Former Kubasaki student reflects on military child life in new book, ‘Dear Military Teen’

Photo courtesy of Shanon Hyde
Photo courtesy of Shanon Hyde

Former Kubasaki student reflects on military child life in new book, ‘Dear Military Teen’

Special to Stripes Japan

In his book, ‘Dear Military Teen,’ Shanon Hyde explores crucial life lessons in the obstacles that military brats face. Reflecting on the moves and deployments that his own family endured, Shanon provides honest advice for military teens looking to take their next steps in high school, college, and beyond.

“No military teen should ever feel like they are the first ones to undergo a tough transition,” Shanon explains. “This book serves as a reminder that they are not alone.”

Shanon also equips military teens with the essential skills of maintaining friendships over distance, navigating new social environments, and effectively chasing their dreams no matter where the military takes them.

This is a one-of-a-kind comprehensive guide that military teens everywhere need in their bookshelf.

Shanon grew up as a Marine Corps brat. His dad served twenty years as a helicopter pilot. Shanon is currently in his junior year at Penn State University pursuing his Aerospace Engineering degree. He is the host of The Shanon Show podcast, the most listened to military brat podcast in the nation. Shanon is also the 2020-2022 Student Liaison to the Museum of the American Military Family based in Tijeras, New Mexico.

This project was funded in part by a generous grant from The Kerr Foundation. Without them, the design and distribution of the project would not have been possible. Learn more about their grants and projects at

Dear Military Teen will be available exclusively on Amazon in both paperback and eBook starting Aug. 1, 2022. Visit to learn more and to purchase a copy for a military teen that you know. 


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