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Title: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
Post by: Mahbub9803 on December 03, 2018, 14:45:59
I got selected as a Communication Electronics Engineering Officer (CELE) in the Airforce. I am going for my basic training at the BMOQ on Feb 25th, 2019. Is there any others are going for the training on that date? Is there any group in the Facebook or some other places that I can talk who will join soon!
Title: Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
Post by: Billa_72 on December 03, 2018, 18:11:15
Hello There,

Congrats on the selection Mahbub9803!
I'm heading to CFLRS Jan 7 as Combat Engineer.
I would be interested in hearing from anyone going at the same time. Any special way you are preparing for BM(O)Q?
I am a bit concerned getting sick...but that about it.

Cheers!
Title: Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
Post by: tribry on December 03, 2018, 20:22:09
I'll be on the BMOQ course with you Feb 25th! See you there!
Title: Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
Post by: Mahbub9803 on December 04, 2018, 12:41:10
Hi Hedvig I am trying to do some exercise almost everyday to prepare myself for the training. I am not very good at swimming and mostly I am scared of that! I am trying to learn swimming but not sure how much I can do till the last time! If you do exercise I think you will not become sick. So try to start from now as we do not have much time! If you can send me a personal message then we can talk and when you will be there I will try to find you (if it is possible) when I will be there for the training.

Hi Tribry I am happy that at least I found one person who will join with me on the same date. I am very excited to go for the training! Hope we will complete it successfully and follow out path what we always wanted! Please send me a personal message then we can talk before we go to the BMOQ.
Title: Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
Post by: Xylric on December 05, 2018, 03:51:51
Damn glad to hear this. :)

Was a pleasure meeting you in Toronto.
Title: Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
Post by: Mahbub9803 on December 05, 2018, 11:04:45
Hi Xylric same here bud. I hope you will get some good news soon. It would be fun if we could start our BMOQ all together!
Title: Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
Post by: Xylric on December 06, 2018, 02:35:28
Hi Xylric same here bud. I hope you will get some good news soon. It would be fun if we could start our BMOQ all together!

Would be nice and helpful - a stressful environment like that, having at least someone you already know in it alongside you definitely isn't a bad thing. Unfortunately, I'm still waiting to hear back as to whether or not I'm medically fit - a surgery I had in childhood *may* be an explicit problem for a pilot (though not necessarily for the Navy). Regardless of how things pan out on my end, I wish you luck.
Title: Do women also have to do 5km march wearing 35kg of gear?
Post by: wannabeofficer on December 13, 2018, 00:49:23
I know this question may sound sexist, but CF DOES employ a different minimum fitness standard for males and females, with the female standard being a lot more generous.

So with the 5km march wearing 35kg of gear thing in the BMO training, does it also apply differently for the female members? or will I be asked to do exactly the same as men when marching? (The kg of gear I have to wear, time limit, etc.)
Title: Re: Do women also have to do 5km march wearing 35kg of gear?
Post by: BeyondTheNow on December 13, 2018, 01:06:02
I know this question may sound sexist, but CF DOES employ a different minimum fitness standard for males and females, with the female standard being a lot more generous.

So with the 5km march wearing 35kg of gear thing in the BMO training, does it also apply differently for the female members? or will I be asked to do exactly the same as men when marching? (The kg of gear I have to wear, time limit, etc.)

Your pl does it together, all the same weight requirements.
Title: Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
Post by: MCG on December 13, 2018, 01:13:55
I know this question may sound sexist, but CF DOES employ a different minimum fitness standard for males and females, with the female standard being a lot more generous.
This is wrong.  There is one minimum fitness standard for the CAF.
Title: Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
Post by: KRY3132 on December 17, 2018, 21:55:48
I’ve been selected for the Pilot trade and I head out to CFLRS Jan 12 for BMOQ, anybody else with the same start date???
Title: Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
Post by: haplopelma_ACSO on December 17, 2018, 23:37:20
I’ve been selected for the Pilot trade and I head out to CFLRS Jan 12 for BMOQ, anybody else with the same start date???
Looking forward to meeting you the 12th! Selected for ACSO so we might be in contact for longer than BMOQ! Too bad we do not have a facebook group like some BMOQ  groups do.
Title: Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
Post by: altered_quotient on December 22, 2018, 06:35:26
I’ve been selected for the Pilot trade and I head out to CFLRS Jan 12 for BMOQ, anybody else with the same start date???

I am an AEC starting BMOQ on Jan 12!  Glad to see that there are others posting here.  Feel free to PM me if you want to chat.

Also, look out for users 'Forsan' and 'unicornteacher' - they will be with us as well.
Title: Re: Do women also have to do 5km march wearing 35kg of gear?
Post by: Milerup on December 31, 2018, 18:41:31
I know this question may sound sexist, but CF DOES employ a different minimum fitness standard for males and females, with the female standard being a lot more generous.

So with the 5km march wearing 35kg of gear thing in the BMO training, does it also apply differently for the female members? or will I be asked to do exactly the same as men when marching? (The kg of gear I have to wear, time limit, etc.)

It is not even close from 35kg. More like 32,5 pounds. Some female have difficulties with it, but it is the bare minimum.
Title: Re: Do women also have to do 5km march wearing 35kg of gear?
Post by: Xylric on December 31, 2018, 21:41:23
It is not even close from 35kg. More like 32,5 pounds. Some female have difficulties with it, but it is the bare minimum.

Speaking from exeperience - it's the average weight a parent will carry around with a child between the ages of 2 and 8... :)
Title: Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
Post by: altered_quotient on January 07, 2019, 09:19:41
Ignore the previous link.  Corrected some date issues, made a better link:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/bmoq.jan19/
Title: Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
Post by: Kp1 on January 23, 2019, 09:19:01
I’m also at BMOQ on Feb 25, ACSO.

Doesn’t look like there’s a FB group, lmk if you make one
Title: Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
Post by: Rampo on January 24, 2019, 13:45:15
Hello everyone.
I will also be joining some of you for BMOQ starting Feb 25th.
I took the liberty of creating a facebook group!
Here is the link.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/341729860005525/
Title: Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
Post by: mariomike on February 12, 2019, 16:06:27
Anyone here going to BMQ March 11 ?

This is a BMOfficerQ discussion.