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I Was In the Army

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Combat Engineer

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

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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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    "Stay Low, Move Fast,

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

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm totally new to this site.. But I too recently became an army girlfriend. My boyfriend dreams big, and I knew he had been wanting to go into the army national guard. I knew when...
    crysttall13 crysttall13 18-21, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    "The moon is full today and I could think of nothing but you." Our first movie we watched when we met in person was Dear John. And that one scene with the thumb and the moon has...
    armygirlfriend14 armygirlfriend14 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend is a West Point grad and we met while he was going through IBOLC. It seemed like I have jumped into the Army life head first. Currently, not only are we long distance...
    jlhhlj123 jlhhlj123 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Hello I don't know or talk to many army girlfriends. But I definitely would like to id would be nice to have people who know how I feel and understand what were going through or...
    lyssaraelou lyssaraelou 26-30, F Jul 3

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    Hi my name is Autumn. I am 17 years old and just a few weeks ago started dating a guy named Kenny who is 20. We were together 2 and a half years ago but we broke up bc of a certain...
    autumn977 autumn977 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I wanted to join the army a long time now but my cousin who was in the navy suggested the Air Force and I started to lean in that direction. I still want the Air Force but I would...
    overcomer24 overcomer24 22-25, F Jul 14

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    i work as a mechanical engineer and a specialist in heating , ventilation & air conditioning i wanna be in the my india's army ....... this has been my life goal but my family...
    gokul273 gokul273 18-21, M Jul 13

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    I want to give back to my Nation. I am going to serve and protect those who can't do it for themselves. I will go above and beyond my own capabilities to show that I am not just...
    ElMatador96 ElMatador96 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    I often read and reread the letters he sent me while at Boot Camp just because it is something personal and intimate. I catch myself smiling and laughing once in a while because i...
    mrsgallegos mrsgallegos 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    My boyfriend has been in the army for a year and the distance is so hard, as all So's already know. Recently I had seriously considered moving to where my boyfriend is, 6 states...
    AmaneU AmaneU 18-21, F Jul 5

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    This guy I was talking to for 5 moths till we finally met each other in May we spent everyday weekend together . But he was in fe army and lived 3 hours away . July 5 he went to...
    amandalovee24 amandalovee24 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    Well I am not in the army but my fiancé is. He got stationed overseas after AIT and is still currently there, so I was wondering if any of you knew when it is that he would be...
    PeachesRodriguez PeachesRodriguez 18-21, F Jul 1

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    My boyfriend in the army like I'm starting to under stand that my boyfriend is there like not making me any happy that I live with his parents I'm 19 he 20 I'm going to be 20 in...
    katlyncody katlyncody 18-21, F Jul 6

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    I'm new to being an army girlfriend , i love my soldier and im proud to say it! He just left like 2 weeks ago , i misss him sooooo much , i was wondering if any other girls feel...
    ailynnn ailynnn 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    My boyfriend and I have been dating for about two years now and the past few months we have been preparing ourselves for the day he leaves for basic. I'm not sure I'm ready for...
    destinyr24 destinyr24 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Join my army today Requirements 1. Must be insaneish/crazy 2. Must want to take over the world 3. Do weird things....
    eatthekids1stplease eatthekids1stplease 18-21, M Jul 1

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    I am a proud army girlfriend. My soldier is currently in training.
    Lovepvtscott Lovepvtscott 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    The hardest part of being an Army brat is having to leave your old friends and trying to make new ones. Trying to fit in, wondering if anyone is going to like you, again.
    jenna6978 jenna6978 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    I have to admit sometimes my boyfriend gets on my last nerve, but then everytime I get mad at him I remember how much I love you and how much I want to be with him. These army...
    AmaneU AmaneU 18-21, F Jul 5

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    this army life is crazy , i miss my baby so much ,not a day goes by that i don't think of him! I miss his hugs , his kisses , i just need him by my side :( this is so difficult! i...
    ailynnn ailynnn 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I want to enlist in the Army but I can't because my country does not recruit females anymore which sucks big time.
    CastleFreak CastleFreak 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    Autocorrect screwed my title lol Anyways I am an army gf. What is a typical day like for a soldier in Vilseck, Germany?
    amby24 amby24 22-25, F Jul 13

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    Ok wow where do I start? My husband is finishing army flight school in a few weeks and we're moving to fort riley. We live on such a small base and it's mostly officers here so I...
    lbelle95 lbelle95 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    My boyfriend and I met online. We started talking and for his birthday I paid for him to visit me. He took a 32 hour bus ride to see me in person for the first time before he left...
    armygirlfriend14 armygirlfriend14 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I love enlisting in the army. I met so many interesting and loyal friends. Those friends became like family to me. The military is a lifestyle which include sacrifice and hard work...
    januarymappala januarymappala 36-40, F a week ago

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    My bf has 17 more years in the Army. We'll be moving to Florida for his new squad for bomb training. I'm scared to move away from family and friend's and I'm scared hell get...
    ArmyGf19 ArmyGf19 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I live in the UK and I have recently decided to finally join the army and now i'm just waiting to hear back. Although i'm doing this primarily to fight and serve for my country and...
    DRS3011 DRS3011 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    If you are questioning waiting for your man 'til he comes back, you are obviously unfit to be an Army Girlfriend...
    mrsgallegos mrsgallegos 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's been almost one week since my husband of 10 years fractured my nose, cheekbone, and black my eye and face. He chocked me out a little bit and I have various bruises on my arm...
    mrsmegnva mrsmegnva 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    So last night I was really upset with my soldier because he zones out when I speak to him just like when he's on the field and one of his sergeants is yelling at everyone. So I...
    StdntNurseJay StdntNurseJay 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Today I was with his momma for a girls night. And he called!!!! He was making sure we got the postcard that said he made it to base and telling us we will be getting a letter soon...
    armystronggirlfriend54 armystronggirlfriend54 16-17, F 5 days ago

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