Wouldn't trade the opportunity
Repair Cycle Technician (Former Employee) – Bagram, Afghanistan – November 19, 2015
Upon arrival to Bagram, it was a stressful considering the differences between the Air Force's supply systems and the Marine Corps, but with the help and collaboration of other IAP employees, it certainly made the experiences and hard work less dramatic and painful. Typical days were 12 hour shifts, which depending on the work load might feel longer than others. Some days were non-stop, all the way up to the last minute. Our management was extremely vital to the success of our mission. Within our short contract, I learned just how flexible, adaptable, and quick I could be at learning. The beginning started rough, but soon smoothed out as far as the typical job duties, with an occasional day of not-so-typical demands. Those days required the most teamwork, but in my mind, they were also the most rewarding.
Good pay, free chow, good team to work with, enhanced skill aquisition
Very repetitive work, 12 hour days, being away from home, but hey, its the contract world.