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George A.'s Comment
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So being unattached with no commitments, I am always on the look out for decent pay and unusual. Talked with one or two folks who mention working "overseas" in rather hot areas for decent coin. I am a veteran, 11B20c2.....Would like to connect with anyone who might have a lead on how to contact those that provide to those in need. Feel free to give a shout if you have something to say in my direction. Much appreciated.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Dave H.'s Comment
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I gotcha. The days where you can do that with KBR or another company are mostly gone though. You can still do it, though there are far less opportunities between the drawdown and the DoD using more third country nationals to deliver cargo for less money.

I can say this: as an 11B20 myself, I can tell you...don't. Certain cretains were targeting the tanks on the trucks for more boom just for a shot to kill the driver. Twice as bad if its a fuel tanker. Stay in the states. I drove some trucks in the sandbox for awhile too, and its not a pleasant experience driving what ends up being a huge moving target with deisel under the cab while looking out for bombs. Kinda takes the fun outta trucking.

First time I ever got shot at was in a rig. Smoking at a short halt, out of town, waiting to recover a vehicle, stepped out to eyeball everything and stretch real quick. Heard what sounded like a hammer hitting the side of the truck and I found two bullet holes next to me, in the door above the tank.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Dan B.'s Comment
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So being unattached with no commitments, I am always on the look out for decent pay and unusual. Talked with one or two folks who mention working "overseas" in rather hot areas for decent coin. I am a veteran, 11B20c2.....Would like to connect with anyone who might have a lead on how to contact those that provide to those in need. Feel free to give a shout if you have something to say in my direction. Much appreciated.

George, I was in AFG under the LOGCAP Program and made good money in another field. I haven’t had much contact with some of the guys I worked with but it was my understanding they wound down LOGCAP and the jobs that went with them. Those jobs were high pay because they were in a war zone and we used to track what was essentially ‘Danger Pay’ through the DoD or the OPM certification process. You might run a search using that term. Even while I was in AFG, they decertified Iraq and the pay scale plummeted despite the fact it was incredibly dangerous to go there. I’ve been out of it for a few years but I am not aware of any location that has Danger Pay at this time (there may be, I just don’t know). I worked other jobs outside the US and the pay was elevated, but not like it was in Afghanistan or Iraq.

Fluor ran the north of AFG and DynCorp the south. KBR had a role in it but I think mostly logistics. You can check with all 3 to see if they have something still going. I worked with a private company, not any of those 3. I know people with Fluor and they are supposed to be really great to work for. DynCorp is pretty bad. I worked around them and had to deal with them at times and I would want a ‘times 3’ salary just to have to put up with their incompetence. I dealt with KBR personnel and they seemed pretty good. You might check with Fluor and KBR and you can also Google LOGCAP jobs and see what comes up. If you are a Veteran, you probably know the survival rates outside the wire.

Be careful about accepting ANY jobs overseas. I had always wanted to do it and jumped at the chance when I got my first offer (not in a war zone). I accepted a salaried position at my US salary plus 25%. I worked 100 hours a week straight for 8 months. I could have made more money delivering pizzas, and I am not joking about that.

Also, if you quit a trucking job in California and need to get to Maine, you can probably figure out a way to get there and pay for it. I quit one job in the middle of Africa. I think it cost me $3,000 to get back to the US. Good luck and thanks for your service to our country!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Justin (Jakebrake)'s Comment
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Go check out shooter jobs they have tons of dod jobs I, sure youll find something on there. I know a few guys I served with that landed some damn good jobs using them.

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