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I Am An American Soldier

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 42 People

    Okay, I'm going to spill it on here

    because I don't have anyone else who will understand and I find some support or advice or something. I was sworn in last January. I was so excited. I was going to wait until July to leave so I could walk the stage for my family. After I had lost the only job I have ever had and...
    Envy4 Envy4 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Waiting Game

    I am in the United States Navy. I am waiting to go to bootcamp in April. After that I will be on a ship for a year to pick a job I want. Then I will be stationed in Japan! I'm super excited and a little nervous.
    dancingbabe08 dancingbabe08 18-21, F Feb 13, 2011

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    Future Soldier

    i joined the United States Army Reserves on nevember 4, 2011. i have a brother how is infantry, a best friend is a 92g and a boyfriend who is infantry. thay have a lot of influence on my decision to join. it takes guts to put your family and friends to go and learn how to defend...
    Armywifestrong2012 Armywifestrong2012 16-17, F Mar 2, 2012

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    YES I Am

    I love being an american solder, and I'm willing to lose my life to protect my county, family and YOU. You don't need to thank me for my service but at some point, please shake the hand of some one who is or has served...
    longgun longgun 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 2, 2008

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    Afghan Tales

    First deployment, out on a base you'll never find on google maps. We get shot at every day, rockets, motars, the base gets enemies trying to force their way in. A rocket recently hit someone's room, destroying everything in it. But I love it out here, I hope we're making a...
    darkjace darkjace 26-30 1 Response Mar 10, 2012

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    A Soldier

    I have been in the army for 7 years and I am currently on my 3rd deployment. I suck's but it a job that put food on the table and provide my family with cloths and a roof over there head. It thought beening a soldier these days because we miss so much of our family lives. It...
    nb0898 nb0898 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 22, 2007

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    Me? Well Of Corse I Am!

    I Used to Play war with My Brother and Sister when we where kids. Heh i remember Those days. Back then we thought war was Just a Fancy Game we could play. Hell where we wrong. 10 years Leater i joined the Marines and was in for hell a reckenin. I Had joined in time to Get sent...
    ForgottonSoldier ForgottonSoldier 31-35, M Nov 21, 2012

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    My Son

    My Son has been gone a long time ...in navy SP OPS ..and we have very little emails and or calls from him ...and now he has gone and reuped for another 10 yrs ...we have only had him home once in 8 yrs time...and he didnt even get to come home when his dad died .. i know it's...
    goodseemore goodseemore 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 18, 2011

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    Have You Deployed? Please Help Me!

     Hi! My fiance is currently deployed to Iraq and I'm doing some research about soldier deployments. If you've deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, please help me out and take this survey! It will only take about 5 minutes- Thank you! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm...
    TGRecruitment TGRecruitment 22-25 Nov 28, 2009

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    Hello, my name is Kelsey and my boyfriend is in the United States Army. He is stationed at Ft. Bliss in Texas, while I am going to college in Ohio. I am only a freshman. Though my...
    KelseyVianna KelseyVianna 18-21, F Oct 8

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    Hello, my name is Kelsey and my boyfriend is in the United States Army. He is stationed at Ft. Bliss in Texas, while I am going to college in Ohio. I am only a freshman. Though my...
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    SexiestChocolate SexiestChocolate 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 7

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    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 26

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    I am mixed blood. My mother is mostly European (American, but European ancestry.) She is also 1/16th Cherokee and "pretends" to follow the Native American beliefs. She is dating...
    SgtsLittleGirl SgtsLittleGirl 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    I am mixed with African American on my dad's side. He is mixed with African American and Native American. idk what percentage that makes me T.T... love my curly hair, i rock an...
    EchoesInTwistedMeadows EchoesInTwistedMeadows 22-25 Sep 26

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    I was born and raised in the United States, and am a third generation Texan by birth, though I currently do not live in Texas. And the majority of my ancestry traces back to...
    PaleRyder PaleRyder 51-55, M 3 Responses Sep 26

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    Yep I am a American, to be honest a southern American. Any more southern Americans on this site
    001goodguy65 001goodguy65 46-50, M 8 Responses Oct 1

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    So I was born in Port Patrick Scotland, the son of a Ex GI (American) and a house wife (Native) then by the time I was 5 we moved to Northern Ireland, till the IRA (Irish Republic...
    KnoxvilleStrong KnoxvilleStrong 26-30, M 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    IDE like to see where all of you haters would be if there weren't any soldiers.
    Rugby4me Rugby4me 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    I got not one but FIVE letters today from my soldier. He's getting my letters now. Nothing could make me happier right now!!except of course seeing him haha. :) I love the feeling...
    emuck emuck 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    On my way to Georgia to see my soldier (:
    tianahull tianahull 16-17, F Sep 30

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    I give respect to those who earn it. It sounds rude but just because you are a soldier doesn't mean you are a hero. One of my best friend a is in the national guard part time...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 6 Responses Oct 1

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    My parents upset me so much. My soldier and I have been dating for two years. We want to get married one day. I'm a senior in high school getting ready to go to college. My dad...
    AaronsGirl9112 AaronsGirl9112 16-17, F Oct 1

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    I finally got to see my soldier. I made it through 10 weeks of basics, and now just 21 weeks of AIT left.
    tianahull tianahull 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    I had an amazing time this weekend with my soldier and his family. It's incredible how not a single thing has changed between us after being apart for over 2 months. Our love has...
    bayleejoelle bayleejoelle 18-21, F Oct 14

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    I just got off the phone with my soldier who is at AIT. He's so depressed and home sick. He's starting to not like his MOS and is just miserable. I hate knowing he's like this...
    tianahull tianahull 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My heart breaks when I see good men turned and indoctrinated into killers. I survived the DADT era. How many other lesser educated soldiers can say the same? Not many. That is...
    JacobStark JacobStark 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    not american . but I noticed americans always want war , if you want is so much go fight in iraq and syria and fight ebola see how much you want it then....
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M 9 Responses Oct 2

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    I don't think that I can express my feelings of disgust with the Americans. Sorry but the lot of you disgust me and I have no idea what has happened to our nation! I'm about one...
    Jennerrous Jennerrous 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 15

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    I may be a blonde boy, but my great grandmother was in fact native american, i believe I am like 25 percent native american, I hate it when my history teacher says "we kicked them...
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    kaivaughn kaivaughn 31-35, M Sep 25

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    Johndoe10000 Johndoe10000 46-50, M 11 Responses Sep 26

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    onutlonzo onutlonzo 22-25, M Sep 28

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    South Carolina, born and raised. I even have the motto tattooed on my arm and it ain't coming off. I live all the way in Slovakia now, but I'll always be American.
    JustIridescent JustIridescent 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 30

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    I can probably relate anything in my life to a specific scene or episode in American dad or family guy. I think I might have a problem.
    ericabri12 ericabri12 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    Ruizf2 Ruizf2 26-30 1 Response Oct 1

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    not American but would love to visit US one day (if i get a chance)
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M Oct 12

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