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I Am a Deployed Soldier

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    A Change Of Pace

    So here's a new one... I'm a specialist in the U.S. Army, and we're currently deployed. My team leader says when we go back stateside, he intends to transfer to the Airforce. He wants me to take his place... As team leader. As a solider only about a year out of AIT, to be made a...
    Prototype13 Prototype13 18-21, M Jun 26, 2011

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    That Guy...

    I'm all for people being friendly... But it just went too far today. Already was in an irritated mood because B Co. got me started off on the wrong foot. I don't know what's got it in their heads that we're their personal bit*hes, but that sh*t's gotta stop. But so I got sent to...
    Prototype13 Prototype13 18-21, M Jul 4, 2011

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    EBestest EBestest 22-25, M Aug 25

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    Anybody stuck at the wonderful land of Bagram

    air field? I'm just burning time till I go home 20 more days
    intoeverything67 intoeverything67 18-21, M Oct 3

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    Funny

    Ya know... It really is almost funny. They keep asking us to take these surveys. They all really ask the same thing. Are you depressed, and why. The answer never changes. They just keep sending surveys in hopes that it will on it's own. But there's a clog in line of communication...
    Prototype13 Prototype13 18-21, M Jul 30, 2011

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