I Am An Australian Army Girlfriend

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    New Australian Army Girlfriend...does It Get Easier?

    My boyfriend and I have been going out for just over 2 months. I knew what I was "getting myself" into when we first started dating, but I didn't think it would be this hard! He's only been in Kapooka for 3 weeks and I'm missing him like crazy! I did get told the other day that...
    JessicaAmanda JessicaAmanda
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 20, 2012

    My boyfriend got posted to Townsville will be

    moving late September, any one there or going there :):)
    amanda2410 amanda2410
    22-25, F
    Jul 31, 2015

    How do you girls deal with it all?

    We've been dating for a bit over a year my partner and I. It took me a while to get used to the whole army-thing and him being away on field training and such. We didn't live together so I could always occupy my mind with other things when he was away. About two months ago, we...
    AnderssonT AnderssonT
    22-25, F
    Nov 12, 2015

    My boyfriend of 16 months left

    for the army on 6th July 2015. These last four months have been the hardest and most rewarding of my life. Before he left, we were seeing each other every single day, and if we didn't see each other, we would at least call of a night time. When he left for Kapooka I felt alone...
    Claur001 Claur001
    22-25, F
    Oct 23, 2015

    Deployment Breakup?

    hey folks, so my boyfriend is currently deployed in afgh, has been for approx 6 months, everything has been lovely, we've been communicating everyday, supporting each other, sending pictures, videos, had his ROCFA and freely expressed our love for each other, both saying that we...
    max1687 max1687
    Apr 23, 2013

    New Army Girlfriend. Hopefully Soon To Be Serving Member Also.

    Hi. I am a very new army girlfriend. My boyfriend left for kapooka on Tuesday. It has definitely been a huge shock to not have him around especially because we were living together for the past 12months. I am really finding it hard not being able to contact him. Does anyone...
    NEL90 NEL90
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 28, 2013

    my partner has gone away on a trip

    and am really struggling and would love to know how others cope. when he is in army he goes into army mentality wich i know he needs but for that he shuts me out saying it is difficult to think about me when he is working. how do others cope
    mushabelly123 mushabelly123
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 3, 2015

    My boyfriend recently went to Townsville from

    singleton and is in 3RAR and wants me to move up as soon as I can but I'm worried I won't make any friends up there. Does anyone know if there is like an army wives and girlfriends group up there maybe??
    airlied airlied
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 18, 2015

    Anyone on here who has a bf posted in

    Townsville maybe even 3RAR just want to meet some people in the same boat :)
    airlied airlied
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 20, 2015

    My boyfriend leaves for kapooka next week

    and I'm a bit of a nervous wreck, we've been together two years, lived together for the past year and we both only work a few days a week so we've always spent a lot of time together. I'm 20 and all other girls my age just care about going out and drinking so I don't have all...
    aishahanley aishahanley
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 14, 2015
    amanda2410 amanda2410
    22-25, F
    Feb 15, 2015

    The Emotional Rollercoaster Of Being An Army Girlfriend

    Up, down, happy, sad, elated, deflated, sure, unsure, in love, bloody can't stand it! Ahhh if you are the girlfriend of an Army boy then you know EXACTLY how I'm feeling. I met my guy the day he arrived back from his 5 months in Afghan, his room mate on base took him out to play...
    DarwinDiaries DarwinDiaries
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Mar 27, 2013

    My bf and I have been doing long distance

    for over a year now and have just bought a house together but I feel like we (mainly me) fight over the smallest things lately, anyone else get that?
    airlied airlied
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 8, 2015

    My boyfriend left to Kapooka (recruit training)

    yesterday and its already so dreadful. i find myself crying for no reason, or if i think about him for too long i start to tear up. it sucks! but I've been reading some posts here and its been helpful to know I'm not the only one!! Was wondering if anyones knows how much they...
    Jodie95 Jodie95
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 18, 2014

    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 in just 4 days. I know its for the best and will be a great experience i just have never loved someone so much and to have all that taken away...
    deeshbish113 deeshbish113
    22-25, F
    Mar 30, 2014

    He's been gone at Kapooka

    since monday and i need him, i get so upset, i just need him :( i miss my love so much
    fluff2018 fluff2018
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 15, 2015

    I'm An Australian Army Girlfriend

    Me and my boyfriend have been together for 18months now and I've never loved anyone more, he just got the call the other day that he will b leaving for training on the 24th of July for 13 weeks, I want him to be happy and do what he wants to doin life but I can't help but feel...
    Lauraashleigh Lauraashleigh
    12 Responses Apr 25, 2012

    Hello again. I'm visiting my partner

    who is in kapooka for the first time on his local leave this Saturday (since I won't be able to attend his march out) and now I'm starting to freak out cause I'm flying from Brisbane and I guess I'm just nervous about flyin on my own and finding a taxi from the airport at Wagga...
    emilyclaire3 emilyclaire3
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 30, 2014

    Night time is the worst time

    when your partner is away for 6 months of Army training. 😔 Does anyone else feel especially sad and lonely when it's night time and you realise you have to sleep alone?
    linda937 linda937
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 1, 2015

    My boyfriend and I have been together

    for over a year and a half. On Monday (22nd of September) he left for kapooka. I miss him so much, and I haven't talked to him since Tuesday afternoon. It is really hard because I use to spend every day with him. I just wanted to know if it gets easier as time goes on, and how...
    kated96 kated96
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 27, 2014

    I've been with my man

    for nearly 2 years I knew what I was getting I to before we became official, he left for kapooka 3 days ago and it's been hard, I haven't spoken to him since our goodbyes in the city after he swore in and I know they say no news is good news but I just want to hear his voice...
    Acurci Acurci
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 30, 2014

    I would like to be an army gf.

