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I Was In the Army

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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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    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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    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 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 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "Stay Low, Move Fast,

    Shoot First, Die Last, One Shot, One Kill, No Luck, All Skill." Lol I felling BadAss today.
    Digitaldork Digitaldork 31-35, M Jun 16

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    Related Experiences

    I'm new the Army Girlfriend scene.. I'm an Army Fiancé... I need some advice as my Fiancé is leaving for Basic Training on my birthday October 20. I know our relationship will...
    MySoldierMyLove MySoldierMyLove 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 11

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    I am an army girlfriend and in a couple of months I was planning in moving to the fort riley area in kansas to be with my boyfriend of over two years whom is in the infantry. His...
    madi917 madi917 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    I am sitting outside of the Armed Forces Career Center waiting for my boyfriend to get out of PT and crying my eyes out. We have been dating for over a year and a half and he...
    countingthedays0422 countingthedays0422 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 23

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    I'm not really going to do it for my country (although don't get me wrong in love America) it's more for me to feel like I'm doing something... Where I am right now I'm just a...
    Nightfang109 Nightfang109 13-15, M Sep 27

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    ... so I bought army pants and flip flops.
    crookedteethteen crookedteethteen 13-15, F Oct 3

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    Later today I was taking a shower when I realized I had no towel. Cold, wet, and naked, I needed to get to my moms room and get a towel from there. Only my two brothers were home...
    RandomUserGuy1 RandomUserGuy1 13-15, M 4 hrs ago

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    Hi friends! This is my first time ever joining a site like this but I was so intrigued to do it because I was browsing through all the stories and this seems like such a great...
    Skyekenway Skyekenway 22-25, F Sep 24

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    And previous but not the very least The entire tour would by no means happen to be that a great knowledge and achievement devoid of your knowlege, exertionvietnam.com 2013-06-25...
    Keniaga838 Keniaga838 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    This is crazy. I met him online; on some stupid app. But he's everything I ever wanted. He's my other half; my mate. He and I would talk for hours about everything from the sun to...
    PropertyOfASoldier PropertyOfASoldier 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    Well, we were planning to finally start our life together.. get married, I was going to move on base and finish school there and today I got news that he got orders to Korea for 12...
    kaybee09 kaybee09 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Well, we were planning to finally start our life together.. get married, I was going to move on base and finish school there and today I got news that he got orders to Korea for 12...
    kaybee09 kaybee09 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    So the worst thing ever happened today. My soldiers room was broken into. Him and his room mates IBA (body armor) was stolen andddd guess what? They have to pay full price for them...
    LovedByASoldier LovedByASoldier 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    Our mail lady came today as I was in the car with one of my friends driving away from my house. I made my friend stop the car and I got out, turning and sprinting to my house to...
    PropertyOfASoldier PropertyOfASoldier 18-21, F Oct 2

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    Our mail lady came today as I was in the car with one of my friends driving away from my house. I made my friend stop the car and I got out, turning and sprinting to my house to...
    PropertyOfASoldier PropertyOfASoldier 18-21, F Oct 2

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    girls idk what to feel right now...i got a missed call this afternoon and i know its international number starts with 0971.... i had this strong feeling that it was HIM!! remember...
    ber9904 ber9904 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 10

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    We met four years ago, life wasn't too grateful to me. We met at a football game and he cared enough to search me and find me on Facebook. If he hadn't messaged me and started...
    xoarmyfiancexo xoarmyfiancexo 16-17, F a week ago

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    So who knows when ill see my soldier next cause he graduates in February but since his armor was stolen and he has no money that means no plane tickets and its just ugh . It went...
    LovedByASoldier LovedByASoldier 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    A top secret ingredient surprises several Experienced cookers, gifted chefs and food stuff lover, A necessary to produce a unique flavor for Vietnamese savory dishes is “N...
    Jacksonpj05 Jacksonpj05 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    So yesterday I got 5 letters saying he was finally starting to get my letters and today he got his first call and I got to talk to him for 5 whole minutes!! To say the least lots...
    emuck emuck 16-17, F Sep 30

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    I am so heartbroken. I can’t afford to attend my boyfriend’s graduation and all I can do is cry. I found out no one is going to be there for him. NO ONE! I would do anything to...
    ArmyGirlfriend1019 ArmyGirlfriend1019 16-17, F Oct 1

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    well i was with my m8 at the slate park and fell on to my arm am fuc#ed it up so ye 6 weeks cast woop woop :P
    matezz matezz 16-17, M Oct 3

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    Didn't get the call...😭😭😭 I was so ready to hear his voice. 💔
    neoncupcakes neoncupcakes 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    My husband skyped me while I was still asleep this morning, what an amazing way to wake up. I cant stop smiling.
    mrsolson21 mrsolson21 22-25, F Oct 11

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    So I've been watching for mail all day. But then I realized today is Columbus Day and mail services aren't open on holidays. So bummed 😔 was really hoping for letters today. But...
    emuck emuck 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 13

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    Today was such a good day!!(: hope y'all.lovely ladies had good days as well(:
    LovedByASoldier LovedByASoldier 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    My brother would always tell me how he wants me to and that when he was able to buys gonna blow my brains out and he would repeatedly give me a box of blades with a note that said...
    motionlessbride motionlessbride 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I was dating this guy who had a really bad temper. Sometimes he was fine, others times, he was in a bad mood. The first time, he went off on me in a public, after a minor...
    caramelcuteness caramelcuteness 26-30, F Sep 22

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    I met my ex 3 years ago and all he kept talking about was breaking up with his sons mom of 13 yrs. seeing that he told me that they were through, and that she was looking for a...
    medinagrl medinagrl 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    I was invited up to alaska to visit my oldest brothers wife to help her cope while he was in Afghanistan, many of our family had been to stay with her and I was asked this time...
    feelmyfury21 feelmyfury21 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    As a child I was sexually abused by my father it went on for year I was eight when it first happened nine when I ended it first I really didn't know what was going on he would call...
    Somechick47 Somechick47 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 23

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    I was bullied all throughout middle school, and into part of high school. I don't think that anyone has the right to put others down like that. Bullying can be psychologically...
    ImaginaryAlchemist ImaginaryAlchemist 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 23

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