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This group is for all AoM readers who have an association with the armed forces, be it past, present, or future. If you served in a branch of the military yourself, please tell us about your experiences and what the military has meant for your life.

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Comment by Paul MacAlindin on February 13, 2016 at 3:25pm

Reading "A soldier's Best Friend: The canine heroes of Afghanistan" and I love it. Wolfing it down! About the dogs who sniff out bombs, drugs etc, and their handlers. A Soldier's Best Friend Very moving.

Comment by Austin Roe on December 21, 2015 at 5:20pm

Active duty Marine Corps, 1371 combat engineer, stationed in Camp Pendleton, CA with the super breed.

Comment by Longarm on November 11, 2015 at 11:55am

Happy Veterans Day to those past and present.  You all are my heroes. May God bless you, and may God bless America!

Comment by Sean O' on November 11, 2015 at 4:12am

Comment by Mike Kiraly on November 3, 2015 at 4:52pm

Former Navy 79-86, RM2 on the Coral Sea out of Alameda. Hey, gents.

Comment by The Thinking Captain on October 12, 2015 at 7:32am

Active Duty Capt. USAF, AFSOC. Thanks to the gentlemen who put this group together. 

Comment by pectoraldactyl on July 4, 2015 at 4:45pm

Happy Fourth of July, everyone!

Comment by payden fultz on June 7, 2015 at 4:12am

Active Duty Army, 13F, SGT(P), stationed at Ft. Drum, currently deployed.

Comment by Shane on December 18, 2014 at 10:17pm
Nice
Comment by Leto Atreides II on December 18, 2014 at 8:30pm

I was prepared to post one of the various "Less than zero fucks do I give" images I have. After reading the article I now find myself somewhere between shocked and confused; wondering if I'm missing some crucial hint that it was sarcasm.

 

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