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I Was In the Army

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Each of the hrs put in thinking about diverse islands and hoping we produced the best alternative proved that we would picked the best a person. The personnel are really helpful...
    Dirkhxm2260 Dirkhxm2260 31-35, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I had a dream last night that he was back home and everything was happy and back to normal. Then I woke up to reality. It was a rude awakening. 104 more days 😔
    emuck emuck 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    I was an Army Wife for 8 years, and I hated it. It's total sacrilege to say that and current Army Wives will totally rip you for saying it. You're supposed to be super proud to be...
    HouseholdSix HouseholdSix 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    I come from an army family... In fact my parents meet in the army! We moved around and always came 2nd after the army. Now as an adult I would never even consider joining and if...
    kel25 kel25 26-30 2 days ago

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    Ever since I was a little girl I always wanted to join the Army. The thought of those hard core training caught my attention, now that's just a minor reason. It's actually the...
    NicoBunny6 NicoBunny6 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    My husband is ready to join the army. I'm ok with it now. A couple of months ago I was not. We just got married May 4, 2014 so it will be really hard for us. We are just starting...
    AshleyStiles AshleyStiles 18-21 1 Response Jul 31

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    After arriving at the unit, I've became completely and utterly disgruntled. I don’t care anymore! I really don’t give a ****, and that’s bad, but it’s becoming increasingly...
    sithdeominca sithdeominca 26-30, M Aug 21

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    In one more week, my boyfriend, James, and I will be together for four years. We've known each other since we were 15 and have been best friends ever since. It sounds so silly and...
    riversongsingalong riversongsingalong 18-21, F Aug 13

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    My boyfriend's family and I left him at the airport security area yesterday after watching him swear into the army and having lunch at the airport. He called me quickly after he...
    bayleejoelle bayleejoelle 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    Off we go to Fort Riley. The house is all packed into a U-Haul and the bird is in his carrier and very unhappy about it. We're camping our way there so that should be interesting...
    WOwifeLaura WOwifeLaura 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Dear Ma and Pa: . Am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Army beats working for old man Minch. Tell them to join up quick before all the places are filled...
    Digitaldork Digitaldork 31-35, M Aug 11

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    I am a grown up Army Brat. I am an adult who feels stuck in adolescence when it comes to making friends. Once I get past the two or three year mark, I don't understand how...
    lizoutofwater lizoutofwater 26-30, F Jul 31

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    Alright I need everyone's help. update: doesn't look like I'll be going to his graduation. My parents aren't comfortable with me going so far away, they haven't met his parents yet...
    armygirlfriend14 armygirlfriend14 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    Hopefully I could join the army in my junior or senior year of high school to serve my country and to do something with my life
    NancyCS NancyCS 13-15, F Aug 3

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    I have been an Army girlfriend for almost 7 months. In 2 days my boyfriend will be leaving for a two week training out of state (he's Reserves). When he comes home it will only be...
    lougirl88 lougirl88 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    Army brat born and raised.
    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker 36-40, M Aug 10

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    Does anyone know if army reserves get leave when deployed?
    lougirl88 lougirl88 26-30, F Aug 11

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    Does anyone know if Army Reserves get leave when deployed? I'm not sure if it works the same way as active duty.
    lougirl88 lougirl88 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    After I graduate out of high school I wanna go into the army. But my family members (mostly my mom and sister) are scared for me to go. Idk why
    WesleyMcCool WesleyMcCool 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I'm new to the whole army balls, I think they are called battalion balls? But does anyone know when they are and does every state have one?
    lyssaraelou lyssaraelou 26-30, F Aug 18

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    Dual prognosis refers to your individual who is at the same time Dealing with equally a drug or Alcoholic beverages abuse problem as well as a behavioral or mental difficulty. By...
    Ethan614c4ap9 Ethan614c4ap9 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    What are people's thoughts on getting married young? I'm 19 and my boyfriend is 18- he's in the army and we've been talking about getting married so we can be together. Does anyone...
    Sinead432 Sinead432 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've never been so happy in my life! Tomorrow I finally fly out to Georgia to see my bf graduate from AIT. This has been a tough 3 months but I got through it. I wouldn't want my...
    macrenatoa macrenatoa 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My ex abused me physically, mentally, and sexually. He would grab my arms so hard he left bruises, and there was one day I remember he tried to crush my head into the seat of his...
    kaikins kaikins 18-21 1 Response Aug 19

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    When I was in Highschool I always was bullied, because I was very quick in catching up in learning and was very interested in science and mathematics, instead of listening to Led...
    germanbenzman germanbenzman 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    The first white and pink limestone cladding disappeared someday once the earthquake of 1117. It largely destroyed the outer ring of the Arena di Verona, leaving only the 'Ala', and...
    Theodoreqjc Theodoreqjc 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    “Among the finest (and many unusual) holidays we have at any time been on, and almost everything you arranged for us was absolutely best...”“We really and...
    Hiltonhn53 Hiltonhn53 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm really hoping today or sometime this week I can buy my plane ticket to see my soldier in 24 days! Just about 2 weeks ago I drove 40 hours to see him it was so worth it but the...
    macrenatoa macrenatoa 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Me, a big black man with many scars on his face and a red-haired irish girl were leading an army of common folks with rifles, guns and knives against some policemen protecting this...
    BigAndFast BigAndFast 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    A few months ago I met the man of my life: an American soldier, we fell in love and last month decided to move in together. It's been wonderful! Four weeks into our joined life, he...
    Ilgonza Ilgonza 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    So I am doing much better than I was last night, I'm just so over being apart. 14 days just wasn't enough with him! He is now in Germany and we are waiting on my passport so I can...
    Lo2011 Lo2011 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Another phone call!!!!! Omfg I can't handle my emotions. I was having such a ****** day. My depression just came over me like a wave and I was feeling so lonely. My cousins finance...
    armygirlfriend14 armygirlfriend14 18-21, F Aug 17

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