Afghanistan Day 2018 is on Wednesday, March 21, 2018: Typical day for a deployed Infantryman in Afghanistan?

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Typical day for a deployed Infantryman in Afghanistan?

Coming from a Marine corporal, Let me first say congratulations on your decision. You wont regret it. Threes nothing like knowing you've earned your right to live in this country. It says your infantry so your chances of deploying are VERY good. Your chances of seeing combat are unknown. I went to Iraq about 3years ago and saw damn near nothing. Went to afghanistan a year or so ago and was in a firefight every few days. Most likely, Yul jump on a commercial plane that get you close to afghanistan then take smaller helo's and such thatll get you to a main base. From their your push out to your smaller FOB, COP, PB.

Your day will most likely consist of patrol's and post. Depending on how many soldiers you have on hand and the operational tempo. We did a 4 or 5 hour patrol early in the morning, came back ate chow, pushed back out for another patrol, came back ate dinner chow then had 1 last patrol. Meanwhile another platoon was standing post st our patrol base. The next day we would switch and it was our turn to do post. Post is a goddamn nightmare. You just stand in a wooden box staring out into the desert for 6 hours waiting for something to happen.

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What is a typical day in Afghanistan for a combat medic?

What is a typical day in Afghanistan for a combat medic?

No such thing as a typical day in Afghanistan, or in combat in general.

One day you could be out on a patrol with an Infantry unit, and nothing happens, next day you get ambushed, and you need to help a few guys, next day you could be hit with an IED, and you have some serious work to be done.

No such thing as typical. you just go day by day.

Do private contractors in Afghanistan (for 180 days) receive local or federal tax exemption?

Do private contractors in Afghanistan (for 180 days) receive local or federal tax exemption?

Nope.

The only possible tax preference that they could claim would be for any foreign income taxes that they paid, which in the case of Afghanistan would be zero.

To claim the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion requires either a bona-fide foreign residence for the entire tax year or physical presence in one or more foreign countries for at least 330 days out of a full one year period. That year may span 2 tax years but if it does, the exclusion must be apportioned between the years based upon the exact number of days in one or more foreign countries during the year. If your only time in foreign countries was the 180 days in Afghanistan, you don't qualify for the exclusion.

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