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Re: BMQ 2018 - Regular Force
« Reply #50 on: February 06, 2018, 17:42:03 »
Hi everyone, good luck to those still waiting on offers and congrats to those who are in!  I just got my offer for infantry.  Enrolment Feb.21st and BMQ starts March 3rd.  Excited to see you guys there!
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Re: BMQ 2018 - Regular Force
« Reply #51 on: February 06, 2018, 18:47:17 »
Hey congrats join the Facebook group! I'm infantry as well.

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Regular Force
« Reply #52 on: February 06, 2018, 18:58:26 »
Thanks!  Infantry too-right on.  I'll join the fb group.

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Regular Force
« Reply #53 on: March 04, 2018, 08:37:49 »
I received the call Friday that I will be starting BMQ April 16.  Who else is starting then?


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Re: BMQ 2018 - Regular Force
« Reply #54 on: March 12, 2018, 15:45:30 »
I have a whatsapp group started for the April 16th group if you need the link pm my self or Reaper10

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Regular Force
« Reply #55 on: March 12, 2018, 19:23:00 »
I put this question in the wrong thread. But I am going to ask then go delete the other question, lol.. has anyone else noticed that the website shows that BMQ is only roughly two months now?
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/training-establishments/recruit-school.page

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Regular Force
« Reply #56 on: March 14, 2018, 07:27:44 »
I put this question in the wrong thread. But I am going to ask then go delete the other question, lol.. has anyone else noticed that the website shows that BMQ is only roughly two months now?
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/training-establishments/recruit-school.page

I noticed that too Ryan, the BMQ i am part of is April 16-June 21 (Well April 14 we arrive)

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Regular Force
« Reply #57 on: March 15, 2018, 15:07:39 »
This is going to sound stupid, but where are people seeing this 2 month thing on the website?

I still see:
"For Non-Commissioned Members: Basic Military Qualification (BMQ)
Length: 12 weeks"

It's really curious the dates that you got Keroshie. I know someone in BMQ right now, and they started March 5th and looks like they have the regular 12 week program ahead of them.

Totally puzzled.  ???

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Regular Force
« Reply #58 on: March 15, 2018, 15:49:10 »
This is going to sound stupid, but where are people seeing this 2 month thing on the website?

I still see:
"For Non-Commissioned Members: Basic Military Qualification (BMQ)
Length: 12 weeks"

It's really curious the dates that you got Keroshie. I know someone in BMQ right now, and they started March 5th and looks like they have the regular 12 week program ahead of them.

Totally puzzled.  ???

The new BMQ dates that have been listed are at ten weeks, if you count from the start date to the end date. These only apply for the 18/19 fiscal year, so the ones beginning in April are all ten weeks long and the one your friend is on is still the twelve week program. I just spoke to a recruiter about it and they said they don't currently know anything about it at this point.
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Re: BMQ 2018 - Regular Force
« Reply #59 on: March 18, 2018, 20:16:45 »
Confirmed from BMQ staff. It’s a 10 week program starting fiscal year 2018/2019.

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Regular Force
« Reply #60 on: March 18, 2018, 20:20:38 »
Confirmed from BMQ staff. It’s a 10 week program starting fiscal year 2018/2019.

Does anyone know why? Or what the program will look like now? I'm wondering if they took something out or if they condensed the training...
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Re: BMQ 2018 - Regular Force
« Reply #61 on: March 18, 2018, 20:42:31 »
Who cares why?

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Regular Force
« Reply #62 on: March 18, 2018, 20:56:39 »
Does anyone know why? Or what the program will look like now? I'm wondering if they took something out or if they condensed the training...

I wouldn’t be too concerned. Pers of all ranks have been talking about the course changing to 10 weeks since before I was there starting in 2014. A Capt, a WO et. al. came in and addressed PAT on different occasions saying it was definitely going to be shorter, yup, starting soon. 10 weeks. Definitely. Absolutely. Yup. That was 4+ years ago.

 Just wait until you get there. If it’s shorter than 12 weeks, that’s a bonus. If not? That’s fine too. Things have changed in terms of course content and specific required items (i.e. the 13km ruck), and no doubt things will continue to change. But the reasons why vary and as was stated earlier, it doesn’t really matter why. When you graduate you’ll quickly begin hearing (if you haven’t already) how the course differed before your time. When you do, be thankful you were able to benefit and before long it’ll be your turn to regale others with your tales of how much your BMQ course differed from what the newest graduates had to do.

