From our Brat Liaison, Joe Condrill…

Hi Friends of the American Military Family!

Hope your Spring is off to nice start for you!

… Reflection on our special heritage.     It all began as an idea:  Why not try to help others just like us and develop an organization that focuses on involving and serving those with our special heritage?     In the days before the internet and Social Media, this meant utilizing ‘traditional media’ (i.e. print or broadcast) to get the word out, and lots of phone calls and ‘regular snail mail’ to follow-up.     Tuesday, April 8th marks the 28th anniversary of the founding of OVERSEAS BRATS.     What began as a hobby has grown into a seven day a week job serving the needs of thousands of those connected with the American Military Family.

…How can we help you?   Where can we get you involved?

Facebook groups where you can meet those who share your heritage living in the same State.    Facebook groups for exist now in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC have been created thanks to the hard work of Barbara Walker Bartlett.  Just type in:  (State) Military and Overseas Brats in the search section of Facebook or ask Joe at: joeosbpres@sbcglobal.net for the specific link.  (We plan to additional State groups in the future.)

 Sponsorship for reunions.     These are possible!  Ask Joe at: joeosbpres@sbcglobal.net for ideas.

Upcoming events:    Does your school/base/community have a reunion in your future?  Let OVERSEAS BRATS (OSB) know at: joeosbpres@sbcglobal.netOSB can provide FREE help.     -Want to get a mini-reunion or reunion going?  Ask: joeosbpres@sbcglobal.net .

“Brats Oktoberfest,” Oct. 2-5, 2014 in New Braunfels, TX.

-Homecoming 2016 happening Aug. 4-7, 2016 at the Hotel Elegante Conference & Event Center in Colorado Springs, CO.

Weekly OSB updates.            Get these by ‘liking’ on Facebook:  Official OVERSEAS BRATS Fan Page.

Join us at:  www.overseasbrats.com/membership.htm .

Have a terrific day!

Joe Condrill


MAMF NEWSLETTER, March 2014

Sacrifice & ServiceIt may be just a coincidence, but we think it’s serendipity that the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History released the first press announcement about our summer-long exhibit on the very day we were setting up for our film presentation of “Brown Babies” at the South Broadway Cultural Center in Albuquerque. “Brown Babies: the Mischlingskinder” documentary is our Museum’s first big event done in partnership with other entities such as the City of Albuquerque, the Kirtland Federal Credit Union, Don Chalmers Ford, and the Residence Inn of Marriott, and our exhibit at the Nuclear Museum, opening on May 26, will be our second big event and by far the biggest in our short history. That both events received press attention on the same day shows that our stars are aligning. Read the rest of this entry »


First Press Release About Our Exhibit Coming in May 2014

Sacrifice & Service


MAMF to Display 2 Aprons in this Installation

poster with graphic


Join MAMF at the SBCC For a Special One-Time Film Screening

sbcc to screen story of german-american brown babies 2-27


Author Contributes to American Military Family Museum

Sends portion of her book, Once a Brat, Always a Brat for display

Fort Worth, TX, /PRNewswire-iReach/ –

Fort Worth Author, Marilyn Celeste Moris has recently contributed to the new American Military Famiily Museum for its display on May 6, 2014.

As we are increasingly aware, over 1000 of our WWII veterans are dying every day, leaving their grown “Military Brats” to tell their stories of being deployed overseas immediately after WWII.  Ms. Morris was in that movement, at eight years of age, receiving her very own orders from The War Department.

Her recently re-released book, Once a Brat, Always a Brat, has been described as “part travelogue, part therapy session” and the second half, containing other Military Brats; stories, has been called by Dennis Campbell of BratCon Radio, as “a field manual for understanding Military Brats.”

Ms. Morris explains why this subculture claims a fondness for the term, “Brat”, as itt does not connote “an unruly child,” but is rather taken from the British Military, who stamped papers with the iniitials, “BRAT’” meaning British Regiment Attached Traveler.

She relates how the family adapted to somewhat primitive quarters, with no running water, sporadic electricity, wood-burning stoves and an icebox.

