In many threads, there have been mentions of anxiety dreams where the person is right back at their Academy in some horrible situation, or other situations from uniformed life. Interested in hearing your variations! I am not talking about flashbacks related to PTSD - that's a serious kettle of fish. I am job-hunting, and on tenterhooks about whether I will get the nod in a current interviewing process. Apparently I have some anxiety! I woke up this morning with heart pounding, and echoes of "oh crap" fading away. I dreamt I had landed a great job at the Pentagon as a civilian, had just been shown my office and met staff. I was feeling great. Then a staff assistant stuck his head in, said "you're due in the Tank for the Chiefs' briefing (Joint Chiefs of Staff) in 10." I looked down; I was somehow in uniform again. I also had no brief, no notes and no idea what my deliverable was. That awful sinking feeling, so familiar, came rushing back. Then I woke up. Most of mine are some variation related to Pentagon tours. I am skilled at managing stress from years of practice, but it's funny how the brain works it out in dreamland.