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Author: Laylani Thompson
Hi my name is Laylani. Are you a military kid? If you are is it hard? Well I'm going to tell you about me being a military kid. It all started when I was born February 27, 2007, in Okinawa on base. I had to grow up in the states in California for 5 years. I also had to suffer watching my dad recruit and leave. It was hard but I got over it a few times, after all he’s coming back. I barely get to spend time with my mom or dad, but that’s the consequence of being a military kid. Being a military... 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.