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    Be an AF Defense Attache' NCO

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    Be an AF Defense Attache' NCO

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    The Air Force is accepting applications for enlisted Defense Attache' Specialists at 19 locations, with tour lengths ranging from 12 to 36 months. These enlisted attache' support positions are open to staff through senior master sergeants, and include operations coordinator and operations NCO. For a list of possible duty locations and other related information, visit the Air Force Portal and enter "attache' duty" in the search window. To locate and download the application, enter "attache' application" in the Portal search window and select the October 2012 version. Once complete, email the application to SAF/IAPA-Attache@pentagon.af.mil via secure Department of Defense website. For more information about enlisted attache' duty, visit the myPers website.

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    I highly recommend this program. I was in it for 3 years and loved it.





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    Sol, what is it exactly? Just curious. I've heard of it before but just never remembered to research it....
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    The NCO is generally called the OPSCO. He or she is responsible for management of the office operations essentially keeping the attache's out of trouble, scheduling travel, coordinating events, tracking reimbursements for certain things. You are attached to an embassy. Often these embassy's are not in great country's but it's a great experience. I was both the OPSCO and the Naval Attache' because my office was very small. I did a LOT and I traveled a lot. When the ships pulled in I was the one that made sure they were briefed on the country, when sailors got in trouble I kept the CO apprised on what was going on, I helped get their CASREP parts, coordinated the husbanding agent, etc. It was a dynamic, tough and exciting job.





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    Hm... I wonder what bases/cities are open, haha.
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    oh okay thanks Sol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by *Stephanie* View Post
    Hm... I wonder what bases/cities are open, haha.
    Stephanie,

    Generally there are no bases. Embassy duty is usually isolated. No PX, no commissary, etc. For example. Barbados. We lived on the economy. My kids went to a local private school (paid for by the GOVT). We used local medical care. We got a commissary shipment once a month. It can be very rewarding....it can also be very stressful.





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    Quote Originally Posted by *Stephanie* View Post
    Hm... I wonder what bases/cities are open, haha.
    You can get the list of the locations with the current openings. Some locations will be more remote than others, which is why some are 12 month tours and some are 36 month tours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solstice View Post
    Stephanie,

    Generally there are no bases. Embassy duty is usually isolated. No PX, no commissary, etc. For example. Barbados. We lived on the economy. My kids went to a local private school (paid for by the GOVT). We used local medical care. We got a commissary shipment once a month. It can be very rewarding....it can also be very stressful.
    Yeah. I looked into it more. I think DH is set on staying in AK, but I am itching to go overseas. I really miss it. Maybe because I traveled to more remote countries in high school and such so the thought doesn't freak me out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solstice View Post
    Stephanie,

    Generally there are no bases. Embassy duty is usually isolated. No PX, no commissary, etc. For example. Barbados. We lived on the economy. My kids went to a local private school (paid for by the GOVT). We used local medical care. We got a commissary shipment once a month. It can be very rewarding....it can also be very stressful.
    that would be super cool!
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