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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 6 months ago

Air Force deployment?

How much years of your contract do you need to have remaining to be able to deploy? For instance, if my squadron is supposed to deploy, and when it is time for them to deploy I only have 1 year left before I separate, do I need to extend for out processing etc or can I still go on the deployment?

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  • 6 months ago

    the Air Force does not "deploy". the Air Force goes TDY. the whole squadron does not go, just the specialists needed for a certain mission. it could last weeks or months. the longest i had gone TDY was six months. the shortest was about one week.

  • 6 months ago

    Pack You Bag... but as they will tell you .,... GET YOUR SHEIT TOGETHER...

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    be glad you're not army, whose deployments are typically at least nine months.

    air force deployments at most are typically six months.

    plus army deployments are typically far more physically laborious with you having to work your *** off doing manual labor in the worlds hottest weather wearing heavy body armor for all that time.

  • 6 months ago

    One day. They MIGHT decide not to take you just to send you back, but that is not carved in stone and you cannot enforce it.

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  • Mrsjvb
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Your contract is for eight years. Three months before ETS your unit can be called to deploy for 6 months and guess what.. you do all six months plus whatever time is necessary to outprocess if they are not going to have your replacement in time

  • JetDoc
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Air Force unit "deployments" don't normally last more than a few months at a time.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    The AF doesn't deploy units, they deploy "packages" which are groups of needed AFSC's into deployed "Air Expeditionary" units. Read what Warrior98 and Daniel wrote.

  • 6 months ago

    Deployments in the Air Force are normally eight months in length for most. That being said you would not have to extend or they would not have to extend your enlistment for you to deploy since you would have four months left basically if you deployed at the beginning of the that year left. How much time you have left on your enlistment is one of the things that is taken into consideration and so they may ask if you would voluntarily extend especially if you were in a critical AFSC that they needed like EOD. This situation is one of the reasons why the Air Force unlike the Army and Marine Corps does not follow the "hard unit" concept so much when deploying folks and instead will cherry pick personnel to deploy and comprise an "air mobility wing".

  • 6 months ago

    Do not forget your contract is for EIGHT years. Sure, your contract might be four years active and four years inactive reserve but it is still for EIGHT years. So do not worry that you do not have enough time to deploy, they can just extend you enough so you can go with your unit.

  • Daniel
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    It looks like you only need 45 days from the end of a TDY to separation date according to AFI 36-2110, which is a big convoluted mess.

    You could also check AEF Online or just ask your UDM or MPF.

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