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I Am a United States Army Girlfriend

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    Love Has No Boundaries, No Barriers, No Distance

    My boyfriend and I have been together for almost eight months. Five of those eight months have seen our relationship defying normal standards of love. My boyfriend is in the army and I am a freshman at college in a sorority. Seemingly these two identities cannot coexist. I am...
    ClareTheresa ClareTheresa 22-25, F 95 Responses Jan 4, 2008

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    I Found Love In A Hopeless Place.

    Very true; while out on patrol with another unit in Iraq, I encountered an IED attack with my fellow battle buddies. I was not injured badly however a soldier next to me was. He lost his hand and was in shock, but someway some how I managed to talk to him and assure him he'd be...
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 26-30, F 39 Responses Jan 27, 2012

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    **reminder**

    Hey girls!! Lately I have noticed that we are all getting a little too comfortable with sharing information about our Soldiers on the internet.. We need to remember to be more careful. Enemies of our Country could use some of the information we post in trying to hurt our country...
    ProudArmyWife2007 ProudArmyWife2007 22-25, F 17 Responses Nov 5, 2009

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    Homecoming?? My soldier will have done a year

    when he gets back. I have never met him in person and I am really anxious and nervous and excited but not sure how it will be when we meet once he's home. he asked me to be there when he gets off the plane but I feel like it might be better for him to just see his family and...
    Camomoma Camomoma 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My soldier doesn't have to work tomorrow

    so he's coming to see me from Ft Sill. Got to love holidays!
    Iwearhistags Iwearhistags 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Every site says not to send your soldier

    colored envelopes in basic but I love the idea. My boyfriend was so excited to receive his first letters. He didn't care what they'd say; he couldn't wait. And he thought it was cute that I wanted colored envelopes so he would know when there's a letter from me. ❤️ it's...
    Keira95 Keira95 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I Almost Feel Bad For Them :)

    I've really been missing my soldier today, and it got me to thinking.I almost feel bad for anyone who ISN'T dating someone in the military.Think about all the things they take for granted, most of them will never know what it is like to LITERALLY cherish every SINGLE moment; to...
    ProudArmyGF011 ProudArmyGF011 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 8, 2011

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    Almost There

    My boyfriend graduates basic training in December & gets to come home 2 weeks for xmas/new yrs before going back for AIT. I haven't seen him since September I'm so happy he'll be in town for a little bit before heading back. This is only the beginning but I'm confident in our...
    BriBri819 BriBri819 22-25 2 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    the worst thing possible

    that could happen did I have seen him once in a two month period with very limited contact he was supposed to be coming back today and now he is going to be going straight to getting deployed instead which was not supposed to happen for another few months any thought of being...
    MmHam MmHam 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    My Army Man

    My boyfriend is in the army national guard.  Ya, he is a weekend warrior but he also served a year in Iraq.  That was the hardest part of our relationship.  But, I am proud of him.  He is part of the 28th Signal Battalion.  He is communications and he is...
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F 22 Responses Oct 30, 2007

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    2 weeks until I get to see my Soldier graduate

    from his Captain's Career Course in Fort Sill!! Cannot wait! I'm so proud!
    Iwearhistags Iwearhistags 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    OPSEC -- Thought We Should All Read This

    OPSEC, also known as Operational Security, is the principle that we, as Army wives and family members, should all abide by when talking about our soldiers. If you’ve been on any military related message board on the internet, you have more than likely seen a warning to be...
    soproudbutithurts soproudbutithurts 26-30 5 Responses Dec 30, 2008

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    To All The Army Girlfriends Out There

    I am the girl sitting on the porch every evening, enjoying the view of children playing by the streets, people walking their dogs, cars driving by as I sip my tea. I am the girl, who sits in front of the television entertaining myself with movies. I am the girl who cries myself...
    stephanienee stephanienee 22-25, F Mar 10, 2013

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    I Hope This Gets Easier

    My boyfriend and I have been together for a year and half, it has been the most wonderful 18 months of my life!.  As soon as we met I knew there was something special about him!!! 5 months ago he joined the US military.... (I am Canadian, he is American).  We talked...
    charliegurl charliegurl 21-25, F 39 Responses Dec 3, 2007

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    Last time i spoke to my boyfriend was on sunday.

