During and following the Cold War, Department of Defense school teachers, administrators, students, and their families have lived around the world on the “cutting edge” of history in the making―post World War II Europe, Japan and North Africa, the Berlin Wall going up and coming down, the DMZ in Korea, the Six-day War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Persian Gulf War, the Liberation of Panama, the bombing of American embassies in Africa, and now the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, to mention only a few. AOSHS has created online School Memories written by these individuals ranging from 1946 to the present day.

These written memories of the participants in each unique situation are truly priceless and indeed very diverse. Our online memory book includes memories ranging from those that helped develop the overseas school system to those of a teenage girl involved in living a “typical” life as a teenager overseas. Each collected memory submitted has been converted to an online format in a set of Volumes AOSHS has meticulously coordinated based on the decade as well as by the country specific to each.

We invite you to dive in and relive overseas schools’ fun, informative, and descriptive experiences as told by past students, BRATs, teachers, and administrators. Thank you to all who have contributed to keep your overseas school memories and legacy alive!

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We'd love to hear from everyone who worked and lived overseas either as a student or an educator.

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