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Offline SirMoose

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16 week BMQ???
« on: September 26, 2006, 16:38:30 »
Just got my dates for BMQ. I will have the privilege of being at St.Jean from Oct.16 to Feb.2. 

I didn't think we would be training on Chrismas day, but 16 weeks to complete an 11 week course seems a little strange.  Does anyone know if the length of BMQ has changed?

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Re: 16 week BMQ???
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2006, 16:49:38 »
I am also in that BMQ class for the same dates. I was wondering the same thing

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Re: 16 week BMQ???
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2006, 16:53:15 »
Don't panic.  When I did my training they gave us leave.  You may get a week or two off around Christmas but don't quote me or go telling everyone you'll be home for the holidays yet...
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Re: 16 week BMQ???
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2006, 17:01:41 »
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Re: 16 week BMQ???
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2006, 17:04:56 »
So then, when these threads merge do we get to vote someone off??  >:D
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Re: 16 week BMQ???
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2006, 19:56:54 »
Yes,BMQ's have changed. The CF is now doing what is called an enhanced BMQ. The course will be longer but as a result you SQ will be shorter. They will be run at training centers all over Canada St.Jean,Borden,Gagetown etc. I am not sure yet if they are just trial courses or if they will continue to run in this fashion in the future. I know there will be at least two run in Gagetown.

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Re: 16 week BMQ???
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2006, 01:58:04 »
My BMQ was 11 weeks and my SQ was 7 weeks. They are chopping two weeks off SQ and putting two more into BMQ.
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Re: 16 week BMQ???
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2006, 13:08:59 »
Thats just going to be including your time off for Christmas.  Apparently most units slow down for 2 or 3 weeks for Christmas break.  Plus it's probibly enhanced BMQ.  I'm going on week 6 on my enhanced right now at ATC Meaford, and its 3 weeks I was told of SQ incorporated into your BMQ.