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  • Afghan???

    Who holds the Afghan contrats now?

  • #2
    Afghanistan jobs

    The last information that i had was that the two big players in Afghanistan are Dyncorp and ITT. KBR has a couple of Inspectors from all reports in Kandahar.

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    • #3
      ATCO/Frontec Europe, a Canadian ran company has the contract at Kandahar Airfield. Was at their firehouse on the airfield last week. Dep. Chief told me they have the contract until Dec 2012. At my FOB, it is DynCorp. It all depends on where you want to go. ATCO pays $65,000/yr for EXPAC 3's (Americans, Canadians, Brits, Aussies etc) with a paid month off every 3 months. Spoke to a LT in Kuwait, says he's getting $130,000/yr with ITT taking that contract in FEB. 2 wks off every 6 months.

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      • #4
        Bignozzlepumper I sent you a PM, not sure if it went through or not.

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        • #5
          I contacted a woman from ATCO to ask her about my application and she told me that she was sorry for not getting back to me on that, that she figured that the pay was to low and that I wouldn't of wanted the job. Really, I think she should of let me decide that!

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          • #6
            jmason66,

            What ever ended up happening with you and ATCO? If anyone else has info on ATCO and what firefighting at Kandahar Airfield is like that would be greatly appreciated.

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            • #7
              I was offered a firefighter position with ATCO a while back, but they pay was only 40K a year with 6 months on-1 month home-6 months on. The reason the pay was so low, is because they filled their contract staffing levels in December. I declined.

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              • #8
                vandalff, the samething that happened to 50. They have went up on pay alittle due to the sudden need for ff, but it is getting ready to go back down. It just isnt worth all the crap you have to go threw for that very low pay

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                • #9
                  The last offer Atco sent me was 37,000 US. I thought it was a typo!

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                  • #10
                    haha yeah when they gave me a offer, I wrote him back and asked if that was correct and they said yes, I told them that I can make that much here in the states! and what makes it worse is that you still pay taxes on it

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                    • #11
                      I'd be interested to know why they fluctuate so much and why it is so much less than the other four super power contractors in the area over there. Jmason66 are you saying you pay taxes on it because you are in the states enough to pay taxes or is there something i'm missing. Kandahar Airfield doesn't seem to shabby at all and depending on the pay that they give on the given day you talk to them maybe it would be worth it. I've read alot of different posts on contract terms some sound good and some sound bad. One vacation time was 3 months there 1 month off...thats not bad at all.

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                      • #12
                        yeah thats why you end up paying taxes is because you have got to stay out of the states for 330 days. I have a few friends in kandahar and leaving to go there on sunday with ITT and they are making 156k give or take a few grand between each of them, but they say kandahar sucks something bad and if they wasnt making what they made they would be back here.ATCO has a lot of turnover for that reason.

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                        • #13
                          It looks like they are hiring again. I wonder why they pay less than itt, dyncorp, kbr and sallyport? Kandahar airfield looks like it is pretty developed though.

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                          • #14
                            Guys, one of the greatest benefits of working overseas is the opportunity to travel abroad. You are half way or closer to some of the best places to travel to. The three years I was contracting I went back stateside probably 3 times. Just because you get 30 days of vacation quarterly doesn't mean that you've gotta go back to the states. Get out and see the world!

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                            • #15
                              Johnny I couldn't agree more with the traveling aspect. To me that is the best part. The experience of the desert and pay come second. However having student loans that I want to pay off I want to find a job that would allow me to pay off my debt and enjoy traveling for a year hopefully one of these works out and I get a call soon.

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