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Re: Required kit for CFS Alert
« Reply #50 on: February 20, 2005, 12:51:13 »
Bring a good camera!  My father was stationed up there for 4 months a while back and there are a lot of cool sites up there.  There's also a lot of caribou, foxes and other little critters running around.
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Re: Required kit for CFS Alert
« Reply #51 on: February 22, 2005, 10:27:02 »
Never been there, but i heard that it's pretty dry there (heating on 24/7). A small humidifier is a must for your room (it's from a medic on base who went there twice)!!!

Hope it helps a bit
They have humidifiers in each room, so don't bother taking one.  As far as a camera goes, it would be a good idea, but there are many things you can't take pictures of.....you'll find out on you in-brief.  As far as wildlife goes, expect foxes and hares, maybe the occasional wolf or even a polar bear, but it's too far north for most creatures, including caribbou.
Chipper is a good job up there, hell, any job is a good job up there.  I can't really think of anything special to take up, if you want something afterwards, have it sent up CMTT.  The extra liver idea was a good one....and get used to drinking out of cans (no beer bottles up there).

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Re: Required kit for CFS Alert
« Reply #52 on: February 22, 2005, 21:53:15 »
Roger that.  Thanks so far guys!
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Re: CFS Alert - Work Up
« Reply #53 on: March 01, 2005, 23:48:49 »
I might be going up in a few weeks.  It was explained to me an LTA of 3 weeks separates
two 3 month terms of a 6 month tour.

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Re: CFS Alert - Work Up
« Reply #54 on: March 02, 2005, 13:55:04 »
is Alert open to just reg force / comms or can a reservist (armoured recce) apply for general duty slots?
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Re: CFS Alert - Work Up
« Reply #55 on: March 04, 2005, 21:17:02 »
Anyone know if there is any positions for a traffic tech?

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Re: CFS Alert - Work Up
« Reply #56 on: March 05, 2005, 15:21:18 »
I know they have at least one Cpl/MCpl loadie position.  The traffic tech when I was up there requested a 3 month extension (I guess life was good for him up there), and got it. 

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Re: CFS Alert - Work Up
« Reply #57 on: March 05, 2005, 20:41:43 »
when I was in Eureka (OP Hurricane 99) we had two traffic techs.
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Re: CFS Alert - Work Up
« Reply #58 on: March 12, 2005, 11:01:27 »
is Alert open to just reg force / comms or can a reservist (armoured recce) apply for general duty slots?

More and more reserve pers are getting it from all trades.
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Re: CFS Alert - Work Up
« Reply #59 on: March 13, 2005, 11:16:36 »
More and more reserve pers are getting it from all trades.
That's because the reg force guys are sick of doing up 5 tours up there, the numbers just aren't there.

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Re: Required kit for CFS Alert
« Reply #60 on: March 26, 2005, 09:12:40 »
I'm off.  Pray for my mortal soul.
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Re: Required kit for CFS Alert
« Reply #61 on: March 26, 2005, 10:30:38 »
Good Luck!

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Re: Required kit for CFS Alert
« Reply #62 on: March 27, 2005, 11:08:37 »
I'm off.   Pray for my mortal soul.

Have a good time, make sure to go bowling while you are there :)
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Re: CFS Alert - Work Up
« Reply #63 on: November 27, 2006, 23:01:22 »
Anyone know if there is any positions for a traffic tech?
Coyote and Roadrunner positions.  Loading and unloading A/C on plane day.  Tfc techs usually come from Trenton though.....

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Re: CFS Alert - Work Up
« Reply #64 on: November 27, 2006, 23:33:19 »
Alert 98. And our GD people had a blast too (2 Cpls out of 2 RCHA - one's now an ammo tech, and a PPCLI Cpl).

Excellent tour. Roadrunner was a MCpl Tfc Tech. Coyote was a Cpl Tfc Tech....I was the Zippo.

BYT can you confirm that Roadrunner is a MCpl now? They were talking downgrading it to another Cpl posn when I was there.

