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I Hate the Army

I love our troops, but the Army is really pissing me off. I served for 4.5 years and I'd have to say that in the end, it was an inconvenience. 154 People

    How To Get Out..

    We all have our own reasons for liking / disliking the Army. I, judging on this group, am of the latter. All I can say is I have been driven to the point of being physically sick just thinking about it. Anyone know of ways to get an honorable discharge? I'm considering all...
    dafuq01 dafuq01 22-25, M 4 Responses Sep 18, 2013

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    Lonely Cfbc Army Wife

    I am CFBC, child free by choice for those who don't know. I was a CF supporter before I married a solider. Never knew it was an issue... And then we moved 7,000 miles from home and I began the process of trying to make friends. I was immediately ostracized. Unbenounced to me you...
    Jessicalynn12 Jessicalynn12 31-35, F Feb 12, 2013

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    Army, A Really Messy Yesterday

    does the army hate it soldiers, or is it the 101st? not so sure what one it is, but i know i cant get any wose that where im at. ive been a line medic for some time, with 2 deployments under my belt and a third one just around the corner. i dont know where to even start why i...
    ghostmedic4436 ghostmedic4436 22-25, M 4 Responses Oct 18, 2009

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    Praying For Medical Discharge...

    For a couple of weeks, I actually felt guilty about wanting this... but every single day that guilt dissipates more and more. I'll start with my background story. Since I was a little boy, I could not wait until I was old enough to join the military. Upon completing high school...
    august06 august06 22-25 6 Responses Sep 18, 2011

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    Anyone Etsing Soon?

    Im currently have 10 months left in and I can't wait to get out. Move back to California, back to the west coast. I've gone through my fair share of BS and glad to be less than a year away. I have no plans on re-enlisting. I lost the passion for this job and am now ready to use...
    fearlessLion fearlessLion 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 17, 2013

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    I don't actually hate the army altogether.

    I'm not an idiot who takes what people have sacrificed for granted. But they are nothing but meatbags for the government. I would never want to be a pawn of the government, not when we have these fake wars. Soldiers can be terrible people, in fact the military likes them that...
    gordythegecko gordythegecko 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    The Army Is Screwing My Family

    My husband is E-5 has been in 13 years no displine issues. We are stationed in Hawaii my son started having major medical issues and our lovely military medical center Tripler keep giving him more and more medication. We came home in December for a funeral and my son got sick and...
    armywifey101 armywifey101 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 19, 2011

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    My husband spent 18 years of his life being a

    soldier first. His ex-wife lived off of his pay during their marriage, barely has her GED, and voluntarily gave up custody of their two sons upon divorce. When we filed for back child support, which was well over $10,000, she began making accusations against my husband about...
    candidashea candidashea 36-40 2 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    They Will Destroy You

    I've been in the Army for 3 years now and when I joined they were doing some sort of double-swear in thing, so although I enlisted in July of '09, all my paperwork says June '10, the month I shipped for basic...so in the process I was cheated a year. Also, my recruiter couldnt...
    BoneSnake BoneSnake 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2012

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    Awol

    I was in the Army for about 4 years, but it seemed no matter what I would do to help my battle buddies, no one cared. The majority of people I met at Fort Benning and Fort Gordon were selfish one man only types. Going AWOL was the best thing I ever did, because now I'm...
    CreateTVT CreateTVT 22-25 7 Responses Oct 31, 2010

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    The Army does not care about soldiers

    and their families. The institution does not care about how much service a soldier put in or the awards he has earned; those in charge care only about their warped sense of "justice"-anyone in their way, even innocent children, is simply another casualty of whatever "war" they...
    candidashea candidashea 36-40 2 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    Amoral Sheep Don'T Speak Up!

    They know what is going on is Wrong. They know any rule taken to the Extreme is Harmful. They know what is going on destroys the ability to lead soldiers effectively and alienates the soldiers from the NCO's. They know it is harmful to unit cohesion, to esprit de corps and Moral...
    Nivasi1989 Nivasi1989 41-45 May 12, 2013

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    Pointless...

