Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 3 years ago

How long are deployments in the Air Force?

I know the time you are deployed for may vary but is there like a usual amount of time you may be deployed for?

4 Answers

  • 3 years ago


  • Daniel
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    The standard Air Force deployment is 6 months. There are a few types of units that deploy for 4 months. There are a few year long deployments out there, but usually for individual deployments to headquarters staffs. There are also some deployments of different lengths.

  • Mrsjvb
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    depends on how you define the term deploy. for most of us, anything over 30 days is a deployment.

    you can be away from home base anywhere from a week to a year, depending on orders and mission requirements.

    there is no real standard, but 90-120 days is most common

  • 3 years ago

    Eight months is the standard length of time now. That was increased from the old standard of four months because the shorter length of deployment among Air Force personnel was creating morale problems among the other military services which were one year in length. There are some slots though that are a year for Air Force personnel for deployment so that there is better continuity. Your key command and control slots for instance are a year long for that reason.

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