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June 27th, 2012, 07:41 PM
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What was your live like before military life? Where you in school, living with her parents, trying to figure out what you wanted to do with your life? Tell us your story.

Here is mine...
- I was only 18 years old.
- I was only dating my now dh and hadn't even though about moving out of GA.
- I worked full time at a credit card call center
- I was going to school for early childhood edu.
- I lived with my parents and loved it
- I spend 90% of my time with my best friend (who i didn't even talk to anymore).

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July 1st, 2012, 01:32 PM
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Well we got married in 2002. I was 20 and he was 19. I worked retail for a short while then quit to be with DH who drove truck. I then started working for his parents and we eventually bought our own truck. Well oct 2004 DH got into an accident that changed our lives forever. Dec 2004 he enlisted after being jobless and no where to turn. He left for basic jan2005. So I know what it's like on both sides. I miss our old life but embrace this one as well.

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July 3rd, 2012, 02:57 PM
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I moved in with Dh when I was 19. We ended up moving in with my parents a year later to work on debt, we got married in 08 right before I turned 21. we lived with my parents until dh got his first duty station in jan this year. Dh started working on joining the Army in late 09 (I think). I got pregnant in 2010 and had Alex in Aug '11, 2 weeks later Dh left for basic training. I worked at a bank the whole time we lived with my parents until I gave birth. Dh worked as a janitor.

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July 4th, 2012, 09:00 AM
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This has been our entire adult life. Matt enlisted right out of high school, and we also married right out of high school. Fort Bragg was our first base, and then our first child was born two years later.
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July 9th, 2012, 07:24 AM
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My parents were both Air Force when I was born and then they got out when I was about 2. Then, when I was 9, my dad started all over in the Army because civilian life was not easy for a family of 4 where we were. It greatly improved my life. I graduated high school at 17, met my husband while I was in college and he has been in the Army for 5 years already. When I was 21, I graduated college and he was deploying, so I moved in with my parents. We got married when I was 22 and I am turning 24 this month.. This past year we have been in Germany and traveling a TON and now we are going back to the states. DH got injured in Afghanistan a couple times and the army now says he is no longer fit for duty, so we are going to a Warrior Transition Unit. DH is very depressed about it. He started national guard when he was 17 and is now 30. He wanted to retire out at 20. The military is our life.. so we will have a lot of adjusting to do.
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July 16th, 2012, 07:44 AM
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There has never been a life before the military for me. I was born to a Navy Corpsman, after college I joined the Coast Guard, then after I got hurt and got out I married a Coastie. And now I work as a civilian for the Coast Guard.
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