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25 GIFs That Perfectly Explain Military Life

Sometimes there are no words to describe the roller coaster of emotions that we experience in military life. So today, we give you 25 GIFs that do the trick, for all of the circumstances this crazy ride can throw your way.

When someone asks where you’re moving next:

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When your orders come earlier than expected:

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When you get your first choice duty station:

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When you get the only duty station you DIDN’T want:

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When you can’t remember your own social security number but know your spouse’s:

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When you don’t know anyone at your first FRG meeting:

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When you unpack the trashcan (with trash still in it) after an OCONUS move:

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When someone tells you, “I could never marry someone in the military:”

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When you find out your job certification won’t transfer to your new state:

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When you’re frantically searching for your ID at the gate:

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What your kids think your spouse really does:

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When your in-laws want to visit the day before your spouse leaves for deployment:

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When your BFF has orders:

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What your first night alone during deployment looks like:

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What the 200th night alone during deployment looks like:

The Maury Show GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

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When you miss a call during deployment:

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When someone asks if you worry your spouse will die:

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What the world thinks military life is like:

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What military life is really like:

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