Purple Up!

Janeah Berry

April is the month of the military child, which honors the important role military children play in the Armed Forces community. Students were asked about their military experiences. 

 

Sophomore Naomi Island – Air Force

Where is your favorite location you’ve traveled to? Why?

My favorite place that I’ve traveled to is probably Paris or Barcelona because they both have a rich culture and lots of amazing food to be enjoyed. The people of said countries are also very cordial to tourists and are able to well accommodate for those who speak their language poorly.

What is difficult about being a military kid?

The hardest part of being a military child is, of course, having your friends move away often and having to become accustomed to new environments. 

What is the best thing as a military kid? 

The best part about being a military kid is the many travel opportunities that you are given and the ability to meet people from all different kinds of cultural, religious and economic backgrounds.

 

Senior Puletasi Wong-Mageo – Army

Where is your favorite location you’ve traveled to? Why?

Samoa. Because it’s a beautiful place and it’s paradise. 

What makes it difficult being a military kid?

Getting used to your new neighborhood, making new friends, and trying to get used to a new culture. 

What is the best thing as a military kid? 

You get to go to places that you’ve never been before.

 

Senior Trent Padilla – Marines

Where is your favorite location you’ve traveled to? Why?

Okinawa, Japan. The culture was great, and since it was a small island, life was a lot more slower pace than America.

What makes it difficult being a military kid?

I think moving a lot really messes with how you grow because each move you have to learn and adapt to wherever you are. Also, especially if your parent was in the Infantry, they are constantly gone for training and deployments, and they miss a lot of your life, and it really limits the amount of time you spend together while they are serving.

What is the best thing as a military kid? 

I think it makes me more proud than anything because I will just think that my father is doing what most would never do, so he can secure and protect the greatest nation on earth, the United States of America.