    But within that week he was able to call me on my birthday (Thursday ) Saturday & then sunday for 1 hr and 30 mins !!!! He's been gone for only two weeks but hasn't been shipped to training yet , he was still in orientation and didn't know they'll send him to training, it got me...
    Madelinex24 Madelinex24 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Does anybody else feel like you miss ur man more

    than he miss you? Or am i crazy? He admitted yesterday that he doesn't think about me that much when i told him i think of him all the time. He felt bad about it but i guess its how he copes with being gone. I know he's busy a lot but so am i and i always think about him...
    kanglin17 kanglin17 18-21, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    My boyfriend is at basics in Fort Benning

    Georgia. Has anyone's boyfriend been there ? How is it ? He called me the 1st time with his phone , is it always like that ? And how often are they able to write letters ?
    Madelinex24 Madelinex24 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    What Not To Say To A Military Wife/girlfriend:

    I found this about a year ago and found it again a few days ago so I thought I'd share it with my fellow military SO's. I hope it makes you all smile too.           What NOT to say to a military Wife/Girlfriend! :   1.  "Aren't...
    brunnett05 brunnett05 18-21, F 113 Responses Apr 17, 2010

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    If you are questioning waiting

    for your man 'til he comes back, you are obviously unfit to be an Army Girlfriend...
    mrsgallegos mrsgallegos 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2014

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    So tomorrow is my birthday

    and I usually get excited but this time I'm not because how can you be happy when you soldier is gone and you still haven't heard from him :(
    Madelinex24 Madelinex24 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I've been trying to find a way to connect

    and actually chat with other fellow milsos' rather than just liking each other's pictures on Instagram lol and I stumbled upon this by just doing a google search after moping around for a few hours after my soldier flew back to Georgia this morning. I've been reading and seeing...
    Jenn0912 Jenn0912 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 3, 2014

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    Did anyone watch Obama in state of the union

    last night and his proposal on authorizing military force in the middle east ? How do you guys feel about this ? As a new army girlfriend this is nerve wrecking !!!!!!!!!!!
    Madelinex24 Madelinex24 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    IN NEED OF SOME ADVICE I have been dating my

    boyfriend for 5 months now and he has been gone for two of those months so far I am in college and have a crazy life but all I want at the end of the day is to see him and be next to him my friends try and be supportive but they don't know how it feels to have absolutely no...
    MmHam MmHam 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Its true what they say ,

    distance brings you guys closer and makes the relationship stronger . I never felt so close to someone who is miles away , it feels as if their right next to me , but they are .. They carry a special place in our hearts that makes us feel as if they are with us , our soldiers...
    Madelinex24 Madelinex24 18-21, F Jan 16

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    A Tag For Him

    My boyfriend recently gave me his tags. Well me wanting to do something for him in return when he heads off to drill ... Taking his tags with him, I had a tag made that says ilytiabaiw and then love Chelsea (me) well for you ilytiabaiw is just some numbers to us it. Means I love...
    clk1221 clk1221 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 9, 2013

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    Madelinex24 Madelinex24 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I'M Going To Visit My Boyfriend

    So in december before my boyfriend left to go back to Texas for AIT. he was talking about me maybe going to visit him one weekend. He said he would really like if I did but he didn't think I would do it. Well... I guess I don't like being told I'm not going to do something. So...
    ForeverArmyGirlfriend ForeverArmyGirlfriend 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2013

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    My Promise to My Soldier I promise to be there

    for you always Whenever you need a helping hand I promise to think about you daily Wherever you are in the world I promise to never let you down No matter what we go through I promise to keep you in my prayers So that God may keep you safe I promise to be here when you return I...
    Jamila112 Jamila112 22-25, F Mar 3, 2014

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    My boyfriend left for basic training about 2

    weeks ago and it's extremely hard, waiting for a letter has been the hardest part. I know I can stay strong, I love him so much. But I've been so down without him especially going from talking everyday to not even a phone call is really hard. Does it get any easier?
    xoxoarmygirlfriend xoxoarmygirlfriend 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 18, 2014

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    Valentines day.. Your sad he's not here.

    But you love the fact that he is yours <3
    ZKarina ZKarina 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2014

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    He Called;something To Be Thankful For

    All day iv been missing my soldier Dalton it's the first holiday since he left 4 days ago (including today) so what is usually a happy holiday for me has kinda been moody for me until my phone rang and his name was on the screen :D he told me that he is in processing that he'll...
    Mspvtjackson Mspvtjackson 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2012

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    I Think Everyone Will Appreciate This!

