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  • Yea, you read the title right.  This is the absolute best analysis of what Obama has done to our military that I have ever read.  Brilliant, and oh so sad.   http://usdefensewatch.com/2016/04/sec-army-to-worldwide-army-commands-balance-lactation-support-and-readiness/ For two years ...
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       from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization.   Percentage (%) of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:  U.S.             &...
  • May 10
    Posted by wilcha08
    Good morning,  I'm a biracial air force brat hoping to complete my dissertation on others like myself. Please consider helping me in this process to helping others understand our lives. Thank you!    Biracial Current and Former Military Dependents Needed My name is Charlotte Willi...
  •           Hillary with Fresnel prism eyeglasses.         Back in 2012, Hillary fainted, suffered a concussion, and was rushed to a hospital where she was diagnosed with a blood clot between her brain and skull.   Ever since then, there ...
  •   If there is one group that best represents the need for high, consistent educational standards in our public schools today, it is the military family. For more than 50 years, America has relied on a small, but significant, core of volunteer soldiers, sailors, and airmen. Many of these brave...

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  • dwm10649
    dwm10649K-Town American High School: I was at K-Town during my sophamore year 64-65.
    • 11 hours ago
  • retcolusa
    retcolusa wrote a new blog entry:
    • May 29
    • retcolusa
      Wolf <> Ina Nutshell and ya gotta respect a man that no frills tells it the way it is <<>> "Historians won’t have a difficult time analyzing this disintegration. We were just too timid to put a stop to the madness" <<<>...  more
    • retcolusa
      Sargesbrat Our only hope begins November. Our chances are looking better every day. We need to start by shutting down all VA hospitals and issuing Medicare to all qualified Vets -- Medicare without deductibles or copays. Ex-VA hospital staff will be needed in all th...  more
    • retcolusa
      retcolusa That John, and do what Ollie North suggests - every job vacancy in the VA will be filled by an honorably discharged or retired vet.
      • 7 hours ago
    • retcolusa
      Sargesbrat Nope, The VA med benefits will have been transformed to a branch of the Medicare program where people know what they are doing and the VA of today will cease to exist as an entity on its own. All vet benefits will be run out of the Pentagon. They will k...  more
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  • Sargesbrat
    Sargesbrat At age 4 success is . … ... Not piddling in your pants. 
    At age 12 success is ... . . Having friends. 
    At age 17 success is ..... . Having a driver's license. 
    At age 35 success is . ... . Having money.
    At a...  more
    • May 25
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    • Sargesbrat
      Wolf <> Hey I made a killing in early adult leak-proof undergarment investment/
      • May 27
    • Sargesbrat
      Sargesbrat Wolf -- That's not what I do in "adult leak-proof undergarments." Good for you, though.
      • 9 hours ago
  • threeer
    threeerretcolusa: I have no intent on dropping anything...trust me!  Just love the smell of Cosmoline in the morning!
    • May 24
    • threeer
      Wolf <> I prefer sulfur... Elbow deep in cosmoline removal's a beastly exercise/
      • May 27
  • retcolusa
    retcolusa A Deer Hunter's Question..........


    If I shoot a buck, ...  more
    • May 24
    • retcolusa
      Sargesbrat Did you shoot it in Texas or California?
      • May 25
    • retcolusa
      retcolusa Texas, as the buck was coming out of the ladies bushes.
      • May 25
    • retcolusa
      Sargesbrat You're in a heap o' trouble, boy.
      • May 26
  • Sargesbrat
    Sargesbrat wrote a new blog entry:
    • May 24
  • retcolusa
    retcolusa So Obummer wants to open up trade and relations with Viet Nam, eh?  How about this - after they account for the 1,500 or so MIA's still unaccounted for, THEN we'll talk?  Not a damn bullet or bean until then.
    • May 23
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    • retcolusa
      Jimi Exactly
      • May 23
    • retcolusa
      Sargesbrat Mexico has 12 million MIA's living here that we don't account for and they still trade with us...
      • May 24
    • retcolusa
      retcolusa Oh no, John. Mexico knows exactly who and where they are.
      • May 24
    • retcolusa
      Sargesbrat What do they do, trace the checks?
      • May 25
    • retcolusa
      retcolusa They all pick up their food stamps at the same place.
