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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, 2014

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 13, 2014

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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, 2014

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

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    Joryleach Joryleach 18-21, M Dec 19, 2013

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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, 2014

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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 22-25, M Sep 25, 2014

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    I've been in for 8 years,

    since I was 18 and I love it. I've done 3 tours. I know a lot of people think that we go through a lot of stuff but I would have it no other way. I like to feel like I make a difference in some people's lives. I came on EP to spread awareness about our soldiers and make friends...
    MilitaryguyUSM MilitaryguyUSM 26-30, M Oct 25, 2015

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    I've been in the military

    for 7 years. I'm a security forces Officer in the Air Force.
    AirmenUSASF AirmenUSASF 22-25, M Oct 27, 2015

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 3, 2013

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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, 2014

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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 6 Responses May 5, 2014

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    EBestest EBestest 22-25, M Sep 8, 2014

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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 3 Responses Sep 28, 2014

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    CBE12b CBE12b 22-25 1 Response Jan 16

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    I work as a Military Medic

    and have been in since 2012
    jacob3171 jacob3171 18-21, M Mar 8, 2015

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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, 2014

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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 26-30, M 1 Response May 11, 2014

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    Thank you, all of you,

    for your service. I truly appreciate what you do.
    Wolf1776 Wolf1776 22-25, M Mar 1, 2015

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    Enlisted August 2004,

    serving in the Navy
    bjcast bjcast 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 5, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 26, 2015

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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 Nov 1, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 27, 2012

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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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    Djibouti Africa!!! Is

    where I am right now and it freaking sucks!!!!
    11Charlie120 11Charlie120 22-25, M Jan 26

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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 22-25, M 5 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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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 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 10, 2014

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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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    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 4 Responses Feb 25, 2014

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    choppers69 choppers69 22-25, M 2 Responses May 29, 2014

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    marinerob marinerob 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 27, 2015

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    Been in 10 years 3 combat tours

    as an infantryman and the scariest thing I face is getting out what can I even get as a job
    usairborne88 usairborne88 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 26, 2015

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Okay ladies this has nothing to do with the military, but I have to write a paper on a recent civil rights issue. I wanted to do something different from the rest of my class...
    danceislyfe16 danceislyfe16 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I talked to the Army recruiters today. I got information from them, now I just need to talk to some veterans and get their advice. I am not sure what job I want in the military yet...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I think the military is finally starting to drive me crazy. I was so excited to spend valentines weekend with him bought my plane ticket and everything. Now he's saying that they...
    ErinChanel ErinChanel 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    i support the us miltary because i have cousins who served our country i was in rotc too god bless our military i pry they all come home safe
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My father is in the army, so I know what they go through. It ****** me off when they risk their lives so we can sleep at night an when the come home, they're treated like crap by...
    XxRainingDownxX XxRainingDownxX 16-17, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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