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I Served In the Military

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    Funny Story - In the days I still used to go for military reserve duty I had an emberresing and funny experience. We were doing border patrols down south. It was a platoon size...
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 29, 2013

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    For A Short Time... - I was raised in a military family, so it seemed only natural to me to go into the sevice myself.  I hesitated to join this group b/c my stint was so...
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 51-55, F Mar 9, 2010

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    I Was In the Us Army - I was in the United States Army- My job was an MP and I loved it more than anything..I was in for a couple years, went through OSET training...
    Babytucktuck Babytucktuck 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 3, 2009

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    F T A - to be sung to the tune of armour hot dogs: armor tankers,armor tankers what kind of men are armor tankers? fat men, skinny men,men that smoke pot. sick men crazy men even...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 25, 2010

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    I Have the Purple Heart - I served in the US Army during the Korean war.  I was wounded early on in July 1951 as we moved into North Korea.  I was hit when a booby trap...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 4 Responses Apr 16, 2008

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    My Story Of My Military Brother In Law Raising My Son Jacob - My brother in law was in the US Airforce the last time I checked I know he retired. My husband was his yungest brother...
    rosewaters41 rosewaters41 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 14, 2012

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    I Have Served - My service began with the Viet Nam War and with a short break went on to include the War On Terror, through Afghanistan/Iraq and beyond. I've participated in more...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 20, 2008

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    The Best,worst and Strangest Experiences In My Life - I was conscripted two months after my 17th birthday. I was tiny. So small, they wanted to send me back home. It was funny...
    penguinswon penguinswon 51-55 2 Responses Jan 20, 2008

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    Searching For My Patricia - In summer/autumn of 2009 I had a profound experience which turned my world upside down.  I had recently given blood and learnt how the black and Asian...
    childofgod74 childofgod74 36-40, M Feb 28, 2012

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    Today=complete Kick.in.the.teeth - Ive always wanted to be a soldier even since was about 9, my dad was n his dad n so forth, however my parents never wanted me to join as I was...
    harlequin28 harlequin28 26-30 Dec 10, 2011

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    Still In - If anyone has "gone over" in the last four years and wants to talk about it - I'm available.  I'm not a therapist but I've been there so you can vent...
    EdwardIII EdwardIII 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 14, 2007

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    U.S. Army Vet. 92F/21B Rogue Platoon!! Operation New Dawn.
    stuntman86 stuntman86 26-30, M Dec 5, 2013

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    Served With Special Forces - I served with SF in Vietnam ..and other incursions throughout the world... served with 5th, 7th, and 1st Special Forces Groups...Enlisted during...
    Silverwings50 Silverwings50 56-60, M Dec 28, 2011

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    So Did I...I Miss It - I came from a background with a lot of pain. I grew up without a dad, and my mom was hardly in my life as well. My brothers and I were raised by different...
    MysticLioness MysticLioness 31-35, F Mar 7, 2010

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    I Was In, But Now I Regret It... - I was 5th generation Navy. I joined the Seabees. It was wonderful at first, I loved the structure. Then I ended up pregnant and everything...
    midnightmiasma midnightmiasma 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 22, 2010

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    Dual Service - I did 8 1/2 years in the Marines, got out for a year and a half, and then joined the Army.  I have done about three and a half years in the Army so far. ...
    wikkedirish wikkedirish 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 6, 2008

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    Military - I served 8 years in the army , for those of you who hate service men and women **** YOU For those of you who support us ,THANK YOU Still to this day , we are called...
    soldier8 soldier8 26-30, M 2 Responses May 5, 2013

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    I Am, Technically, A Vet- Army Dogs! - Hot, sweltering. Well, it was Afghanistan... For my time as a vet serving in the UK (through an overseas/Commonwealth as I am not Britiah...
    MummaToAZoo MummaToAZoo 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 22, 2013

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    Airman 1st Class - I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force later then most, I was 25 when I took my oath. Although I enlisted for full time service I was moved to the Air Force Resurve...
    xj287 xj287 41-45, M 1 Response May 26, 2013

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    Navy Wife! - My name is Noemy and im married to a military, he is a very loving and undesrtanding person for me.my hubby is been in the navy for 21 years, we have 2 kids,we bee...
    SweetyPrincess SweetyPrincess 41-45, F Oct 16, 2008

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    Anchors Aweigh And Semper Fi - I served in the Navy, my older brother is a Marine, and our dad served in the Army. Factor in an uncle who retired from the Air Force at the rank of...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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    I Really Enjoyed Being An Army Ordnance Officer (thankfully, I Never Saw Combat) - I was an eagle scout, a regular all american Indiana boy.  As college time approached the...
    xtheduke xtheduke 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 8, 2010

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    The Green Berets Are Cool - i served in the paras commandos spec ops cia fbi  then went to the gree berets still there now
    reevell reevell May 1, 2007

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    Prior Active, Current Reservist - I've been in the military since 2002.  I joined because I really needed to get my stuff together after college and while I had a job, I...
    EgoSumFrustror EgoSumFrustror 31-35, F Jan 12, 2009

