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    Default March/April Deployment

    Anyone that might be deploying in March or April send a PM. Its getting here fast!


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    I had an interview with WSI on Wed. and I was told the HR department should be sending in the paperwork via mail soon. It sounded like they were planing on having us go at the end of March. I can not wait.

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    just had my interview. said it should be march or april. Did you get a definite date? Anyone else getting deployed? Any word on if they r cutting contracts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lafrance4078 View Post
    Anyone that might be deploying in March or April send a PM. Its getting here fast!
    when is your date to deploy?

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    Talking Deployment to Iraq for Spring 2009

    Hey I got my stuff in the mail from WSI. I am due in Houston April 20th. My buddy on my department here at home is to report to Houston March 23.

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    My offer packet should be here this week. Interviewed on Friday. From what I could tell, sounded like a mid March depolyment.

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    Still no packet. They say it is still being processed. Wish I just had a date so I could plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood126 View Post
    Hey I got my stuff in the mail from WSI. I am due in Houston April 20th. My buddy on my department here at home is to report to Houston March 23.
    When did you two interview? Just wondering how long it took to get your info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lafrance4078 View Post
    When did you two interview? Just wondering how long it took to get your info.
    My buddy interveiwed on a Mon and got his packet the next monday. I interveiwed on Wed and got my packet on Mon. Both interviews were during the same week and both packets came on the same Mon.

    Check and make sure that your CPR card and NREMT MFR, or EMT-B/I/P are all valid for the 2010 year. If the expire before your one year is up then they will not deploy you. So make sure they are up to date.

    The other thing I can say is make sure that you have the money ready for the Medical bills. They will reimburse you if you have itemized receipts. The few people that I talked to that have already been there said it would cost about $1,400 for the entire med test if you have no insurance. If you have insurance then it will be less but it depends on your plan and coverage. So be prepared for that. If you don't have the money ask if some one would loan it to you and write a post-dated check that they could cash after you have been over in Iraq for a month.
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    Just got my date!!!!!!!!!!!!! Report to Houston April 6th. Anyone else?

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    Default Wow!

    I wounder how many groups they have going?

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    From the way Kris talked, sounded like a ton of them. So far between what you and I have seen,,,,,, at least 3. But I believe they will have at least two more than that. We'll just wait and see. I finished updating my POA, Will, and DPOA for Health Care today. They are all in order. Now just gotta start seeing some friends and family before I go.

    ***edit*** www.usstandardissue.com for unbeatable deals on Oakley sunglasses. This is straight from a store manager at Sunglass Hut. She says that they are cheaper than even she can get. I'm headed there right now. She said to make sure to get a pair with replaceable lenses. Said she's seen them come back from Iraq and are pretty much sand blasted.
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    Thanks bro. I was trying to find out where to get a good pair at.

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    I just went to the website and registered. You have to send a pic of your fire dept. ID so that they can verify your who you say. They say it takes up to 24hours to process. You then will be able to see the prices. The Oakley site also points you to US standard issue if you want their SI level of quality. Standard Issue. They meet or exceed US Gov. standards.

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    Hey Hollywood. Don't you have to complete all the medical stuff at home prior to Houston? I am unsure what you mean by $1400 for medical bills?


    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood126 View Post
    My buddy interveiwed on a Mon and got his packet the next monday. I interveiwed on Wed and got my packet on Mon. Both interviews were during the same week and both packets came on the same Mon.

    Check and make sure that your CPR card and NREMT MFR, or EMT-B/I/P are all valid for the 2010 year. If the expire before your one year is up then they will not deploy you. So make sure they are up to date.

    The other thing I can say is make sure that you have the money ready for the Medical bills. They will reimburse you if you have itemized receipts. The few people that I talked to that have already been there said it would cost about $1,400 for the entire med test if you have no insurance. If you have insurance then it will be less but it depends on your plan and coverage. So be prepared for that. If you don't have the money ask if some one would loan it to you and write a post-dated check that they could cash after you have been over in Iraq for a month.

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    I have been working on my med. packet all day today. Its a lot of stuff. I found the local Health Dept. to be the cheapest for the vaccinations. I just paid $125 for all of mine. And I had two of them already that I didn't have to get. HIV test is free at the HD as well. Most General Practicioners don't have the stuff to do the Pulmenary function test or type and Rh your blood. I just found out the hard way, by waiting in waiting room for 2 hours only to be told that they couldn't complete all of the things I needed. At least they didn't charge me for sitting there. I now have an appointment with an occupational health MD. Their office can do everything needed in the packet. I would make sure that whom ever you get an appt. with to ask them if they can do what you need done while your on the phone with them. I'm glad that my date isn't any sooner than it currently is. I'm not sure I could get everything done in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trmcc27 View Post
    Hey Hollywood. Don't you have to complete all the medical stuff at home prior to Houston? I am unsure what you mean by $1400 for medical bills?
    Yeah I do have to have all the medical stuff done prior to Houston. I have to pay for it up front. I asked one of the guys that i work with that has already been there and he told me that it would be about $1,400 for all the test that need to get done. Like the doctors charge $300 just to take a Pulmenary function test. That is what I am talking about. My insurance will not cover that cost. I will find out the whole cost on Wed. That is the earliest time I was able to find a doctor to see me.
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    That really sucks. I think the company should foot that bill for you up front. I am lucky cause I responded to the WTC on 9/11 and they give us a full physical every year at no charge. It includes blood work, urinalysis, chest ex ray and pulmonary function test at no charge. I just had it last month so I am good. I also give platelets and red blood cells on a regular basis so that takes care of the blood type and aids test as well. It is really hard to come up with that cash up front for allot of folks, especially in this economy. if you get pressed for cash let me know and i will help you out. you can pay me back when we get reimbursed. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood126 View Post
    Yeah I do have to have all the medical stuff done prior to Houston. I have to pay for it up front. I asked one of the guys that i work with that has already been there and he told me that it would be about $1,400 for all the test that need to get done. Like the doctors charge $300 just to take a Pulmenary function test. That is what I am talking about. My insurance will not cover that cost. I will find out the whole cost on Wed. That is the earliest time I was able to find a doctor to see me.

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