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    hey, I've heard you can stay on for a second 6 months overseas, is this hard to do? i.e. if you request it what are your chances of being let stay? and would being away from your battalion for 6 months affect things there for you like would you come back an outsider?

    cheers,

  • #2
    Most positions for extensions are of a specialist nature..ie..Medic,Sigs,Driver,MP,etc.Most Bn Elements go out on full strength..However If a Bn who is forming up can't get enough volunteers,Men(plural) who haven't been overseas in a while can be detailed.

    I'm not saying Its impossible to get an extension as an Infantryman,but you have a greater chance as a Corpsman. hope that helps.

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    • #3
      Whats the wait like between joining your unit and going overseas? I've met ORs who went overseas within a year of passing out, but Officers seem to wait a few years, even longer if they go to college. Any idea why that is?
      "Why, it appears that we appointed all of our worst generals to command the armies and we appointed all of our best generals to edit the newspapers. I mean, I found by reading a newspaper that these editor generals saw all of the defects plainly from the start but didn't tell me until it was too late. I'm willing to yield my place to these best generals and I'll do my best for the cause by editing a newspaper"
      Gen. Robert E. Lee

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      • #4
        think of it as a triangle

        there are loads of Private vacancies - so therefore Privates will get to travel O/S quicker

        and at the apex of the Triangle

        there is only 1 Officer per platoon and therefore

        they only get to go after a while

        of course there are exceptions
        Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
        Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
        The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
        The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
        The best lack all conviction, while the worst
        Are full of passionate intensity.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by CS Gass View Post
          hey, I've heard you can stay on for a second 6 months overseas, is this hard to do? i.e. if you request it what are your chances of being let stay? and would being away from your battalion for 6 months affect things there for you like would you come back an outsider?

          cheers,

          There's a certain Cpl. (mechanic) He's done loads of back to back trips! Spent Half his life O/Seas!

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          WARNING: Consumption of alcohol may lead you to believe that ex-lovers are really dying for you to ring them at 4am!!

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          • #6
            i know a few people who did back to back trips.

            mostly because the unit forming up still had vacancies. the CO went and asked for bods interested in staying on towards the end of the trips. a few weeks leave and they were back for the second six months. no major problems. some guys had to change appointments for the second six months but it just a case of filling whatever spots were still free.
            Fate whispers to the warrior, "There is a storm coming"

            And the warrior whispers back "I am the storm".

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            • #7
              I did a year in the leb

              2 back to back

              and I got the deposit for Chez Hog out of it
              Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
              Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
              The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
              The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
              The best lack all conviction, while the worst
              Are full of passionate intensity.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by hedgehog View Post
                I did a year in the leb

                2 back to back

                and I got the deposit for Chez Hog out of it
                any navy cooks on that trip

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                • #9
                  None in A COy any way

                  I dont think I ever served overseas with Naval Cooks

                  I served with a couple of sea dogs on different trips

                  Good lads- except the smell strange and looked at me funny in the showers

                  (I dont know if it was a look of pity, disgust or lust)
                  Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
                  Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
                  The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
                  The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
                  The best lack all conviction, while the worst
                  Are full of passionate intensity.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by hedgehog View Post
                    None in A COy any way

                    I dont think I ever served overseas with Naval Cooks

                    I served with a couple of sea dogs on different trips

                    Good lads- except the smell strange and looked at me funny in the showers

                    (I dont know if it was a look of pity, disgust or lust)
                    nice one ,,,,, you were not fed properly on your trips so

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by hedgehog View Post
                      I dont think I ever served overseas with Naval Cooks
                      I dont think I ever served overseas with any kind of Cook.
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                      red headed old dear got a smack on her ginger head

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                      • #12
                        You must have served with army magicians.

                        They take the best of ingredients, and the most tried and tested recipies, and turn it into absolute crap.


                        Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                        • #13
                          there called fitter / turners, fit it into a pot and turn it into sh1t
                          You're even dumber than I tell people

                          You might have been infected but you never were a bore

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