    I got this from a friend who got it from another friend.. so I'm not sure of the author but I thought you girls might enjoy this as much as I did (: I'm the girl..... You don't know, but I'm the girl who cries every morning, and hopes every night for his safe return. I...
    abbey8780 abbey8780 18-21 14 Responses Oct 1, 2009

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    So im at the stage where instead of being sad

    im mad that i cant talk to my bf ! I miss him way tooo much ! I been motivating him so much while putting so much energy in encouraging him and supporting that now i need some motivation :( this is hard :( someone please just give me some motivation i need more strength to do...
    Madelinex24 Madelinex24 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    wwoohhoo!!!! just few a minutes my bf messaged

    me saying he will come to see me tomorrow!!! can't believe it,i almost thought this is the end of our story,,THANKS GIRLS WHO NEVER GETS TIRED OF MY VENTING ((:
    ber9904 ber9904 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    OPSEC --- Rules You Have to Follow!!

      This is a repost** Please read!! :)    OPSEC, also known as Operational Security, is the principle that we, as Army wives and family members, should all abide by when talking about our soldiers. If you’ve been on any military related message...
    soproudbutithurts soproudbutithurts 26-30 5 Responses Jan 17, 2009

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    It's Tough, But...

    Being an Army girlfriend is tough. When I see my friends with their boyfriends, I always find myself staring at them like a creep, wondering if they know how lucky they are to be able to be with their man everyday. At work during the holidays, women come in with their soldier in...
    July2015 July2015 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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    So today late a night i received an unexpected

    call from my solider :D i was so happy to hear from him !
    Madelinex24 Madelinex24 18-21, F Jan 8

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    My boyfriend just left two days ago

    for Fort Jackson, SC. He called me during his layovers in the airport and I didn't hear from him for about 23 hours when I got a text and a phone call!! My heart raced! They kept him up all night! That is crazy to me. Because he still had his phone he texted me until he went to...
    sarinarosepetal sarinarosepetal 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 8

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    Elementary School Love

    My boyfriend Stephen and I met in the first grade and we never thought that we would end up where we are now! He is a triplet (there are 2 boys and 1 girl). We were all friends when we were younger, them being some of my best friends as a child. After a few years due to family...
    ILoveMyGuardsman ILoveMyGuardsman 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 6, 2013

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    91 days ! I got thiss !

    ! Soon enough I'll be in his arms
    Madelinex24 Madelinex24 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    he's in schooling right now

    and it's been 2days of nothing..im starting to get upset and sad and going crazy thinking what's is going on )):
    ber9904 ber9904 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    Im just wondering since my bf is starting

    basics finally tomorrow and so i wont know whats going on till awhile. What did your soldiers think about basic training:) ??
    Madelinex24 Madelinex24 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    All I can say is being a soldiers girlfriend is

    hard, and it sucks at times for different reasons. But if your willing to stay for all the right reasons, to stand by the man you love. In the end everything will turn out okay, and you'll know. It was worth the wait. He was worth the wait.
    ZKarina ZKarina 18-21, F Feb 6, 2014

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    My boyfriend of 1 year

    and 10 months left about 2 days ago for basic training. I'll get to see him for two days in October when he graduates. Then he goes to ait for 3 more months. But he'll get. 2 week leave for Christmas. I'm so not use to this. I went from talking to him everyday for 1 year and 10...
    Armyfiance2007 Armyfiance2007 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 6, 2014

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    girls has it happened to anyone that

    after deployment is over you still wake up at night looking at your phone waiting for a call or is it just me?
    luvyoulizz luvyoulizz 26-30, F Jan 16

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    Am I crazy to think there could be a love

    involved? A few weeks ago I met my soldier online and we have been talking every day since he comes home hopefully and 2.5 months from Afghanistan. We have both expressed feelings towards each other that seem a little bit extreme for never meeting and only Skype being and only...
    Camomoma Camomoma 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    My boyfriend left for fort sill in Oklahoma on

    Monday. Have any of yall had experience with Fort Sill? How often did you get letters or phone calls?
    meridithgrayce meridithgrayce 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    Sometimes I want to write the phrase "cause

    it's the Army" on a piece of paper and shoot it with my bf's AR-15. I'm so sick of that reply! Ugh! I just feel so left out of his world when he doesn't explain things to me he just uses that excuse. How am I ever going to learn if I'm not informed?
    Iwearhistags Iwearhistags 22-25, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    collegiatebison collegiatebison 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Is it possible to send a yellow envelope

    or a priority mail filled with many envelopes filled inside insteaf of sending it one by one to my boyfriend at bootcamp or i can only send it in a small envelope one by one ? Valentines day is coming up so i wanted to put alot of colorful envelopes saying things like "for when...
    Madelinex24 Madelinex24 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    So my boyfriend has been gone to basic training

    for 3 weeks now and it's really starting to get to me.
    collegiatebison collegiatebison 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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