    where I'm living now and what I want out of a relationship seem to fit the army life.
    deleted deleted
    Apr 19, 2015

    Is there anyone else

    who is insecure? My name is Clare and I'm 19. My boyfriend and I have been dating for a year now, and we are in a long distance relationship because he goes to ADFA. He is in his first year and our initial plans was for me to move to Canberra with him after 1 year (I'm...
    Clare96 Clare96
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 25, 2015

    Hey my partner is undergoing recruit training

    at the moment and after that he will be undergoing a parachute riggers course. I was wondering if anyone has a partner who is or will be a parachute rigger? Also what is the job like? Will we have to move around the country frequently?
    jawalker jawalker
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 15, 2014

    Hi all. My partner left today

    for his training in kapooka and even though we've been able to talk a bit, it really hurts because I know it won't last. 80 days is a long time and I feel like it's going to go really slowly, especially whenever we can't talk. And to add to everything, were both from brisbane so...
    emilyclaire3 emilyclaire3
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 3, 2014

    Just Starting Out

    My partner left for kapooka a month ago. I am 19 and he is 25. We will have been together for 1 year on boxing day. I knew he was going to the army from the start.. I just didn't know when. He finally was told that he'd been offered a position and would leave in january 2014. I...
    tbag8081 tbag8081
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 6, 2013

    I'm not quite an army girlfriend

    yet - my boyfriend is about to sit his YOU session in December. Can anyone tell me their experiences with the waiting period between the YOU session, the enlistment day and leaving for Kapooka, and what to expect? I'm beating myself up about it all - half of me is supportive...
    agrowds agrowds
    26-30, F
    Oct 29, 2015

    Looking for someone to talk to,

    that understands.. Haven't been dating him super long, but know that he's the right one for me. He's in Darwin, I'm in Melbourne.. Anyone one else going through something similar??
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 11, 2015

    Hello Girls!! I've created a blog,

    to use it as a platform to share my feelings and stories/experiences of being an army girlfriend. Be expected to hear about the daily long distant relationship struggles, as well as the changes that our military partners have gone through which ultimately impact our...
    Clare96 Clare96
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 1, 2015

    My boyfriend left for overseas a month ago,

    and i miss him like crazy and i worry about him.. its hard, im actually so happy finding 'metoo' and this page.. ive felt so alone, family and friends try to understand but don't but reading some of your post i feel less alone. thanks xx
    mindlilly mindlilly
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 25, 2014

    Army Girlfriend, Doesn't Get Much Harder Than That.

    My boyfriend and I (both 19 years old) dated for over a year before he joined the army. Both from Sydney, he left for Kapooka in April of this year. Even though he was only 5 hours away, it felt like half the world. Letters and the odd phone call our only form of communication. 3...
    MissMadison MissMadison
    3 Responses Dec 29, 2012

    Help Appreciated!

    My boyfriend and I have only been together for 4 months now but we've known eachother much longer and spent probably about a year before we started going out talking about everything and just really falling in love with eachother to make sure we got it right. He mentioned a few...
    MissJuggeraut MissJuggeraut
    2 Responses Apr 16, 2013

    My boyfriend and I have been dating

    for almost 4 years and he's been posted to QLD for the last year at 2 CER. I'm currently studying in NSW and can't transfer because of my degree rules and the only engineers base in NSW only has postings for those in SOER (kind of like special forces I think?) so us living...
    bp1794 bp1794
    22-25, F
    Jun 16, 2015

    Hey guys, just found out

    that my man leaves for kapooka in 7 days was just wondering if anyone has any tips to cope while he is away ? Anything would be amazing thank you !!
    hayleyjoanne hayleyjoanne
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 4, 2014


    Hi I just found out that my boyfriend of 2 years wants and is going to join the army in Australia were both 18 and I hate his desision of leaving me I don't believe in what the army had to offer and I think he could do better. In saying that I love him so much that I have...
    Feb 17, 2013

    Hey there, My partner

    and I have been together nearly 4 years - he joined Feb of 2014. He Marched out on Good Friday and is now training in Singleton. Kapooka was definitely a test it was strange not having him around and there are definitely days where I wanted to hate him for leaving me. I had...
    bszabo bszabo
    22-25, F
    4 Responses May 7, 2014

    My boyfriend has been to Kapooka,

    marched out, been to Singleton, and marched out, and has now been posted to 3RAR in Townsville. Everything just got so much harder. He isn't even in the same state as me anymore. I feel the absence now more than ever, even though there's more freedom to talk to him. All I want...
    ashtucky ashtucky
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Dec 21, 2014

    Hi everyone My partner

    and I have been together for 2 and a half years. He is my best friend and we are so in love. He is leaving for basic training in Kapooka on the 10th of November. We have spoken openly and honestly about signing up to the army since he started showing interest. I love him more...
    JanaMurnieks JanaMurnieks
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Oct 12, 2015

    My boyfriend is moving to Darwin (I'm in

    Sydney) next week and we barely talk every two days because he's so busy. I know he has work and that's why he's busy but it's so hard because I just want to talk to him and see him before he leaves. We said we'd trial long distance but I'm constantly doubting whether he wants...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 16, 2015

    Kapooka training. Hi there,

    does anyone have any idea about how long it usually takes between the medical examinations & selection process and the kapooka training? How much of a notice do the soldiers usually get before their kapooka training begins? Im a future australian army girlfriend and any details...
    shazza23 shazza23
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2014

    I guys, so my boyfriend just left to Kapooka 3

    days ago and I miss him like crazy. I know this will probably sound childish but I am quite a jealous girl. I think I'm scared that because my boyfriend will be spending 24/7 with other girls feelings my grow i trust him 100% but i know how hard it can be to be away so long. If...
    nataliakeff nataliakeff
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 4, 2015
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