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Old 05-16-2018, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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There are some people that never leave the states during their tour of duty & some that never leave their post while stationed overseas. I just regret not visiting more german cities including berlin. Amsterdam would of been nice to visit. I did visit London (500 miles from Hanau, Germany) & paris (400 miles from Hanau). I also was in Innsbruck, Austria.
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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I’ll be getting out in 30 months putting me at 10.5 years of service, there won’t be any regrets. I have my education, money saved up, and a plan for what I want to do.

The military isn’t for everyone.

My regret is that I was never able to deploy. The military never chose me to go even after I volunteered.
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Old 05-17-2018, 01:14 PM
 
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Some days there is a bit of regret, but most of the time there is not. I spent 12 years in the Navy, but overall, I am glad I got out.
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Old 05-19-2018, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Some days there is a bit of regret, but most of the time there is not. I spent 12 years in the Navy, but overall, I am glad I got out.
You only had 8 yrs to go. Why did you decide to ETS ?
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Old 05-19-2018, 04:06 PM
 
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OP, if you're able you could go National Guard and continue towards retirement. It's a bit less transient and you may have a full time opportunity.



I regretted getting out at first. (9yrs active USMC) Then I went in the Air Guard and became a civilian technician. I was working towards my military and federal retirement at the same time. I kind of lucked into it and now, approaching 60 in a few years, I'm very VERY glad it worked out the way it did.
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Old 05-20-2018, 02:57 AM
 
Location: Pérouges
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I'm sooooooo glad I'm out


After 20 yr's it was all getting a little hard to be honest.
Now I chaperone the rich around Southern France and eat, drink and sleep in the same hotels as them.


You can keep sleeping in a hole that I've just dug in Mali thank you very much.
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