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Rotorheads / Re: Apaches
« Last post by LoboCanada on Today at 17:42:24 »
Technically we have both in the system and either would do, replace 1 squadron of Griffons with these and then replace the remaining Griffons with the more powerful updated version (or rebuild them like the USMC is doing) to the later variant. Develop an armament suite for both airframes including rockets, perhaps Hellfires or similar and guns. Add in a sensor package. They can be switched from transport to escort/support as required. It's the 50% solution, but I don't see any other hope. We can call them Conflict Resolution Providers or Force Protection Platforms and quite a bit of the work can be done in Canada, meaning jobs. Never use that ugly word : "Attack".   

The press already calls the Griffon an attack helicopter, so with upgrades they'll start to call it a flying-battleship or something.

I've always thought that would be the plan for the Griffon life-extension project. Have it all done in QC as an excuse to throw money at the aero industry there. Rebuild them slowly to keep a line going, throw money at PW Canada for new engines. Then buy some Cobras in a rush to protect the Griffons after something horrible happens on a peacema...peace support mission after an outcry over why we sent people in aircraft so lightly armoured (iltis, Gators ring a bell). Have those Cobras sustained on a nice fat maintenance/support contract out of QC.
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Military Administration / Re: Forced to pay / belong to a mess [Merged]
« Last post by MJP on Today at 17:25:56 »
I was grilled by a Canex employee once for telling them that I would be using cufflinks that my parents had gotten me instead of the military ones you can buy at the Canex. It wasn't that she was upset I didn't want their product, she was legitimately angry that I was going to mix civilian cufflinks with my military dress (the cufflinks where platinum and gold "2Lt Slips On".)

Don't cha know dependapotamus wear their SO's rank and know everything?    http://imgur.com/sSllUH5
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Uniforms / Re: Wearing Uniform in Public (merged)
« Last post by Chief Stoker on Today at 17:24:13 »
Well since the gym is along the way to the armoury, I thought it would be advantageous to just not carry so many different clothing articles around. I would be already in my uniform, change to my civilian gym clothes and work out, then change back into my uniform and head toward the armoury.

I understand your point as well.

Wear your uniform to the gym and don't worry about it. There's nothing wrong with that at all.
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Looks like some new and better benefits.

http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/caf-community-benefits/know-your-benefits-articles/relocation-policy-update.page

What’s new for APS 2018:

    Penalties for early repayment when mortages cannot be ported will be covered;
    Mortgage default insurance, covering the cost of insurance when downpayments are under 20 per cent will be covered;
    Expenses related to up to four additional days when required for house hunting trips will be reimbursed as a custom benefit instead of a personalized benefit;
    Doubling the core benefit limit for home equity assistance from $15,000 to $30,000;
    Increasing the time limit to two years, with the possibility for extensions, for a member’s final move to their intended place of residence (IPR);
    Ten days are added to the policy for interim lodging, meals, and other expenses, to provide a degree of flexibility when members are arranging the possession date of a new home (a slight relaxation of the “door-to-door” policy);
    Service couples now have the option to relocate independently when posted to two different places of duty;
    The weight restriction for shipment of household goods and effects to and from Goose Bay, NL, is removed;
    The entitlement to long term storage of household goods and effects is expanded to include postings to any locations outside of Canada and postings to any isolated post; and
    Some relocation benefits for releasing, untrained Regular Force members will be paid.

In addition, the following benefits will no longer be offered:   

    The “Capital Improvements” provision is repealed.  This benefit reimbursed members for some limited capital improvements to their residence if, when they sold their homes, they did not recuperate the full cost of those improvements; 
    Several incentives which paid members for not doing things will also be repealed:                         
    -     Payment for shortened house hunting trip;
    -     Payment for not using Long Term Storage or shipping major appliances;
    -     Payment for not taking additional rooms on a house hunting trip; and
    -     Payment not to ship or store a vehicle.

Details of all the changes can be found in CANFORGEN 073/18.
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Uniforms / Re: Wearing Uniform in Public (merged)
« Last post by Bzzliteyr on Today at 17:15:04 »
OP sounds like a Class A member so I would suggest that they do not wear the uniform prior to going to the gym as they are not really considered "on-duty" until they sign the pay sheet at the armoury.



I would consider only the travel from the gym to the unit as "proceeding to or from their place of duty".
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Uniforms / Re: Wearing Uniform in Public (merged)
« Last post by NFLD Sapper on Today at 17:07:41 »
OP sounds like a Class A member so I would suggest that they do not wear the uniform prior to going to the gym as they are not really considered "on-duty" until they sign the pay sheet at the armoury.

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I was grilled by a Canex employee once for telling them that I would be using cufflinks that my parents had gotten me instead of the military ones you can buy at the Canex. It wasn't that she was upset I didn't want their product, she was legitimately angry that I was going to mix civilian cufflinks with my military dress (the cufflinks where platinum and gold "2Lt Slips On".)
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Uniforms / Re: Wearing Uniform in Public (merged)
« Last post by Bzzliteyr on Today at 17:02:59 »
Well since the gym is along the way to the armoury, I thought it would be advantageous to just not carry so many different clothing articles around. I would be already in my uniform, change to my civilian gym clothes and work out, then change back into my uniform and head toward the armoury.

I understand your point as well.

I do that exact thing every morning. You're not carrying anything more if you head to the gym in your gym outfit, then change.

From the dress regs (http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/pub/ins-265/index-eng.asp):

"19. “On duty”. As a general rule, for purposes of dress and appearance, a member is considered to be on duty:
a. when actively engaged in operations, training or administrative duties, either in accordance with specific orders or in accordance with established military routine or practice;
b. when attending a course or administrative function, either in accordance with specific orders or established routine or practice;
c. when participating in or attending any sport, recreational, social or other activity where military authorities require her/him to be there; or
d. when he/she is at a specific place, or doing a specific act, because of a military order.

37.Reserve Force (Class C excluded). Members of the Reserve Force shall not wear a uniform except when:
a.on duty, or proceeding to or from their place of duty;
b.attending a military function or ceremony at which the wearing of uniform is appropriate.
38.Proceeding to or from Place of Duty. Commanding Officers may order members of the Regular and Reserve Force to wear uniforms when proceeding to and from their place of duty where it is considered appropriate to do so in the circumstances, having regard to the custom and practice of the CAF."

I hope that helps with your decision.
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The Recruiting Process / Re: Application Process Samples
« Last post by n3o on Today at 16:59:32 »
I don't know mate, that's a good question. I'm glad the interview is over, now I can just focus on my training.
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