Stories of Migration

Home is Where the Army Sends Us       Kristin La Flamme  •  Portland, Oregon, USA

Home is Where the Army Sends Us
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39 x 17 x 16 inches - photo by Mark Frey

For twenty years I’ve considered our family to be urban nomads. We’ve moved every few years (almost always across an ocean) at the behest of the U.S. Army. Each “Permanent Change of Station” means we must adjust to a new home, geographic environment, culture, and often language. Setting down roots is difficult, but we always seem to make connections and create a community. With friends across the globe, we bring that community with us in a metaphorical way.

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