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I Have a Soldier At Fort Benning

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    I just got a phone call from him!

    He is officially out of red phase and into white. He seemed quiet on the phone, holding back a little bit. 44 more days guys. 44 and I will get to see him :)
    Duffyhun Duffyhun 18-21, F Feb 11

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    I Think It's Funny

    So today my baby got his phone early cuz they are done with training and stuff and he called me and then we were face timing cuz we wanted to see eachother. He looked so handsome!! So we were just talking about random stuff and suddenly I hear sergeants screaming and he was like...
    armygirlfriendmeza armygirlfriendmeza 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2012

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    Great News

    So my soldier is talking about marrying me!!! I'm really happy. I miss him so much!! Can't wait to see him in September. He's getting me a copy of his dog tags!!!!! Counting down the seconds:)
    ArmyGFPride ArmyGFPride 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2013

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    I don't think I knew what pride was

    until I started dating a man in the military. Only 16 more days and I'm getting so excited for him to graduate AIT and come home. Tomorrow he has his PT test and when we were talking I told him how well he will do and how he is gonna pass. But when he hung up I couldn't help but...
    TylersGirl18 TylersGirl18 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    Got a phone call today!

    ! I still get butterflies each and every time he calls! New record: 20 min phone call!
    Tbarlow8 Tbarlow8 18-21, F a week ago

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    My Soldier

    Monday morning my boyfriend of almost one year left for basic training (Infantry) in Fort Benning Georgia. Early that morning he picked me up for classes one last time (he took me most mornings) so that we were able to have one final goodbye. The fact that he was leaving never...
    Epentycofe Epentycofe 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 17, 2013

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    How long does it normally take

    before you hear anything about /from your soldier that's in OSUT? He shipped out to Fort Benning on the 12th? Any help/advice is greatly appreciated.
    ArmyFiancee20 ArmyFiancee20 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Sent out one letter yesterday

    and two today <3 can't wait to hear back!
    Nobodysdaughter10 Nobodysdaughter10 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    I Feel Like A Bad Girlfriend. Is This Normal?

    So yesterday I felt the lowest I have since sunday when I talked to my boyfriend last in the morning before he left for the hotel and then Fort Benning on monday. So yesterday I was trying to feel better so I was thinking of what I want to write in a letter to him so I want to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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    My guys mom got a letter today,

    hopefully mine isn't far behind! (:
    Nobodysdaughter10 Nobodysdaughter10 18-21, F Sep 2

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    It's the worst feeling in the world trying to

    make your relationship work and making things right between us when we constantly have to wait 4-6 days for a letter that only tells you what they feel in that moment . I've sent him 6 letters talking about my feelings and how I want to fix things between us but they're moments...
    odalisr odalisr 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 23

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    I got his address last nighttttttt <3

    so happy! Hope all your soldiers addresses aren't far behind! (:
    Nobodysdaughter10 Nobodysdaughter10 18-21, F Sep 7

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    I feel so helpless right now.

    I just miss him. Can't wait to get his address..
    Nobodysdaughter10 Nobodysdaughter10 18-21, F Sep 4

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    I finally got the letter saying I can start

    sending letters back last week! I'm so excited to hear back from him soon! He writes out everything they do, from wake up time to lights out and fire watch. I love that he tries to explain his entire day :) I can't wait to see him at the end of March!
    Duffyhun Duffyhun 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    They closed the base last night

    and so today they had to come in from the field and wait around until they can go back on Thursday. When I saw his name on my phone today at 12:30 I immediately got sick to my stomach and worried. He has a tendency to do stupid things and I thought he got hurt and that's why he...
    TylersGirl18 TylersGirl18 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    Here's to hoping we all hear from our

    boys/girls soon ❤️
    Nobodysdaughter10 Nobodysdaughter10 18-21, F Sep 1

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    Excitement

    Got a letter from my Soldier!!! He wants us to get matching tattoos and he wants to marry me when i turn 18:) When i go to see him he wants to get me a replica of his dogtags with pink silencers and a hoodie that says Army Girlfriend on it and Megan ( <3 ) Garrett on the...
    ArmyGFPride ArmyGFPride 16-17, F Jul 26, 2013

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    Okay so I know I still have a while.

    But my boyfriend is geaduating from basic training in May and everyone is telling me to make reservations now. Does anybody know of any good hotels or anything on or near the base?
    ZacksGirl51713 ZacksGirl51713 18-21 2 Responses Feb 13

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    My soldier is currently at Fort Benning

    but he is getting his orders soon and he will be leaving to go to either Alaska, North Carolina, or Italy! Excited but nervous to find out which duty station he receives.
    ArmyMILSO ArmyMILSO 18-21, F Apr 29

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    :(...

    Hey guys! My boyfriend and I have been going out for 9 months and he left for Fort Benning on the 12th of July. He has been able to call and said he is still in reception untill this Friday. BUt my question is, how long does it usually take to get mail from them? He says he put...
    SoldiersSweetie1027 SoldiersSweetie1027 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20, 2011

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    The day I have been dreading has come today.

