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Brats event in 2022!
DC Metro Gathering,
is making this event VERY special?
gathering is exclusively run by Brats. These include 2 Army
Brats, 2 Air Force Brats, 1 Navy Brat (aka as a Junior), and 1
‘Exchange’ (as in Base/Post Exchange) Brat. Two of
these Brats are married to each other. One of these Brats
married a Brat.
of these Brats served in the military themselves. (One Air Force
retiree, one USAF veteran, and one Coast Guard veteran.)
other event embraces ALL the Brat community.
bases/communities/schools use this event to hold get-togethers.
Among those showing the most activity thus far are:
Frankfurt, HH Arnold/Wiesbaden, Orleans, and Paris.
event has a theme. This year we are celebrating the
American revolution (complete with a tour to Mount Vernon)
event DOESN’T have guest speakers NOR will you find a head
table here! Why? Because ALL Brats
participating ARE the guest speakers in their own right – you
can’t compete with that!
great mini-courses are being offered:
Returns” (A topic where all Brats are welcomed and knowledge
about things of interest to Brats is shared.)
Your Roots” (A session about seeking out how Brats can dig into
their family backgrounds.)
Best Brat Friendships Forever” (What are the characteristics
that truly make us stand out as Brats and how do we attract
Brats to be apart of our support network?)
(A Brats role with the Vietnam Memorial!)
event begins with hellos and ends with Brugs (Brat-hugs).
Brat Rick O’Connell who also is a recording artist – was SO
impressed by the gathering he wrote a song and produced a video
about it! "The Gathering OSB" video by
Rick Connell. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnNAmnE7Jt4
at this event are designed in making it a
meaningful/interesting/fun happening event.
favorite memories of past gatherings.
1988 = While we were having our event in St. Louis, Actress
Patricia O’Neal was present. When told who we were –
she came out of a hotel gift shop and spent an hour with us!
1993 = We had just finished one of our dinners and programs on
the deck of a hotel facing the Atlantic Ocean in Melbourne, FL
– when a thunderstorm chased us indoors!
2001 = 9-11 had just happened six weeks before the gathering
happened in Colorado Springs and the decision was made to go ON
with the event. Only one Brat cancelled because of 9-11!
WARNING: This event is designed to enhance
your life as a Brat! You just might get empowered enough
after attending it to want to play a role in future gatherings!
New positive memories await ALL Brats coming to the DC Metro
Join us!!!! Visit: https://overseasbrats.com
all started as a dream!
there was Facebook and the Facebook group, and LONG before there
was the internet – there was OVERSEAS BRATS.
The date was
April 8, 1986. That was the founding date of OVERSEAS
At the time –
I wasn’t aware that then-Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger
had declared April the month of the Military Child. And of
course this was all before the activity on the internet and
Facebook which now really focuses on April being ‘our month’
How did it
start off – I approached the different military publications
about us and some of our unique stories in the hopes we could
find more of ‘our’ people. They all came back and said
they weren’t interested. So I sent out a notice to
those Brats I was in touch with that maybe we should create or
organization to serve the needs of all Brats, whenever/wherever
Within a few
months time, hundreds of Brats wanted to join and get involved.
In a few years that was a few thousand. This includes ALL
who were Brats, our Parents & our Educators!
plan was to publish a publication to update everyone. Then
in 1994 with the advent of the internet – our outreach
expanded. And since 2009 into Social Media.
Today – 36
years later – the mission remains the same:
Our publication is now published three times annually.
. NEW members we send recent copies of our publication and a
bumper sticker to proclaim their heritage. Also at: https://overseasbrats.com
see the GREAT Brat event coming up!
Where can we
get YOU involved?
Have a terrific
OVERSEAS BRATS is an organization and magazine for those associated with American Overseas schools designed to serve the needs of thousands of "Overseas Brats." Since April 8, 1986, OVERSEAS BRATS has been making the dream become a reality for those associated with overseas schools who are looking for former friends and classmates through a number of ways:
OVERSEAS BRATS was started by Joe Condrill, a journalist, reunion planner, and marketing/public relations consultant. He attended the following overseas schools:
Join us now and get involved with a dynamic organization and publication and a unique group of Americans "with a special heritage" who are renewing old friendships and making new friends at reunions and OVERSEAS BRATS functions. We'd like to get to know you, hear about your experiences, and help with your quest!
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Updated April 9, 2022