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I Am In the Military

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    Nothing Special.

    No i know this group is probably directed at United States Soldiers, Could be wrong. But anyway's, Basically my life story is i'm a student at military college. Nothing special, just didn't see a point in sitting around London after my parents died i guess. Anyways add me up guys...
    matty214 matty214 18-21, M May 9, 2012

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    Cool... I Guess.

    I just got home on tuesday from a 12 month deployment in Afghanistan. Add me, if you want i would love to have fellow armed forces members in my circle.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 10, 2011

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    Here We Go Again...

    I go to work To do things I hate And deal with people who whine To get money I want To pay for things I don't need To entertain myself until the next shift For an ungrateful nation On an angry planet In an otherwise quite calm cosmos
    Tahii Tahii 18-21, M 5 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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    I am a United States Soldier.

    But to be honest? I feel like the civilians around me couldn't care less. You're going to a community college to become a teacher, I'm being educated to lead troops into battles to give you the right to even learn at that community college, but you can't even give me the...
    ObviouslyAlex ObviouslyAlex 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Wondering

    I have been thinking about joining the army but in not sure, I want to know your view and what the army is like I guess
    scootyboy scootyboy 18-21, M Sep 3, 2013

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    I Wanna Join♡

    I wanna join the military. The two branches I am looking at is NAVY & AIRFORCE. My MAIN GOAL: is to get my BSN degree [Nursing] ♡ I am 21 yrs old ♡ Female ♡ I do not mind being away from home ♡ I am single [and will not get serious with anyone until I finish school...
    beautifulSTORM beautifulSTORM 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    In The Rokaf

    Cant wait to get displaced... :D
    zachiechan88 zachiechan88 22-25 Aug 23, 2010

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    I Joined.

    Original Post: I joined for a lot of reasons, but mostly to help me pay for college. I'm so proud to serve. Edited: So, I decided that one-liner was kind of bullshit. I mean, it's fact, yes, but there's so much more to it than that.  When I was young, in grade school, maybe six...
    KryptoniteAllergy KryptoniteAllergy 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 4, 2012

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    At Some Point I Mattered...

    You know, after coming from a command where I was important and an integral part of the team, to another command where I am as well, even though I'm good at what I do, I am so burnt out, and it's showing. As an NCO, I know better than to let it show too much, but the human part...
    LEBsCreations LEBsCreations 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 27, 2012

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    Enlisted August 2004,

    serving in the Navy
    bjcast bjcast 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    Certified To Be A Civilian...

    I now am certified to reintegrate with the civilian world, but I'll be honest...even after all of that great information I learned, and those instructors were awesome, I'm still nervous. I don't feel ready to join the civilian population, if for no other reason, than I just am...
    LEBsCreations LEBsCreations 22-25, M May 3, 2013

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    Joryleach Joryleach 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2013

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    ONLY In the Military

    So check this out. About a week ago I had a miscarriage. I was about 12 weeks along and I'm also in school(C school). Because of this traumatic experience, I had to take the week off. Of course any of you ladies know that it takes more than a week to get over something such as...
    YOVRA YOVRA 26-30, F 4 Responses May 13, 2009

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    I've been in the military

    since August of 2012 I was 18. I'm a combat medic/ pharmacy technician and I love my job.
    achavez115 achavez115 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 13

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    I Wish I Can Join

    My whole senior year of high school I was planning/ getting ready for the military, I mean I trained lost weight and did ROTC for two years but when I talked to my brothers recruiter 3 months before I was planning to go in he told me I couldn't join because I have eczema.... That...
    MissLadyJ18 MissLadyJ18 18-21, F Nov 23, 2013

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    Military Life

    I am in the Army and have been fo four years. I have been to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kuwait. It's not a bad job and it's very fullfilling when people thank us. You know complete strangers thanking you for keeping them safe. It's a strange feeling as I have always been the "...
    stewie stewie 26-30, M 4 Responses May 28, 2007

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    I am a female and in the United States Air

    Force. I have been in the military for almost 21 years now. I love the military and its way of life.
    momanddaughteratbeach momanddaughteratbeach 36-40, F 5 Responses May 5

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    I wish I had more support from my family like

    my wife when it comes to my new career choice. I recently decided to switch branches to army and do a combat job. My blood relatives all understand my choice because it's something that runs in our blood. It's like a calling that we feel like we have to answer. My wife doesn...
    WhiskeyNiner WhiskeyNiner 22-25, M May 11

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    Amazing prayer time with a bunch of American

    allies and friends:) that was an amazing time:) such a great group of men:)
    DavidWahlstrom123 DavidWahlstrom123 18-21, M Apr 28

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    Sitting In Dep...

