I Am Retired Military

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 76 People

    I Did My Time In The USAF

    From 74 to 95. Mostly overseas.  I had the greatest time.  I miss it.  I always feel funny and a bit embarrassed when someone thanks me for my service. I enjoyed it so much.well here is what I want to say. So it's November and I have been reading all of these posts thanking...
    CanHappen CanHappen
    61-65, M
    4 Responses Nov 24, 2013

    Us Army

    23 years in, retired as  Major.  Spent time in Desert Storm supporting 19th AB Corps. 
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 31, 2010

    Retired Army journalist,

    46Q, and still miss it!
    Ecrivaine Ecrivaine
    41-45, F
    Nov 2, 2015

    I am in my early 40's

    and retired. I am blessed!
    H00rah H00rah
    41-45, M
    1 Response Dec 9, 2014

    Army Retired Sfc/e7

    I SPENT 21 YEARS WITH THE MILITARY, AND STILL WORKING FOR THEM. WORK AS A PETROLEUM ACCOUNTANT (WG07) AT FT. GREELY, ALASKA. BEEN WORKING AS A GOVERMENT WORKER FOR 15 YEARS. BEEN TRYING TO FIND AN OLD ARMY BUDDY FOR OVER 25 YEARS WITH OUT ANY LUCK. USING THESE BUDDY SITES...
    Beatleathome Beatleathome
    56-60, M
    Jul 29, 2011

    USN (reired)

    I am a proud retiree of the US Navy. Proud to have served on four destroyers with over 16 years of sea time.
    socogun socogun
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 13, 2009

    I spent 20 years serving my country.

    Now I feel as though I have been forgotten.
    Koabyte Koabyte
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Nov 12, 2014

    I was an Army Ranger ,

    Special Forces Special Ops
    muffloverexpress muffloverexpress
    66-70, M
    3 Responses May 23, 2015

    Retired Us Navy

    I retired after 20 yrs, had a large amount of experiences and am not sorry at all for one day of it. As a matter of fact I retired in 1996 and still miss it.
    eww7544 eww7544
    51-55, M
    1 Response Apr 14, 2011

    Young And Retired

    It may sound boring to some but I gotta tell ya it is great! To anyone not thrilled about this, just bare in mind it comes at a very high cost. I'm not disfigured or anything thank God. The cost (for me) is in the form of knowledge and memories. To anyone else who's been and...
    vavaeon vavaeon
    31-35, M
    Dec 4, 2011

    33 Yrs Old and Retired

    They say when life throws you lemons make lemonaid.  Why not plant the seeds and grow a lemon orchard. I joined the Marine Corps when I was 20 years old. A great experience that I would not trade for the world.  I did 8 years and near the end of those 8 years...
    mikewithsfi mikewithsfi
    31-35
    1 Response Jul 24, 2008
    Topsgt Topsgt
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Mar 31, 2015

    Never Truely Retired

    Here's an illustration of how illogical our Government is: They train hundreds of thousands of us to kill.  Then they mess with our health care benefits. Just a thought . . .  
    ShudNdDoDat ShudNdDoDat
    56-60
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2010

    23yrs' Saw No Combat

    inlested in tn. took BCT at fort jackson SC. in 1974 mist nam by one yr. station at fort rielly KS. tell 1976 went to germeny stay there till 1979 back to state side fort knox till 1980 went to south korea  stay there 12 mouth left south korea for fort hood TX. got out 1983...
    Blazer51 Blazer51
    56-60, M
    1 Response Mar 21, 2011

    Retired Military Ex-wife

    I am a retired military ex-wife, my ex-husband is a vietnam vet, he has PTSD and suffered a lot after he got back with his relationships, I think his ex wives may not have been unfaithful to him so he believed that all women were unfaithful. Of course he had been married several...
    EL777 EL777
    56-60
    Apr 13, 2012

    Engineering Duty Usn(retired)

    Shipyards, mostly, a few trips as supercargo.  Mostly proud of what we did, would not have missed it for the world -- whole lot more respect for the Iraq vets, and a lot of anger at the people who considered them expendable players in the Beltway's power games.
    windlion windlion
    56-60, M
    Jan 13, 2009

    Vietnam Vet

    I am a retired 20 year air force noncom. Spent 13 months in nam underground.
    det123 det123
    61-65, M
    10 Responses Apr 12, 2013

    Retired From The Navy After 26 Years

    I'm retired from the Navy and love being a civilian. I had a lot of good times but now I do so enjoy not being in uniform any more.I still work with the Navy guys from time to time and I'm glad I'm retired.  Once you reach a certain age and rank the administrative stuff just...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Jan 3, 2013

    My Military Career

    I joined the U.S Airforce in 1966. Am a vietnam vet. In 1972 took a break in service.  In 1976 I joined the Air National Guard(Prime beef) Heavy Equipment Operator   In 1986 transfered to the Army Corp of engineers(army Guard)   Retired in 1995
    eaglewing1500 eaglewing1500
    61-65
    3 Responses Sep 1, 2008
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