  • geatley
    geatleyDawnGrantSutton: Another consideration is that we endured separations from our father in many cases. My dad was gone a lot even when he was home. He also went to war twice when I was a kid. As a boy that kind of instilled a self reliance in me knowing that Dad wouldn't be...  more
    • January 25
    • geatley
      Wolf <> Amen to both that reality & observation/
    • geatley
      retcolusa I second the Amen. Both JuJu and I are absolutely convinced that our Brat experiences not only made us mature faster than our civilian counterparts, but also gave us a superior education.
    • geatley
      sequax Hmm to comment or not to comment?!
      Having lived in Europe for 6 years and also lived in various locations here in the United States. Just having been to various location's while I was a child gave and gives the advantage to most of us brat's! Also the qua...  more
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    • January 25
  • sequax
    sequax created a new poll:
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    • January 24
    • sequax
      sequax I know I can never forgive her for her actions in Vietnam!
      As a veteran and also a child of a Vietnam vet!!
      • January 24
    • sequax
      JuJu What she did in Vietnam is unforgivable.
      • January 25
    • sequax
      retcolusa Her actions resulted in the deaths of several servicemen. She should be tried as a traitor.
    • sequax
      Sargesbrat Idiots can ask forgiveness for what they say but, that does not change the fact that what they said made them an idiot.
      • 4 hours ago
    • sequax
      Sargesbrat Retcolusa -- Jane still remains a target. May she spend each remaining day of her life waiting for the hammer to drop. It will be silent for her although it will be the second shot in our history that will be heard around the world. Just a word to t...  more
      • 4 hours ago
  • Vann
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    • January 24
    • Vann
      Wolf <> Thanks Vann i'll check it out >> I currently use Tuebl for downloads to a B & N Nook, Boop has a host of successful sites for her Nook, Kindle & Tablet... Tool me a while to warm up to e-reads, i'm now really digging the logistical convenie...  more
      • Mon at 2:37 PM
  • Vann
    Vann We had a GREAT Brat Chat session Friday night! Thank you everyone who participated. We had a lot of new faces and at one point, so many people online that we overloaded the Chat App! Sorry about that.
    • January 24
    • Vann
      Wolf <> Cool Vann... A couple of weeks & some clearing weather to allow getting to Santa Fe for choices and more economical replacement of a PC that took a cataclismic may just make for Wolf coming out to play a bit more often adding to the overload/
      • January 25
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      Vann Welcome to MBO!
      • January 24
    • sniderwoman
      JuJu Hi. Welcome.
      • January 25
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    • dshorty913
      Vann Thanks for attending the Brat Chat--it was great to meet you.
      • January 24
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      Vann Hi Maxine!
      • January 22
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      sequax hello and welcome
      • January 22
    • MaxineGoodrich
      JuJu Hi. Welcome...
      • January 25
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    • LindaD
      Vann Hi Linda. Welcome.
      • January 22
    • LindaD
      sequax welcome and hello
      • January 22
    • LindaD
      JuJu Hi. Welcome.
      • January 25
  • Sargesbrat
    Sargesbrat THANKS VANN -- Chat time better for folk out west.  We don't have to miss dinner OR Bill O'Reilly to brat blab.
    • January 22
    • Sargesbrat
      retcolusa What would you know, you're never there you rat fink!
      • January 25
  • Sargesbrat
    Sargesbrat Beating retcolusa to the punch, reporting that I will be sleeping in an army cot on an army post near Flagstaff, AZ this Friday.   It has been a long time since last sleeping on a military base.  Just remembered to be alert at 17:00 hours for the sounds o...  more
    • January 22
    • Sargesbrat
      retcolusa Well, where's the update?
      • January 25
    • Sargesbrat
      Sargesbrat Barracks aren't what they used to be. They are Holiday Inns compared to what were built mid 20th century. Mattresses were as thick as what we all have at home. Showers were tiled and not zinc coated steel. Bunks were made of oak, not steel pipes. B...  more
      • 12 hours ago
    • Sargesbrat
      retcolusa Sad, but indicative of our current culture.