    He is gone and about to get on a plane to fort benning for basic training. I already miss him so much! I have known this day was coming but I tried to keep my mind off of it and now I am coming to realize how hard this is going to be. I was already away at school before he left...
    ZacksGirl51713 ZacksGirl51713 18-21 3 Responses Jan 28

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    46 days left...just a guess.

    ..still don't know exact dates yet, which is super nerve racking.
    Tbarlow8 Tbarlow8 18-21, F Sep 6

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    Nobodysdaughter10 Nobodysdaughter10 18-21, F Sep 13

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    Just Getting There

    Hey all! My name is Paula and my boyf-fiance, I mean, just left for Fort Benning today, and I am not sure what to expect? Have you heard any horror stories. Lol. I just want to know if he is going to be in good hands and if I should just stop my worrying now because, truth be...
    SolidersGirlFTB SolidersGirlFTB 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 28, 2009

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    Thank God for the Super Bowl !

    I get to talk to my fiancé through out the whole game (: I missed him so much and was so sad not being able to talk to him then out of nowhere I get a text. Graduation is Thursday and then AIT for him but I'm praying the communication during AIT is way better than how it has...
    odalisr odalisr 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    My boyfriend flew out on feb 5th

    and I believe he started osut/BCT yesterday. I haven't heard from him since he arrived. It's coming up on two weeks now and all I want to do is tell him that I love him!! can anyone tell me how long it took to get your first letter? Thanks!
    mcarmygirl mcarmygirl 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    Nobodysdaughter10 Nobodysdaughter10 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I got my first letter today!

    ! It seriously made my whole day! and my birthday is tomorrow so it's a perfect birthday present! It wasn't much but it was finally something from him! I can't wait to get his address so I can actually write him back! Feeling so much better about everything now! :)
    ZacksGirl51713 ZacksGirl51713 18-21 Feb 6

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    Days are hard, nights are hard,

    does it ever get a little easier? Easy enough to make it feel like you can breathe again? Because I miss him so much sometimes it feels like I can't breathe and like my heart is going to explode from sorrow.
    TylersGirl18 TylersGirl18 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    The Hardest Thing....

    The hardest thing is when i get a letter from him and he writes, "babygirl please wait for me. i love you so much and i need you so badly. please dont do anything to mess us up baby." Its like i wanna tell him that second that im still here and that i would never ever leave his...
    FeliciaMarie FeliciaMarie 18-21, F Aug 8, 2011

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    Well he will be home on Tuesday.

    I will be able to see him Wednesday. I'm nervous, excited, anxious, but honestly I'm mostly scared. It almost feels like I don't want him to come home. I know I do. I'm just afraid of what's going to happen with us when he gets home. We fight all the time while we are talking on...
    TylersGirl18 TylersGirl18 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    mcarmygirl mcarmygirl 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I just got letters from the love of my life

    and his start date got pushed back until February 21st. I am so upset about this. Originally he was suppose to start February 14th. I know it's only a week difference but it's so hard to deal with news like this :( I miss him so much.
    mcarmygirl mcarmygirl 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Finally!! He got my letters!

    ! He kept writing "it's okay if you don't have time to write, you are a very busy girl." Broke my heart every time. Little did he know that I was writing him everyday. Boy oh boy!
    Tbarlow8 Tbarlow8 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    48 days left!! I think I am starting to see a

    faint light ... Only the beginning of this long journey so I'm trying to brace myself for the information ahead.
    Tbarlow8 Tbarlow8 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Finally after almost 3 weeks a phone call !

    (: I'm so happy I got to hear his voice ❤️ only 11 days till he graduates !
    odalisr odalisr 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    Finally got a 15 minute phone call

    after more than a month. :) the best feeling in the world.
    mcarmygirl mcarmygirl 22-25, F Apr 8

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    I just got to talk to my love's uncle

    and he had so much info for me. I almost feel as good as if I talked to my love myself.
    Kristinas8 Kristinas8 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    He got to basic the 4th

    and still no letters... I really hope they are letting him write in red phase.. But hopefully he will get to call Sunday!! Only 99 days until he comes home for good!! And 51 days until I get to go see him!! In so excited I hope these days fly by!!
    MckaylaGrace MckaylaGrace 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Doing Good But Missing My Soldier.

    its almost been a week since he left and so far im doing good the first day was really hard i cried alot, but after that ive been doing okay, i miss him like crazy i have been doing alot of things to keep myself busy but today i felt like i needed a break from the busyness and...
    ilovemysoldier907 ilovemysoldier907 18-21 5 Responses Jul 12, 2009

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    How long are the boys normally there for?

    I just want to talk to my boyfriend but it's already been over two weeks and I haven't gotten a call or anything
    sherilena sherilena 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 19

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