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Author: Vance Meno
Being a military child has some ups and downs. It is mostly good though. The feeling that your mom or dad is in the military is good. It feels like there is something unique and different about you. You could also get stuff that people that are not in the military can't get. There are some advantages of being a military child and one of them is being allowed to get on base. There are a lot of big food places like the commissary. The commissary has cheaper food than off base food. The base also... Read this story
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Affectionately known as “military brats,” the children of the men and women in uniform are a special breed. With April being Month of the Military Child, we are asking you in the Pacific and European theaters to tell us your story. And if you do, your story will run on this site and our community papers — Stripes Japan, Stripes Okinawa, Stripes Korea and Stripes Guam — or the global Stars and Stripes newspaper (for Europe submissions) throughout the month of April.
 
Your stories don’t have be long, but don't feel like you have to keep it short, either. Just tell us what’s on your mind. Stars and Stripes is very proud to serve the military community, and it’s an honor to spotlight this resourceful group of children. So help us tell the story about life as a military child.