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I Was In the Army

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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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    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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    Combat Engineer

    About 13 Years in the Royal Australian Engineers.
    Lekhite Lekhite 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 30, 2008

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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

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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 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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 24, 2011

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    My soldier is in Germany and has been for 4 months. We have skyped, texted and sent each other gifts all throughout the months. My biggest surprise, gift and treasure was him...
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    I am an army wife who misses her husband dearly. I am excited to say I do get to see him in 11 days, for graduation. So I am new to this whole army thing. I look forward to meeting...
    Lo2011 Lo2011 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    ok Well here is alittle about our story(me and my bf's story) im 22 going on 23 and my babe is 39 going on 40... ik hes older but im ok with that... OK!! so we've been together...
    hbonner91 hbonner91 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    My boyfriend and I are/were going through the process of joining the army together. He left 2 weeks ago for basic training. I was right by his side through his whole process of...
    beccadanielle96 beccadanielle96 18-21, F Apr 7

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    KGraciee KGraciee 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Wow I still can't believe it. I've met my man 2 months ago and we're dating for a week now. When my ex treated me like **** I've never thought that somebody could fix this wound in...
    Tscho Tscho 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    HELL YEAH I AM! BVB army for life and death! Jinxx rules and plus, he has an awesome name! Dead Zombie X_X We aren't just an "army" we're family! "If we stand together we will...
    InMemoryOfMe InMemoryOfMe 16-17, F Apr 8

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    Call me unpatriotic or a traitor, but I am sick of violence and death. I am sick of greed and corruption. I don't like the army, but I respect what they do to a certain degree. War...
    blakechapman21 blakechapman21 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    My boyfriend suggested we break up when he goes into the army. It's really hurting and I am considering talking to him and if he that's what he definitely wants, should I stay with...
    dmarie1995 dmarie1995 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 Apr 9

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    my dad was in the army. He had a girlfriend in north korea until he came home. I wasnt around then but he adopted me around may of 2001. He recently died of liver cancer, after...
    megawolf13 megawolf13 13-15, F a week ago

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    I have been with my fiancée for 5 years this coming August and at the age of 24 he decided to join the Army. He left for basic training at Ft Jackson on March 11 and I miss him so...
    xtatsplatx xtatsplatx 26-30, F Mar 24

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    My boyfriend is going on a resolute in Darwin for 6 months. He is in the army but will be out on the boats helping the navy like sea patrol. I am so scared and emotional, he leaves...
    deeshbish113 deeshbish113 18-21, F Mar 30

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    So he's been in basic training for about two months now! I'm half way there but I been feeling more down because he's constantly on my mind and I keep on rereading his letters. I...
    Kriziajayne Kriziajayne 18-21, F Apr 1

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    So I got told today that I looked like absolute **** today and need to carry myself better. I am furious. Do you know how hard it is to go from talking to someone literally from...
    MckaylaGrace MckaylaGrace 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    My boyfriend is in the army. He's 21. He told me recently that he may be getting stationed in Fort Hood. I'm not too fond of that. Especially not after hearing about the shooting...
    GeorgiaPeach03 GeorgiaPeach03 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I've had the craziest experience being in the army the places I've traveled and the different people I've met and became friends with. The lifestyle of a soldier is something I...
    SPCSade SPCSade 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 10

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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 Apr 10

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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 Apr 10

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    ITS BEEENNN A LONGGGGG TIME!!!Just about a year.. I'm hoping to see some familiar faces on here if not HI, to the new ladies!! Well!! an update on me and my soldier? We are doing...
    purplelily13 purplelily13 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I've always been afraid to join the army, because I think I'll get sent off to war and just die..
    teejayy23 teejayy23 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I miss my bf so much today. My friends are going to prom tonight and knowing that I won't ever have that and that he won't ever get to ask me to prom in some sweet way is really...
    devynn3 devynn3 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happy Easter my fellow MILSOs🐰🐣💐! I hope you're all doing well and staying strong😊 If your army man isn't home, today's a day to spend with family or friends! This is...
    KGraciee KGraciee 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    So, I know I did wrong but I didn't have a choice and I need to get his off my chest. Last month, I had a confrontation with another SPC who kept bullying me and harassing me at...
    amorfati2015 amorfati2015 22-25 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Yesterday when i fell asleep, i had a dream... It was me and him...he was hugging me..and yeh just like that cuddling without talking then he suddenly touch my tummy... And it was...
    ardesia ardesia 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    This is just how old I am. (This story, btw, is nothing about Naziism or the Holocaust) and only about the event outlined by its name, nothing more. His name was Siegfried Knappe...
    Lgl700 Lgl700 51-55, M Mar 28

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    Haven't posted in a while because everything has been so hectic. I AM ENGAGED!!! My soldier is at basic training right now and sent me a letter asking me to go with him where ever...
    meliamill meliamill 18-21 Apr 1

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    As sun goes down and darkness takes over, here on the edge of my Va Blue Ridge Mountains, a childhood memory also fades away. I have been in the front yard clearing the ground of a...
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    The Candy Shop Girl I've been in long distance relationships before. I could only get girls to like me if they either didn't see me or talk to me over the phone. Online I guess I...
    happymcgee happymcgee 26-30, M Apr 9

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    My mom and dad were very prudish, anything remotely sexual was forbidden. We couldn't wear certain underwear, we couldn't groom certain ways, etc. When I was 14, I was...
    JulieW82 JulieW82 31-35, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    i was 12. he adopted me and he was related to walt disney (cousins). he died of liver cancer stage 4.he was in the army for almost 4 years but he left before they went to Vietnam.
    megawolf13 megawolf13 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Well I just got to talk to my boyfriend before he had to go back to barrack after family weekend. That was harder than lettering him go back in January. He told me he broke down in...
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    KGraciee KGraciee 18-21, F Apr 6

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    I'm also young. I'm still in high school and my boyfriend is two years older than me and we've been together for almost a year and a half. We are completely in love and as naïve...
    devynn3 devynn3 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Cierraaa15 Cierraaa15 18-21 1 Response Mar 26

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    JessssicaAnnn JessssicaAnnn 16-17, F Mar 30

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