I Am In the Army National Guard

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 50 People

    I Dont Get It.

    My girlfriend and I have been together for a couple of years and I would really like to marry her and move our lives forward together. I am in the army and i want to go active duty and i want her to go with me too. She says she cant go because she wouldn't get her daughter full...
    whome92 whome92
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Dec 18, 2012

    Chaplain Assistant!

    I am in the Army National Guard working as a Chaplain's Assistant for an Engineer Battalion. I absolutely love my work and feel so blessed to be part of the Chaplain Corp as a helping hand in the US Army. God is good. My time in the Army has been such an adventure full of so many...
    songbirdforjesus songbirdforjesus
    18-21, F
    Jul 7, 2012

    My Service

    Currently I have been in the National Guard for just under 11 years. I have served in 2 states in that time, California and Utah. During that time I have been deployed from my home at least 4 years and one deployment has been to Iraq.
    IMJaded IMJaded
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Dec 4, 2007

    Attack Battalion

    Im part of an Attack Helicopter Battalion... I'm an aviation operations specalist... I track the helicopters, and am the one that know where they are, what they are doing and if they go down, i'm the one that has to handle that situation.... I Trained at Ft Rucker, Alabama... and...
    MiremebeKamaria MiremebeKamaria
    18-21, F
    Mar 18, 2011

    I'm leaving for basic

    and advanced training this month and won't be back home until July. I'm a little nervous to be away from anyone I know for that long, but I've been anticipating this moment for over a year and it's finally happening. Any advice for me other than shut up and do as I'm told and be...
    HollyMaria954 HollyMaria954
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 5, 2016

    If My National Guard Career Were A Marriage.

    I have been a member of the National Guard for about 13 years. I have a total of 20 years military service but still have 3 years until I can retire. If I knew then what I know now about how they do the math I probably would have made more effort to make up the days from which I...
    Jojo181 Jojo181
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 15, 2012

    Chemical Company

    I've been a member of the 135th Chemical Company since 2001.  I am a Staff Sergeant and squad leader now and hope to be a platoon sergeant.  I have been in the position many times now to fill in for my platoon sergeant now.  All I can say is that there gets to be a...
    PearlsOfStrength PearlsOfStrength
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 8, 2008
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