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Posted over 6 years ago

 

Is anyone familiar with DynCorp and how they operate? I am considering applying for a year contract in the Middle East and was wondering if anyone else had done it or knows anyone who did?

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I did not do it...but my Squadron jsut finished providing security for a team in Baghdad. I know a couple of folks still over there right now.

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Im trying to ship with dyncorp now and am looking for more info on PAST in VA and other areas like can I negotiate more money or more time off??? looking for more answers,,,lol

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deputy14 said:

Im trying to ship with dyncorp now and am looking for more info on PAST in VA and other areas like can I negotiate more money or more time off??? looking for more answers,,,lol

How long was/is the process? I am not familer with PAST. Let me know how it's going.

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I did 18 months with Dyncorp in Iraq

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pc805 said:

I did 18 months with Dyncorp in Iraq

what did you think? Was it worth the $/time?

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Yes...the money went up after I finished my contract...but it does take a toll on family life..if you have a strong family and support then you can get through it....I think about going back sometimes...

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pc805 said:

Yes...the money went up after I finished my contract...but it does take a toll on family life..if you have a strong family and support then you can get through it....I think about going back sometimes...

Is it a good company? Do they give the support they claim on their web site? Do they back you while your on your mission? Sorry for all the questions....

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Well yes and no...when I was there Dyncorp kinda threw you to the wolves. I left there in March 2006, from what I hear things have gotten a littler better. When I first got there in 2004 we had to live in Military housing...but Dyncorp was building their own camps within a military base....these arepretty nice. one man hooches, they had their own showers, bathroom, internet access, TV, etc....You also have to remember you are in a war zone..I went through IED's AK fire, and mortar attacks.

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Smells like a damn septic tank overseas.. you don't want to go there.

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sdc81 said:

Smells like a damn septic tank overseas.. you don't want to go there.

Yes it does...

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Should do 101 reasons you shouldnt want to go over seas :)

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That's it I am making a post called 101 reasons why you shouldn't go overseas .. :)

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Just returned fro Afghanistan with Dyn... PAST in Virginia was an 80 hr breeze, nothing to it, the PT test is a little tough, but not bad.. The money is great and its in the bank every 28 days.. The logistics can be a mess sometimes, but all in all its not bad at all... Just have to remember you are going to be in a 3rd world & war torn country(s)Very rough on a family man. They do have their own camps and most housing is not bad at all now depending on your location in country military bases are close with a PX and all the supplies you need....Just get use to IED's, riding around in armored vehicles, being a target everyday and the stinch is horrible! I would not go again, but thats me. No you cant negotiate more money or time off at first, but if ya finish a contract it may be possible for more money... Hope I was a help.......Good luck to you...

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