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    Default Getting deployed as FF in USAF?

    What are the odds of getting deployed to the middle east as a Firefighter?

    I am within 10-15lbs of my weight to join, and I will probably be asking a few questions, so thank you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hornedfrog2000 View Post
    What are the odds of getting deployed to the middle east as a Firefighter?

    I am within 10-15lbs of my weight to join, and I will probably be asking a few questions, so thank you.
    Chances are pretty good at some point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hornedfrog2000 View Post
    What are the odds of getting deployed to the middle east as a Firefighter?

    I am within 10-15lbs of my weight to join, and I will probably be asking a few questions, so thank you.


    Probably a 90 to 100% chance.

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    Chances are very good to guaranteed to deploy to the middle east unless the war suddenly stops tomorrow....

    I'm over in Baghdad right now as a firefighter!

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    I would have to say 100% within the 1st 1.5 years on the floor...

    unless ofcourse you are not world wide qualified. because of health issues or whatnot...

    be glad if you get deployed, its an awesome experience..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFurtman View Post
    Chances are very good to guaranteed to deploy to the middle east unless the war suddenly stops tomorrow....

    I'm over in Baghdad right now as a firefighter!

    -Damien

    What is it that you do over there? Do you feel in danger normally? My mom is really worried about it, and I try not to make her get too upset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hornedfrog2000 View Post
    What is it that you do over there? Do you feel in danger normally? My mom is really worried about it, and I try not to make her get too upset.
    I drive a crash truck, and rotate monthly to a new station and truck. last month I worked in the dispatch center and drove a larger crash truck.
    I don't feel in danger, but my base has been attacked twice already since i've been here.

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    DFurtman,

    You havn't by any chance made it up to Balad AB have you? If so, have they built a new station in place of the one by the ATC?

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    Do you stay on the base for the most part, or do you venture out in the city? Sorry for all the questions... Can you request to do a tour of duty? Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hornedfrog2000 View Post
    Do you stay on the base for the most part, or do you venture out in the city? Sorry for all the questions... Can you request to do a tour of duty? Thanks again.
    sorry about the delay in responding.. had a password issue.

    We stay on the base. Most deployments as an Air National Guard firefighter are voluntary, but if you refuse to volunteer, you'll be looked down upon by the other firefighters you work with. Along with that, you won't get working experience as most stateside bases have minimal calls. You will actually get alot more working experience deploying.. (Which looks great on a resume).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiredoldman View Post
    DFurtman,

    You havn't by any chance made it up to Balad AB have you? If so, have they built a new station in place of the one by the ATC?
    I have not made it out there yet.. sorry.

    -Damien

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    Quote Originally Posted by hornedfrog2000 View Post
    Do you stay on the base for the most part, or do you venture out in the city? Sorry for all the questions... Can you request to do a tour of duty? Thanks again.
    ...depending on which base you are deployed to, you may have the option to go out into the city on a morale trip. in hositle areas, you are restricted to base and army or security forces do outter perimeter security. i love getting deployed. unless it's al udeid, that place sucks, it's really not even a deployment...

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