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What was your experience in the military like?

  1. glassvisage profile image89
    glassvisageposted 6 years ago

    What was your experience in the military like?

  2. Idaho Dan profile image58
    Idaho Danposted 6 years ago

    I joined the United States Navy in 1980 right out of high school and it was a very good experience for me. I really did a lot of growing up there and got to see so many new places and people.
    I did learn a skill as a shipboard electrician and went on two western pacific cruises. That let me see Australia, Korea, The Phillipeans, Japan, Hong Kong and Thailand.

  3. profile image0
    Old Empresarioposted 6 years ago

    It was fine, but everyone has a different experience. I served in combat units, though most of the army is made up of non-combat soldiers. The experiences between the two ends of the spectrum will be noticeably different. One end is generally fatalistic while the other is patriotic. The fatalistic soldiers always put the needs of others before their own. They were great and loyal people and I miss them.

  4. Ty Gillis profile image60
    Ty Gillisposted 6 years ago

    I joined the Air Force Reserves at the beginning of the first Gulf War. I was a Medical Technician. Most of my time was spent in training, and by the time I went to Activity duty, the war was over and I just went to my Duty Station. In the Air Force (or the Civilian's Military) it's more mental than physical. In Basic, instead of screaming at you all day to move it, they tested your understanding of orders and how well you carried them out. The Service is a great way of life because it is filled with volunteers, and as long as you did your job, everything was fine. There's a reason we have the greatest military i the world, it's because of the dedicated people.

 
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