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I Am a United States Army Girlfriend

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    My ring! A few of you have asked to see it

    and I just figured out how to post a picture on here...sort of! Hopefully this works!
    Georgiagirl86 Georgiagirl86 26-30, F Aug 2

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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 30 Responses Jan 27, 2012

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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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    i just had a quick question.

    My boyfriend is stationed in Korea and yesterday he told me he had to go a shooting range of some sort he did not have time to explain, So i was just wondering is this just a day thing or something different?
    itsmealliecat itsmealliecat 18-21, F Aug 15

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    hey guys,i have question.

    .can u please tell me the step by step on how they get their leave?..how did they get the ticket or how long before they will know the flight details??..thanks,something is just bothering me..
    ber9904 ber9904 31-35, F 6 days 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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    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 112 Responses Apr 17, 2010

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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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    My Boyfriend Just Left Yesterday and I Feel So Broken Inside

    Hi, my boyfriend, Steven and I have been together for 3 months. This morning, he just left for Basic Training to Fort Jackson. Saying goodbye to him was the hardest thing that i've ever done. A lot of people doesnt seem to understand how much we love each other. I know that i've...
    Viiickiiieee Viiickiiieee 18-21, F 55 Responses Jul 24, 2008

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    How long (roughly) does it take

    before receiving a letter from your soldier in boot camp? Mine left 2 days ago. Yesterday he said he could send me a letter in 7-10 days, and he's in Oklahoma so the letter itself by mail shouldn't take more than a few days. I'm dying to get a letter and talk to him
    LovedByASoldier LovedByASoldier 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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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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    Tscho Tscho 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I'm feeling emotions I don't want to feel.

    I'm going through a lot right now, stuff I can't deal with by myself and now I'm starting to feel mad at him for leaving. Even though it's not his fault. I know I shouldn't be upset but I can't help how I feel. I'm starting to feel like maybe I'm not cut out for this lifestyle...
    armygf916 armygf916 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 4

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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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    I didn't think that at the beginning of the

    summer, my entire world would be turned upside down in the best way possible. My name is Sam and when I met Ben I didn't know what hit me. All of the sudden it was like I found someone who I could be me with, from that first night I knew I didn't want anyone else. In t-minus 4...
    snkosmas snkosmas 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    So last night I was really upset with my

    soldier because he zones out when I speak to him just like when he's on the field and one of his sergeants is yelling at everyone. So I decided to ignore him too. Which proved to be VERY difficult. And the whole time I was talking about him in my head I was making his lunch for...
    StdntNurseJay StdntNurseJay 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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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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    My boyfriend left two weeks ago to basic

    training and i haven't heard almost anything from him... I hoped to send him letters while his gone but his family and i keep on waiting for an address to send him the letters, does it normally take a long time to be able to contact him? This is harder than i thought.... I just...
    aalvarez49 aalvarez49 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    What An Army Guy Told Me

    So, I have a blog where I write about everything. And recently I've been writing about my soldier a lot. Recently, I wrote about how I wondered if he thought about me as much as I think about him. He's in Iraq and I just can't imagine he has time to sit and think about me too...
    repressedwriter repressedwriter 36-40, F 17 Responses May 11, 2011

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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

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    Behind every strong soldier,

    there is a strong woman who stands behind him, supports him, and loves him with all her heart. I haven't seen him in so long and I miss him like crazy. Lord please bring him home soon and safe. Amen
    sweetlikesuga sweetlikesuga 26-30, F Jul 28

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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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    Me and my bf met last semester

    when i transferred to my new college, we have been together for 8 months now, its not long but I love him, I cant picture life without him. He recently left for air assault for 2 weeks in june, came home for a week and now is gone again for a month. The only contact we can have...
    lovemysoilder lovemysoilder 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    My boyfriend is a West Point grad

    and we met while he was going through IBOLC. It seemed like I have jumped into the Army life head first. Currently, not only are we long distance with his new unit 7 hours away but he is also starting Ranger School. Other girlfriends and wives have mentioned that it is worse...
    jlhhlj123 jlhhlj123 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I got a phone call from my man today,

    only five minutes but he told me he's in white phase now. He's in OSUT at ft benning. Does white phase mean he'll get to call more?
    armygf916 armygf916 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 1

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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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    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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    Going Away

