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I Am An Army Veteran

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    I'm An Army Veteran At The Age Of 22!

    Hi! I'm new to this site, thought I'd share my story! :) I'm a 22 year old female, Army Veteran. I was in for only 9 months!! I wanted to serve the 5 years I enlisted for, get out and pursue a career in Law Enforcement! I was 31B- MP... My training was Osut at Ft...
    thatgirlx0x0 thatgirlx0x0 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 4, 2010

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    1998-2002

    I had the privilege of working for Uncle Sam during some fairly quiet years.  I joined in the fall of 98, went to basic and AIT at Ft. Benning, GA.  Got to the 101st in the spring of 1999 and basically was in Ft. Campbell until I got out in September of 2002. ...
    MstuckF MstuckF 31-35, T Nov 12, 2009

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    OIF!!

    I went to Iraq for a 1.5 years, and it changed me forever. I always lived life to the fullest and had crazy stories before I ever went there, but I mean something about being in the middle of a war-zone, getting shot at and IED's going off all around on the road between missions...
    JonnyCecil JonnyCecil 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 18, 2013

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    I Made A Mistake

    No one cares that I served my country. No one hires me because of it. I get discriminated against when I bring it up, so I try hard not to. I'm starting to think my resume would look better if I said I as unemployed for the years I served. I tell everyone not to bother -- there's...
    wtfimik wtfimik 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2012

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    First of all, for the love of God,

    don't thank me. The heroes came home with pieces missing or didn't come home at all. (Caveat: This does not apply to Medal of Honor recipients or other decorated veterans.) Second, those were the best four years and two deployments of my life. I knew precisely where I was...
    PhresnoPhoenix PhresnoPhoenix 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 10

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    I'm An Army War Veteran

    That's right, Huuuh and a Hoo Rah to the armed forces. We're all on the same side I typed in two calls.. I only know Army and Marines, no disrespect to the other guys I just never saw any of em in combat so don't know if they got one. Anyway just glad to add my story with fellow...
    vavaeon vavaeon 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 2, 2011

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    Oscar5kilo/mike7/kilo9

    I loved being in the Army. I grew up in a military family. My parents were both in the Armed Forces, and met at the Pentagon in 1963. My mother was a W.A.C. ( Women's' Army Corp ), and one of the first 5 W.A.C.s to be trained on IBM computers. She met my father ( who...
    angelwings626 angelwings626 41-45, F 14 Responses Oct 11, 2009

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    I Apologize For the Confsion...

    My story in this group is under DunnoNeed.  
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 5, 2009

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    Saving Private Ryan Movie

    Ever seen the saving private Ryan Movie? Does the US Gov't get the only son of Veterans of harms way, or is that all hollywood  BS? Probably questions coming in to elected officials!!!! I was the only son of a Navy Veteran who was on a destroyer USS Massey as a fire...
    matuscak1961 matuscak1961 46-50 1 Response Apr 9, 2010

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    11-11-11

    November 11th is Veterans Day. Don't forget to raise a toast, and if so inclined a prayer, to friends and family who have served, and to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can be free. To them we owe a special debt. Thank You one and all, and may God continue...
    donh2989 donh2989 41-45, M Nov 10, 2011

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    Forever Alone

    i am a disabled veteran who joined the army in 1980 right out of high school, just wanting to get out of a gang infested city in Los Angeles, i made it thru basic but while in AIT at Ft Lee Virginia i was sexually assulted by a fellow soldier, my life was never the same, although...
    latinlaydey latinlaydey 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2012

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    Can I Ever Find My Soul Again?

    "It's the cold, blunt truth. There was a little girl that died." There was a car bomb that -- what happened was, there's an Iraqi police station and right next to it was, like, a coffee shop, and a lot of the police officers would go there to get coffee in the mornings. There...
    Digitaldork Digitaldork 31-35, M 7 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    Fng

    I'm new to EP and the group.  I'm still active duty stationed in GA,  18 years in, 3 deployments, and looking forward to retiring
    irishmick irishmick 46-50, M Oct 10, 2011

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    I Have Been Trying To Get A Va Home Loan.

