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    Default soon to be air force firefighter

    i am soon to ship to lackland then to goodfellow... i was wondering what the day to day uniform is for active duty air force firefighters and what are some of the best bases to be stationed at as far as fire fighting goes

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    Duty uniforms may vary. IMHO, Edwards AFB in California is THE best place to be a firefighter. You work 3 days straight and then 4 off."Lots to do off duty!" I LOVED it out there. You will have a great time being an A.F. firefighter.

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    are you talkin about in tech school, or once you get out in the "real" air force?
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    I was referring to the "real A.F." I also believe the O.P. was also doing the same. I went through fire school "tech" at chanute in Illinois.

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    Nope....Chanute closed in the late 80's or early 90's. The fire school is at Goodfellow now. Duty uniform for USAF firefighters is BDU's. Best bases....depends on what you think makes it a good base.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davjohnson View Post
    Nope....Chanute closed in the late 80's or early 90's. The fire school is at Goodfellow now. Duty uniform for USAF firefighters is BDU's. Best bases....depends on what you think makes it a good base.
    Im aware of where the school is now located..I was stating MY experience.

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    There might need to be some clearification here. I think he joined the Amred Services and not the federal civialian (GS-081) side.

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    best base for a First Term Airman is by far Ramstein in Germany. That's my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU View Post
    There might need to be some clearification here. I think he joined the Amred Services and not the federal civialian (GS-081) side.
    I fully understand his question. I hope you didnt serve in the Air Force with that spelling.

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    Eielson, Alaska was my favorite but that was several years ago. I liked it for the off-duty activities. Also liked Eglin, Florida, and Mildenhall, England for the same reason.

    No matter where you end up, make the best of it. Best of luck to you.
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