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Old 20 January 2018, 00:46
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Looking for some info on WPS K9 and PSS

So Iíve read through these forums for quite some time and have gained a substantial amount of knowledge, however Iím preparing to pull the trigger and Iím not sure which job to go with.

One of the companies informed me that I meet the requirements for K9 and PSS (which I believe is ERT). Iím looking for some updated info on the two positions when it comes to the day to day of both (Iíve read that PSS/ERT consists of sitting in a bearcat for 12 hours). The recruiter is definitely pushing me more towards K9, especially with it being a higher daily rate.

Whatís daily life like in Kabul? Living conditions? Do you get to spend a lot of time on the range? Do either positions go outside the wire ever? Last time I was in Afg was awesome, but I do recall how monotonous it could get in the winter when optempo is slow. And last, which position do you guys with experience in contracting this is the better choice.

If my questions violate any type of Opsec I apologize and will take it down. and if so is thereís someone I message in reference? Thanks.
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Old 21 January 2018, 00:56
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I can only speak to the conditions at USEK and associated camps, and only a couple nearby INL properties.
The food, facilities, and housing are all good to great.

I can't comment on the details of your particular program, until you know where you're going, and even then I probably won't be of much help since I'm not a guard.
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Old 21 January 2018, 01:15
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I can only speak to the conditions at USEK and associated camps, and only a couple nearby INL properties.
The food, facilities, and housing are all good to great.

I can't comment on the details of your particular program, until you know where you're going, and even then I probably won't be of much help since I'm not a guard.
It would be the Kabul embassy. And if you donít mind my asking out of curiosity, what do you do over there? Thanks brother.
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Old 21 January 2018, 04:33
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Old 21 January 2018, 11:17
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PSS is not just ERT depending on what TO you are applying to. PSS is a qualification for mobile and static.

As said many times over in here
-qualifying for 2 clins is better than just 1
-take the first plane ticket and paycheck
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Old 21 January 2018, 22:57
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PSS is not just ERT depending on what TO you are applying to. PSS is a qualification for mobile and static.

As said many times over in here
-qualifying for 2 clins is better than just 1
-take the first plane ticket and paycheck
I have the option for either, and the PSS position is for ERT at KESF. Iím leaning toward K9 as the pay is substantially better and Iíd be static either way. Only have to wait for bio approval as I already have my clearance.
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K9 positions involve returning to the states regularly to maintain certification with your dog. May or may not be a factor in your decision-making; some people like to stay out of country for their R&Rs or for tax-purposes.
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Does anyone know what the times are for the 1.5 run for EDD handlers?
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Old 2 April 2018, 22:11
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Your recruiter doesn’t know?
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Old 3 April 2018, 07:10
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Your recruiter doesnít know?
He said no, but heíd try to find out. Apparently it just started for EDD handlers, and I leave in less than a week.
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It's 1.5 miles.

Are you concerned about being tested on such short a distance?
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Old 3 April 2018, 08:39
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It's 1.5 miles.

Are you concerned about being tested on such short a distance?
Somewhat 🤦🏻*♂️.. since I had ETSíd and didnít have to worry about the PEB for K9 when I started the process, I finally got into strongman training. First comp is at the end of the year. With that, Iíve put on almost 50lbs in the last 6 months, and foregone any real cardio. I can press a log, but fuck me at running 1.5 miles. If itís 10:30 or under, Iím gonna kick myself in the ass for changing my training regimen lol
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Old 3 April 2018, 13:40
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I don’t have the WPS attachment in front of me right now but it is not 10:30 to pass. It’s not 16 min either.

If you can’t run an 8 min mile for 1.5 mi then find another hobby.
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Old 4 April 2018, 15:09
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13:45 .. wow, no more concern here lol. Was definitely expecting it to be worse. I just ran it last night and came in at 11:56, being the first time I’ve run in at least 3 months. Still gross from what I’m used to, and with the added size I can feel every step in my knee. Like 275RLTW said, this hobby may no be conducive to my employment. Being a strong 5’11 and 265 is kinda useless I’m realizing ��
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