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YOUR Military Story- What was your physical training and PT test like in Boot Camp?

"DOUBLE-TIME, MARCH!"   AHHH. I remember well those hated words from the drill sergeants or cadre.   It meant you went from simply marching to running, likely at O dark thirty, after a crappy night sleep, in a formation no less.

Physical training…

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Added by Claudia Bartow on July 8, 2015 at 11:05pm — 2 Comments

Thank you, veterans

I continue to be more in awe of veterans and their service and sacrifice every year.

This past year I was honored to be a Guardian for five World War II or Korean War veterans on three different Honor Flights.  These people are amazing.  Even in 95 degree Washington, D.C. heat and delayed flights, they don't complain. They just endure and smile.  I loved hearing their…

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Added by Claudia Bartow on November 10, 2014 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

YOUR Military Story- What type of weapons did you fire during Boot Camp? How good were you?

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…

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Added by Claudia Bartow on September 17, 2014 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

YOUR Military Story- What was food like at your 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…

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Added by Claudia Bartow on September 9, 2014 at 8:18pm — 5 Comments

YOUR Military Story- What details, duties or jobs were you assigned during 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…

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Added by Claudia Bartow on September 3, 2014 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

What were the barracks or quarters like in 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 one!

Last time I talked about What…

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Added by Claudia Bartow on September 1, 2014 at 2:28pm — 7 Comments

YOUR Military Story- What type of training did you do in Boot Camp?

Last time I talked about what you remember about your drill sergeants and instructors in Boot Camp.

So you spent 2-3 months (or more in some circumstances) in that initial training in the military, molding you into a soldier, marine, seaman, airman or Coastie.  …

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Added by Claudia Bartow on July 29, 2014 at 9:52am — No Comments

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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Added by Claudia Bartow on July 22, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

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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Added by Claudia Bartow on July 15, 2014 at 10:05am — No Comments

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!

Last time our topic was…

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Added by Claudia Bartow on July 1, 2014 at 9:45am — No Comments

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

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Added by Claudia Bartow on June 24, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

YOUR MILITARY STORY-When and where was your 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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Added by Claudia Bartow on June 18, 2014 at 8:19pm — No Comments

Happy, Happy, Happy!

This will be a quick one, with more entries into the Your Military Story blog series beginning this week...this weekend marks three reasons to be Happy:



Happy Flag Day! What a beautiful day it was here today in central Ohio. I love looking at the U.S. flag with the backdrop of a clear blue sky. Last Saturday I viewed flags in Washington, D.C. while on an Honor Flight. More on this flight and the one on April 5th soon. To see tons of pictures of Old Glory, visit my Pinterest boards… Continue

Added by Claudia Bartow on June 14, 2014 at 11:10pm — No Comments

Seven Normandy sites you must see

On this 70th anniversary of D-Day, I have put together some websites that really should be seen.

When I hear D-Day I get the visuals, sounds and emotions of beaches, blood and chaos. what those men went through is unbelievable to me.  To have to get out of a landing craft into the sheer hell of bullets whizzing by and buddies slumping over in the water amazes me.  I think of the move Saving Private Ryan, arguably this generation's best attempt of portraying what D-Day was really like.…

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Added by Claudia Bartow on June 6, 2014 at 4:58pm — No Comments

YOUR MILITARY STORY-Do you have memories of your enlistment physical or in processing?

Ahh a military physical. I remember at the MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station) having to duck walk in front of a group of fellow enlistees while in our underclothes. This was the first of many times in the military where my privacy was well, gone,



I almost didn't swear in the day of my physical. They said my left ear had too much wax! They put me in a taxi then to a doctor's office to flush it out. A kid trying to enlist into the Marines that same day but was sent home for an… Continue

Added by Claudia Bartow on May 19, 2014 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

YOUR Military Story- Did your recruiter tell you the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?

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!

I clearly remember sitting at the kitchen table with…

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Added by Claudia Bartow on May 12, 2014 at 10:26pm — 3 Comments

YOUR Military Story- Did your family or friends enlist into the military at the same time you did?

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!



At the small school district where I work, you will hear what likely has happened in every school district in every town for decades- someone decides to join the military and their friends, cousins or classmates decide that isn't such a bad… Continue

Added by Claudia Bartow on May 6, 2014 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

YOUR Military Story- Did your parents and loved ones support you enlisting into the military?

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.

Whether you were drafted into the military or you enlisted voluntarily, it likely affected…

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Added by Claudia Bartow on April 29, 2014 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

YOUR Military Story- Was there a unique situation to make you enlist into the military?

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.

As I said in my previous posts, I enlisted into the military mainly for college money, but…

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Added by Claudia Bartow on April 22, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

YOUR Military Story- Where did you enlist and on what date?

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.

This is an easy one for me, and probably anyone else who joined the…

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Added by Claudia Bartow on April 15, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

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