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12 Things You Would Only Understand If You Grew Up As A Military Brat

You grew up all over the world, and you wouldn't have it any other way. GEICO has proudly been serving the military for over 75 years. We salute you!

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1. You have no idea how to answer, "Where are you from?"

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You usually go with, "I'm from all over."

2. Whenever you hear the national anthem, you automatically stand up.

It's a reflex.

3. You answer "negative" to questions instead of "no."

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And "affirmative" instead of "yes."

4. You have no idea what "sleeping in" means.

You still can't get that bugle horn out of your head.

5. Any older person is sir or ma'am.

No exceptions.
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No exceptions.

6. You know what this symbol means:

"Children of the world, blown to all corners of the world, we bloom anywhere!"
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"Children of the world, blown to all corners of the world, we bloom anywhere!"

7. You are always super early to any appointment.

What is "being late?" That's a thing that happens?!
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What is "being late?" That's a thing that happens?!

8. Commissary prices were better than any other grocery store's prices.

Everything was SO CHEAP.
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Everything was SO CHEAP.

9. You've had this haircut before.

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Or any regulation haircut to be honest.

10. You're super good at making new friends from moving so often.

It's a bummer to leave your old friends, but you were also really good at keeping in touch.
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It's a bummer to leave your old friends, but you were also really good at keeping in touch.

11. You cannot help but bawl when you watch soldier homecoming videos.

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It hits so close to home.

12. Most of all, you're so proud of your parents and everything they do!

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GEICO is also proud to have served the military for over 75 years.

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