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    I Miss the Army.. - well sometimes I miss it but I realise I needed to get out when I did. I was in the British army for nearly 12 years I joined at 16 when I left...
    sarah1079 sarah1079 26-30, F 7 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    In The Military - I am a proud Australian and served in the Australian Army for 23 yrs. Made some wonderful friends and done some amazing things. Who'd think you could get paid to...
    blackdiamond38 blackdiamond38 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 16, 2011

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    The Only Thing I Wanted To Do When I Grew Up Was.... - I can only remember thinking all I want to do is join the service when I grow up. Well that has been 21 years so far, not...
    NavySailor NavySailor 36-40, M 4 Responses Jan 9, 2011

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    My Child Hood Dream - I served in the US Army for over 18 years.  I started as a private, worked my way up to Captain when I finally finished my military career due to health...
    thatweirdromanguy thatweirdromanguy 46-50, M 7 Responses May 1, 2007

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    Military Tribute - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wEI2NcoBEM
    jburns1947 jburns1947 61-65, F Jul 19, 2011

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    Once A Marine--- - Always a MARINE!!! Semper Fi 4 years of awesome service ---1979-1983!!!
    switchmj switchmj 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    Seven years. Two deployments. Bipolar disorder, depression, drug and alcohol dependence. Other Than Honorable discharge. No benefits. No help. No job. Where do I go from here?...
    IDKhow2deal IDKhow2deal 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 24

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    I'M A Veteran Still Learning To Be A Civilian. - I joined the Army less than a month after my 17th birthday. I'm not sure but probably one if the youngest women. At first I wasn't...
    laura2627 laura2627 31-35, F Jun 25, 2013

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    Be Proud Of The Military And The People Who Serve. - So I currently serve in the US Coast Guard. People usually don't see us as a military branch and when they do, they think we...
    AlphaMay05 AlphaMay05 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 28, 2013

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    There I Was.... - ...  with my finger on the trigger on the top of a hill.  No not really, but I want to write a book that starts like that.   I was in the Army...
    CTSwampYankee CTSwampYankee 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 30, 2008

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    I Served In The Israeli Army - I served in the Israeli tanks corps , for three years of regular army service and then until the age of 42 in reserve duty.
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 5, 2013

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    I went to basic training almost 4 years ago. Spent my time in BUT and AIT in good olé Fort Lost in the Woods in the state of misery. Other wise know to the rest of the world as...
    dec2remember86 dec2remember86 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 17

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    Vfw Post In Missouri - In 1971 i had a low draft number and enlisted in the U.S.Army.After finishing Basic and A.I.T.was stationed at Ft.Dix and got orders for Vietnam. The day...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 21, 2012

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    U.S. Air Force - I was in Security Forces. I didn't especially want to be, but I didn't score high enough on the exam to be a linguist, so I didn't care what career they stuck me...
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 Oct 24, 2012

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    It Was One Hell of An Adventure - After 20 years, I look back at my time in as one hell of an adventure and a wild ride.  It took me to places that I thought that I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 27, 2008

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    U.s. Air Force - Six years as an intel analyst.  Of course all I have to show for it is a DD 214.  My medical records "disappeared" around the time my...
    Xamilezis Xamilezis 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 16, 2009

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    I served in the military for 10 years. I met my husband in Puerto Rico while he was stationed there. I just turned 18 and he was 27. I admired him for the sacrifices he made and...
    Sisterforlife Sisterforlife 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I served in the Army from 1977 to 1990. I was a Military Policeman 95B. I spent my time traveling year to year all over the world. I have seen or done just about anything you could...
    babyboomer58 babyboomer58 51-55, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My three children have served or are currently serving. My oldest son is active duty Navy, my youngest son served in the Marines for 6 years and my daughter just joined the Army...
    MilitaryMomX3 MilitaryMomX3 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    There's a special place in my heart for the true American soldiers... My best male friend (medically retired after 5 tours) started a hunting program for soldiers with ptsd, and I...
    Bluedevilguard Bluedevilguard 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Thank you to all our soldiers that have served, are currently serving, will serve in the future, and to all your families for all of your sacrifices! To all our injured and fallen...
    WhoIsLiz WhoIsLiz 36-40, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    As the significant other of someone in the military, you know. You know what it’s like to wonder if he’s okay. You know what it’s like to lay awake at night and wonder if he...
    ProudArmyFiance13 ProudArmyFiance13 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    Sometimes the military sucks. But you get out of it what you put into it. If your going to be one of those people who just complains that your soldier is gone or cant be with and...
    lmsabatino lmsabatino 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Hey ladies! So I'm a fairly new Marine girlfriend. I met my Marine through my stepmom.... ironically her boss is his mother. :) She knew about me from talks with my stepmom and...
    JELarson3514 JELarson3514 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I support all military personnel; both men and women alike, in our American armed forces. My husband has now retired from the military after 23 years of service. I have two sons...
    momwithcleavage momwithcleavage 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I may not like you. I don't like the way you smell, your breath always smells of rotting milk. I don't like the way you talk, it's always too loud. I don't like the way you want to...
    heymunoz heymunoz 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I haven't been dating him long and I feel like even being on here is crazy but it's tough. He's pushing me away because he knows how tough the next four years can be with only...
    natspen natspen 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    My engagement ring from my Marine :) can't wait to embark on this new journey with him <3 any military wives have some advice for a soon to be marine wife? I've been a military...
    lifeisabeautifulstruggle19 lifeisabeautifulstruggle19 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28