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So tomorrow I leave for war.

Again.

This will be my third deployment, though my first to where I'm going this time.
I'm not scared like I was my first time. The threat of IEDs and Indirect Fire are old enemies.
I'm not sad about leaving friends and family behind; my friends are coming with me, and my family is across the...
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hor:

Stay safe, return home.
lifeisfun6788:
Thanks for the support!

If I wanted to never deploy again, I wouldn't have re-enlisted. I have 13 years left until retirement, so I imagine I'll deploy a few more times.
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So... None of you know this (of course you don't; why would you?), but last June I wrecked my motorcycle. The fourth worst day of my life, for sure. I escaped with a couple of messed up ankles, a scraped knee and a new respect for my leather jacket. My passenger had to be hospitalized for the same injuries on a worse scale, but...
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I will never forget the first time I realized what going to war meant.

December 2007, I was a 19 year old Army PFC. Jet-lagged, exhausted, more than a little overwhelmed. I was sitting on my cot in a giant tent in Camp Buehring, Kuwait. My NCO, SGT Brown (still the best NCO I ever had) walked in and handed me 210 rounds of 5...
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adrastea:
Are you still in the military?
lifeisfun6788:
Yes I am. I love my job!
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I've never written a blog before... Mostly because I didn't (and still don't!) know what a blog is "supposed" to contain. Is it a journal? A collection of stories? Do I use it to gripe and moan about all the things that aren't going right in my life? The opposite? Is it a place to describe myself thoroughly to people I...
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