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Anybody else been or is in the military?

Posted by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 11:58 PM
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Question: Have you ever been in the military?

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Yes, I am currently in the military

Yes, I used to be in the military

Yes, and not just me but my family too

No, but someone(s) in my family is or has served

Nope, and no one in my family has either


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Every time I start up a topic, someone posts something that sends me off on another one. :)  I enlisted in the military at 17 (which yes, you can do with parental permission--at least you could back in the day, I have no idea if that's changed or not)--I was in the Army for a two-years-plus-training-time enlistment.  I was a HAWK missile crewman (that's a type of  ground-to-air crew-serviced antiaircraft missile--it got phased out and replaced with Patriot missiles, if anybody's familiar with either of those) stationed in Germany during the first Gulf War. 

My family's always been in the military--my grandfather served during both the Korean and Vietnam wars, my father was drafted into Vietnam, my uncle served 8 years in the Air Force, and now my older son is serving out a 4 year enlistment in the Air Force too.  I met my first husband while I was enlisted and my current husband served 18 years in the National Guard as well as 2 years active service in Iraq starting in 2004.

How bout you all?

by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 11:58 PM
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virginiamama71
by on Feb. 24, 2013 at 12:50 AM

I have not but some family members have and only one cousin made a career of it. 

flutter523
by Tracy on Feb. 24, 2013 at 7:35 AM
Not me but I have a few aunts/uncles who served. And my grandpa fought in WWII
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mrsary
by Bronze Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 7:37 AM
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Yes. Been Active Duty Army since 2002!
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deccaf
by Platinum Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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Born into the army, raised by a navy man. Sister joined navy, I joined navy, ex bil and ex husband were navy. And now my nephew is joining the Air Force.
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mumsy2three
by Shauna on Feb. 24, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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I have not but have family members who have served.

My dad served in the Army. My grandfather, uncle and cousin (on my mom's side) served in the Navy. My brother in law is currently serving~ he's a Marine.

rissarin
by Gold Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 1:47 PM
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My husband is in the army. And the list goes on and on for both sides of the family - His grandpa was an army general, his father was military (I think, he's not talked about much..), his uncle is army, both my grandpas were army, my uncle was air force, my cousin is army. I'm sure I'm forgetting a few important ones.
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leahbeah143
by Leah on Feb. 24, 2013 at 4:16 PM

 my ex husband was in the Navy, and I believe my grandfather was in the Navy

cjsmom1
by Platinum Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 10:23 PM
I don't have any relatives who were in the military
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mickstinator
by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 9:25 AM

I've had a few cousins in the military, but no one that is particularly close to me. I believe my grandfathers were not quite old enough to serve in teh big wars of their time. 

My husband's grandfathers both served in the military, though.

trfgirl56701
by Melissa on Feb. 25, 2013 at 10:31 AM
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I'm an Army brat. I have several family members that have served.

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