I Am a National Guard Girlfriend

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    I am SO tired of hearing people say "well he's only in the National Guard." What difference does it make? He can still get deployed and be in just as much danger as the other soldiers! I was texting my friend the other day and he said Dustin(my man) was barley even considered a...
    lovedmc lovedmc
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 10, 2011

    I'm in so in love with my best friend.

    I'm so happy to have received a phone call this morning! I miss him like crazy! Just 22 more days!!!! xoxox
    heatherhusskee heatherhusskee
    18-21, F
    Nov 27, 2014

    Hey girls, I'm super new to all this.

    It's been a week so far since my recruit left for his basic training. I literally feel like I'm no longer a person I'm just a walking vessel living through the days now, I don't really experience things anymore. I guess I just got so use to him always being here and is going...
    kmahar1122 kmahar1122
    22-25, F
    Mar 7, 2016

    Missing Him

    Me and my boyfriend have been together for 9 months and he's leaving to go to basic and ati tomorrow. He's been in state reception for the past two weeks. Were both in college and I'm taking summer classes and working to help the time go faster but he texted me tonight and this...
    sarsar202 sarsar202
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 10, 2012

    23 more days! I couldn't be happier

    that he is coming home and these days are flying by. Between school and working two jobs, I barely have time to think between all the chaos. I miss him like crazy, for sure! But I'm so excited for him to come home!!!
    heatherhusskee heatherhusskee
    18-21, F
    Nov 26, 2014

    My Story As Well <3

    Hi, im jennifer, i live in new york and here is my story. my boyfriend and i have known each other ever since we were 11 years old. we went to middle school and high school together. literally i thought he was so annoying but we were always friends, that love hate relationship...
    sjenn93 sjenn93
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 14, 2011

    Soldier Is Coming Home

    My soldier comes home in 15 days! hes been gone since june and this summer has been one of the hardest things ive gone through, i cant wait to see him come off that plane and give him the biggest hug..Army Strong
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 31, 2012


    until my boyfriend comes home! I am so excited. & also a little nervous! Anyone else feel like that!?
    rachelmarie28 rachelmarie28
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2014

    My solider is pushing me out.

    He won't talk to me about anything anymore. It doesn't look like we will make it through this after all :(
    SydneyP13 SydneyP13
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 24, 2015

    "sexually Deprived For Your Freedom"

    I haven't written on this blog since the first time my boyfriend joined the guard. That was a little more than two years ago and it astounds me to think back to the first time he left. Since his return, life has gone on as planned. That is, until two weeks ago when my boyfriend...
    preq08 preq08
    Aug 22, 2012

    My man is at AIT and he is changing

    so much. I'm afraid he will come home and not love me the same :(
    SydneyP13 SydneyP13
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 12, 2015

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    help us by either donating or spreading the word we will appreciated it thank you.
    val8788 val8788
    26-30, F
    Mar 20, 2015

    My boyfriend and I have been together

    for 2 and a half years and he leaves for basic training and AIT in just over a month. He'll be gone for 14 weeks. I'm going to college a week before he leaves and I'm insanely nervous, scared, and just plain sad that we are going to be apart so long. But I'm also so insanely...
    DJSoundHoff DJSoundHoff
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 20, 2015

    With the day's getting shorter

    and the nights growing colder, it's only a matter of time. Today, it's cold and dark where I live and it has been a constant reminder of the fall and winter season that I will be spending without him. In less than a month I will be forced to let my best friend go for a series of...
    heatherhusskee heatherhusskee
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 23, 2014

    These days have flowen by.

    My count down is at 34 days until my soldier is home for the holidays! It may be a short break but that is still time I'll be able to see him! I miss him so much it hurts. I did end up getting a couple letters from him which made me feel 10x better! knowing this is just a few...
    maeranay maeranay
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 15, 2014

    Hi my boyfriend is shipping out to bootcamp in

    March and I'm currently doing an essay for my English class about the lives of national guard girlfriends. I want to know about your personal experiences along with various other things that come along with being a national guard girlfriend. If anyone could reply to this or...
    emilybarnes2787 emilybarnes2787
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2014

    My First Letter!