    So its not official yet, but I cant wait to leave! I ship in April! Hooyah! :D
    ponyup ponyup 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 2010

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    Navy Nuke

    im current ly in training as a nuclear field operator its a highly advanced school and my homework is classified hooya nuke power!!!!
    dezivax607 dezivax607 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 16, 2012

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    choppers69 choppers69 18-21, M 1 Response May 29

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    I Enlisted In the U.s Marines

    So here's my story..I fell in love with a soon to be marine, we lost contact, then I got in contact with someone who gave me his address in boot.  We wrote to eachother back and forth.  Then he recently came home on leave for 10 days.  3 of those nights he...
    MarineGirl89 MarineGirl89 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18, 2009

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    Tbd

    I have deployed several times, some experiences were easy others were for challenging I will add more if I frequent this site
    ptg1969 ptg1969 41-45 Mar 31, 2012

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    Questions

    Hello I am an army rotc cadet out of Missouri I am a senior and will be commissioning soon I was hoping to get some input from both officers and NCOs on how I could be most successful at my first post ( I am trying to branch military police)
    jmartin31 jmartin31 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 1, 2013

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    Joryleach Joryleach 18-21, M Dec 19, 2013

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    After almost completing 11 years in the

    military, it is time to say goodbye to the Force which has provided me a stable home, income, career, and life experience that I could only ever have dreamt of. I have seen things, taken part in things and been places which I never thought possible. I have enjoyed my military...
    seashells123hope seashells123hope 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 25

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    In a military relationship, getting married or engaged at a young age is normal. Because to us we probably don't have forever, but we have right now. So we take it, and appreciate...
    LovingASoldier320 LovingASoldier320 18-21, F 17 mins ago

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    This is so accurate 😔 Missing Your Boyfriend Whose In the Military. 1. You wear old sweatpants and sweatshirts to bed. 2. You can watch whatever you want on TV without...
    mescudiells mescudiells 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    This is kinda another rant I would like to get out if my system... I come from a huge military family; grandparents, father, brothers.... This is probably why I support the...
    AMB97 AMB97 16-17, F Jul 7

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    my boyfriend and I have been dating for almost ten months. He is in the national guard and once a month he goes to drill just for the weekend. Yesterday he left for annual training...
    cryst9876 cryst9876 18-21, F Jul 12

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    Hello everyone!.. I am new to this "new experience" however I have been looking for support for a very long time so I am really hoping that this will help me!..I am a new...
    MissKay6 MissKay6 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I'm 16, my boyfriend is 17 turning 18 in Jan. so basically I'm a sophomore (Late bday) & he's a senior. Anyways he's leaving for basic training once he graduates and I have no idea...
    dalicervantes dalicervantes 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    My first boyfriend, first love of my life, first relationship with anyone turned into me becoming a military girlfriend. But it wasn't always like this, before my boyfriend told me...
    aliyacharles aliyacharles 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I love military women. They're so outgoing, ready to try anything, intense at times, and so damn sexy.
    SteelNettt SteelNettt 18-21, M Jul 4

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    I am verging on obsessive when it comes to Prussian military history.
    ledarkknightess ledarkknightess 13-15, F Jul 6

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    I was a military girlfriend. A bit over a month ago we broke up. For the last month of our relationship he pushed me away and went days deliberately ignoring me and not talking to...
    Marimarr Marimarr 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    well bc I think it will be better for me. I have heard so much good stuff about it. you have this brotherhood that just will not die. the guy described the bond as deeper then...
    beachboy14u beachboy14u 18-21, T 2 Responses Jul 10

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    If you don't support military men and women than you should go live in a cave in Afghanistan.
    blam89 blam89 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 10

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    I am having bad run ins with military spouses an I try to be nice, but a few have been rude. What would you do?
    poshshiny poshshiny 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    My "boyfriend" and I aren't technically dating. He treats me like his girlfriend and calls me his baby girl and princess and stuff but we have an online relationship!! He lives 3...
    SavannahLatimer SavannahLatimer 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    My name is lily and I am 21 years old. My military boyfriend of almost six months is away at Sargent training. This is the second time he has had to leave for an extended period of...
    LilyHennes LilyHennes 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I need help. I recently started going down the path to joining the air force. My recruiter wants to start doing paperwork this Friday to take the ASVAB and actually join the...
    katieg2796 katieg2796 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    i am a military kid and it sucks
    Jbt619 Jbt619 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I support the military and all its soldiers! I used I have pen pals and I think many soldiers probably don't have someone to write to and I would love to be someone's pen pal!
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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