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Military Stories

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  • You must post a story. If your original post is not a story it will be removed without notice. Please post questions, news, links, etc in another subreddit such as /r/Military. Comments will be removed if they feel spammy or are rude to another member. Duplicate offenders may be banned.

  • Stories must be from actual military service from any nation, NOT including cadet organizations such as the British ATC, US Civil Air Patrol, JROTC, Boy Scouts, Young Marines, or anything else of that nature.

  • Be nice! Treat others with respect.

  • No identifying information. Try to keep private information to a minimum or don't post it at all.

  • No external links. This is a place for stories that you have, not stories from other websites or sub-reddits.

  • No law enforcement posts unless related to military (i.e. MP, court-martial, etc). This means stories from jobs like police, SWAT, and Border Patrol are not fitting. Check out /r/TalesFromTheSquadCar for related stories.

  • No fictional stories. Only real life events from yourself and family. If it's a family story, please make sure to make this clear in your post. No third person stories as in, "I heard a vet talk about this time when...". We ask for your stories and the stories of your family as told by you so that you can vouch for the content.

  • No bots. Bots will be perma-banned, and if you are found to be the one running a bot, you will be perma-banned. Keep it out of our sub.

Please note that these rules may be adjusted at any time. Please contact a moderator if you have an issue with another user, post, comment, or if you have any questions about a story you're interested in posting.

Have a story?

Feel free to post it! See the rules above before you post. They don't all have to be funny or humorous.

Like a story?

Upvote it! Comment on it. However, don't attempt to pass it off as your own. This means no publishing without the permission of the author him/herself. The author sharing his or her stories is not permission for you to print them elsewhere whether for free or for payment.


We're building a list of common jargon, slang, and acronyms that may be used in the stories here. Hopefully these may clear things up a bit. You can also ask the author! They are happy to help you understand.

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

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