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I Was In the Army

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 101 People

    Cookingmonster360 Cookingmonster360 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Combat Engineer

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

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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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    "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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    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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    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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    I'm no success story. I've been a squanderer , drifter, and even a bum, but I am a fortunate person. I had an insane childhood; a few years as a prince who was doted upon, and...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 10 Responses Apr 17

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    My story is long but worth it. Enjoy :)I've been in a relationship with my man for a little over 2 years. A little over a year ago he told me he joined the Army, he also began to...
    Psmurfff Psmurfff 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I miss my army man. I'm a proud gf. I've never dated a army man before so this is brand new to me. Every night I text him goodnight even though he is to busy to reply. Because on...
    ALnJEAN ALnJEAN 22-25, F Apr 11

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    I would like to be an army gf. where I'm living now and what I want out of a relationship seem to fit the army life.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 19

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    Sending love to all of the other U.S. Army girlfriend out there!! ❤️❤️ About 4 years of dating and still going strong! A little over 2 years for my love in the Army. Have...
    MinsuForever MinsuForever 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My bf is stationed at fort Gordon my bf and I just made it official a few weeks ago after dating for a year. A few weeks ago he came to me and had a talk about how he feels like he...
    ALnJEAN ALnJEAN 22-25, F Apr 11

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    Okay so I'm going to visit my fiance in 6 days for his Army graduation in Fort Jackson, SC and I have no idea what to wear. I was thinking about leggings, but I'm not sure if I can...
    love9996 love9996 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    My best friend for 5 years who just happens to now be my boyfriend of 9 months leaves for basic training in Oklahoma in June & I'm already stressing about missing him. Maybe it's...
    alyssa44 alyssa44 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    Is it normal to feel like I have so much to share with R about what's going on in my life with school work family good and bad, or even just to tell him about my weekend but his...
    fleishman1 fleishman1 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 Mar 27

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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 Response Mar 28

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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 Mar 28

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    Night time is the worst time when your partner is away for 6 months of Army training. 😔 Does anyone else feel especially sad and lonely when it's night time and you realise...
    linda937 linda937 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    My boyfriend is stationed in Germany. Right now he's out in the field, or preparing to be out there. As if being in a different country isn't distance enough. This whole month has...
    VeganSoChic VeganSoChic 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 19

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    So y'all I'm happy to announce that I'm now officially a army FIANCÉ! I'm super excited as y'all can tell! He asked me a few weeks ago! I got to see him for a whole month! He's...
    lizzie0714 lizzie0714 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    soon to be army girlfriend, what should I expect? really worried about this.
    hannahfarmer hannahfarmer 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Good morning my fellow army wife's and girlfriends. Today let's do something small to show him we care!!!
    jewelsjohnson jewelsjohnson 22-25 5 days ago

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    New to being with someone who's in the army. Any advice?
    madlew madlew 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    So lately I guess I've been really "kept to myself" about stuff and he told me that from now on he just wants to know about everything that is on my mind. I didn't think that it...
    ArmyGF2014 ArmyGF2014 18-21, F Apr 8

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    well on January 14 2015 I decided to take my lil brother (who I was very close to at this time) to eat with me at a local restaurant and the plan was to have a couple margaritas...
    hurtingandbetrayed hurtingandbetrayed 31-35, F 5 hrs ago

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    Today is one of my last days back home. I am planning on moving to the military base 1400 miles away. I was visiting, again, for a week. I am very anxious to be home. It just is...
    ts824 ts824 26-30, F Mar 29

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    My bf just left two days ago to Fort Benning Georgia :( the last time I heard from him was when he was on the bus on on his way to Fort Benning.. I've been having a hard time I...
    nancyyyy nancyyyy 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Me and my boyfriend will be together a year in July. He's stationed 6 hours away from me. The distance is hard but I no it's all worth it in the end. He told me a few weeks ago he...
    hks92 hks92 22-25, F Apr 11

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