Here's a pic of the fun you can have in Alert!!!



And here's another (please ignore the...yikes...blue!!)



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Re: CFS Alert - Work Up
« Reply #65 on: November 27, 2006, 23:52:48 »
edit: Ok I'm an idiot. Before you spend 30 minutes writing a lengthy post make sure you check the date of the post you are replying to. Lesson learned
« Last Edit: November 28, 2006, 00:00:21 by career_radio-checker »
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Re: CFS Alert - Work Up
« Reply #66 on: November 28, 2006, 00:06:00 »
edit: Ok I'm an idiot. Before you spend 30 minutes writing a lengthy post make sure you check the date of the post you are replying to. Lesson learned

That's OK.  ;D Here's a pic of one of those Arctic foxs for you.....It did not take my beer....only my sandwhich!!

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Re: CFS Alert - Work Up
« Reply #67 on: November 28, 2006, 00:10:12 »
Alert 2003
Roadrunner was MCPL and Coyote was CPL.  As far as I know they haven't downgraded yet.  Last I heard was that all military were out of there and it's going ASD.  Rumour??!!
Nice pics, Canada Day?  Pic 1, I thought it was foolish to go skinny dipping???  
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Umm, pic 3, is that a barf bag???  heehee
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Re: CFS Alert - Work Up
« Reply #68 on: November 28, 2006, 00:12:12 »
That's OK.  ;D Here's a pic of one of those Arctic foxs for you.....It did not take my beer....only my sandwhich!!


Eureka or Alert???
If it's Alert, that little one had lots of pups when I was up there.  She hid them under the old CE building. Had to dodge pups when doing the garbage run. 

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Re: CFS Alert - Work Up
« Reply #69 on: November 28, 2006, 00:15:04 »
Vern......i wonder if that fox of yours is a distant cousin of this little ******* i met on Shemya island

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Re: CFS Alert - Work Up
« Reply #70 on: November 28, 2006, 00:20:01 »
Eureka or Alert???
If it's Alert, that little one had lots of pups when I was up there.  She hid them under the old CE building. Had to dodge pups when doing the garbage run. 

That's Alert in July. Dumbell Lake...picnicking, sledding the BVs down the hill, and hiking the ice cave. We also attempt to hook up a sail to the chairs to skate across the lake on.... a very interesting day indeed.

The picture down below of me swimming was 01 July...it was a balmy 4 degrees that day so I couldn't resist!! I got to go in by myself because I was the lifeguard on scene for the rest of them who went in on the annual polar bear dip shortly afterwards... I don't have any of those pics here in my apt....there all at the house in Gagetown, same with my Op Hurricane Eureka pics.
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Re: CFS Alert - Work Up
« Reply #71 on: November 28, 2006, 00:22:44 »
Aaah, Canada Day on Dumbell Lake.  Me and a friend went on a hike around the lakes all day.  Got soaked feet but had a great time.  Actually saw a pair of Canada Geese on the lake.
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Re: CFS Alert - Work Up
« Reply #72 on: November 28, 2006, 00:23:18 »
Vern......i wonder if that fox of yours is a distant cousin of this little ******* i met on Shemya island


Hey it's possible!! Did you see a massive rabbit too? Holy crap...shorrtly after the fox left an absolutely evil arctic hare showed up walking on it's hind legs....I've got a pic of it somewhere....but I'm a heck of alot further away....cause I ran away!! Those were evil!!
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Re: CFS Alert - Work Up
« Reply #73 on: November 28, 2006, 01:02:21 »
Ahhhh, a ware-rabbit

Don't be scared Vern, just use a holly-handgrenade to get rid of it.
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Re: CFS Alert - Work Up
« Reply #74 on: December 08, 2006, 01:23:16 »

How is Alert for the whole 'contact with the outside world' thing (internet, phones, mail et cetera)...?

Just heard of a possible position up there on GD.... looking at how it'd affect school and such, and kinda considering it at this point...
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