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Old 29 November 2018, 10:09
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PSS Baghdad

I tried searching for current information but could only find old posts. Im just looking to speak with someone who is either currently on PSS in Baghdad or has been there in the last year or so. I am going to be put in the rotations starting early next year and just wondering how the current conditions are and I also have some questions about what daily life is like. Thank you in advance for all your help. Thank you in advance for the help
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Old 29 November 2018, 10:32
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I tried searching for current information but could only find old posts.
The forums are full of recent relevant info. Living conditions in Baghdad are very good. I left the Embassy in 2014 (went to Balad for a while), but shit can't have changed much.
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Old 29 November 2018, 15:57
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Ok I appreciate it. I must be using the wrong keywords.
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Old 29 November 2018, 16:00
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A couple of my guys in Baghdad say it's good. Not much to complain about.
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Old 29 November 2018, 17:33
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Thanks for the info Mhoffma, Im just counting down the days now.
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Old 29 November 2018, 22:29
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BEC or BDSC?

Makes a world of difference.
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Old 29 November 2018, 22:32
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I was at the BDSC in 2017, wet chus pretty quiet. The PSD guys are in dry chus. Things were crowded and chow was just okay at best. Decent gym, internet sub par. Things have improved a little since I've left.
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Old 30 November 2018, 12:49
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I haven't gotten word on BEC or BDSC yet so im not sure on that one. This will be my first contract so Im still unsure of a lot of the details.
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Old 30 November 2018, 13:04
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I was at the BDSC in 2017, wet chus pretty quiet. The PSD guys are in dry chus. Things were crowded and chow was just okay at best. Decent gym, internet sub par. Things have improved a little since I've left.
Where were the mobile guys at? Were the PSS guys at BDSC doing ERT or mobile also?
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Old 30 November 2018, 16:21
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Where were the mobile guys at? Were the PSS guys at BDSC doing ERT or mobile also?
Two separate task orders TC has the Mobile based out of BEC, BDSC ERT is SOC static based. There is a mobile employee "shuttle" and ERT is also QRF so they could in theory be mobile.
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Old 30 November 2018, 18:30
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Oh ok. According to that I would be BEC then. I was told it is all mobile but I have learned to be flexible with everything after reading all of the useful information from here.
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Old 4 December 2018, 20:16
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Keep in mind TC does rotate people out to the BDSC, when you're there you are in the dry chus with the Fns.
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Old 5 December 2018, 00:51
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Keep in mind TC does rotate people out to the BDSC, when you're there you are in the dry chus with the Fns.
Sounds like Camp Sullivan. Nothing wrong with a TCN pooping in the shower next to you 😂
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Old 5 December 2018, 12:44
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Keep in mind TC does rotate people out to the BDSC, when you're there you are in the dry chus with the Fns.
BDSC has always been better in my opinion than being at the BEC, and or Prosperity post 2011 (Big Army Demob), it's away from the flag pole.
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Old 5 December 2018, 18:20
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The one problem with the BDSC is the mud this time of the year and #2 crap vehicles, and for awhile the chow hall was a maximum capacity. Most people seem to like it better, I never did make it to the BEC but went down to Basra a few times.
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Old 7 December 2018, 07:27
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Basra is closed.

The mud sucks and we've got plenty of it here. PSD guys are in wet chus now (SOC). DFAC isn't at capacity but I hope you like curry- there's a lot and in dishes that don't call for it.
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Old 7 December 2018, 13:03
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I believe KBR recently was awarded a contract by Basra Oil Company for the development of the Majnoon Oil Field in Basra, Iraq.
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Old 7 December 2018, 16:07
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I believe KBR recently was awarded a contract by Basra Oil Company for the development of the Majnoon Oil Field in Basra, Iraq.
This comment is outta left field.. and not really near the Basra location that was being mentioned.
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