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Re: CFAO 26-4: ID disc religion
« Reply #525 on: February 19, 2013, 11:20:52 »
Also for more information regarding changes to the CF's policy on religious accommodations:
http://www.cadets.ca/regions/eastern/CANFORGEN_162/12_-_RELIGIOUS_ACCOMMODATION_POLICY_FOR_THE_CF/

This is the updated Canforgen until the new DAOD can be finalized and released. However, until then I was told the list of religions I posted earlier is authorized for use on the Identity Discs by the Chaplain General's Office and Identification Services HQ in Ottawa. Many bases have already adopted the new list for use. Greenwood did after I passed this information on to the Wing Chaplain and the OR's.

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Re: Allergic to Dog Tags
« Reply #526 on: July 03, 2015, 20:29:07 »
Another tip for anyone with ezcema would be seeing a specialist for it, & get a cream for your hands. my father had the same ezcema problem with nickel, & a combination of cream along with gloves kept the skin on his hands from cracking & peeling.

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Re: Allergic to Dog Tags
« Reply #527 on: July 03, 2015, 20:55:26 »
Another tip for anyone with ezcema would be seeing a specialist for it, & get a cream for your hands. my father had the same ezcema problem with nickel, & a combination of cream along with gloves kept the skin on his hands from cracking & peeling.

You do realize that the last post in this thread was 5 years ago.... right?
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Re: Allergic to Dog Tags
« Reply #528 on: July 03, 2015, 21:42:51 »
You do realize that the last post in this thread was 5 years ago.... right?

He must be in a time warp today - did the same thing here.

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Re: Allergic to Dog Tags
« Reply #529 on: July 04, 2015, 01:05:00 »

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dog tag problem
« Reply #530 on: June 23, 2016, 14:46:33 »
so here is the problem, im leaving sunday for my bmq and i just received my dog tag yesterday BUT.. this morning, my litttle brother broke it in half. does it really matters? do i have to order a new at my unit before leaving?

 thanks a lot in advance for all your answers

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Re: dog tag problem
« Reply #531 on: June 23, 2016, 15:00:46 »
so here is the problem, im leaving sunday for my bmq and i just received my dog tag yesterday BUT.. this morning, my litttle brother broke it in half. does it really matters? do i have to order a new at my unit before leaving?

 thanks a lot in advance for all your answers

Yes, you should order a new set of tags through your Unit Orderly Room.  In the mean time, just band the two parts together with an elastic band or tape which should hold you over until the replacements arrive.
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Re: dog tag problem
« Reply #532 on: June 23, 2016, 15:05:02 »
thanks a lot.

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Re: dog tag problem
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Unknown dog tag religion
« Reply #534 on: October 11, 2017, 02:36:14 »
I received a new dog tag, however I can't figure out the religion on it: "SAR". Anyone knows what it is? I am an atheist, so it's weird that I didn't get the "NRE" mark. What do I do if the marked religion is incorrect (not mine)?

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Re: Unknown dog tag religion
« Reply #535 on: October 11, 2017, 03:56:15 »
I received a new dog tag, however I can't figure out the religion on it: "SAR". Anyone knows what it is? I am an atheist, so it's weird that I didn't get the "NRE" mark. What do I do if the marked religion is incorrect (not mine)?

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SAR is Salvation Army

Incorrect dog tags are returned, destroyed, and new ones printed. Just inform your section commander/immediate supervisor and they'll get you to fill out a new order form.

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Re: Dog Tags
« Reply #536 on: October 14, 2017, 20:21:44 »
Does anyone know what metal the tags are made out of?
I have a contact nickel allergy. Worried that wearing the tags could cause  reaction

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Re: Dog Tags
« Reply #537 on: October 14, 2017, 20:33:20 »
Does anyone know what metal the tags are made out of?
I have a contact nickel allergy. Worried that wearing the tags could cause  reaction

See "Allergic to Dog Tags"

Reply #526
https://milnet.ca/forums/index.php/topic,264.msg1375673.html#msg1375673
Another tip for anyone with ezcema would be seeing a specialist for it, & get a cream for your hands. my father had the same ezcema problem with nickel, & a combination of cream along with gloves kept the skin on his hands from cracking & peeling.
2 pages.

Also Reply #427,

I know this may seem like a really stupid question but...

I am allergic to all metal except for 18k gold, Platinum, or Titanium and I know dog tags are made out of steel, so my question is am I going to broken out in hives for the rest of my career or do they have extenuating circumstances for people like me?
And before anyone suggests it I have tried the clear nailpolish trick and it doesn't work.
I don't know if I can get a set of platinum tags made and get them so engrave all the info.

Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance  :)

P.S. If this question has already been answered I am sorry... Tried searching for it but didn't find anything close.

Allergic Dog Tags
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Re: Dog Tags
« Reply #538 on: October 14, 2017, 21:41:14 »
Does anyone know what metal the tags are made out of?
I have a contact nickel allergy. Worried that wearing the tags could cause  reaction

You can get plastic 'covers' for the dog tag part...for the chain around the neck, I've always just taken a piece of paracord and stripped the guts out and ran the chain thru that. 

No idea what they're made of, but I get a skin irritation from them too and this has always worked for me. 
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Re: Dog Tags
« Reply #539 on: October 14, 2017, 23:11:42 »
I solved the irritation problem by just not wearing my dog tags. They fit nicely in my pocket.

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Re: Dog Tags
« Reply #540 on: October 15, 2017, 08:27:47 »
I solved the irritation problem by just not wearing my dog tags. They fit nicely in my pocket.

I put them in my Velcro pocket in my combat shirt. Easily found and no more worries about them getting tangled up in the tank.

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Re: Dog Tags
« Reply #541 on: October 15, 2017, 08:37:21 »
Our flying orders are pretty specific;  shall be worn, next to skin (when flying). 
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Re: Dog Tags
« Reply #542 on: October 15, 2017, 09:41:33 »
You can get plastic 'covers' for the dog tag part...for the chain around the neck, I've always just taken a piece of paracord and stripped the guts out and ran the chain thru that. 

No idea what they're made of, but I get a skin irritation from them too and this has always worked for me.

I got 'surgical hose' from the medics to put chain in......It also helped keep chain from breaking.

If the Dog Tag itself is the problem, a quick fix would be a piece of Gun Tape.

As for placing the Dog Tag in a pocket or other location, that could be problematic when someone is injured and a first responder can not find your tags and Blood Type.  There is a reason it is worn around your neck.  I am surprised at those who suggest otherwise.

While OFF DUTY, my Dog Tags remained at home......NEVER AROUND MY NECK, OUTSIDE MY SHIRT, AT THE DISCO/NIGHTCLUB!    :warstory:
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Re: Dog Tags
« Reply #543 on: October 15, 2017, 09:58:14 »
I got 'surgical hose' from the medics to put chain in......It also helped keep chain from breaking.

If the Dog Tag itself is the problem, a quick fix would be a piece of Gun Tape.

As for placing the Dog Tag in a pocket or other location, that could be problematic when someone is injured and a first responder can not find your tags and Blood Type.  There is a reason it is worn around your neck.  I am surprised at those who suggest otherwise.

While OFF DUTY, my Dog Tags remained at home......NEVER AROUND MY NECK, OUTSIDE MY SHIRT, AT THE DISCO/NIGHTCLUB!    :warstory:

'DISCO/NIGHTCLUB' better explain that to our millennial members George  >:D

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Re: Dog Tags
« Reply #544 on: October 15, 2017, 10:00:48 »
Get your dogtags tattooed on to your chest.
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Re: Dog Tags
« Reply #545 on: October 15, 2017, 10:31:53 »
Get your dogtags tattooed on to your chest.

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Re: Dog Tags
« Reply #547 on: October 15, 2017, 10:45:36 »
https://www.google.ca/search?q=%22dog+tag%22+tattoo&rls=com.microsoft:en-CA:IE-Address&rlz=1I7GGHP_en-GBCA592&dcr=0&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjTrqG07PLWAhVO5mMKHWFGC8sQ_AUICigB&biw=1280&bih=603

Sorry to add to that.....A bit morbid; but I had a friend who's ambition to survive WW III was to have his body completely tattooed and live forever as a lampshade in the Soviet Union after his death.   

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Re: Dog Tags
« Reply #548 on: October 15, 2017, 11:09:56 »
As for placing the Dog Tag in a pocket or other location, that could be problematic when someone is injured and a first responder can not find your tags and Blood Type.  There is a reason it is worn around your neck.  I am surprised at those who suggest otherwise.

Be surprised all you want George, but I can tell you from experience working alongside medics during a MASCAS as a trained TCCC, they just give you O blood regardless of what is on your tags, if they can be found on your body at all. You'd be surprised what happens to things on your body during a blast.

Even for tracking pers out on the battlefield, we go by different means on top of the tags. Information on who was injured and/or killed is covered better than someone who has a set of tags around their neck.

Dog tags are good to have, but not the be all, end all way to identify someone.

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Re: Dog Tags
« Reply #549 on: October 15, 2017, 11:15:27 »
Saw this from 2012,

The US Military Wants To 'Microchip' Troops
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-us-military-wants-to-microchip-troops-2012-5