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I Am In the Military

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Wow I remember those days

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

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    choppers69 choppers69 18-21, M 1 Response May 29

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    EBestest EBestest 18-21, M Sep 8

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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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    In The Rokaf

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

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    Joryleach Joryleach 18-21, M Dec 19, 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Feb 13

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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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    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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    Enlisted August 2004,

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

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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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    Related Experiences

    Hello! I'm completely new to all of this; the military and connecting with other people who also know what it's like being a military girlfriend. My boyfriend has just recently...
    MadisonMeris MadisonMeris 18-21, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Yesterday I was talking to my friend Sara about 9/11 because it was yesterday 13 years ago. We talked about remembering the day which I didn't because I was only 3 at the time, but...
    KenzieluvsRupert KenzieluvsRupert 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I always supported the military. I grew up a military brat being that both of my parents, and step father, were in the military. My dad always wanted me to be an officer & I plan...
    luvabl3 luvabl3 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I CAN NOT WAIT !!!!! I want to be a vet in the military working with different types of animals and bomb dogs. I always saw myself as helping animals and my father always wanted me...
    luvabl3 luvabl3 18-21, F Aug 20

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    Some people aren't made for the military and others are. i believe i am one of those lucky people who are cut out for it.i CANNOT WAIT to join. i remember i used to hate the idea...
    luvabl3 luvabl3 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    I'm planning to go in the Military when i'm older, but i have a few questions. Like when you are in the Military, what kind of stuff do you do? Like do you immediately go to a...
    MilotheCat MilotheCat 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    It's hard having a husband in the military I just wish I could have him with me everyday and night!!!
    cherrikisses22 cherrikisses22 22-25 Aug 16

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    Hi everyone, So I'm really struggling here and I am hoping this site can help. I met my soulmate about 4 months ago. I knew he was in the army and had served in Afghanistan twice...
    skwoods skwoods 22-25, F Aug 17

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    Well 5 weeks down and 10 more to go here in AIT. I never thought I would join the military. It just wasn't something that I grew up around or interested me at all. I mean I...
    ArmyguyTJY ArmyguyTJY 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    Hi Guys, so I am new to this whole military girlfriend life. I am just so glad to find a group of people who are supporting each other like this. I just wanted to say thank you all...
    aroe13 aroe13 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I'm a newbie to this whole military thing, can't believe my soldier left for his training yesterday.Thinking about my wonderful boyfriend tonight and how much I miss him and love...
    proudARMYso proudARMYso 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I wish I was able to join the military but my recruiter said I couldnt because I had eczema. I was really hurt when hr denied me, I was thinking it was just him so I found another...
    MissLadyJay MissLadyJay 18-21, M Sep 1

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    Well I've finally decided, I'm not going to go through with transition. I'm going to live my life as a male and join the military after high school, if I ever went through with...
    SuperConfused747 SuperConfused747 13-15, T 1 Response Sep 7

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    There needs to be a manual of how to deal with being a military SO! Life would be a little easier sometimes!
    Tbarlow8 Tbarlow8 18-21, F 2 days ago

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