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Soldiers Describe The Scariest Thing They've Ever Experienced

Far from home, trained to commit violence on a second's notice, and protecting ready to give their lives to maintain our current way of life, soldiers face a brutal task every single day.

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Soldiers Break Down Which Things They Wish They Knew Before They Enlisted
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Being a soldier isn't at all like what many people think it's like.

For one thing, it's actually quite boring. Yes, you read that correctly.

There are long stretches of time, particularly in the infantry, where soldiers don't really have much to do, if anything at all. Some of the soldiers I've spoken to (who've since left service) have recoiled telling me about that.

They said it was a big shock for them.

I have a relative who also said he thought being a soldier would be far more exciting than it actually is. He was surprised to find out otherwise.

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We all work with them. You would think in the national services we'd not have to deal with them. I'm talking about the people who fall through the cracks that we're trapped working with. The ones who are definitely not up to snuff. The humans who maybe nice but are definitely out of their depth; so we have to pick up the slack. How do they make it this far? One of life's eternal questions. But you know how to pick them out almost instantly.

Redditor u/Mr_Foreman wanted to hear from the soldiers who have shared training with some people they knew wouldn't workout by asking....

Military People of reddit, who was the "how the heck did he pass basic training" guy?

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Military Personnel Recall The Most Hilarious Punishments They've Seen Given Out
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Sure, a career in the military is a tough choice.

But that doesn't mean you can't have any fun. Once in a while punishment comes along with a few laughs.

Thank God for the laughs while you're in service right?

A serious career path like that definitely needs some levity.

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It's a well known fact of life (and cinema) that a drill sergeant, second only to British Palace Guards, are the hardest people on earth to get to react to literally anything. Let alone smile.

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