Monday, January 27, 2014
Some Afghan Tours to be Three Years - Families can Accompany Spouse
Bilateral Security Agreement is signed and the NATO SOFA is formalized. Defense spokesmen state that only selected personnel in unique positions will be on the extended tours. The personnel likely to perform the three-year tours include ministry-level advisers, members of the Afghan Hands program, Air Force advisers to the Afghan Air Force, defense attache personnel, and Foreign Area Officers (FAOs). The impact to family life will be minimal as the military members will have the option of an accompanied tour. Read more in "Afghanistan Assignments Now Three-Year Accompanied Tours", Shadow Spear, January 2014.