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Re: Chance of Deployment [Merged]
« Reply #175 on: October 06, 2017, 19:52:06 »
Excellent points and info by PC and MM. When I first joined deployments were beyond the pale rare. To a soldier we were raring to go but alas not much was happening, except for the very real threat of the Cold War becoming Hot. After I released from the reg force deployments became the norm. Buddies of mine have been to Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, Afghanistan etc.  Some have been to all of the above.  Going on a deployment is what we train for but if it doesn't happen it doesn't happen.


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Re: Chance of Deployment [Merged]
« Reply #176 on: October 09, 2017, 08:20:25 »
If you want to join a trade that is operationally focused, doesn't involve 'cleaning stuff' most of the time and will almost guarantee deployments, the RCAF may have the trade just for you.

Airborne Electronic Sensor Operator (AES Op)  (Just to note, Aurora crews are rarely, if ever, 20 in total.  That is the max we can fly with total, if we bring Techs, etc along on a trip and they are coming Aurora Air.  10-12 would be more realistic for crew size)

Not counting exercises and training away trips, I've done 7 *named Ops* deployments in the past 35 months after qualifying on the new systems we have.  Some of those trips have been to really nice spots, some to sandy spots.  But if you're looking for involvement in ops, deployments, I can't think of a better trade to recommend.  And there is Specialist pay in our trade and Aircrew Allowance for those in flying positions as well.   :D
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Re: Chance of Deployment [Merged]
« Reply #177 on: October 09, 2017, 08:33:30 »
See if you can join the Irish Army - they deploy all the time and it's part of your contract that you must deploy on at least one or two tours - they go on peacekeeping ops to many horrible places in the world...and don't brag about it.

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Re: Chance of Deployment [Merged]
« Reply #178 on: October 09, 2017, 11:16:38 »
In a similar vein to AESOP, Air Combat Systems Officers (ACSO, formerly Air Navigators) also deploy quite a bit, especially in the Long Range Patrol and Maritime Helicopter environments. 
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