    I have never done any thing like this before. So please bear with me while I try to tell my story.About three years ago my step-daughter had a baby girl and would not take care of her so my wife and I strated taking care fo the child. she has turned into a beautiful child and I...
    FIREWALK01 FIREWALK01 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2010

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    US Army enlisted 1986 FT Campbell

    and Germany !!!! Got out in August 1990 And promptly got recalled as an IRR for Desert Storm..... Ended up back with my unit from Campbell.... Lol. Best part was I got to ETS twice :)
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Biggest Achievement But Not the Best Choice

    Basic Training was at Fort Jackson, SC from November 1987 to January 1988. AIT was at Fort Gordon, GA from January 1988 to April 1988.  (36M) First duty station was Fort Bragg, NC from April 1988 to April 1989. Second duty station was Uijongbu, Korea from...
    DunnoNeed DunnoNeed 41-45 Apr 4, 2009

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    Joined the army fresh out of high school 7yrs

    ago in may. Deployed twice. It's crazy to look back on everything I have seen and been put thru because of the army. Don't regret one bit :)
    Kehau89 Kehau89 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 6

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    I Was In the Army Too.

    I went to basic at Ft McClellan, AL in 1973, AIT twice at Ft Jackson, SC and even did a tour at Karlsruhe, Germany for 16 months. Loved it. I was in from 1973-1976 then again from 1980-1982 where I was stationed at Ft Ord, CA. I was even stationed in Presidio of SF, CA back...
    brat58 brat58 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    Here We Go Again, Same Old Stuff Again

    I served on Active Duty from November of 1987 to November of 1991.  And spent a little less than 2 years in the National Guard after that.  I am proud of having served my country, especially my service during Desert Shield/Storm.  The only thing I wish I had done...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 16, 2009

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    I started at the age of 17 still in high school

    I join the army National Guard, I graduate high school the following summer and went to Basic and AIT at Ft Jackson SC (tank Hill)return home and try college for a year, I transfer from the National Guard to Regular Army and serve 4 years, I serve a total of 6 years 79-85...
    no2clothes no2clothes 51-55, M Feb 4

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    I'm the youngest war Veteran ever in all

    history 😐 I have no life. What else was I suppose to do. Parents dead,whole family died on a holiday 😒 It's only me. What else do I do? Sit here and be miserable and useless ? I've been shot and stared dead straight into the eyes. I've seen heaven. I've been to hell and...
    shaunyy0911 shaunyy0911 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    amosquito amosquito 31-35, M Feb 4

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    Joined Up Again

    I was in Afghanistan if anyone wants to read that, we're not being deployed but I joined again. I'm afraid Ill be disabled when I come home if I do get deployed. I'm starting to regret this but my life's goin nowhere real fast so, whatever. Ill do it. Message to to. -Mitchell.
    Jackedlol Jackedlol 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 24, 2013

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    I Served...

    I served in the army for seven years. I did two tours in Iraq as an infantryman with the 25th id. What an awesome experience.
    Fuknsos Fuknsos 31-35, M Oct 6, 2012

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    I Wish I Was Still In The Army

    Hello all I served with the Army for twelve years, Brittish Army 10th Btn Parachute Rgt, I miss it.
    rareg247 rareg247 51-55, M Jun 21, 2011

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    Rainbow Division And Beyond

    13Sep70 enlisted in AG Co. 42d Inf. Div. NYARNG. Basic training and infantry (11B) AIT at Ft. Jackson. Infantry OCS to 2Lt MSC assigned to 102d Med Bn, 42d ID, NYARNG Jul72. Transfer to 348th General Hospital, 79th ARCOM assist S-3; 1977 - 1983. MOS change from 67B field medical...
    railfan4019 railfan4019 61-65, M Feb 17, 2013

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    British Army Veteran

    No Victoria Cross, no other bravery awards - just a soldier who did his job.
    Danny1000 Danny1000 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 7, 2011

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    Combat Engineer

    i was a combat engineer in the U.S.Army for about 2 years. i was i Bosnia for 3 months. When i first got there i was a PFC(E-3). my first combat experience was only 5 days after i arrived there. My squad leader was shot and killed, and my fellow soldiers asked me to lead them...
    friendlyspaz522001 friendlyspaz522001 22-25, M 2 Responses May 12, 2008

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    ***A VETERAN*** Whether on active duty,

    retired, national guard or reserve, or justserved, is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America, " for an amount of "up to and including my life." That is honor, and there are way too many people in this country who...
    ken757 ken757 31-35, M 5 Responses Apr 4

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    Officially....

