I am the United States Army National Guard, soon to be Active Army. I have been in since 1998. For the first five years of my enlistment there was really nothing excited that happened. I just drilled and went to college, but starting in Mar 03 I got activated and have been on the same mission since. I dont want to be repetitive because I have explained most of this on other topics so I wont go into further depth here
"Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys.
Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!"