I'm not sure how to describe the "Army Experience." It's been interesting, no doubt about it. Life changing. At it's best, the military is one of the most goal-oriented organizations on Earth, and at worst a bloated sinkhole for taxpayer dollars. Usually we fall somewhere in between. It's the nature of the beast, though. The military is not meant to be a productive organization. Peace through superior firepower, that's us.
That said, I'm sure you have questions about what it's "really" like. Sometimes, I get questions I can't answer, and there are other questions that I choose not to. The military is not about personal preference - it's a sacrifice for the country, it's a nice paycheck, it's working with some of the best people I've ever met and some some individuals I wouldn't tolerate for ten minutes as a civilian. I won't post any details here about my unit or my friends who are also "in," so I'm afraid I can't rightly answer the question about what it's "really" like. I hope I can provide a good snapshot of life in the army (especially deployment - definitely a unique experience if there ever was one), but snapshots are all I can give.
Merry Holidays from Afghanistan