      • May 25
  • Wolf
    Wolf  <> I'll keep it civil with you need not limit verification to The Washington Examiner & need more be said !!! <<>> "Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald on Monday compared the length
    of time veterans wait to receive heal...  more
    • May 23
    • Wolf
      retcolusa I agree. We should measure success by the number of vets who die waiting in line for their "ride". By that measure, they flunk miserably.
      • May 23
    • Wolf
      Jimi If that's his way of admitting that the VA is a Mickey Mouse operation...
  • Sargesbrat
    Sargesbrat A political message for dog lovers and others that care.              https://m.youtube.com/watch? sns=fb&v=H3VLqLLWxbQ  
    • May 23
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      Jimi Welcome
      • May 22
    • davemann
      Sargesbrat Welcome to a fellow Corvette nut. What ya working on now?
      • May 23
  • threeer
    threeer Oh, he's been to New Orleans a time or two already.  I have no desire to have knowledge of what a young and single Air Force pilot does when in NOLA...lol.
    • May 19
    • threeer
      retcolusa Well, I can tell you what a young college student did in New Orleans at Mardi Gras in the 60's, or a young Army Major did years later, but Vann would kick me off the site :>)
    • threeer
      retcolusa He's in a bar on Bourbon Street singing, "You've Lost That Loving Feeling!". :>)
      • May 20
    • threeer
      Sargesbrat No way! He just loves gumbo.
      • May 23
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      JuJu Welcome
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      Sargesbrat Welcome Martina
      • May 14
    • martinabrown
      Wolf <> Hey there Martina... We have footprints at: Vietn­am, Mannh­eim, German­y, Fort Ril­ey, Kansa­s in common... While my youngest is stationed at F­ort Belvoi­r, VA and just completed a TDY tour at Vicenza­, Italy/
      • May 14
    • martinabrown
      retcolusa Welcome, Martina
      • May 14
  • threeer
    threeer For those wondering...this is the C-17 (the Moose!) that my son now pilots.  I love this shot, as it was taken as several flew over Charleston (where my heart calls home even though we live in Huntsville, Alabama now). 
    • May 13
    • threeer
      Sargesbrat Hey, Jimmy, how about a picture of him when he becomes captain? That has always been my favorite rank.
    • threeer
      threeer Sure...he'll then be...wait for it...CAPTAIN Kidd!
      • May 17
    • threeer
      retcolusa Jim, you need to get a model of the C-17 and put a big sail on it when he makes captain!!
    • threeer
      Sargesbrat Great idea. Be great on a cake shaped like a treasure chest. Wonder if they will pay him in doubloons .
      • May 18
    • threeer
      retcolusa Only if he goes to Mardi Gras, John.
      • May 18
  • Z02695
    Z02695 Every time we moved I thought the civilians were different. Now that I think about it, I know they were! Sometimes good. Sometimes bad.
    • May 13
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    • Z02695
      Wolf <> Wouldn't mind seeing you elaborate on that conclusion... What i always found hypocritically interesting was the often negative near-bye civilian attitude towards military installations while simultaneously taking full advantage of the economic op...  more
    • Z02695
      Jimi Yep, they loved Stallone and Schwarzenegger, but hated "the GIs". Meanwhile, their "value system" was based on clothes and weird stuff. Like the guy with the "God Bless America" sticker on his truck throwing his trash out the window
      • May 14
    • Z02695
      Sargesbrat Civilians: Can't live with them. can't live without them. Thank you for your taxes.
      • May 14
  • wilcha08
    wilcha08 I appreciate you looking at it and if you know anyone who may be able to help out, please send them my way. I only need 20 people to help out. Thank you :) 
    • May 10
  • Z02695
    Z02695 Thank you for the welcome.
    • May 10
    • Z02695
      Wolf <> FYI Diana if you want to extend or comment something pertinent to an existing thread click on the blue "comment" tab... Kinda allows for a better flow of thought and simplifies/
      • May 13
  • wilcha08
    wilcha08 wrote a new blog entry:
    • May 10
    • wilcha08
      Wolf <> This i could probably have assisted with from a DOB 5/9/51 born in Europe perspective which is no doubt apples & oranges compared to later Brat generations experiences <<>> However i can't commit to the lengthy phone requirements indi...  more
      • May 10
    • wilcha08
      wilcha08 I was curious to see how the generations would impact the study but I appreciate you looking at it. If you know anyone who may be able to help out, please send them my way. I only need 20 people to help out. Thank you :)
      • May 10
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    • Z02695
      retcolusa Welcome Diana
    • Z02695
      Sargesbrat Welcome. We were at a couple of same bases and are the same age. Looks like you are also into photography. Did you find the civilians at Colorado Springs "different?"