    So I received my first letter today from my soldier I swear I was like a kid in a candy store oh so excited and I found his infantry regiment Facebook page and got to see photos of him!!! That made waiting sooo totally worth it. I've already sent out my batch of letters and a...
    missbusy missbusy
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 30, 2012

    Cute Idea For Boyfriend In Bct

    It's been a little over 5 weeks since my boyfriend left for basic and the last letter I got was Monday he had drew a picture of God's hand holding dog tags that said "God decides the punishment it's up to you to arrange the meeting". In his letter he wrote "So I had a little bit...
    missbusy missbusy
    22-25, F
    Aug 22, 2012

    My boyfriend and I have been dating

    since my freshman year of high school and I am now a junior. He will be a sophomore in college this fall. He leaves for basic this September and will be gone for three months plus an additional 2 1/2 months for extra training in being a Signal Support Specialist. So, he will be...
    stellarkeller stellarkeller
    18-21, F
    Aug 1, 2015

    I honestly just miss my boyfriend he left

    yesterday for basic and I'm just all over
    deleted deleted
    Apr 13, 2016

    My boyfriend and I have only been dating two

    months now. I used to be one of those people that would roll my eyes whenever anyone claimed to be in love soon after starting a relationship. But here I am. He's been at basic since the 8th of September and I miss him sooooooo much. I'm not very close with his family so it...
    Lavenderrrr Lavenderrrr
    22-25, F
    Oct 1, 2014

    My boyfriend left for Basic in the 27th

    and since then I have felt terrible. I can sleep well, I barely eat and all I do is think about how he's doing or if he is doing okay? Anyone else going through or have been through separation anxiety? How do I deal with it? My boyfriend is my best friend, I'm lost without him...
    maeranay maeranay
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 30, 2014

    My Story

    I've been with my boyfriend for 4 years now. Sometimes it surprises me how beautiful our relationship is. We've had our arguments, but we're high school sweethearts--class couple and all. He is at boot camp now and will be home for Christmas Exodus. It's such a long wait, but I'm...
    dmc13 dmc13
    2 Responses Nov 26, 2011

    Can I talk to any women

    who have been a national guard girlfriend for awhile? My boyfriend is shipping out in August for fort Jackson and I'm nervous.
    tinywoman tinywoman
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 13, 2015

    With November 19th quickly approaching,

    I am becoming rather scared, nervous, and sad. I am feeling so many different emotions and I am not quiet sure how to handle this new adventure coming into my life. My boyfriend will be leaving for Basic/AIT for approximately 9 months. He will be returning for Christmas break...
    heatherhusskee heatherhusskee
    18-21, F
    Oct 21, 2014

    It's a new relationship

    and he's at Woodford Tech for training. He comes home Sunday. But he shared the news with me today that there are many signs of possible deployment soon... within the next 6 months. I'm scared, I'm worried. I hope and pray my soldier always comes home safe.
    futuremilitarywife futuremilitarywife
    18-21, F
    Nov 15, 2014
    rachelmarie28 rachelmarie28
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    chriscc11 chriscc11
    26-30, F
    Jul 21, 2015

    Time To Brag About My Soldier. :)

    So, to celebrate my one year anniversary with my boyfriend, he planned this huge surprise for me. All he told me was that I needed to fix my hair, bring some nice shoes, and get to his house at 7:00 sharp.When I got there, I walked in and he was sitting down eating dinner with...
    cerin1130 cerin1130
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 24, 2013

    My boyfriend will be in AIT by the end of

    October. Will he come home for Christmas exodus? If he can, will he have to pay for it?
    tinywoman tinywoman
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2015

    Any national guard girlfriends out there

    that can give me advice I would love to have someone to talk to. I'm having a hard time with this transition of seeing my boyfriend everyday to him being gone at boot camp now.
    Klynn22 Klynn22
    22-25, F
    Nov 20, 2015

    My boyfriend of 2 years have decided to go into

    the national guard and I have no idea what to expect. He wants us to eventually get married and is doing this for us and our future but I am scared of the unknown. We have had a very rocky path and I'm scared that we are not strong enough to endure this time apart while he is...
    sing24seven sing24seven
    26-30, F
    Sep 2, 2015

    I want to give him a religious medal

    for him to wear that will protect him while he's gone. I have always know St. Christopher medal is supposed to protect but I was reading about a St. Michael medal for military that symbolizes protection. Does anyone know what would be better? Or both?
    LC1516 LC1516
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 18, 2014


    hey ladies! so i know that many of you have significant others that are currently in basic training/AIT. i have been following this page on facebook ever since my boyfriend left for training in june, and they update with pictures of the soldiers throughout their training...
    missinghim3 missinghim3
    2 Responses Aug 30, 2012

    How do you ladies pass the time

    while your man is in training? I try loom knitting, watching tv, and hanging with friends. It doesn't help with the lonely nights though. How do you get through it?
    tinywoman tinywoman
    22-25, F
    Aug 24, 2015

    Sooo Happy!

    i forgot my phone at home today and after a very long day of work i came home with a text from him!!! he's home, but his mom's in the hospital now in the icu =[ she's been vomitting for the past 36 hours. we plan to spend tomorrow night together then tuesday morning go see mama...
    lovinghim5 lovinghim5
    18-21, F
    Jun 19, 2011

