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I Am An American Soldier

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 42 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    tomorrow will be one week down and 2 more to go to be able to receive a letter from him! I hope it either comes sooner or times passes by faster!!
    etrigo etrigo 16-17, F 56 mins ago

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    best show,ever!!!! who else?
    julyybabey julyybabey 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    My man graduates from basic in a couple weeks. What is a good graduation present?
    swimmonkey swimmonkey 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    European roots but I'm not a euro-american. I was born here and I'm an American. Period!
    volvoman60 volvoman60 56-60, M 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Im mexican n native american but everyone thinks im white, i tell people im mexican n they say im not, im like i know wat i am thank u very much, so they speak spanish to me n idk...
    theresajanelle theresajanelle 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    As a former soldier of the US a Army, don't care what anyone says. I Love my country. When I talk to others online and they ask me where I come from, I reply from America, with...
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I remember when we (African Americans) were so intimidated by the word "black" it was an insult for someone to refer to you that way! I remember when I was in Junior High I was...
    orionnights orionnights 51-55, F 2 days ago

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    Not Cherokee but I am Afro-American/ Seminole/Shawnee Indian and French. Blessed with High cheekbones and long brown hair and slit eyes
    FindingKiaraJ FindingKiaraJ 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    American by birth. Southern by the grace of god βœŠπŸΌπŸ’―
    ssamuel ssamuel 13-15, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am American, Born in America, Fought in the Air Force for America, and think we should not apologize for being America and we should kick anyone out that doesn't want to be...
    cruise77 cruise77 36-40, M 11 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ready to ship to the love of my life! My amazing soldier! Although I wish he was home for his birthday I promised to make it as special as possible! Packed with his favorite snacks...
    Tianaeliz18 Tianaeliz18 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    What are some of the most common ans uncommon tribes for Americans to have in their bloodline? From what I know I'm Cherokee and Shawnee. I'm starting to research Native American...
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I prefer "Usonian." It makes it clear I mean I'm from the U.S.A. An alternate form is "Usanian." I feel like that's more informative if I'm going to introduce my nationality...
    TheCallipygist TheCallipygist 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Getting my soldiers birthday package together :) love him to the moon and back! Cake made out of his favorite candy bars
    Tianaeliz18 Tianaeliz18 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I respect and all soldiers worlwide because mostly in family are military except me and my sister
    jenjen009 jenjen009 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I am proud to be an American, card carry'n Patriot. I know there's a lot of room for improvement, but we are an indefatigable people who do know what words like "hope" and "work...
    bethsmiles bethsmiles 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    This Haitian boy back in high school asked me do I eat collared greens ( I think I spelled it right ) because I told him that I was American. Weird.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I love it. I used to love family guy and then the show just totally went downhill, they stopped being funny and just tried way too hard. American dad is so witty, I have so many...
    Sooosleeepy Sooosleeepy 22-25, F Aug 19

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    His birthday is this week, going out of my way to make it as special as possible, any ideas? There's only so much you can do when your soldiers overseas :/
    Tianaeliz18 Tianaeliz18 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Woke up, 420 am, smoked that spliff...then another. Kimmy tan one hot buttercup. I feel blessed to be an American, get my education free and my speech for free too, courtesy of God...
    shamdizzle888 shamdizzle888 22-25, M Aug 19

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    Day 8: Visited his mother today and it was VERY needed! We both just connected on like a different level. We were there for each other and were able to just talk. Both of us are...
    patientlotus22 patientlotus22 18-21, F Aug 17

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    I'm African American, I don't fit the stereotypes and I'm just making this post because I'm not in the mood for people to talk to me then get upset when they realize my race and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 17

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    I am a First Generation American, parents are from an African country, can you guess which one? A question for Americans though: do you say that you are American as a whole or do...
    slightpinch slightpinch 13-15, M 11 Responses Aug 17

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    i made stuff like this for my boyfriend in basic all the time. be creative with writing. my soldier really appreciated it.
    cupofteeee cupofteeee 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    yah, a no limit soldier, that is! lol 504 yah Hurd me!
    morganza504 morganza504 36-40 Aug 17

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    I'm 16 and I love being African American but I hate to be black when the cops pull you over or I'm the only black in class while the teacher talks about slavery and stuff
    chrislane166 chrislane166 16-17, M Aug 16

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    I'm a worried American. Everything is great it's just that it all seems very unstable.
    coerietheraven coerietheraven 22-25, M 8 Responses Aug 16

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    Roger is the reason why I watch American Dad. I never laugh so much to anything. His character and voice is perfect. He reminds me of me so much. He is always changing himself with...
    DissolvingExistence DissolvingExistence 16-17, M Aug 16

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    My soldier is on his way home... YAY!!!!!!!!!!
    SkyeFoster SkyeFoster 26-30, F Aug 16

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    My soldier is on his way home... YAY!!!!!!!!!!
    SkyeFoster SkyeFoster 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    My soldier is on his way home... YAY!!!!!!!!!!
    SkyeFoster SkyeFoster 26-30, F Aug 16

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    During the days it's so much easier because I'm preoccupied and they go by faster, I dread nighttime. When nighttime rolls around that's when it hits me that I won't get to wake up...
    greeneyyedgirl greeneyyedgirl 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    when a soldier is in white phase, on Sundays if they get there phones normally for how long do they have it and around what time do they get it?
    shelli1a shelli1a 18-21, F 2 Responses