      • 4 hours ago
  • RonRenaud46
    RonRenaud46 thanks folks, appreciate it
    • January 20
  • gregkerr
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    • January 20
    • duncsbrat and JuJu like this.
    • gregkerr
      Sargesbrat Excellent writing, Greg
    • gregkerr
      gregkerr Thanks for the compliment John! In some later thoughts I had regarding this issue, it occurs to me that those who might tend to call a sniper a coward, also profess a desire for fairness in the world. Yet what they profess as fairness is actually not fair...  more
      • January 20
    • gregkerr
      Wolf <> That would about sum it up Terry >> It is interesting to see the few wimpy exceptions and even rarer solidly outspoken factions however... The rest, well pretty much business as usual providing what's left of non-brain-dead Amerika with the...  more
      • January 25
    • gregkerr
      Wolf <> Informative presentation Greg/
      • January 25
    • gregkerr
      Wolf <> Fair by definition went down the toilet John with the slick installation of all's "fair" to further a Socialist agenda and what's yours is mine & what's mine stays mine getting amplified along with what used to be yours/
      • January 25
  • gregkerr
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    • January 20
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    • January 20
  • ArmyBrat84
    ArmyBrat84 Sorry I've been quiet for so long. I'm still up in Grand Forks, working on my dissertation now and hope to land a good job soon.
    • January 20
  • Roberta
    Roberta shared Vann's poll.
    Show Results  |  99 votes  |  205 views
    • January 19
    • Roberta
      Lindy1962 It will be interesting to see what pattern comes out of this. My dad was in form JAN41 to AUG69.
      • January 19
    • Roberta
      kurtrbtt Dad joined in 1942, got out in 1945 but stayed in the reserves and was recalled in 1950. He retired in 1974
      • January 19
    • Roberta
      Sargesbrat Dad was drafted in 1941 and then "drafted" again when his 20 years were up during the Cuban Missile Crisis and retirements were frozen in SAC.
      • January 20
    • Roberta
      Sargesbrat Ha !, Looks like being in the military is the opposite of being in prison. Prisoners get out early for their good behavior. Military have to stay in longer because of other people's bad behavior :-)
  • PureStrife
    PureStrife My cat named Dog just proved herself to be a mouser. We've had her 5 years this coming September and she just got her first mouse. Good kitty!
    • January 19
    • JuJu and Roberta like this.
    • PureStrife
      Sargesbrat Good lesson in patience. Most guys spend 20 years in the military and never get even a chance to shoot an enemy. Still, they are considered excellent soldiers.
      • January 20
  • flyinganvil
    flyinganvilDecommissioned Posts and Bases: Just wondering if anyone here was at Stewart AFB in Newburgh, NY 1960 to 1965?  We lived on Clark Street in base housing.  I was born at West Point in 1957.  Recently stopped by to see whats left of the base.  Base headquarters is gone along with most of ...  more
    • January 19
    • flyinganvil
      Wolf <> No i wasn't flyinganvil but can relate to the empty feeling of having had ones history and perhaps childhood compass ripped away... I. E. the ghost town of FT. Ord and or numerous locations reclaimed for non-military usage in whatever countries of origin/
      • January 25
  • Netta
    Netta shared Vann's poll. Dad retired at 20 Years as CWO II. He refused to go OTC and I believe was passed up twice (?) for promotion. (He was assigned to the Motor Pool and had this thing about getting his Hands dirty working alongside his Guys. He wasn't supposed to do that!)
    Show Results  |  99 votes  |  205 views
    • January 18
  • Netta
    Netta shared Vann's poll. I was born in Letterman Army Hospital on the Presidio at San Francsico.
    Show Results  |  70 votes  |  173 views
    • January 18
    • Netta
      Sargesbrat Born next to Fort Sutter in Sacramento. Base hospital did not have a maternity ward so this was closest hospital to P Street where we lived. Saved on cab fare. Base is gone, Fort Sutter still there.
