I Have a Soldier At Fort Benning

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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, 2014

    Family day is tomorrow!

    I repeat, family day is tomorrow! So ready to see my solider!
    Tbarlow8 Tbarlow8
    18-21, F
    Oct 21, 2014

    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 Sep 13, 2014

    My boyfriend is at fort benning Georgia

    and I got a letter stating... " The following items are considered as contraband? Please do not send? Any type of food Civilian reading material (except for religious text, i.e. Holy Bible, the Koran, ?) including internet jokes and newspaper clippings Firearms, knives, razors...
    swimmonkey swimmonkey
    18-21, F
    Jul 28, 2015
    mcarmygirl mcarmygirl
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 22, 2014

    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, 2014

    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
    Sep 13, 2014

    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, 2014

    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, 2014
    Nobodysdaughter10 Nobodysdaughter10
    18-21, F
    Sep 16, 2014

    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, 2014

    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

    My boyfriend left for basic training on the

    29th ?? Can anyone give me information on when you receive your first letter or anything? He went in for army infantry. Training to me a army ranger.
    kcasto123 kcasto123
    18-21, F
    Jan 2, 2015
    sandrew42 sandrew42
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 26, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 19, 2014

    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, 2014
    Tbarlow8 Tbarlow8
    18-21, F
    Oct 5, 2014
    Nobodysdaughter10 Nobodysdaughter10
    18-21, F
    Sep 13, 2014

    There are days when I just want to sleep all

    day to forget I miss him for awhile...
    Nobodysdaughter10 Nobodysdaughter10
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 5, 2014

    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, 2014

    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

    Finally after over a month i got the address

    for letters and couldnt be more overjoyed. Definitely worth the wait. ??
    emilynyquist emilynyquist
    16-17, F
    Nov 13, 2014

    Sent out one letter yesterday

    and two today <3 can't wait to hear back!
    Nobodysdaughter10 Nobodysdaughter10
    18-21, F
    Sep 9, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    Feb 11, 2014

    I created a Facebook page called Fort Benning

    MILSOS for all the girls who have boyfriends/husbands at Fort Benning :)
    sandrew42 sandrew42
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 27, 2015

    :(...

    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

    My guys mom got a letter today,

    hopefully mine isn't far behind! (:
    Nobodysdaughter10 Nobodysdaughter10
    18-21, F
    Sep 2, 2014

    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, 2014

    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
    Sep 6, 2014
    swimmonkey swimmonkey
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 4, 2015

    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, 2014

    Here's to hoping we all hear from our

    boys/girls soon ❤️
    Nobodysdaughter10 Nobodysdaughter10
    18-21, F
    Sep 1, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 7, 2013

    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, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 21, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    Jul 26, 2013

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 4, 2014

    after basic and all that my husbend station at

    fort jackson and I be comming with him
    maggietyler maggietyler
    22-25, F
    Feb 14, 2015

    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, 2014
    sandrew42 sandrew42
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 1, 2015

    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, 2014
    Alexis1925 Alexis1925
    18-21, F
    Sep 22, 2015

    20 days till I am going down to see my man

    for family day ! So excited (: I miss him so much !!!
    EmmieeeLynn EmmieeeLynn
    18-21, F
    Oct 17, 2014

    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, 2014

    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

    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

    I feel so helpless right now.

    I just miss him. Can't wait to get his address..
    Nobodysdaughter10 Nobodysdaughter10
    18-21, F
    Sep 4, 2014
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