    Suicide in the Military is SKY HIGH and you know why? Because the Army ( I can't speak for any other branch) is absolutely awful. I strongly considered ending my own life in order to not have to deal with the content BULLSHIT highers put us though, for no reason what so ever...
    BlahBlah1000 BlahBlah1000 18-21 3 Responses Jun 13, 2012

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    Shitbag Platoon Sergeant

    My husband is an 11bangbang. He was stationed in El Paso at Ft. Bliss about 6 months ago. A week after living here he got a skin condition the derm called "Lichen Planus". It causes him immense pain when his body temp rises, and he was put on a dead man's profile because of it...
    1 Response Feb 14, 2013

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    Trap-door Policy

    I am writing this on behalf of non-motivated combat arms lower-downs everywhere. if you have an issue with the army, do not use your chain of command. do not use your NCO support channel. due to the surge in 2006, they are filled with convicts, drug addicts, and other people...
    okaygetsome okaygetsome 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 2, 2013

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    The Biggest Mistake

    I joined the army in 2008 to try to better my life and it went down hill since then. When I got out of AIT I was given my orders and went to the unit that was on my orders. They said they couldn’t find record of me and since I was young and stupid I kept showing up… but...
    iustitia iustitia 22-25 5 Responses Jul 3, 2011

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    Still

    Hi still goin strong waiting for my mega **** in the sink i have been waiting for hours now. My dad is still up and i would normally go ahead and do a ******* **** but im quite young so my *** doesnt reach the ******* sink. I am gonna creep upstairs an get a stool soon,am...
    Lucydiamond789 Lucydiamond789 22-25, F Apr 21, 2013

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    What Am I Ever Going To Do? I Can't Take Army Life...at All!!!

    I HATE Army life. HATE IT HATE IT HATE IT. Have you ever noticed that many kids are having freak outs because their dad is gone or because they had to move or because their best friend had to move. This happens way too often! I am SOOOOO SICK OF IT. We've had to move at the most...
    anonarmywife anonarmywife 26-30 8 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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    What A Heartless B****

    My husband was active duty army and the best damn soldier I have ever seen.  The only problem was hes 1% overweight so out of nowhere the General decided to kick him out because he was too fat to be in his company, brigade whatever the hell it was.  The kicker they...
    Katerbug9237 Katerbug9237 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 27, 2010

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    No Sense

    I have two MBA's and when I applied to be an officer they told me that I am not eligible because my battalion commander didn't sign my recommendation. I have two years in this terrible, shameless organization where the ignorance is sky rocking and the "leaders" are just ignorant...
    mike741 mike741 31-35 1 Response Nov 11, 2012

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    Clarification

    I don't hate the Army (or the military) PER SE, but I DO hate militarISM and that the Military Industrial CONGRESSIONAL Complex is completely out of control. I'm sorry that the rank and file GI's are being wasted for nothing good (generals and admirals wax rich, as does the MICC...
    Cynic2 Cynic2 56-60 Nov 25, 2013

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    Freedom: A Tirade

    I'm currently in the US Army, 11B, been there, done that and got the t-shirt in Afghanistan. Getting out and I'm in the middle of a medical discharge for stress and various other physical ailments, and I am without a doubt going to get my reparations for what they've done to me...
    AV1D AV1D 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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    Disrespect

    so ive been in the army for 8 yrs and ive seen my fair share of combat as an infantryman. well i told a soldier to do something, very simple but he ignores me so i tell him again to make sure he heard me. long story short he blows me off and instead of yelling at him (because the...
    Shadowfox86 Shadowfox86 26-30, M Feb 14, 2013