      • January 20
    • Netta
      JuJu I wasn't born on a military base, but both of my sons were.
      • January 20
    • Netta
      Sargesbrat JuJu -- You bring up the question: How many were born off base because dad was off fighting a war? With no dad around, we were kicked off base. Is this still true today?
      • January 20
    • Netta
      JuJu I think it is, John.
      • January 20
    • Netta
      Wolf <> I was John, civilian hosp. Mannheim, Germany >> It's been a lifetime of wrinkled noses when presenting an original non-English worded birth certificate along with a FS240 proof of foreign born circumstances >>> Fell into that bye, ...  more
      • January 25
  • DawnGrantSutton
    DawnGrantSutton created a new poll:
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    • January 17
    • DawnGrantSutton
      gregkerr John, I'm not complaining about the life I led and agree with you about the experiences. As for running into someone I once knew at a different duty station...well...that never happened to me even once. I know absolutely no one from the first 15 1/2 years...  more
      • January 20
    • DawnGrantSutton
      Vann I answered Yes as well. I think is the self-protection training that I learned early on not to get attached to any place or any person. Even though I don't move frequently any more, it seems that I still keep friends at a distance. I also accept that some...  more
      • January 24
    • DawnGrantSutton
      geatley I have run into old friends from different places but like me they have moved on. It was nice to chat with them but that's about it. Wife says I am a loner and I guess she is right.
      • January 24
    • DawnGrantSutton
      DawnGrantSutton Vann, I agree. I think it is a protection issue that we have developed to protect our selfs. I'm happy with the few friends I have. We have learned not to count on those that aren't a part of our everyday life. With that being said, my mom is my best frie...  more
    • DawnGrantSutton
      Wolf <> Yep, no doubt the psychology involved could be an entire study course in and of itself... There's also those of us that seem to have taken the non-assimilation, independent, lonewolf personna to a whole nuther level/
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    • January 17
  • leowalsh
    leowalshAir Force Brats: I was a AF military brat from 48 to 64 (well I still am!) and was in the AF from 71-78. Best memories Ramey AFB, PR in early to mid 50s, and Clinton Sherman AFB in western OK 59 to 64.  I have found many of my friends from OK in the last 8 years. I go to ...  more
    • January 17
  • joni0623
    joni0623Military Brats that r Gulf War Veterans: I served during both Gulf wars.
    I retired in 2006
    • January 17
    • joni0623
      retcolusa Welcome Joni, and thank you for your service.
      • January 17
    • joni0623
      geatley Served in Iraq and Vietnam
      • January 17
    • joni0623
      retcolusa Welcome, Gordon. We have a Vietnam veteran Brats group here on MBO, please join.
      • January 17
  • joni0623
    joni0623You Know You're a Military Brat If . . .: You know your a Military BRAT if you use your fathers Vietnam Foot Locker as a toy box for your kids
    • January 17
  • Sargesbrat
    Sargesbrat shared Vann's poll. nope
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    • January 17
  • Sargesbrat
    Sargesbrat shared JuJu's poll. This is the type of country we live in. Love it or leave it. If there are enough people here stupid enough to buy their garbage, then we will continue to have presidents like Obama and we will soon be speaking Farsi.
    Show Results  |  9 votes  |  111 views
    • January 17
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    • Gita
      retcolusa Gita, welcome to MBO.
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    • Gita
      Sargesbrat Welcome -- incredible photography.
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  • Roberta
    Roberta Also it says there are friends online, what is going on?
    • January 16
  • Roberta
    Roberta I think there is a problem with the chat. There are several people in there but no chatting going on?
    • January 16
  • Roberta
    Roberta Hi, just wanted to sat I will be a little late to the chat. As most of you know my new house a leak in the bathroom/shower. Well they have been ripping out my bathroom for 2 days now. Now we know that someone tiled over the original tile, and no one ever ...  more
    • January 16
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      Sargesbrat Welcome! Who's the other GI in the picture? Assuming you are the one on the right.
      • January 20
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