    As of 17 AUG 09. I am discharged from the Army National Guard and assigned to the Retired Reserve. Type of discharge : Honorable Sgt Christopher John Pollock ( RET.) 26 MAR 1986 - 26 MAR 1988 3 YRS 24 DEC 1990 - 17 AUG 2009  18 YRS 7 MONTHS 25 DAYS    ...
    cjpsf5 cjpsf5 41-45, M 10 Responses Sep 18, 2009

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    Reunion

    This might sound selfish. Or maybe you will understand. I know i'm gonna ramble so please bare with me. The closer this gets, the more excuses i come up with. **** lucky for me life throws enough obstacles in my way that i might not even have the money to go. Then the remorse and...
    whatistheprob whatistheprob 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Thank you to all the US veterans, you people are the best. Thank you for providing me with my freedom. You are definitely under appreciated and under paid. May God always watch...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm new the Army Girlfriend scene.. I'm an Army Fiancé... I need some advice as my Fiancé is leaving for Basic Training on my birthday October 20. I know our relationship will...
    MySoldierMyLove MySoldierMyLove 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 11

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    I am sitting outside of the Armed Forces Career Center waiting for my boyfriend to get out of PT and crying my eyes out. We have been dating for over a year and a half and he...
    countingthedays0422 countingthedays0422 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 23

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    I'm not really going to do it for my country (although don't get me wrong in love America) it's more for me to feel like I'm doing something... Where I am right now I'm just a...
    Nightfang109 Nightfang109 13-15, M Sep 27

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    ... so I bought army pants and flip flops.
    crookedteethteen crookedteethteen 13-15, F Oct 3

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    I am an army girlfriend and in a couple of months I was planning in moving to the fort riley area in kansas to be with my boyfriend of over two years whom is in the infantry. His...
    madi917 madi917 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    Hi my boyfriend is going to have his first deployment and im new to the army girlfriend life i dont know what to expect can somebody help me 😊🇺🇸
    blanca1170 blanca1170 18-21, F 23 hrs ago

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    Rp anyone? I'll rp anything
    Sexypokemon10 Sexypokemon10 13-15, M Sep 26

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    I have been roleplaying ever since I was a child, and I still retain a very vivid imagination that manifests itself into ideas for characters, short stories, and world creation. I...
    Ursashock444 Ursashock444 18-21, M Oct 11

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    MCRD San Diego 1967, IRT Camp Pendleton. Trained on the OV10..Flight Crew/Door Gunner, CH-53 Heavy, CH-46 MCAS New River, North Carolina.
    MarineVet MarineVet 61-65, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    MCRD class of 1993. SOI west (0311). Stationed at Camp Pendleton with 1/9. It was a love/hate kind of time, but would never trade it for anything. Semper Fi my Brothers and...
    3Dogmatic 3Dogmatic 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    As we approach the remembrance anniversary of the first world war I would just like to thank all of our allied forces for the freedom we now have. Although it is threatened...
    cherrypip cherrypip 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just wanna talk to my babe <3
    LovedByASoldier LovedByASoldier 18-21, F Sep 23

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    I relieved two more letters today. :) this man makes me so happy. I'm glad all is well. He still hasn't got my letters yet. But I sent them Friday morning so they should be on...
    emuck emuck 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    he called me after his work,,so from 11pm-4am were on skype and were both sleeping (: and when he woke up we skype again before his PT (: ...well u all know how HAPPY i am right...
    ber9904 ber9904 31-35, F Sep 23

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    Feel like absolute crap, talking to him will make my day better
    LovedByASoldier LovedByASoldier 18-21, F Sep 24

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    My husband is currently deployed to Afghanistan. We have been together 4 years and our son will be 1 year old next month. Everyone has been telling me for years that I am in an...
    SamiBabyx33 SamiBabyx33 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    Hi friends! This is my first time ever joining a site like this but I was so intrigued to do it because I was browsing through all the stories and this seems like such a great...
    Skyekenway Skyekenway 22-25, F Sep 24

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    Just a reminder please keep OPSEC in mind with all the escalating activity with ISIS our soldiers need more protection than ever so please dont go around saying when or where your...
    Armygirl2012 Armygirl2012 22-25, F Sep 24

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    Just a reminder please keep OPSEC in mind with all the escalating activity with ISIS our soldiers need more protection than ever so please dont go around saying when or where your...
    Armygirl2012 Armygirl2012 22-25, F Sep 24
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