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I Was In the Army

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 110 People

    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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    Served 4 years. Went the Germany.

    Hated every day of it but glad I did it.
    btorn btorn 36-40, M 3 Responses May 18

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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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    Cookingmonster360 Cookingmonster360 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 17

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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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    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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    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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    I still serve in the army - Israeli army.

    I hate it but more 3 months - I finish, yay! :D
    Dana1212 Dana1212 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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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    I Served for the British army

    for 2 years go on say it "girls can't be in armies there to weak there to stupid especially blonde girls" you know what I'm done with all this stereotypical none sense! Yes I handled guns yes I got shot yes I lost people but I kept on fighting. This world is destroying me all...
    MyPreciousHeart MyPreciousHeart 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 5

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    Combat Engineer

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 2 Responses May 18

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Oct 5, 2014

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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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    Related Experiences

    Well she's not in the Army yet but she's a senior at my highschool she's a very sweet girl with a great personality but for some reason changes at a very odd rate only when I talk...
    steeleo steeleo 16-17, M 1 Response May 10

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    so I met and married a guy in the Army back in 2012.....well we have since divorced and I guess I didn't have enough of the Army bc now I met someone else and he also is in the...
    06cumminsgirl 06cumminsgirl 22-25, F 2 Responses May 18

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    Army, Air Force, etc men I find them freaking sexy. If I ever had to become a army wife I would wait for my man to enter the door & I jump right on him kiss him, walk my way down...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    my partner has gone away on a trip and am really struggling and would love to know how others cope. when he is in army he goes into army mentality wich i know he needs but for...
    mushabelly123 mushabelly123 26-30, F 1 Response May 3

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    So I'm relatively new to being an army girlfriend I've been dating my boyfriend for well over a year now and he just joined the army last month officially (he's going into the...
    tayalynn tayalynn 18-21, F 2 Responses May 8

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    No longer an Army GF :/ it was nice having everyone in this experience app advice me & help me. I thank all of you ! & please always show love & support to our soldiers!
    Madelinex24 Madelinex24 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I would love to be able to relate to anyone that has dealt with being an Army girlfriend. I have been dating my boyfriend for 2 years in September. He is stationed in Germany and...
    Markus1201 Markus1201 26-30 May 7

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    my wonderful army man is going to propose to me when I pin his e4 this month!!! we might be expecting our first baby!!!!!!!!!! life is great!!!
    jewelsjohnson jewelsjohnson 22-25 1 Response May 8

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    When I join the army this is soooooo gonna be me and all my buds
    mrwilson062198 mrwilson062198 16-17, M 2 Responses May 14

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    My boyfriend and I have known each other for over 7 years. He joined the army 3 years ago, and we have been dating for 4 months now. He lives over 2,000 miles away from me. I miss...
    Christiana04 Christiana04 18-21, F May 17

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    My boyfriend recently went to Townsville from singleton and is in 3RAR and wants me to move up as soon as I can but I'm worried I won't make any friends up there. Does anyone know...
    airlied airlied 18-21, F 1 Response May 18

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    Does anyone know how hard it is for a private to move off base if he's not in a recognised relationship. I want to move up to Townsville with my boyfriend but we aren't recognised...
    airlied airlied 18-21, F 1 Response May 18

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    As soon as I graduate from high school. US Army here I come.
    dubsteplover98 dubsteplover98 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My boyfriend and I started talking online while he was deployed. We hadn't actually met each other yet but we had talked since December. Well I wasn't able to say hey we are...
    06cumminsgirl 06cumminsgirl 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was talking to my boyfriend today and at first he was so chill and okay about this while thing until they got on the bus. He got so nervous because he couldn't believe he was...
    TRandolph20 TRandolph20 18-21, F 2 Responses May 11

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    About ten years ago, I was a very different person. I was on my own for the first time in my life. I hated the world; saw evil in every single person I encountered and was sure...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 31-35 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I hadn't talk to my boyfriend all day then around 45 mins ago I get this text talking about his cell service sucks that's why we haven't talked today. To be honest I didn't expect...
    TRandolph20 TRandolph20 18-21, F May 12

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    Today was really great until now... I feel defeated by this whole and I'm starting to question this. My head isn't clear anymore. I honestly just think cause of me missing him like...
    TRandolph20 TRandolph20 18-21, F 2 Responses May 14

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    Just had my last phone call with him until god knows when. It was an amazing phone call filled with laughter and love. I absolutely love you with all my heart baby. Be safe please...
    SavyMermaid SavyMermaid 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My boyfriend is in week 6 of OSUT which is basic and AIT combined into 19 weeks. I got one two minute long call while he was at reception. Then two weeks later I got my first...
    Kenzie1123 Kenzie1123 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Well when I was around the age of 8 or 9 i wanna say in the fifth grade I think it was? It was a weekend and I had family over for a bbq and whatnot. So when I was younger my...
    andreaaaceleste andreaaaceleste 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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