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1. Become a member by clicking on the "Sign-Up" link on the right hand side.

2. Post a story to the forum.

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3. Read stories in the forum and blogs and comment.

4. Join or create a group.

5. Share a military picture of yourself.

6. Honor a loved one by posting their picture in the photos section.

7. Invite others to this site.

8. Shop our store for cool military stuff.

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my first day at boot camp, Augusta, Georgia

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YOUR Military Story- What happened when you first arrived at Boot Camp?

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YOUR Military Story- What do you remember about your drill sergeants or instructors?

Note: This is part of series to help ALL who served and their families to reminisce, remember and record memories and stories of your military service. Be sure to check out all the other posts and comment in…

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Posted by Claudia Bartow on July 22, 2014 at 7:00am

YOUR Military Story- What was your first day of Boot Camp like?

Note: This is part of series to help ALL who served and their families to reminisce, remember and record memories and stories of your military service. Be sure to check out all the other posts and…

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Posted by Claudia Bartow on July 15, 2014 at 10:05am

YOUR Military Story- What happened when you first arrived at Boot Camp?

Note: This is part of series to help ALL who served and their families to reminisce, remember and record memories and stories of your military service. Be sure to check out all the other posts and comment in the white space below each post!

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YOUR Military Story- What are your memories of leaving for Boot Camp?

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my first day at boot camp, Augusta, Georgia 1 Reply

My first day, while standing in formation, I happened to pass some gas. Yes FART! The drill sergant found this not so amusing! He proceded to instruct me to catch that litter critter and put in my pocket, but first he wanted to hear to make sure I…Continue

Started by elster w carter in Basic Training/Boot Camp. Last reply by Claudia Bartow on Monday.

Honor Flight 6/07/14 from Columbus 1 Reply

I was fortunate to be selected for the Honor Flight on June 7th.  I had put in application some time ago when I read where Korean Vets were being eligible.  It was much, much more than I ever imagined.  From the time of arrival at airport at 0530 I…Continue

Started by Robert (Bob) Peters in Homecoming. Last reply by Claudia Bartow Jul 1.

Master Sergeant Robert Carl Janton, Crew Chief, 8th Air Force, England, World War II

This story was written by Robin Janton for Motts Military Museum and is reprinted here with permission.Turning the corner into the museum’s WWII section, the first thing one sees is a large oil painting of a man and seven B24 aircraft; next to the…Continue

Tags: Motts Military Museum, 8th Air Force, Robert C. Janton

Started by Motts Military Museum in Motts Military Museum Stories Jun 18.

How do you tell folks about war? 2 Replies

Sometime back before 9/11/201 I was a member of a Marine Moms message board.As soon as they said we were going into Afghanistan.I went looking for a map, first thing I noticed that it was land-locked.Or there were countries all around, first thing I…Continue

Started by Ricardo Jacques in Miscellaneous. Last reply by Richard Boyd May 6.

Funny! This is one lazy Naval officer 1 Reply

Ok, so I have seen this story on the Internet several times, which as much as I can find originated on the site called reddit.com within a forum question of "What is the laziest thing you've ever done?". I cannot find an author's name, but would be…Continue

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Started by Claudia Bartow in Funny, Unique and Bizarre. Last reply by Jeff Wenum Apr 29.

Military Wisdom (AKA Military Humor)

Funny stuff! Thanks to member Bill McKinnon for sending this.Bill's favorite is from the USS Columbus Ships Organization and Regulation Manual was " An item will be considered missing when it can not be found."WISDOM FROM MILITARY TRAINING…Continue

Started by Claudia Bartow in Funny, Unique and Bizarre Apr 9.

My decision to enlist 2 Replies

I graduated from high school in June of 1967. The war in Vietnam was raging, and it was now upon me to make my own decision. Go off to college, or join the military? My father had served in WWII, and Korea, and had spent six months in Vietnam with…Continue

Started by Richard Boyd in Enlisting or Being Drafted. Last reply by Jeff Wenum Feb 9.

84 Year Old Sniper

This World War II sniper proves he still has what it takes. Thanks to member Bill McKinnon for sending it to me. Click the link below for the video.…Continue

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Started by Claudia Bartow in Miscellaneous Jan 5.

Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines, U.S. Marine Corps Reserves – Iraq 2005

Note:  The following article was written by member Colonel Ron Albers, USAF, Retired,…Continue

Tags: Battle of Fallujah, Iraq, Motts Military Museum, Lima Company, 3rd Marines

Started by Motts Military Museum in Motts Military Museum Stories Dec 31, 2013.

Marine Corps Memorial 4 Replies

My oldest son(Marine) and I went to Arlington,Va. in Nov.2000 for the Marine Corps birthday. The event was called 'Arlington Ridge' at the Marine Corps Memorial in Va..We pulled in to the motel and saw on both levels, " not sober" Marines standing…Continue

Started by Jeff Wenum in Miscellaneous. Last reply by Jeff Wenum Dec 19, 2013.

WORLD WAR I DOGTAGS RETURNED TO NEXT OF KIN

 

Ramona Plaisted holds the dog tags of her husband's uncle, World War I veteran Kenneth Plaisted.   These tags were found in an auction box years ago by a Your Military Story member and finally returned .....READ MORE

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What's This Website All About?

I was interviewed by Joel Boggess for his podcast, Finding Your Voice.  You can listen to it here.  In it I talk about how Your Military Story came about, how the website works, and I share some…

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Created by Claudia Bartow Nov 6, 2011 at 8:35pm. Last updated by Claudia Bartow Apr 4, 2012.

About this website

Welcome to Your Military Story!

If you have ever served in the military, you have lots of stories and experiences to share.  Boot camp, stories about your daily job, combat, being recruited, meeting your sweetheart, and so much more.  You can share a story by clicking on the "add a discussion" button in the forum section below.  Family members can also become members and submit stories on behalf of their loved…

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Created by Claudia Bartow Jun 16, 2011 at 12:07pm. Last updated by Claudia Bartow Jun 16, 2011.

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You should assume that the owner of this website is an affiliate for providers of goods and services linked, advertised or mentioned on this website.  The owner may be compensated if you purchase something.  However you can rest easy that any product or service promoted is something that we know, like and trust, and may use ourselves.
 
 
 

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Did your loved one serve?

You can post loved ones' stories in a  section in the forum. This is great if your loved one is unable to get on the computer or is no longer with us.  Honor them by sharing their story or military memories.

 

In the forum section click on Add a Discussion.  Give the story a title and type the story or memory.  Be sure to choose "My Loved One" from the drop down menu.  Then click "Add discussion".  Not sure what to share?  Click here.

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