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    Army Values*****

    Let me start by saying that I haven't always had a problem with the army. I was blessed with 5 amazing years with great people and leadership. Everything seemed to function as advertised. My unit felt like a family and we really had a fantastic group of leaders. Everything...
    74dannen 74dannen 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 25, 2013

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    I'M Not A Good Army Wife

    The army does not care about families. I feel they brain wash the soldiers. I pray my husband gets the 15 year retirement we find out in a few months. I have never seen so much bs in my life. The army is ruining my family. It's making me & my husband fight alot. They continually...
    Ftlewisarmywife2008 Ftlewisarmywife2008 36-40, F 8 Responses Feb 28, 2013

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    Life After The Military

    Why do people make it a career have to go against the grain when you say your getting out? ''the economy is bad, I know someone who has a degree and is having a hard time finding a job'' ''Its worth getting that paycheck for the rest of your life, after 20 years'' ''You got...
    pokerstud609 pokerstud609 22-25 3 Responses Oct 17, 2013

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    There Is No Such Thing As Military Defense.

    You cannot be an aggressive body, and claim to be defensive, by sheer etymological definition. Murder is not a defensive act. Period. Murder is something ignorant people do when they don't have the intellect to defend themselves. I do not condone any person, any group, any body...
    neinvolt neinvolt 26-30, M 2 Responses May 26, 2013

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    I Want Out!!!

    Just to think two years ago I had a decent job with opportunity for advancement. I still don't know what I was thinking, but I hate myself for it. It kills me getting paid for nothing and I mean literally nothing. On a daily basis I am starring into space or texting my life away...
    ssouthard92 ssouthard92 18-21 3 Responses Apr 24, 2013

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    My Dad Is In The Army Reserves

    My dad has been in the army reserves for 26 years, and he changed overtime. He was sent to Afghanistan for a year, but it ended up being fifteen months, then he was deployed again to Iraq for six months, and this summer he will be deployed for his third tour. Every time he comes...
    JDoe93 JDoe93 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2010

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    Drill Sergeants seem incredibly scary.

    The main reason I don't like the army is because of the Drill Sergeants AKA Homo Neanderthalensis sergeant. I find myself at odds with my post at "I don't care about Celebrities" in the case of drill sergeants and Amy Chua too. Yikes, they're so mean and are a bit different from...
    TheAmazingNerd77 TheAmazingNerd77 18-21, M Feb 11, 2013

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    Yahoo Answers And Commenters Here Are Making Me Hate The Military Subculture

    I dont know if its just me, but on Yahoo Answers Military category, other military types on that site, and some of the people who have commented on stories from this group are really beginning to **** me off with their macho, tough guy, authoritarian, far-right, loyalist attitude...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 1 Response Nov 19, 2012

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    Why I "Hate The Army!"

    (plays U.S. Annapolis Fight Music) Here we go NAVY...HERE WE GO!!!! :P
    Michael820 Michael820 41-45, M Sep 13, 2013

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    The Reasons I Hate The Army

    Man, where do I even begin?1- Double standards2- Favoritism3- Rank elitism4- Being bullied because I'm not airborne5- Being denied promotion because I'm not airborne6- APFT scores are the only scores that carry any weight7- Leaders assuming all junior enlisted soldiers are...
    somegrunt somegrunt 22-25 8 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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    Too Strong A Term

    I don't hate the Army exactly, but I certainly neither like it nor miss it. Certainly there are good people whom I've met along the way and I'm grateful for them, but I've come to regard my leaving the Army as ending an abusive relationship, which is pretty much what it was. I...
    bitabyss bitabyss 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    Stupid

    I retired after 20 years (E-8) , and all I have to say is that I found out where all the idiots have been hiding. There's an old saying: "The difference between the circus and the army is that the army has bigger tents and salutes its clowns". I am so glad I am out, the U.S...
    slimywall slimywall 56-60, M 4 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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    If The Us Military Were Any Other Organization, It Would Be Considered A Cult!

