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    Any military experts?

    Long story short, is there any way for me to find out if one of my really good friends got an extended stay in Iraq or if something (hopefully not) bad happened to him? He was supposed to be back a few months ago and I havn't heard from him since, so I'm kinda wondering wtf I can find out and how.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not Kuno View Post
    Long story short, is there any way for me to find out if one of my really good friends got an extended stay in Iraq or if something (hopefully not) bad happened to him? He was supposed to be back a few months ago and I havn't heard from him since, so I'm kinda wondering wtf I can find out and how.
    If you have his base address, send him mail, easiest way to get in touch, unless they have a hadji cellular.
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    Ask his family, the Family Readiness Group should have informed family members of any extensions in country.
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    doesn't take a military expert to conclude that you're friend has died.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuker View Post
    doesn't take a military expert to conclude that you're friend has died.
    Doesn't take an English teacher to notice your English fails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuker View Post
    doesn't take a military expert to conclude that you're friend has died.
    Dude, that's seriously fucked up.
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    I remember reading that the average stop loss was something like 6 months and that a lot of them are issued, so there is a good chance of this. Probably best to write him a letter or email.
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    Get in touch with his family support group at his unit. They'll be able to tell you just about everything you need to know. Also, it'll probably be quicker to get ahold of him/her that way anyway, since they can quickly get ahold of someone that is there and tell him/her to give you a ring.
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    They (his wife) moved so I don't have their home number anymore. I do know where he was stationed so I can look up the base address.
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    That would be the way to go then. Knowing his base helps, but there are so many different units assigned to a base it's still going to take some work on your part. If you know about when he left, you can probably narrow down what unit he is a part of. At that point, just call someone at fairly high echelon level (maybe a brigade or battalion headquarters) and see if you can track him down that way. They should be able to direct you to his unit CQ and get you in contact that way. It's how I tracked down a buddy in Germany while I was stationed there.
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    Holy shit, Sgtpayne, haven't seen that name online in forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not Kuno View Post
    They (his wife) moved so I don't have their home number anymore. I do know where he was stationed so I can look up the base address.
    Maybe his wife just hates you for no reason and has there for blocked him from talking to you.
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    I know this is BG, but theres no reason to be a douchebag.
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    Do you know what unit he was in? Most of the time you can find out what units are deployed and where. Many units have had their tours extended.

    Also, here's a link that may help: http://www.icasualties.org/Iraq/Fatalities.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana View Post
    Maybe his wife just hates you for no reason and has there for blocked him from talking to you.
    I don't know his wife very well but I know they moved and I didn't get their new number. lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Effluo View Post
    Do you know what unit he was in? Most of the time you can find out what units are deployed and where. Many units have had their tours extended.

    Also, here's a link that may help: http://www.icasualties.org/Iraq/Fatalities.aspx
    Well he's not on that, so thank god. I know hes in Ballad and in the Air Force. I just have like.. 0 military knowledge and no idea what to do other then google and calling whoever shows up.
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    If you can't find out any other way, you might be able to use http://www.afpc.randolph.af.mil/libr...rcelocator.asp if it's important you get a hold of them. From what it says though, it has to be in writing and there's some kind of fee of 3.50. If you know the stuff they ask for anyway.
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    NK, hey send me a PM with his name and i'll look it up on the AF global address list tomorow, and PM with the info, infact i'll shoot him an e-mail and tell him to call your ass.
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    Thanks to shepardG I managed to get his work number and I bugged the crap out of him to get his new home number but he's still busy cause he just got back and is in transitition or something (he used a lot of miliary words I didn't understand). Thanks a lot for the help and I'm gonna lock thread now since it's ovarrrrr
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