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I Was In the Army

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 96 People

    Combat Engineer

    About 13 Years in the Royal Australian Engineers.
    Lekhite Lekhite 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 30, 2008

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    Cookingmonster360 Cookingmonster360 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    Free

    I joined the British Army straight out of high school at the age of 16 as I wanted to get on with my life rather than spend more time in education. I was recommended to work in Military Intelligence which I was very happy about at the time as I was expecting to be infiltrating...
    L3r0y L3r0y 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 3, 2008

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    Noses To The Sky, Everybody...

    I was a radar operator in the army. 62nd HAWK Anti-Aircraft, Delta Battery in Essentho, then West Germany... Charlie and Delta were housed in Essentho and were operational for two weeks, Alpha and Bravo were at Korbach and took the other two weeks. When being stand-by, sometimes...
    jimmyrudyjump jimmyrudyjump 51-55, M 4 Responses Feb 24, 2011

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    Loved It

    i want to re-up, i just need to lose 100 pounds... got a little lazy after i got off active duty.
    astounded1088 astounded1088 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 16, 2012

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    Why Is The Sky Blue?

    Just kidding. Hehehe to each his own I say. I just like to **** pog... I mean people off.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 4, 2012

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    I never got to really serve my country.

    ..I got discharged from ft. Jackson for medical problems. I will never get to go back:(
    purplebatman17 purplebatman17 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 5, 2014

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    Have You Deployed? Please Help Me!

      My fiance is currently deployed to Iraq and I'm doing some research about soldier deployments. If you've deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, please help me out and take this survey! It will only take about 5 minutes- Thank you! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm...
    TGRecruitment TGRecruitment 22-25 Nov 28, 2009

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    Eight Years

    Although it still doesn't feel like it, I was in the Army for eight years.  I didn't much like it, but it's a part of me now.  I was also in Iraq for a year and a half, in '04 and '05.  I have a few stories, but right now it's almost 3 AM.  I'll be back...
    Harui Harui 26-30, F Feb 21, 2009

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    "Stay Low, Move Fast,

    Shoot First, Die Last, One Shot, One Kill, No Luck, All Skill." Lol I felling BadAss today.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 16, 2014

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    23 Years Of Service

    Retired field grade officer, Medical Service Corp. Assigned to MEDDAC West Point, Ft. Dix, BAMC among others.
    railfan4019 railfan4019 61-65, M Dec 23, 2012

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    And That Sucked!

    In the country I live, either military service or non-military service is obligatory for all men. I chose military service even though I wasn't motivated at all. I'm not interested in weapons or anything related, so it was all just boring s***. Luckily the service lasted only...
    Randomizedguy Randomizedguy 18-21, M Sep 30, 2009

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    Missed Opportunities

    Was in the army, never got to kill nobody, end of story.
    CopperCoil CopperCoil 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 30, 2008

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    Thank You For Your Service

    So, I've been in the Army for six years. I've loved every minute of it. On several occasions I've had people come up to me and thank me for my service....even got hugged while in uniform. On one such occasion I was waiting in line at a Hallmark.....Mother's Day card in hand. A...
    Dil77 Dil77 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    Surprise On Returning Home

    When I returned home in eary '68 after spending the just over a year overseas receiving a hostile reception from civilians did not surprise me at all, given the unpopularity of Vietnam. What was astonishing was what happened when I went to the local American Legion post in hope...
    alikat2 alikat2 66-70, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2011

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    My War In a Nutshell

    I find it rather ironic that I was more nervous about going to Basic than I was going to war.  I understand there there were certain issues governing each individual departure--for example, when I was leaving for Basic, it would be the longest and farthest I had ever...
    Harui Harui 26-30, F Feb 21, 2009

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    I spent 2 1/2 years in the Army

    as a 19D. I was stationed at Ft. Benning GA. Kelly Hill. HHC 1/30th 3rd Inf Brigade. I enjoyed serving as wish I would have been able to stay in. I was Medically discharged in 1998. I still miss Army life more than anything in the world.
    armon6869 armon6869 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 2, 2014

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    About Me

    British armoured cavalry. One of those snooty regiments, hundreds of years old (older than the USA by 100 years). Heavy tanks (or MBT's as we called them).  Managed 9 years in total before deciding to try life as a civvy again.  Wish I'd stayed in now.
    Danny1000 Danny1000 51-55, M Nov 7, 2011

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    was a 31L-cable dog. was in from 1999-2003.

    got to spend all 4 years in Germany . got out cause it was not for me . it was not about who did the best job it was about who had the nose burred the deepest.
    chat68chat chat68chat 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 9, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    So I'm back. Sorry that I had go away for a bit, but I really didn't want to be in the office any longer than necessary. Just listening to my Commander's voice makes me cringe...
    jahat75 jahat75 36-40, M Jan 14

