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I Was In the Army

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 101 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    Combat Engineer

    About 13 Years in the Royal Australian Engineers.
    Lekhite Lekhite 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 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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    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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    Cookingmonster360 Cookingmonster360 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 17

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So I am really bummed out. I got married to the best hubby ever 9 months ago and we planned have having a beautiful ceremony when he returns from Germany. Married in 2014 and...
    ElvishArmyWife ElvishArmyWife 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    it's so hard talking to my friends about my man they just don't understand the whole army aspect. it's not there fault but with there was someone who could relate.
    kristykaz121 kristykaz121 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    I'm going to Texas for Spring Break. I just had a fight with my boyfriend because he said he doesn't want me to meet some of the Army wives of his friends'. I asked him if I could...
    cabp24 cabp24 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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    My boyfriend will be joining the army in a couple of months. I don't know how to cope with it. I am too afraid to lose him and don't wanna let him go, but at the same time, I wanna...
    AliciaJean AliciaJean 16-17 3 Responses Mar 10

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    My name is Starr, my boyfriend just left for Army Basic Training about a month ago and sometimes it's hard to remember that every day that passes it'll bring me and him together...
    StarrC787 StarrC787 18-21, F Mar 11

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    I am going to be moving here next year. Would love to get to know some of you Army wives/girlfriends at Fort Hood! 😊
    mirandab3 mirandab3 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I want to be in the army with my friend but idk cuz r gfs arent agreeing
    lostbrokeheart lostbrokeheart 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I want to be int the army but I can't join due to partial blindness in my left eye.
    DPenrose28 DPenrose28 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Joined the Naval Reserve while still in high school. I'm not sure where the recruiter got my name, but one day a letter showed up inviting me to a meeting. I ignored it, put it...
    kbbaldwin kbbaldwin 66-70, M Mar 11

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    So I'm new to all this. I met my bf online last October. We talked till December, he came to my state to visit his family and me. During his stay he asked me to be his gf. He was...
    ladrians ladrians 22-25, F Mar 8

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    Hey ladies! I have a question. I recently married my soldier and I was wondering what does it mean to do "career"? We were talking about our future and the topic of her doing...
    Armygf14 Armygf14 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    29 more days !!!!!! Omg it seems so close im beyond nervous , ecstatic, anxious , I just dont know hot I'm going to react. Hows the experience of family day , seeing them again...
    Madelinex24 Madelinex24 18-21, F Mar 4

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    my boyfriend left for fort Jackson on Monday. we've been together for 3 years. its so hard seeing this as an easy thing to get over. he's my best friend. when he first enlisted he...
    krypto1221 krypto1221 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    As a kid I was always up to something or other, but normally the only person in any danger was me, and more specifically, if you've read any of my posts on the subject, it was my...
    Mick672 Mick672 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    pt 2 I knew where we were going. without a word, but with heart pouring I was marched towards the house. I fell and was slapped across the face twice for a punishment. once...
    rachael982 rachael982 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've always been a socially awkward person, which I've grown into accepting as just one of my flaws. Yet it lingers in my mind a really disturbing moment in my childhood where I...
    Thatlost1 Thatlost1 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It’s been over nine years since I was kidnapped and turned into a pet. After I opened up to my first wife on Halloween she told me it might help me to right down everything that...
    PrinceBloodlust PrinceBloodlust 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    One christmas night, I dicide it to go see what my causin got for Christmas he was a bit drunk and had done drugs, then randomly he ask for a kiss i sed no. He keeped asking over...
    LuzMadrid LuzMadrid 16-17, F Mar 2

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    Yesterday morning, I had been up all night prepping for a hackathon up in NYC I was going to with two of my friends. We were planning on taking the train there, but unfortunately...
    addictedtoeverything addictedtoeverything 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 2

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    I am a whistle blower who had attempted to expose some ugly truths about a provincial government Ministry. That was back in the day when I believed that justice was about evidence...
    wronglyaccused71 wronglyaccused71 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    Twice. By the same guy. He was my friend. He went on to rape another friend of mine. She took him to trial and he wasn't even convicted. The second time haunts me always. He...
    samcanread samcanread 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    When I was 8 my dad died, so my mom came to where my dad and I lived to take care of me, but what she really did was lock me away from everybody while she took all the money my dad...
    Bubblebran Bubblebran 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    I was smacked my mother and step father but it's my step fathers spankings I remember the most. He was the first person to ever smack me in my life when I was about 7 yo. I had...
    ashie1980 ashie1980 31-35, T 1 Response Mar 2