"It's definitely hazard pay," said Morgan Tolleson, Sandoval's fiancée.
Tolleson is a school teacher. She admits the fear is raw, but says they will come out ahead in the long run."I appreciate it. It's a big sacrifice that he's doing because I just have to wait. That's hard but he's out there, he's under attack, he's the one who really is sacrificing the most," Tolleson said. "It's going to put us ahead. We'll be able to put a large down payment down on a house," Sandoval said. The risks of the job are something neither likes to focus on. Firefighters don't carry weapons and stay on base for safety. But you can't help but wonder, particularly during the holidays, if it's all worth it. For now, they still hope it will be. "I have nine more months to go. And I count every day and just try to take it one day at a time," Sandoval said. Sandoval is able to return home every 90 days. He says this second job overseas will likely be his last, away from his family.