13 memes showing how it feels to get your DD-214
For the uninitiated, the DD-214 is the Department of Defense form issued when a military service member retires, separates, or is otherwise discharged from active-duty service.
Sometimes the wait seems like forever.
When it’s so close to your hands, some units try to convince you to reenlist.
But you’ve done your job and it’s time to move on.
You might “drop your pack” a little while waiting for that day.
You’ll never forget the day you first lay eyes on it …
… Looking at that glorious golden ticket.
And then you become a civilian, which comes with its own set of problems.
Not everyone handles it well.
But you won’t be deterred:
But even so, this is true for all branches:
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