Smoke and fire is all I can see. The hot air is thick with dust that burns your eyes, creating a stinging sensation that won’t go away no matter how much I rub them. Gunshots from both sides resonate even over the flat terrain. Mud is splattered all over my face, and I’m so thirsty. This is war, I tell myself. You shoot, you live. This is what I tell myself everyday. I woke up this morning on a steel bunk expecting more training, but instead got called out to the front lines of battle. You’re a soldier, you’re strong, you don’t back down, you show no fear. Every day, over and over, a million times, out on the battlefield, this is what I tell myself, because all I want, is to survive. I don’t want to kill anyone. I don’t want to be responsible for taking someone away from
Margarita Kulko Personal narrative I went pre-med before getting deployed and as an intern I've seen a lot of horrible things. But when it's your friend... Someone you serve with... It stays with you forever.
I originally wanted to join the military to defend and protect our country, but realized that it wasn't going to bring the satisfaction I desired. I wanted to fight and defend closer to home, the one that involves Traffic incidents, Drug and DUI enforcement. One Friday afternoon, after getting
Coming from humble beginnings in Taylor, Michigan a medium sized town of 60,000 thirty minutes from the heart of Detroit and living just near Detroit Metropolitan International airport. I was came to be fascinated by anything related to the world of aviation hearing the powerful roar as the engines spooled up and seeing such a massive object like a jumbo jet tumbling down the runway it always amazed me to see such a thing take to the sky. Seeing the airplanes coming in and coming out made me think to myself where the people onboard have been the places they’re coming from, where they are going, all the interesting and far off places that I didn’t know if I’d ever see my lifetime. This inspired me when I was 18 years old to join the United States Air Force and get paid to fix and work on these massive machines.
Serving in the military has been the choice of many Americans long before having a professional career was even coveted by society. “The Army is an American Profession of Arms, a vocation comprised of experts certified in the ethical application of land combat power, serving under civilian authority, entrusted to defend the Constitution and the rights and interests of the American people.” (The Profession of Arms. 2010) This profession is a profession that can never truly be mastered because the Army is always changing. People are always joining and leaving. Rules are always changing. Soldiers are always learning from each other. America’s Army is continually growing, learning and evolving.
How a young lady like me came to join the military. To start, this was not generally the way I had gotten ready for myself. If somebody somehow managed to have asked me before I graduated secondary school, I would have disclosed to them I would go to school to end up noticeably a Registered Nurse. Moreover, because of the bearing my life was moving towards the military was my answer, additionally would give the structure that was absent from my life. In view of this, when I sat every one of my loved ones down about my life choice on joining the Army National Guard, most were energized for my news, and had the standard question on why. At that point, there were the few that did not need me joining and communicated their assessments and disclosed
On 10 October 2006 on a military base in California I had the most unexpected surprise of my life. That day I was told by my doctor that I was pregnant. This was a complete shock to me since I was on birth control. My career in the Army was on the rise and baby was not something I had even wanted yet. I had only been married for one year and we wanted to wait since we had so many plans. That day my life had been the start of the beginning.
When I joined the military I never thought I would have to repel from a 50 foot structure. The day we went to warrior tower was one of the must terrifying days of my life. I didn’t think I was going to be able to repel from the top because of my fear of heights. Many factors from that day have changed who I am like mini warrior tower, repelling down the tower, getting to the ground and what I learned from this
I’m born in country which to be have fallowed the religion, culture we never can step up from those things. Important from this we have social life not an Individual life at the most part of our life we have to follow our adult our family members. At the beginning
Have you ever felt like you weren't really sure what to do with your life? Especially during senior year, with so many options to choose from. I felt that same exact way. I didn't know what school i wanted to go to or even what career I wanted to pursue. So I just decided to join the U.S. Army.
I was always the smallest person on the field with the biggest heart and every time someone told me I could not do something I did and excelled. My junior year in high school I briefly thought about the military but never considered it until one of my football
What made me choose to be in AFROTC starts with my grandparents and uncle who are all military retired. Ever since I was little, I’d ask my grandma how she liked being a sergeant in the Army, and she always replied by saying that she had fun time training the soldiers she was in charge of. This influenced me to want to become an officer in the military because my grandma said that she didn’t work all the time in an office and spent some time outside. I would like a career that does not spend too much time in an office and is outdoors and is also active work. I also love to stay fit, so I figured that military was the best choice for a future career. My grandparents are also very well taking care of through their military medical insurance,
Dear whoever may discover this in the near future; on the unforgiving battle front I fear that the mindset of the unimaginable rejection of death will eventually break me hence this writing; a check of reality. One may spends countless hours dedicating praying and wishing of the forgiveness of a greater entity, regardless of your contributions to the humanity which now can be deemed nugatory , confronting a living hell had almost became routinary. The muffled scream of “medic!” competes with the continuous battle cry of artilleries and rifle rounds, perfuse my bloodstream with adrenaline. Fabricating a false sense of urgency, deep down in my heart I’ve came to acceptance that my responsibility was not to offers medical assistances but rather
I also joined Army to change my bad behaviors and to change myself into full grown adult. Adult that can do lot of things that I never imagined that I can. Of course joining Army gives you the opportunity to go discover the world and meet lot of friends, so that’s why I planned to go to
Although I grew up in a military family, I never saw myself going into a military career. Up until I was about fourteen years old, I planned on being a marine biologist in Hawaii. Sounds nice, right? Well, at the end of my eighth grade year I decided that I