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25 Signs You Grew Up As A Military Brat

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3. The clothes your parents bought you from the PX made you look like you were a time traveler from the 1980s.

4. Every school mascot you ever had was The Eagles, The Screaming Eagles, or some variation on that theme.

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By the time you graduated you'd been to 15 different schools, so you appreciated the continuity.

5. The first song other than the National Anthem you learned all the words to was a pretty hilarious and inappropriate cadence call.

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"Your ma! Your pa! Your mean-ole-granny-got-a-hole-in-her-panty, got-a-big-behind-like-Frankenstein, now sound off! One, two! Sound off! Three, four!"

8. You're freakishly good at bowling. And have an unhealthy knowledge of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service snack bar menu.

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Bowling alleys and the snack bar: staples of every military base and your after-school routine for years.

10. When you lived overseas, your non-military friends constantly asked if they could have things mailed to your APO/FPO address.

13. You've taken a few flights that involved sitting in jump seats, wearing your winter jacket at all times, and Humvees in the cargo hold.

18. Your dad has activated level 99 combat mode in response to a loud noise that turned out to be harmless.

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Always not embarrassing at all when he destroys your water bottle because he thought it was a tear gas canister.

22. You freaked out when you turned 20 because it suddenly meant you only had your military ID and base privileges for one more year.

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