I’ll Always Be an Army Brat

April 25, 2023

Episode 267

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Description: If you ever wanted to know what military teens really think, this is the episode for you. Listen as Hadley and Katie share how they feel about being army brats, retirement and the final move.

This episode was made possible thanks to the generous support from HEB Operation Appreciation.



Show Notes:

Ahh! Retirement! (bloommilitaryteens.org)



Hadley is a junior at the Liberal Arts and Science Academy in Austin, Texas. She was raised in a military family, moving 7 times, including to Germany, before her dad retired from the Army in 2022. Volleyball is a passion she would love to continue in college. She is the captain of her high school Varsity team, and a hitter on a nationally ranked club team. Hadley enjoys crocheting, reading, writing for military-teen website Bloom, playing with her two dogs, studying history, and eating her dad’s homemade ice cream.


Katie is a junior at Fayetteville Christian School in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  She was raised in an Army family, moving 6 times before her dad retired in 2022. Though she will miss seeing new places, Katie is thrilled to finally be able to paint her room her favorite color, orange.

Drama gives Katie the opportunity to showcase her art skills where she is the lead set designer for the school’s productions. She’s also the captain of her high school Varsity soccer team and runs for the Varsity Cross Country team. In her spare time, Katie loves watching Asian cooking shows, hanging with her older brothers and anything related to cows. Katie is dedicated to bringing attention to teen suicide and has been a featured speaker and podcast guest on this topic.

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