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I Am An Army Veteran

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Feb 6

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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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    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 1 Response Dec 22, 2012

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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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    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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    amosquito amosquito 26-30, M Feb 4

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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 4 Responses Apr 4

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 1 Response May 12, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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 :)
    popuptarget popuptarget 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Related Experiences

    my dad was in the army. He had a girlfriend in north korea until he came home. I wasnt around then but he adopted me around may of 2001. He recently died of liver cancer, after...
    megawolf13 megawolf13 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    26 years active duty army, enlisted and officer time.
    hoosierdaddy62 hoosierdaddy62 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Not long ago, I read in a newspaper that a veteran was having to sell his medals that he earned in WW2 to pay his rent/bills.. Makes me so angry!
    clurrby clurrby 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 7

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    I would like to thank our veterans from Canada as they have served, sacrificed and lost friends...they have given a huge price just to keep us safe:) and I would also like to thank...
    DavidWahlstrom123 DavidWahlstrom123 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My soldier is in Germany and has been for 4 months. We have skyped, texted and sent each other gifts all throughout the months. My biggest surprise, gift and treasure was him...
    DancingElf DancingElf 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Around 700 supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi, including the supreme guide of his Muslim Brotherhood movement, were Tuesday due in court, a day after 529 co...
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I am an army wife who misses her husband dearly. I am excited to say I do get to see him in 11 days, for graduation. So I am new to this whole army thing. I look forward to meeting...
    Lo2011 Lo2011 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    "What's going on in that beautiful mind, I'm on your magical mystery ride and I'm so dizzy; don't know what hit me but I'll be alright. My heads under water but I'm breathing fine...
    KGraciee KGraciee 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Wow I still can't believe it. I've met my man 2 months ago and we're dating for a week now. When my ex treated me like **** I've never thought that somebody could fix this wound in...
    Tscho Tscho 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    My boyfriend and I are/were going through the process of joining the army together. He left 2 weeks ago for basic training. I was right by his side through his whole process of...
    beccadanielle96 beccadanielle96 18-21, F Apr 7

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    HELL YEAH I AM! BVB army for life and death! Jinxx rules and plus, he has an awesome name! Dead Zombie X_X We aren't just an "army" we're family! "If we stand together we will...
    InMemoryOfMe InMemoryOfMe 16-17, F Apr 8

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    ok Well here is alittle about our story(me and my bf's story) im 22 going on 23 and my babe is 39 going on 40... ik hes older but im ok with that... OK!! so we've been together...
    hbonner91 hbonner91 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Call me unpatriotic or a traitor, but I am sick of violence and death. I am sick of greed and corruption. I don't like the army, but I respect what they do to a certain degree. War...
    blakechapman21 blakechapman21 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    My boyfriend of 4 years and 9 months just left to basic training in Fort Jackson, SC, 3 days ago. :( We've pretty much lived together and spend each day together until he left. I...
    zombiegerms zombiegerms 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I have been with my fiancée for 5 years this coming August and at the age of 24 he decided to join the Army. He left for basic training at Ft Jackson on March 11 and I miss him so...
    xtatsplatx xtatsplatx 26-30, F Mar 24

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    My boyfriend is going on a resolute in Darwin for 6 months. He is in the army but will be out on the boats helping the navy like sea patrol. I am so scared and emotional, he leaves...
    deeshbish113 deeshbish113 18-21, F Mar 30

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    So he's been in basic training for about two months now! I'm half way there but I been feeling more down because he's constantly on my mind and I keep on rereading his letters. I...
    Kriziajayne Kriziajayne 18-21, F Apr 1

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    So I got told today that I looked like absolute **** today and need to carry myself better. I am furious. Do you know how hard it is to go from talking to someone literally from...
    MckaylaGrace MckaylaGrace 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    My boyfriend is in the army. He's 21. He told me recently that he may be getting stationed in Fort Hood. I'm not too fond of that. Especially not after hearing about the shooting...
    GeorgiaPeach03 GeorgiaPeach03 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    The family of an Al-Jazeera journalist detained in Egypt for nearly eight months called for his immediate release Tuesday, saying his health has deteriorated during a hunger strike...
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 Apr 9

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    I've had the craziest experience being in the army the places I've traveled and the different people I've met and became friends with. The lifestyle of a soldier is something I...
    SPCSade SPCSade 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    Sometimes the military sucks. But you get out of it what you put into it. If your going to be one of those people who just complains that your soldier is gone or cant be with and...
    lmsabatino lmsabatino 22-25, F Apr 10

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    Sometimes the military sucks. But you get out of it what you put into it. If your going to be one of those people who just complains that your soldier is gone or cant be with and...
    lmsabatino lmsabatino 22-25, F Apr 10

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    ITS BEEENNN A LONGGGGG TIME!!!Just about a year.. I'm hoping to see some familiar faces on here if not HI, to the new ladies!! Well!! an update on me and my soldier? We are doing...
    purplelily13 purplelily13 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    Well, I don't know how to start because I never really talked about it before. I'm German and I met my husband here in Germany. He's a son of a soldier and we fell in love. I've...
    stellaEM stellaEM 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I've always been afraid to join the army, because I think I'll get sent off to war and just die..
    teejayy23 teejayy23 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I miss my bf so much today. My friends are going to prom tonight and knowing that I won't ever have that and that he won't ever get to ask me to prom in some sweet way is really...
    devynn3 devynn3 16-17, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I think in okay. Sometimes I think about bad times. About 2 months ago I pulled over my big rig to take a **** and saw a puppy. I stomped on it until the damn thing...
    richramz3413 richramz3413 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    I think that's very sad. I'm gonna research why this happens. War is no joke and I think it's sad that someone who's already been through so much should have to face a whole other...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Retired in 2006 and have been having a great time as a T-6 Texan simulator instructor. 20 years in the AF as a pilot. What a great life and job.
    shadowplt shadowplt 46-50, M Apr 4

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