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BartNFocus  
#1 Posted : Monday, April 12, 2021 8:07:00 PM(UTC)
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A little background. I am currently a NT-5 in Singapore, working for the DON. I am coming up on my 18 month mark on a 36 month tour here. I am on the fence about putting in for an extention (have a 3 year old that is not growning up around or seeing his grandparents and extended family, and a 14 year old that wasn't able to travel with us to Singapore, for custody reasons, that we miss dearly). I am trying to figure out, along with the PPP research as to when to put myself on the list, when would one start applying for other government/contractor positions, just in case PPP falls through? I was recruited out of Arizona (worked for Intel), but really really want to go back home to Florida. Any advice or true hollywood stories??
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, April 28, 2021 6:20:12 AM(UTC)
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Here is mine.

Wife decided she'd had enough of Europe, for that time and we decided not to apply for an extension.

I got an email that from CPAC (HR for non Army types) and was told that they were putting me on PPP as I had gotten promoted in Germany.

About a week later I got a call for an interview and then got a position.

At about month 32 (after letting your command know) I'd start applying for jobs. That way you are only curtailing a month or two early.

I got another promotion leaving so they didn't harass by leaving early.
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