Of course, that being said, I’m checking the course dates on the DWAN tomorrow...
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Re: BMQ 2018 - Regular Force
« Reply #63 on: March 18, 2018, 21:20:14 »
My expectations:

1. Less Lecture, followed by pre-test lecture reviewing the material, followed by test.  Elapsed time: two hours.  Replacement: Teach how to find information (regulations, policies etc) and stop testing for ability to parrot something you'll dump as soon as the test is over.

2. Drop some drill.  Everyone who has every done an "about turn on the march" outside of BMQ, please raise your hand.  Anyone?  Bueller?  Exactly.  If it's never used, why waste time on it?
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Re: BMQ 2018 - Regular Force
« Reply #64 on: March 18, 2018, 21:28:49 »
My expectations:

1. Less Lecture, followed by pre-test lecture reviewing the material, followed by test.  Elapsed time: two hours.  Replacement: Teach how to find information (regulations, policies etc) and stop testing for ability to parrot something you'll dump as soon as the test is over.

2. Drop some drill.  Everyone who has every done an "about turn on the march" outside of BMQ, please raise your hand.  Anyone?  Bueller?  Exactly.  If it's never used, why waste time on it?

Less lecture would be great. We absorb next to nothing. That makes sense. But in keeping with the physical demands essential to course, I’d like to think they wouldn’t cut drill. I loved drill, I just hated marching way the hell out to HD ‘whateveritwas’ ...4?...for it, haha.
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Re: BMQ 2018 - Regular Force
« Reply #65 on: March 18, 2018, 22:07:54 »
Removing basic drill from BMQ, only adds to other complaints "low FORCE standard"
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Re: BMQ 2018 - Regular Force
« Reply #66 on: March 19, 2018, 12:30:56 »
Confirmed from BMQ staff. It’s a 10 week program starting fiscal year 2018/2019.

I looked at CFLRS A,B & C Div BMQ courses today for as far in advance as they have posted into 2018/19 FY on the DWAN. While there are a few which fall a bit shy of exactly 12 weeks, there are none that are 10 weeks. (That being said, as of right now there are no courses listed which start and end in the new FY. The ones currently listed carry over...)
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Re: BMQ 2018 - Regular Force
« Reply #67 on: April 03, 2018, 15:43:27 »
Hey guys Irecieved notice that I will be starting bmq on April 28 2018. Just curious if anyone else is logged on same date as me

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Regular Force
« Reply #68 on: April 05, 2018, 14:15:43 »
Hey guys just wondering if anyone has the same bmq start date as I do on April 28th 2018

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Regular Force
« Reply #69 on: April 18, 2018, 11:19:06 »
I looked at CFLRS A,B & C Div BMQ courses today for as far in advance as they have posted into 2018/19 FY on the DWAN. While there are a few which fall a bit shy of exactly 12 weeks, there are none that are 10 weeks. (That being said, as of right now there are no courses listed which start and end in the new FY. The ones currently listed carry over...)

Thought I'd take a moment and follow up...

Well, it would seem after at least 5 yrs of rumour and speculation, it's finally come to fruition. According to the publicly accessible schedules, BMQ courses are currently slated for a 10 week duration, and in a few instances, they're technically shorter than exactly 10 weeks. It looks like R0001E, R0002E & R0003E from April 16, 2018 to June 21, 2018 is the start of the new course and there's corresponding course TP info on the DIN as well.

External link CFLRS schedules:http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/training-establishments/recruit-school.page#calendar2
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Re: BMQ 2018 - Regular Force
« Reply #70 on: April 22, 2018, 17:33:40 »
Hey guys just wondering if anyone has the same bmq start date as I do on April 28th 2018

I report to St Jean on April 28 for the April 30 start date so I guess we’re platoon mates.

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Regular Force
« Reply #71 on: May 02, 2018, 00:58:26 »
Received an offer on April 27th for BMQ in July. Anyone else?

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Regular Force
« Reply #72 on: May 03, 2018, 08:28:04 »
my BMQ starts in July as well,

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Regular Force
« Reply #73 on: May 08, 2018, 10:26:56 »
July as well!

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Regular Force
« Reply #74 on: May 09, 2018, 00:48:37 »
I start June 25 ....anyone else ?