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    This is such a catharsis, I never dreamed I would meet so many people that share my views of life in the US Army. It makes for an appealing work day while I sit chained to my desk...
    jahat75 jahat75 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    I'm new to the Experience Project. I really only joined because I finally found a place where army girlfriends can talk. It seems like there are a MILLION army wife groups, but...
    lizzie0714 lizzie0714 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I'm new to the Experience Project. I really only joined because I finally found a place where army girlfriends can talk. It seems like there are a MILLION army wife groups, but...
    lizzie0714 lizzie0714 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    6 months ago I started dating a guy I was matched with through mutual friends, 3 months into it; he told me he started to grow strong feelings for me and was so sorry he did...
    fleishman1 fleishman1 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I told one of my friends today that I really miss my boyfriend. I told him that he's lucky he gets to see his girlfriend everyday. He said "that's not true, I don't see her on...
    countlesswonders countlesswonders 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I just wanted to let the fellow ladies who happen to be in relationships with soldiers that if you ever need someone to talk to or need support feel free to send me a message. My...
    Cbryant25100 Cbryant25100 18-21, F Jan 13

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    I haven't been on here in a while. Army life is getting easier, with each passing day. It's been such a roller coaster ride for us. Gone for 7 months and then stationed all the way...
    Lo2011 Lo2011 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I wish I had a mom or dad in the army. Because it would give me something to look forward too and be greatful. I just wish my parents cared for me and I see military families that...
    cutemonkey cutemonkey 13-15, F Jan 4

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    I am a thirty year old woman, never married, and about six months ago I met my current boyfriend through a dating website. He is thirty two, been in the ARMY for 12 years, and is...
    jjtlally jjtlally 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I'm new to this site. I have been with my army boyfriend for 6 months. I'm in college and so we are away from each other a lot and I get depressed sometimes when we aren't together...
    SimplyJhene910 SimplyJhene910 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 19

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    Sometimes I want to write the phrase "cause it's the Army" on a piece of paper and shoot it with my bf's AR-15. I'm so sick of that reply! Ugh! I just feel so left out of his world...
    Iwearhistags Iwearhistags 22-25, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Did anyone watch Obama in state of the union last night and his proposal on authorizing military force in the middle east ? How do you guys feel about this ? As a new army...
    Madelinex24 Madelinex24 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    so you want to join the army good for you I hope to see you here go 12b or 11b to have fun :p just got home from afgainistain if you have q ask me
    sapper325 sapper325 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    one more year of high school army here I come. hooah
    jovorrism jovorrism 16-17, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I was 6, my sister was 8. My mom and Him left with our baby sister to drive to town to get a pizza. We were starving because we had no food that day but were ordered not to eat the...
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I always hang out naked in hotel rooms. One time when I was 15 my brother told me to go get ice from the machine down the hall. It was a short walk and about 2 AM and I didn't feel...
    Maximum1397 Maximum1397 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    when I was 12 I did a three day solo camp out with no food it was a survival test for myself I took no gun and no modern fire starting. I did take a billy can which was made out of...
    TEMPOLTON TEMPOLTON 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    i was born as a muslim, muslim parents muslims country, i started to pray at age 4 and that made my parents (Proud), when i was 5 years old i had a really odd dream, i dreamed i...
    S1m0n92 S1m0n92 22-25 1 Response Jan 7

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    I'm and army girlfriend, well was. When he finally came to see me over his Christmas leave time, I got the greatest gift of all. I got the truth, he's been cheating on me. Not just...
    JustMeKaila JustMeKaila 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    The Invisible Girl and Her Private Hell-Did you know that overweight awkward cry baby who consistently made the Honor Roll/High Honor Roll, always had her nose in a book,never gave...
    Merka94 Merka94 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    My memories are not intact, it's bits and pieces for the most part. Some things that will always stick out is his face contorted with rage. The way he would sit on me and pin me to...
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I had to say goodbye to my boyfriend again this morning. I thought I would be able to keep it together but I was terribly wrong. Although I am thankful to have had him home these...
    countlesswonders countlesswonders 16-17, F Jan 3

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    Nowadays boys / men in my country don't have to do national service anymore. I did when I was about 22. I was very nervous, but loved getting a full medical examination with loads...
    boxerbriefs123 boxerbriefs123 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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    Last time i spoke to my boyfriend was on sunday. But within that week he was able to call me on my birthday (Thursday ) Saturday & then sunday for 1 hr and 30 mins !!!! He's been...
    Madelinex24 Madelinex24 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It's been a week that my boyfriend left to basics , at first it was okay but now its hard , i still haven't received a letter from him , he called me Wednesday but that just wasnt...
    Madelinex24 Madelinex24 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    all the way through school because i was quiet and different times through out my army career. its not good
    firedragon71 firedragon71 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Every site says not to send your soldier colored envelopes in basic but I love the idea. My boyfriend was so excited to receive his first letters. He didn't care what they'd say...
    Keira95 Keira95 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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