Nathan (Army): I have a standard answer and generally I say "Ohio," then stop myself and say, "Well, be more specific."
Terri (Air Force): I go with the classic AFN (Armed Forces Network) commercial response: "Do you mean where was I born, or where do my parents live, or where I just moved from or where I live now, or do you mean where is the best place I've ever lived?" Or there's the Bill Clinton-esque, "That depends on what you mean by 'from'."
Pictured here: 34 answers to the question, "Where are you from?"
Sam (Air Force): I usually hesitate a lot and then just tell them where I've lived last, which is not where my parents live anymore, and it's not where I'm going to school. So right now I say I'm from Texas, but when I go back to [Washington] D.C. for the summer to see my parents I'll probably tell people I'm from Ohio, and then after that I'll say I'm from D.C. But mostly I just stick to where I lived last. (Though on Facebook I'm from my favorite place to have lived: Okinawa, Japan.)
Robert (Army): Home for me since I've moved around so much in my life always go back to what my grandpa said all the time, "Home is where you hang ur [sic] jacket up before you go to sleep that night." So right now I'm from Frankfurt [Germany]."
Kimberly (Army): Yeah, I usually either say "from all over," or hit the list: Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Texas, Connecticut, Hawaii, Virginia and [back to] Kansas.
Rae (Marine Corps): My answer is always, "Well, I was born on a Marine base in North Carolina and raised in a small town in West Virginia and I've been in Canada 10 years." I kinda enjoy confusing them!
Hannah (Air Force): At first I used to tell people I was a military brat but because of the amount of times that I've moved I don't consider myself a military brat. I've been able to live in only three places and get to know the people there as if I've known them my whole lives.
Rachael (Army): My standard response is cringing and then saying "everywhere." Then I have to explain that I grew up in Ohio (my legal residence), but I spent my high school years in Germany, and then that my parents currently live in St. Louis, so I go there for breaks. After that, they generally stop asking me where I'm from. All they remember is I'm the girl from Germany.
Ashley (Army): Standard answer: I'm from Germany, my parents are military and that is where I spent the better part of my life. Where I was born or where my residency is stateside is irrelevant. That is not where I grew up.