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I Am In the Military

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 164 People

    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 4 Responses Sep 27, 2012

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    And I do not require thanks

    for my service. Your tax dollars pay my salary. That is gratitude enough.
    Ayutthaya Ayutthaya 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 29

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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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 4, 2012

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    In The Rokaf

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

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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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    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 have signed my soul to other men.

    .. So they may use me as they wish. I pray it is for the greater good, to keep my family safe... You her protesters saying keep the troops home, or against the indisviduals in the military. You hear about terrible atrocities we may commit... But unless you are willing to sully...
    Arr762 Arr762 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 10

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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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    I'm not sure how to break it to my parents

    that I want to enlist in the navy... Being the youngest I have always been expected to do a lot with my life but in my parents eyes that includes becoming a CEO of a company or something like that. But instead I have always felt like my life is intended to serve. What do I do?
    andyrazor andyrazor 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    EBestest EBestest 22-25, M Sep 8

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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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    Enlisted August 2004,

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

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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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    I was a corporal in the RM from 2011-2013.

    I am currently 2nd Lt. in the RM Reserves and will be taking the Royal Marines Officer's training course in 2019, once I've finished university. I cannot wait to be back and serving. Although there are many things about the military I rather dislike, the sense of brotherhood...
    JacobStark JacobStark 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 24

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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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    I am worried for my girlfriend.

    I joined the Marines, and she is behind me 100%. But how can i help her through it all? She doesn't say it, but i can tell that it stresses her out.
    USMCguppy USMCguppy 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 8

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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 7 Responses Feb 25

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    I used to be a paramedic,

    but I started to think more and see more about the marines so I joined earlier this year and I'm now a medic so I'm still in the same job but different place.
    mparker7789 mparker7789 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 21

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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 6 Responses May 5

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    Well... Im getting ready to go over the pond a

    bit... It's part of my job. I might not agree sometimes with the war or reasons, but I WILL fight in the hopes to keep my own safe at the cost of even my own life. To those that bash policies, I'd love to argue, but I got 6 hours sleep before I do more prep to leave... So...
    Arr762 Arr762 18-21, M Sep 25

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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 2 Responses Feb 13

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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 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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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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    choppers69 choppers69 22-25, M 2 Responses May 29

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    Wow I remember those days

    when I used to here gun shot down the street. Now I hear explosions :/
    EBestest EBestest 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 31

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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 1 Response May 11

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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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    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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    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 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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    You know you're a military sweetheart when... 1. You roll your eyes when girls complain about not seeing their bf's for 3 days. 2. You talk all in abbreviations and nobody knows...
    MarinesGirl94 MarinesGirl94 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    "A glimpse into the life of an Army Wife" I was pleasantly surprised this year when I put my boys on the baseball team off post. It was a much better program than the previous...
    StunningPhoenix StunningPhoenix 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    Growing up, I was never truly apart of a military family. My step-dad is in the military and now, my boyfriend has joined the military. Between the two, I'm getting a little taste...
    heatherhusskee heatherhusskee 18-21, F Dec 9

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    I am a brand new military spouse as of yesterday(: Everything is completely new to me and I'm looking for those with experience that can share their stories(: my husband is...
    JennaThiel JennaThiel 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Once I get out of high school I plan to. I'm taking Air Force JROTC and I'll have all 4 completed years once I graduate. I don't know what job I want in the military though...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Nov 24

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    I enlisted for the military in early March. I had wanted to join since the 8th grade despite the depression and anxiety I suffered again and again. I worked hard to lose weight and...
    KeiKeiChan KeiKeiChan 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I'm not in the military but dam I find military men hot!!
    pips88 pips88 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    So this morning my boyfriend said he wanted to ask me something. He said he's been thinking about it for a while and he didn't know what I was going to say, but he didn't want to...
    ArmyGF2014 ArmyGF2014 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 20

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    My Ao DaiIn my late teens my cross-dressing was limited to wearing lingerie. Going in the military didn't make it any easier. Then I volunteered for Nam and I was captivated by the...
    AlbertSAT AlbertSAT 66-70, M 3 Responses Nov 22

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    I'm planing to join the military when I get older
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    It's so hard not having friends who understands being with a guy in the military. I feel like they don't get it. It would be nice to actually have friends who understand and know...
    aslayton15 aslayton15 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    I just keep thinking about when basic rolls around and how it's going to be such an emotional roller coaster. I've been watching military homecoming videos on youtube nonstop... He...
    kthughes kthughes 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    Some years ago I was medically DQ'd from joining the military cause of health conditions. My gf was happy cause it would mean I stay safe state side. I've learned to get over it...
    crazyboi24 crazyboi24 26-30, M Dec 3