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I Have a Soldier At Fort Benning

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    My fiancé just left again to finish his basic

    training and this time saying goodbye hurt more now than the first time. The first time I said goodbye to him I knew he was coming back for Christmas Vacation and I had an actual date to look forward too now I don't know when I'll see him again and that hurts because I used to...
    odalisr odalisr 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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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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    mcarmygirl mcarmygirl 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    My Boyfriend Left For Basic Training January 14th For 14 Weeks Help.

    So my boyfriend and I said are goodbyes on saturday and he left for the hotel on sunday early but before he left we skype for like 4 minutes before he had to leave :/ all I could say was just bye because I was too sad to say anymore. He left on a plane for Fort Benning on monday...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 15, 2013

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    Graduation April 26th....

    My boyfriend of almost 6 years, left for basic training in Fort Benning on January 7th. He graduates April 26th! If anyone can relate to this... Talk to me :) maybe our boyfriends or loved ones know eachother!
    KVxo6 KVxo6 18-21, F Mar 30, 2013

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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 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 23

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    First Letter

    I finally got my first letter!! At first I didn't read it and I slept with it under my pillow, but during study hall I couldn't take it anymore!! I read it and yes I busted into tears in the middle of class >.< honestly I didn't even care! My entire day was spent thinking of...
    AMCLFD4 AMCLFD4 18-21, F Aug 28, 2012

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    I Can't Sleep..

    its 4 am already and i have not been to sleep yet!! i wish i coud sleep so time would pass by faster! it makes me so mad cause i want to sleep i just can't! i got two more letters today!! it made me SO happy inside & out :) he said he still has not recieved any of my letters yet...
    lsandms2010 lsandms2010 18-21, F 3 Responses May 29, 2010

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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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    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 Aug 7, 2013

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    My Soldier=)

    Hello my name is Olivia. My boyfriend and I have been going out for 3 months. We met in high school and dated for a while our senior year and then after high school he went straight to the army. We kept in touch through email. When he came back for Christmas we met up and it...
    Olivia113 Olivia113 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2010

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    One Of Those Days

    Last night at 8:00 i started to get really sad and started missing him a lot. I miss seeing his smile. I miss hearing his laugh. I miss telling him i love him face to face. I miss the sweet little naps we used to take when he would kiss me to wake me up. I miss watching him play...
    ArmyGFPride ArmyGFPride 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2013

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    It Seems Like Its Taking Forever!!!!

      I got my first letter sent Yesterday! Now that its done…I cant help but want to write more! It is so weird to see how much more I fall for him everyday he is gone! Now I know what my grandma ment when she said “ Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” She...
    jumpoffaith jumpoffaith 18-21, F Dec 2, 2009

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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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    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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    The Day That I Dreaded Has Finally Came

    I got to work today thinking that it was just going to be another crazy first of the month.. Little did I know that I was also going to have to say goodbye to the love of my life. He came into work to surprise me and had some news I never thought would be as hard as it was. He...
    Cdejaynes Cdejaynes 22-25, F Jun 1, 2013

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    Day By Day

    My boyfriend of almost two years left for basic training on July 26th. And let me tell you, it was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. We did everything together and talked all day long. And now that he is gone, I have no idea what to do with myself. Of course I have friends...
    Brittlander Brittlander 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2011

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    Ok girls answer me this.

    Am I the only one who sees, on other pages of this website, that other girls soldiers have their phones 24/7 and gets mad and jealous? I feel terrible but when I see that I just want to be like girl, your lucky. My soldier only has his phone at night and weekends and he rarely...
    TylersGirl18 TylersGirl18 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    I Miss My Soldier..

    today i got my second letter from my soldier.. it was great cause i thought i didnt have one and it fell out of the stack of mail on the ground and my heart dropped and i got super excited!! i just got his address this past Tuesday, but i have wrote him everyday and i hope he...
    lsandms2010 lsandms2010 18-21, F 3 Responses May 27, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses 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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    Well I got a call last night

    and it absolutely broke my heart. He told me that the other guys in the barracks are jumping him anytime he gets up to go anywhere and that they are taking turns beating on him. I can't do anything about it here, and he refuses to talk to somebody about it. He isn't your typical...
    TylersGirl18 TylersGirl18 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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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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    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 2 Responses Sep 14, 2012

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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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Infantry Boyfriend

    My boyfriend left for beening July 11th and comes back november 2nd. This is the hardest thing ive ever experienced tho. I rly need someone to talk to.
    softballchick15 softballchick15 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2012

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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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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    Another Letter

    I got ANOTHER letter today!!!! Thats 10 letters in total!!!!! He said he cant wait to see me and im his till the end. I love My Soldier.
    ArmyGFPride ArmyGFPride 16-17, F Jul 22, 2013

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    Still Have a Part of Him Inside of Me

    I have a soldier at fort benning and i miss him sooooooooo much. Me and my boyfriend hass been together for about four years, we wanted to get married and have a family so he signed up for the army, its been reall hard for me. I am now 5 months preg. and we just found out that we...
    soldiergirl4him soldiergirl4him 18-21 Aug 23, 2009

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    Wondering...

    Is anyone guy in D Co. 2nd battalion, 47th infantry regiment?
    bbwshorty94 bbwshorty94 18-21, F Aug 15, 2011

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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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    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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