    Just think about it. They recruit those that are hopeless, poor, young and naive. Men and women who fear their dream job is out of reach due because they cannot pay for college or grad school. Inner city kids who fear being stuck in poverty all their lives. I heard of several men...
    McHobbit McHobbit 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2013

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    Hate Is A Strong Word...

    So I have been in the Army for six years, with ETS leave I have only five months left - I can't wait to get out. Every day I'm counting, one by one until the day I finally get that bulldog stamp. I have issues with the Army, which I will address here, but I believe that hate is a...
    wubboux wubboux 22-25 4 Responses Mar 8, 2012

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    I Am Wasting My Life In The Army!

    i respect every soldier, who deserves it. i am a good soldier, but i hate the army. it sucks for me. i dont do any thing wrong at work. but i am not serving my country or helping the ppl. i am just serving the army. and i am tired of wasting my life. my unit is so freaking stupid...
    shechelli80811 shechelli80811 18-21 13 Responses Feb 24, 2012

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    FTA. I'm utterly dismayed,

    albeit not surprised, at the disrespect, hatred, and vitriol of so many of the responses to posts in this group. Their responses are loaded with shaming language and whoa be it to he who tries to defend his position. Is that what the Army taught them? Intolerance? Hate? Blind...
    bitabyss bitabyss 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    Fear And Intimmidation

    I HATE the army!!!! And yes, I was in the Army. I left the army and got my revenge. The problem with the Army is that instead of maintaining order and discipline in good ways, they do it by bullying and absolutism. Instead of getting you to obey in GOOD WAYS such as trust...
    Christbenimm123 Christbenimm123 22-25, M 6 Responses Sep 27, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I was an Army Wife for 8 years, and I hated it. It's total sacrilege to say that and current Army Wives will totally rip you for saying it. You're supposed to be super proud to be...
    HouseholdSix HouseholdSix 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    I come from an army family... In fact my parents meet in the army! We moved around and always came 2nd after the army. Now as an adult I would never even consider joining and if...
    kel25 kel25 26-30 3 days ago

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    Most people just live by rules set by other people. Go to college, get a job, save, bills, taxes, pension, marriage etc.. I really hate this system. I dont believe in marriage...
    Aurora10 Aurora10 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Omfg. I hate my dad so much. He hates that I go out and looks at me in a very obnoxious manner every time. I really hate it. In this time and age, it's better that we hang out...
    KaiWong KaiWong 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    My parents got divorced when i was 7. Immediately after that, my dad moved in with another woman, now my stepmom. I always hated him for that because I know he cheated on my mom...
    Vchoxo Vchoxo 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    My mum is my best friend :) My mother gave birth to me . She cared for me . Loved me . Please don't think that I could ever hate her . That I couldn't ever forgive her . Hate is...
    interlink2 interlink2 51-55, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Hate , its the fuel for the fire burning within my spirit . Its what makes me stronger and gives me power. without Hate and anger , i am weak. all i know and feel is pain and...
    LunarDream LunarDream 13-15, M 5 hrs ago

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    I'm gay. Last September, I met this guy online a week before he moves to Edinburgh to study abroad for a year. I grew fond of him almost immediately and stayed in touch with him...
    Canonea Canonea 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I am 38 weeks +3 days now. This whole pregnancy pretty much has beena nightmare come true. I never wanted another child. I sure as hell do not want to experience labor again but...
    dollhex dollhex 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I know it's stupid and I'm a child but my sister lied about spending time with me. She's 18 and going into the army, oh and treats me like crap. Now let me start by saying this...
    RobinWoods RobinWoods 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I mostly hate when those army commrrcials come up. Quit promoting war, promote peace!! Note that this is MY opinion
    OmegaSky OmegaSky 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    My husband is ready to join the army. I'm ok with it now. A couple of months ago I was not. We just got married May 4, 2014 so it will be really hard for us. We are just starting...
    AshleyStiles AshleyStiles 18-21 1 Response Jul 31