    Staying Strong

    Ok so this past week I got to see my boyfriend for the first time in 10 weeks. I went with mom to his basic training graduation. We wrote each other tons of letters within that time and he was even talking about getting married. On the way I didn't really feel excited to see him...
    sjjames94 sjjames94
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 19, 2013

    My boyfriend of almost a year shipped out

    Wednesday, Feb 5 for Basic and AIT. It's been four days and I am already so lost without his presence! Everyone just keeps telling me to "stay busy"... this only works until there's nothing left to do after the day is done but think about your significant other who is thousands...
    lmeades lmeades
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2014

    My boyfriend leaves on the 27th

    for basic and I won't see him until Christmas and then not again until April. My heart breaks every time I think of it coming! I don't think I can let him go. :(
    SourQueen SourQueen
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Oct 21, 2014
    Vero18 Vero18
    22-25, F
    Oct 16, 2014

    Here's a little prayer

    for all you ladies. I found it to give me a little peace of mind. Give me the greatness of heart to see, the difference between duty and his love for me. Give me the understanding so that I may know, when duty calls, he must go. Give me a task to do each day, to fill the time...
    maeranay maeranay
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 1, 2014

    My Friend, And My Love.

    I am not really officially a national guard girlfriend anymore, but Jared and I love each other more than anything in the world, we understand each other, and I would give him the clothes off my back and all the money in my pocket if he needed it. Just before he left he wanted us...
    alyssabraun alyssabraun
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 15, 2011

    Hi everyone. I am kind of new to this.

    My boyfriend is an Air National Guardsman, and we just learned that he will be deployed next year. I know that girlfriends don't get the same "respect" in that they are not privy to information regarding the soldiers whereabouts, leave dates, even access to the bases when they...
    crazycontrolled crazycontrolled
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jul 28, 2015

    Someone please help!!

    I sent 2 letters to my solider, one was over a week ago and the other was a few days ago. My solider is in fort Jackson and I wanna know how long it will take for him to receive the letter and for me to get a letter in return... I really need some hope here and a letter would...
    rachelmarie28 rachelmarie28
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 15, 2014


    This Sunday is me and my soldiers 3 year anniversary!! I cant believe how fast the time flies when you are in love<3 I met my man at a smoothie shop. I was sick from school one day and had just gone to the dr. I said maybe a Robeks (smoothie place in my town) will help me feel...
    AngelFace33 AngelFace33
    22-25, F
    Oct 18, 2013

    I never planned this life.

    I never planned on falling in love with a man who wanted to be in the army. When I was growing up, I never would have imagined that, that life, would become mine. My days are getting colder and a lot shorter. I have less than two weeks until the love of my life leaves. There is...
    heatherhusskee heatherhusskee
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Nov 6, 2014

    National Guard Girlfriend

    I now have a whole new respect for the women who are dating, engaged or married to a man in the military.  There are some days when he's away that the entire day you feel like you have to fake a smile because all you really feel like doing is curling up in a ball and crying...
    cherry8914 cherry8914
    18-21, F
    23 Responses Jul 31, 2008

    A Little Nervous

    My boyfriend will be leaving for basics January 9, 2012 and will be gone for a whole year doing AIT then Linguist. We have been together for almost 6 years and the longest I've been away from him is a month and that was torture. I just don't know how I will make it a full year...
    summer104 summer104
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 24, 2011

    Lack Of Support From My Friends

    I'm going to vent a little bit. My boyfriend and I have been together over 2 1/2 years and they have been the most amazing 2 1/2 years. Our relationship is wonderful and I could not ask for more. I have been blessed with a simple life. Nothing warms my soul like the smile of...
    kris10marie629 kris10marie629
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 5, 2011

    He left this morning I was

    so sad I couldn't stop crying my heart felt like it shrunk in my stomach. Now that I just stayed home from school I became more understanding and telling myself I need to stay strong I spoke to him all day because his flight didn't leave until now we face time the whole day I...
    WaitingOnCarlos WaitingOnCarlos
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 21, 2014

    1 Week

    Today has been the worst day for me since he left its been 1 week since I talked to him. I feel so heart broken, lost. I frantically check the mail every morning even though I know it'll probablly be another week or so since I get anything. I've been wearing a T-shirt of his all...
    missbusy missbusy
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 27, 2012

    I recently met this wonderful man names Trey.

    We've been talking for months when he finally popped the question, "will you be my girlfriend." Which of course I said yes. Anyways, he's interested in the National Guard and he's going to Basics for about 4 months next year. I've seen him in his uniform and he looks absolutely...
    mikaylalala mikaylalala
    18-21, F
    Dec 27, 2013
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