    Being with a military man, takes a special kind of woman. One that is strong, and tough enough to hold things down and take care of things while her man is away. When he's away, even if everything is falling apart, we have to put on the "I've got this" act and pray to God that...
    djevans djevans 22-25 3 Responses Apr 22, 2011

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    Okay guys I need help

    and am really confused! My boyfriend left for annual training 2 weeks ago no big deal. We were extremely happy before he left we were pretty much perfect. 4 days ago he texted me telling me we were done no explanation or anything just kicked me out of our apartment. All he said...
    ArmyNakata ArmyNakata 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    This guy I was talking to

    for 5 moths till we finally met each other in May we spent everyday weekend together . But he was in fe army and lived 3 hours away . July 5 he went to ranger school . I miss him a lot have not recived a phone call or anything . Think I should move on ? He told me to wait for...
    amandalovee24 amandalovee24 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    I'm engaged!! I'm engaged!

    ! I'm the happiest girl in the world!
    Georgiagirl86 Georgiagirl86 26-30, F Aug 1

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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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    It's official, he proposed to me

    and i have never been this happy! Finally something good besides thinking about him going away! It gives me something to do while he is away, I'm honestly ecstatic! He got me a ring with 2 hearts connected as an infinity symbol, it's perfect! It's not flashy and it has meaning...
    MckaylaGrace MckaylaGrace 18-21, F Feb 19

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    You don't know, but I'm the girl

    who cries every morning, and hopes every night for his safe return. I'm the girl who drags herself out of bed every morning so that he will be proud of her when he comes home. I'm the girl who lies in bed longing for him to be lying next to me. I'm the girl who sits quietly...
    Jamila112 Jamila112 22-25, F 3 Responses May 11

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    I'm totally new to this site.

    . But I too recently became an army girlfriend. My boyfriend dreams big, and I knew he had been wanting to go into the army national guard. I knew when he was leaving for basic training, but I didn't know it would happen this fast. Now, he's gone. I won't see him again until...
    crysttall13 crysttall13 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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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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    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

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    Me: sets an alarm for

    when I should get up for school Me: sets another alarm for the time ill actually wake up
    LovedByASoldier LovedByASoldier 18-21, F Aug 18

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    My boyfriend was shipped to South Carolina a

    few weeks ago for BT. It's been the hardest thing ever. The day he left was all worry for me. I didn't know if he got there safely , if he could talk,or what he was doing. There was just so much doubt and bad energy in my head. Then he called me, I cried so hard. We talked for...
    Harmonial Harmonial 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    So my boyfriend and I have been together

    for almost 3 years (this September). I knew from the very beginning of being with him that he wanted to go in the Military, and even though I knew it was gonna be hard I still supported him. He just left this past week for basic training in Fort Benning for 14 weeks. (He has a...
    armylove11 armylove11 22-25, F Jun 28

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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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    My boyfriend in the army like I'm starting to

    under stand that my boyfriend is there like not making me any happy that I live with his parents I'm 19 he 20 I'm going to be 20 in September like I'm so over that his mom don't think we are ready to date just because I can't read or right good I was in spacheled like it shoud...
    katlyncody katlyncody 18-21, F Jul 6

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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 96 Responses Jan 4, 2008

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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

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    Unnecessary Comments...

    Am I the only one tired of the negative comments? This is a site for us to be able to vent and get things off our chests since most of us don't have actual friends experiencing what we're all going through. Everyone on here knows what we're each going through. So telling someone...
    Georgiagirl86 Georgiagirl86 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    Living without my love.

    My boyfriend and I have been together for a year and 8 months. In October of last year, he told me he wanted to join the Army. I supported him 100%. Though we had our problems, none having anything to do with the Army, we came out stronger as a couple. At the end of April he...
    KelseyVianna KelseyVianna 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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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...
    armygirlfriend2007 armygirlfriend2007 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 6

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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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    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

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    Does anyone know anything about Fort Sill,

    Oklahoma and Fort Rucker, Alabama? My boyfriend left for basic yesterday to Oklahoma, and then he proceeds on to AIT in Alabama. I won't be seeing him for six months, and it's a lot harder than I expected it to be. Yesterday and today have been nothing but tears, because it...
    Emmadd18 Emmadd18 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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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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    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 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    My MP is stationed in Korea now.

    . 5 more months he'll be home for 2 weeks then he goes to Kentucky for the next 3 years.. He left early this morning to go back to Korea from being home on leave.
    ArmyGirlfriend2014 ArmyGirlfriend2014 16-17, F Jul 16

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