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I Am In the Military

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 153 People

    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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    Enlisted August 2004,

    serving in the Navy
    bjcast bjcast 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 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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    In The Rokaf

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

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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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    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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    choppers69 choppers69 18-21, M 1 Response May 29

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    Joryleach Joryleach 18-21, M Dec 19, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Joryleach Joryleach 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 19, 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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    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'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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    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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    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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    Wow I remember those days

    when I used to here gun shot down the street. Now I hear explosions :/
    EBestest EBestest 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 31

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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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    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'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 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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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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    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 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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    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 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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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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    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 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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    EBestest EBestest 18-21, M Sep 8

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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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    Related Experiences

    I am a new military girlfriend. Me and my boyfriend have been dating for 3 years. He got stationed in Germany for 2 years and just left today. I'm feeling extremely sad and out of...
    mw318 mw318 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Well I know I've only just said I'm in the military but I have been informed I am now leaving the military and can now go back to Florida to work as a paramedic meeting brilliant...
    mparker7789 mparker7789 22-25, M Sep 21

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    Hello, my name is Kelsey and my boyfriend is in the United States Army. He is stationed at Ft. Bliss in Texas, while I am going to college in Ohio. I am only a freshman. Though my...
    KelseyVianna KelseyVianna 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    I thought about joining the military when I was in my teens. I love my country and I love doing things for other people. I researched however and I am not able to because of my...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 30

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    I spent 9 years in the US Military as an Army Aviation Officer. I am proud of my service, and it has made me a better person. I spent most of my time in Cavalry Squadrons (i.e. in...
    2censored 2censored 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I am dealing with a panic disorder with agoraphobia, depression and seizures and was currently discharged from the military. I developed all of this when I was admitted in a...
    Liddoturrboo Liddoturrboo 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 21

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    Well by the looks of it Im the only male who has a boyfriend over in the military. And it's very rare we get to see each other now because at first we were deployed at the same...
    mparker7789 mparker7789 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 21

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    So got tired of being at the house and wanted some world experience so I joined the military.
    BDPershing BDPershing 18-21, M Sep 24

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    I could never date someone that was a part of the US military, as it is a deal breaker for me. Nor would I want/ choose to date someone that works for the government, although that...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 2 Responses Sep 28

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    I love military men, but not because I like a man in uniform. It's what the uniform symbolizes. The fact that they're putting themselves on the line for everyone back home. I...
    Sunflower96 Sunflower96 18-21, F Sep 29

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    I'm not a military girlfriend yet.. But i'm scared. My boyfriend wants to enlist.. He is 18 & i'm 17. He won't enlist until i'm 18 though. I'm so terrified. Any advice? Ha.
    loverferlyfe12 loverferlyfe12 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 5

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