I Was In the Army

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 108 People

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Mar 5, 2015

    "Stay Low, Move Fast,

    Shoot First, Die Last, One Shot, One Kill, No Luck, All Skill." Lol I felling BadAss today.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 16, 2014

    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
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 2, 2014

    Missed Opportunities

    Was in the army, never got to kill nobody, end of story.
    CopperCoil CopperCoil
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jun 30, 2008
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 18, 2015

    Served 4 years. Went the Germany.

    Hated every day of it but glad I did it.
    btorn btorn
    41-45, M
    5 Responses May 18, 2015

    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
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jan 9, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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
    Nov 28, 2009


    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

    Combat Engineer

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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    56-60, M
    4 Responses Feb 24, 2011
    jbm67 jbm67
    26-30, M
    Oct 26, 2015
    Cookingmonster360 Cookingmonster360
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jan 17, 2015

    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
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Nov 13, 2013

    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
    1 Response May 4, 2012
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