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Is stationed the same as deployment?
Military deployment is not the same as a change of duty station (“PCS”). A deployment is a temporary location of service, where a duty station is intended to be a more permanent assignment. This distinction was outlined by the Amarillo Court of Appeals.
How long can someone be deployed?
Deployments consist of personnel who leave their families and their homes with other service members (Airmen, Marines, Sailors, and Soldiers) and go to another country and earn combat pay. These deployments can last anywhere from 90 days to 15 months.
How long are you stationed at a base?
Active Duty (Full-Time) Active-duty service members are full-time members of the Military, living on base or in military housing and immersed in military culture. After attending boot camp, they are typically stationed at a base either domestically or overseas for terms that typically last two to six years.
Which branch deploys the longest?
Soldiers on active duty in the Army deploy more than any other branch, with the possible exception of the Navy (although most Navy deployments are on ships at sea). How often you deploy depends on whether the U.S. is involved in any ongoing conflicts.
What is deployment in the military?
Deployment is the asignment of military personnel to temporary, unaccompanied tours of duty. It is the actual sending of soldiers somewhere by some means. Like mobilization, deployment has 5 phases: 1. Predeployment Activities 2. Movement to Ports of Embarkation 3. Strategic Lift 4. Reception at Points of Debarkation 5.
What does it mean to be an active duty military?
A person who is active duty is in the military full time. They work for the military full time, may live on a military base, and can be deployed at any time. Persons in the Reserve or National Guard are not full-time active duty military personnel, although they can be deployed at any time should the need arise.
What happens to servicemembers after deployment?
Servicemembers return to their home installation, and prepare to “reintegrate” into normal life, with individual branches of service offering additional briefings, training, medical evaluations, and counseling to assist. In the post-deployment phase, active duty service members will be ready to return to their normal jobs on the installation.
What happens during the active duty deployment cycle?
The Active Duty Deployment Cycle When not deployed, servicemembers and their units undergo traditional training to prepare for the conduct of military duties. During this phase, servicemembers go through normal training and medical evaluations that maintain their personal and unit readiness level.