      • May 13
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    • May 7
  • JuJu
    JuJu Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona grew up on a military base.  She is not a brat herself.  Her dad was civilian, but she wants to do something to improve the lot of brats.  Good for her.
    • May 6
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    • JuJu
      retcolusa On Army posts, the Chief of Civilian Personnel Office (a civilian) lives on post, as well as some Engineer personnel needed to respond during emergencies/fire fighters/utility workers. The Superintendent of the on-post school system lives on post. Usual...  more
      • May 10
    • JuJu
      Jimi Well, and the fact remains that it's "trendy' now, so there's the motivation. These folks had nothing to say before 9/11 and before the funding for PTSD intervention. I actually had a Senator tell me in 2010, "You mental health folks should start mentio...  more
      • May 11
    • JuJu
      Sargesbrat Terry -- Sorry, have been away. You quote my hero Sam Clemens who has a million notable bits of wisdom for us all such as "A speech should be like a lady's bathing costume. Long enough to cover the subject and short enough to keep it interesting." Bre...  more
      • May 13
    • JuJu
      retcolusa Yea but I still love her for sticking her finger in Numbnut's face.
      • May 13
    • JuJu
      Wolf <> Amen Terry... I'd like to think something like "look you hypocritical, kowtowing, inept seat warming, global crisis assisting, malignant, gas-bagging, crank-wanker" was exchanged but then again i'm feeling kind & considerate today/
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      bratdawn Hi Mike! Glad to see you on here! :) Y'all Mike is my Ft Devens Davao Circle buddy. Played many football games in his front yard!
      • May 6
    • michaelreed
      retcolusa Welcome Mike.
      • May 7
    • michaelreed
      Sargesbrat Welcome Mike. Anyone that has played with Dawn has got to be good.
      • May 13
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    • jeffdutton
      Sargesbrat Welcome Jeff. The Air Force moved us around a lot since they shuffled the deck often at the beginning of their game. We shared a couple of common bases. Hope you meet up with some old buds.
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  • Dhunt
    Dhunt I have read a few brat experiences the short time I have been here. Wow some really bad and negative stuff. I am really sorry to hear this. I am hoping to find some positive experiences . Any out there?
    • May 2
    • Dhunt
      JuJu Mine are very positive.
      • May 2
    • Dhunt
      Wolf <> Not having a federally funded study i'm only speculating that there's probably an over-all pos-neg balance not much diff. than any other more conventional lifestyle <> Personally i thank the DOD for a vibrant youth, multitudes of opportuni...  more
      • May 2
    • Dhunt
      retcolusa Check out some of the Groups (click on Groups in the top menu), and you will find many happy memories of Brathood.
      • May 2
    • Dhunt
      Sargesbrat First, what have you read?
      • May 3
  • Dhunt
    DhuntCold War Years: I was in Morocco and Germany in the early to mid 60's. I don't remember anything like what I have read here. My dad was on embassy duty in Morocco and worked in personnel in Germany. I do remember traveling to Holland , Garmis h and Berchesgarden while li...  more
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  • Wolf
    Wolf   <> Isn't today April 30th Nat'l Military Brat Day or something to that effect... My bride just gave me the greeting and being the case i pass on the salute to one & all/
    • April 30
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    • Wolf
      Jimi Thank you. Yes, it is the day. Good going for your wife; tell her it's appreciated
      • May 1
    • Wolf
      retcolusa What, no Rose garden ceremony?? Hell, even traitor's families (spell that Berghdahl) get ceremonies, or at least a beer summit.
      • May 2
    • Wolf
      Wolf <> Haaa, ya better believe i'd prefer staying on the outside looking in of the farce The Criminal In Chief and his collection of Mad Hatters would turn something respectable into, eh Terry/
    • Wolf
      Sargesbrat Now it is Mayday. Let's hear it for the commies!
      • May 3
  • Vann
    Vann Sorry I missed the Brat Chat. I was at a charity auction and it ran longer than we thought. 
    • April 29
    • Vann
      retcolusa We waited over 30 minutes and no one showed up, so we left.
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      Sargesbrat Sorry, I was working on a charity golf tournament in New Mexico.
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