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Best of iD Magazine 1988 features:A short essay entitled inDependently yours which reflects on a 4th of July celebration at Scott Air Force Base, IllinoisYouth in Transition reports the findings of a study conducted by University of GeorgiaMoreBest of iD Magazine 1988 features:A short essay entitled inDependently yours which reflects on a 4th of July celebration at Scott Air Force Base, IllinoisYouth in Transition reports the findings of a study conducted by University of Georgia researchers Dr. Dennis K. Orthner, Dr. Martha M. Giddings, and Dr. William H. Quinn. They shared their findings in an exclusive interview for iD Magazine. Approximately 2,500 children in five major cities were interviewed including Valdosta, Georgia- Myrtle Beach, South Carolina- Los Angeles, California- San Bernardino, California- and Fairfield, California.General Chuck Yeager, the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound, shares his insights on military dependents. He speaks candidly about education, housing, military discipline and duty, the hardship on families during war, and the strain and benefits of frequent relocation. He offers insight into military hierarchy - expressing his belief that everyone is honorably serving their country no matter their rank. His son Michael (Mickey) served as a Master Sergeant in the Air Force working on air craft electronics.Don is the eldest Yeager son. His father encouraged him to attend the Air Force Academy and he met all of the qualifications. A very minor eyesight problem meant he couldnt be a pilot so he opted not to attend. When he decided to sit out a semester at the University of Redlands and West Virginia University, he was drafted into the Army and spent time in Viet Nam as a paratrooper. Don, who served as an NCO, shares an amusing story about hooking up with his famous father, the general, at an officers club there to the dismay of an unsuspecting lieutenant. Like his father, Don loves the out of doors and works a ranch in Colorado.Sharon Yeager-Flick lays claim to being the first supersonic baby. Her birth came about the right time after her father broke the sound barrier to substantiate the claim. Sharon gives us some insights into Glennis Yeager, her mother and the generals wife. Sadly, she was in poor health and unable to participate in our interview. In her parting comments, Sharon relates a very funny story that really puts the entire military experience in perspective.iD Magazine was circulated to more than 5,000 current and former dependents, Army Brats and Boomer Brats - all members of a growing group of individuals collectively known as third culture kids.