How she, and other Military Brats, adapted from an ancient Oriental culture  one year to exploring castles in  Bavaria in the next, is the focus of Once a Brat, Always a Brat  which is available on Amazon.com and Kindle:

Once a Brat, Always a Brat

Once a Brat, Always a Brat

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Ms. Morris’s website with information regarding her novels and one other self-help book can be found at MarilynCelesteMorrisAuthorAndEditor.blogspot.com/

Contact:

Marilyn Morris

Phone: 817-246-2639

Circe Woessner, Executive Director

Museum of the American Military Family

(505) 504-6830

http://museumoftheamericanmilitaryfamily.org/


Overseas Brats Gathering in Albuquerque on 20 February

Brat Friend,
Got some activity to share with you about
our annual get-together of Brats in New Mexico happening on February 20!
As of today:
-22 Brats & Educators who now live in New Mexico are interested in this function.

             *********

     Here’s how will make it worth your while to come:

     *Every Brat gets recognized!

     *With this crowd, you get immediately accepted because we share your heritage!

     *We’re going to introduce you to some wonderful Brat people — who want to meet

YOU!

     *This is a day that VALIDATES your special heritage!

   Join us:

Thursday, February 20 - 6 – 9:30 p.m.

Cervantes Restaurant
5801 Gibson Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM
Restaurant telephone: 505-262-2253.

    *Pricing remains similar to previous years!

    *Early registration deadline is February 15.

          ********

     Details are at:

http://www.overseasbrats.com/RegGetogethers.asp .

     To register:

     -Scroll down to:  Albuquerque, NM, Wed, Feb. 20, 2014.

     -Complete brief info.

     -Click Add to Cart.

     -Click on Check out.

     -Click on Don’t Have A PayPal Account.

     -Complete credit card information.

              *********

      Looking forward to uniting you with the

Brat community!

      Have a terrific day!

                         Joe Condrill

                         OVERSEAS BRATS


Brat Liaison Joe Condrill to Host Get-together

Brat Friend,
Got some activity to share with you about
our annual get-together of Brats in New Mexico
happening on February 20!
As of today:
-22 Brats & Educators who now live
in New Mexico are interested in this function.

             *********
     Here’s how will make it worth your while
to come:
     *Every Brat gets recognized!
     *With this crowd, you get immediately accepted because we share your heritage!
     *We’re going to introduce you to some wonderful Brat people — who want to meet
YOU!
     *This is a day that VALIDATES your special heritage!
           ********   
   Join us: 
Thursday, February 20 - 6 – 9:30 p.m.

Cervantes Restaurant
5801 Gibson Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM 
Restaurant telephone: 505-262-2253.
    *Pricing remains similar to previous years!
    *Early registration deadline is February 15.
          ********
     Details are at:
     To register:
     -Scroll down to:  Albuquerque, NM, Wed, Feb. 20, 2014.
     -Complete brief info.
     -Click Add to Cart.
     -Click on Check out.
     -Click on Don’t Have A PayPal Account.
     -Complete credit card information.
              *********
      Looking forward to uniting you with the
Brat community!
      Have a terrific day!
                         Joe Condrill
                         OVERSEAS BRATS

Our Friends at the Apron Project Invite You to Create!

Announcing the Third Annual Apron Project Exhibit as Part of the NHCC Women & Creativity Month

Screen shot 2014-01-12 at 5.00.44 PMLast year a number of Brats, Veterans, Military Family Members, Poets & Writers exhibited in our installation at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.  It would be wonderful if we had more this year.  These are aprons with messages:  in words or visual images.  Some are very artistic.  Others are very simple.  You can see pictures of last year’s installation as well as more information on this year’s installation on our website:  http://www.womynswork.com/ .  The Submission Form is also available online at:  http://www.creativitycontinium.com/?page_id=1912 .  Drop off at 123 A 9th St SW by February 12, 2014.   This year’s installation is going to be on the corner of 9th and Gold in the same empty lot we used in 2011, our first year.    Opening Reception:  March 7, 2014 6-7 PM.  If you have any questions, please contact Ginger Quinn at 505 247-2537 or email her at gquinn411@gmail.com

Hope to see your apron waving in the wind.

Caroline LeBlanc, for Apron Installation & Womyn’s Work

 

 

 


Unclassified: The Military Kid Art Show

Our friends at Brats Without Borders have prepared a fabulous traveling show…MKAS_Introduction

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