Military Kids???

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Military Kids???

Military Kids???

Are there any other military kids out there? Or kids who have moved?

If so where have you been? I've moved 5 times but mainly to the same places.....Alaska, North Carolina, New Mexico, and South Korea (only for 6 months though). Thankfully my dad is going to retire here so I do not have to move again! But he is going to be deployed soon :(

submitted by Sarah M., age 13, Anchorage AK
(September 2, 2008 - 11:38 pm)

I've moved three times, but all of them within the state except one, when I was a baby, which doesn't count. It was from Alaska. Hey, I wonder if you've seen my grandparents up there.

submitted by Emily L., age 13, WA
(September 3, 2008 - 12:28 pm)

I'm not a military kid but my uncle's family is. I don't know were they've been but right know there in Texas. Next year they're moving to Germany and they'll be there for 3 years!

submitted by Lee P., age 12, North Dakota
(September 3, 2008 - 2:10 pm)

My dad just retired from the Air Force!  I can't belive there are other military kids who read Cricket!!  I have lived in: Nebraska, Maryland, Nevada (Las Vegas!), Colorado, Virginia, and finally Ohio!  In 2001 my dad went to South Korea for a whole year.  That was really hard on my whole family.  I love being retired!  Even though it's weird not to move.  Where is your dad getting deployed to?  (If it's Iraq, good luck and you're in my prayers!)  Keep your chin up!  Being a military kid only makes you stronger!!

submitted by Wendy C., age 15, Ohio
(September 4, 2008 - 4:27 pm)

My dad likes to call it "an unclassified location with bad skiing."


submitted by Sarah M., age 13, Anchorage Ak
(September 4, 2008 - 9:57 pm)

Oops! I meant classified!

submitted by Sarah M.O, age 13, AK
(September 5, 2008 - 9:37 pm)

Well, good luck anyway.  It really stinks when your dad is away.  Mine has to go on all these business trips now (he's still in the government, don't ask me what he does.  He can't really talk about it because it's classified).  What I started doing is asking my dad to bring back postcards from wherever he went.  Don't mail them though because they get lost.

submitted by Wendy C., age 15, Ohio
(September 6, 2008 - 9:08 pm)

It must be fun and hard to be a military kid. Fun because you get to go places and hard because you have to keep moving around.

submitted by The Fish, the ocean
(September 10, 2008 - 5:11 pm)

It is fun!  I wouldn't trade it for anything!  I've learned so much about people and the US.  Many people don't get to see much of our awesome country.  You also learn a lot, like how to make friends really quickly and be able to adapt to any situation.  You just have to be strong.  Plus I have a really great bond with my family.  But can you give me advice?  I'm not moving anymore and don't know how to keep friends for more than two/three years!  Don't you run out of stuff to say?!

submitted by Wendy C., age 15, Ohio
(September 11, 2008 - 4:07 pm)

My grandfather was a soldier in the Korean war, but I guess that doesn't count.  He even has two medals (I think) for bravery!  But maybe that's boring, so I won't go on about it.

submitted by Hanna Q., age 10, Ontario, Canada
(October 3, 2008 - 8:08 am)

I'm not in a military family, but my really good friend is and she had to move away after only one year nearby.

submitted by Natalie W., age 14, Eastern Mass
(November 4, 2008 - 1:32 pm)

My friend Shannon just moved to Virginia. She had just come from Arizona. I wish she didn't have to go. But it must be cool to see the world like that. Does the Military cover your costs?

submitted by Lauren C., age 12
(May 3, 2009 - 6:15 pm)