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Air-Forceca-Ico Question for Mods and / or those who run the board.

September 26, 2014, 11:53:52 by shadreamer
Howdy,

I did a bit of research for a novel here a while back and to show my appreciation, I would like to offer complementary copies to the board and / or it's members for assisting me.  The novel came out in July and is doing very well.

Before I posted anything specific, I just wanted to see how you wanted to handle this (or not). If you don't want me doing this, I'll certainly respect your wishes.

I can send copies to the board mods or owner to hand out, or you can run a draw and I can mail paperbacks (or email ebooks) direct to the winners. Alternately, I can offer them to the people who responded to my thread.

To be clear, I'm not looking for any sort of endorsement or advertising. These will be gifts, pure and simple. If paperback, I can offer up to six copies. For ebooks, we can discuss.

Feel free to send me an email to my addy if you prefer.

Regardless of the decision, thank you for providing this forum.  :)

Cheers.
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xx Reserve emergency fan out/call out - A positive side to 22OCT14

October 23, 2014, 16:29:46 by NinerSix
Twice now I have asked my section who would be ready to gear up and go, following a crisis. Yesterday I preemptively (and ultimately uselessly) asked my troops if they were available to deploy domestically. The response I received was nothing short of astounding.

Over half of my section responded that they would only need enough time to grab their gear and drive to our armoury, with every other healthy member confirming they would be ready to show up within 24h. I have two members on TCat with restrictions, one of which was still willing to come in and do what he could.

We sometimes do fan out exercises with typical results. These are planned in advance and we know they are coming; hence the attendance is about typical of a regular week end exercise.

Luck and schedules likely played parts in the result, since all of them have regular full time jobs. There is also no doubt that in the case of a local natural disaster we would be in a self-recovery mode and returns would not be as positive. Nonetheless, my deepest conviction has always been that when the chips were down reservist would ante up and rally to the flag.
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xx Courses in military French?

October 14, 2014, 08:35:33 by Kajsa
Hi there,
I'm a Public Affairs Officer employed by the Swedish Army. I will be deploying to Mali within the next year or two and wanted to brush up on my French. I know the Canadian Armed Forces offer language courses in military French, but I haven't been able to find any contact information online. Does anyone know to whom I could write to find out more about these courses and whether they are also open to partner nations? I'm a Swedish citizen, but married to a Canadian so we spend a lot of time in Canada although we are not residents there at present.
I'd appreciate any advice.

Cheers,
Kajsa
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xx Force Symetry vs Capabiltiy concentration, from: the regiment as a regular force formation & explori

September 28, 2014, 00:25:36 by Bird_Gunner45
I cannot speak for the Arty and the M777, but the Engrs are pushing to consolidate AEVs in 1 CER.

The Arty plan is to keep 3 Regiments with 2 Batteries of M777, 1 OP battery, and a STA Battery (with 2 coy level STA assets and 1 Div/Corps level asset) and 4 Arty Regiment, RCA as a STA/AD Regiment with SUAV, MRR, and a future AD assets of whatever sort is acquired.

M777s could be consolidated in one sport (1 or 2 Gun Regiments) with a UAV Regiment (MUAS and SUAS), TA Regiment (HALO, MRR-CB) and an air defence Regiment (MRR and future shooter) but I doubt that you would ever see such a structure devised.
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xx Need Advice

September 24, 2014, 20:36:18 by Jtran57
I am in high school and my school is offering a Policing Co-op. Do you think this will relate somewhat to the military? Do you think this could help me in my path in joing the Armed Forces? Thank you in advance for your input
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