Dear Deirdre, How does a lowly STAB like myself actually transfer over to the ARAB gang A friend of mine who i was mobilised with did it on his second tour and I was wondering how he did it. Do you have to start the paperwork before you go? Do you apply through the regular unit you are serving with? or your home unit????? Whilst I was mobilised , i asked to get an extension and was granted another 6 months. But i'd like to get an extension that lasts much longer.