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Re: St. Jean BMQ - Inspection photos
« Reply #50 on: November 29, 2005, 13:16:55 »
According to the joining instructions, jeans are not permitted for wear on base or as walk off clothing. Is this being adhered to or are people wearing jeans. (Just not looking forward to walking to Ste. Jean in dress pants. BRRR!)

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Re: St. Jean BMQ - Inspection photos
« Reply #51 on: November 29, 2005, 13:24:59 »
Don't wear jeans.  When I went to St. Jean I was told by my CFRC to go in a suit and tie.  Bring a couple civvie pairs of pants and shirts because you wont get your kit until midway into your first week so youll be  in civvies for the first few days.  Don't bring your car to the base, even though the parking lots are always completely empty you still arent supposed to bring them. 

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Re: St. Jean BMQ - Inspection photos
« Reply #52 on: November 29, 2005, 13:34:50 »
I don't intend on arriving in jeans, I'm just wondering about weekends off near the end of training.
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Re: St. Jean BMQ - Inspection photos
« Reply #53 on: November 29, 2005, 15:29:04 »
Thanks, Piper   :)

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Re: St. Jean BMQ - Inspection photos
« Reply #54 on: November 29, 2005, 18:09:09 »
I brought my digital camera on my IAP/BOTC/SLT courses and had no problems. I even brought it into the field and got some decent pictures with it. I wrapped it in a wool sock, jammed into the padded carrying case, and sealed it in ziplock bag whenever I wasn't using it.

I'm not sure of what kind of locked personal storage is available to recruits, but I'd think the barracks boxes would qualify. If you take care of your stuff (IE securing it properly), you shouldn't have to worry.
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Re: St. Jean BMQ - Inspection photos
« Reply #55 on: November 30, 2005, 21:37:17 »
Heyy guys and girls i was wandering what the facility is like at st. jean like are You in Your own room or communal showers everyone in one room sleeeping ,eating area like whats it set up if anyone has any links or something i would really appreicate it.... TY

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Re: St. Jean BMQ - Inspection photos
« Reply #56 on: November 30, 2005, 22:42:25 »
I doubt any of you will have your pers veh...

on my CFJLC and JNCO... i had all my double kit stored in my car.

i had doubles of EVERYTHING...  except wpn.. of course

It saved my life. Ok.. well.. made my life alot easier.  ::)
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Re: St. Jean BMQ - Inspection photos
« Reply #57 on: December 01, 2005, 21:45:54 »
The recruiting centre asked if I wanted to arrive by personal vehicle at Borden.

Someone else whose been through BMQ at Borden said that we would have to turn in their keys, and they would return them when you had leave. That would suck!

By the way, are "Camera Phones" frowned upon? or OK? (as long as not ON THE PHONE all of BMQ of course)
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Re: St. Jean BMQ - Inspection photos
« Reply #58 on: December 01, 2005, 22:46:43 »
WHAT

don't you have 2 sets of keys....


not like you still couldn't use it as storage!!!!!
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Re: St. Jean BMQ - Inspection photos
« Reply #59 on: December 02, 2005, 09:01:50 »
dk,

My hubby took a camera phone with him to St. Jean a year ago and had no problems. It was great for him to be able to e-mail photos to friends and family while he was away.

Good luck!

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Re: St. Jean BMQ - Inspection photos
« Reply #60 on: December 02, 2005, 10:06:10 »
WHAT

don't you have 2 sets of keys....


not like you still couldn't use it as storage!!!!!

Didn't think about that. It would be great storage.


dk,

My hubby took a camera phone with him to St. Jean a year ago and had no problems. It was great for him to be able to e-mail photos to friends and family while he was away.

Good luck!

Thanks vehtech wife. That's probably what I'll do. But I'll get a disposable camera for the field portion, just in case. I don't want to take the cell phones during exercise, and I can't spend time worrying about the phone.
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Re: St. Jean BMQ - Inspection photos
« Reply #61 on: December 02, 2005, 20:33:46 »
Just thought that I would send a quick post since I have learned more in the past two months about this place than I thought I could. 

First off, doubles are ok , just don't get caught.  I'm not sure about the green sector, but the blue sector has a personal lock box in the locker that you can put a small amount of stuff in.

Second, cameras, digital or disposable are a great idea since they will give you memories that you will laugh at for years later.

Third, I brought my personal vehicle and aside from using it as storage, it is nice when you get a weekend off to take off in it and drive yourself somewhere instead of relying on someone else or a taxi which can start to add up.

Best of luck to everyone who's starting basic and those in basic already.

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Re: St. Jean BMQ - Inspection photos
« Reply #62 on: July 13, 2007, 20:54:22 »
You could always bring those water-proof cameras. I took those to Wonderland a few times and we did underwater pics in the wave pool and took it on the log ride. The only thing is that you have to get them developed, which is troublesome.

Someone mentioned having a spare set of keys for the car... this is just my pessimistic side talking... but wouldn't the instructors destroy your entire world if they caught you accessing your car against orders? I haven't even gotten there yet and I have a healthy fear/respect of the instructors. lol

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Re: St. Jean BMQ - Inspection photos
« Reply #63 on: July 14, 2007, 01:34:24 »
Hey matthew, you just answred a post that is over 1 and a half years old!
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Re: St. Jean BMQ - Inspection photos
« Reply #64 on: July 14, 2007, 03:00:52 »
I know the camera thing if over a year and a half old but...
When i went through Recruit training at Kapooka one of the boys brought his digital camera with him and we all posed it up in photos, he took one of me wearing my slouch hat, jocks and pretending to iron my Steyr. Other guys did similar stuff and everyone thought it were hilarious. Problem was that Sanchez lost his camera. And our DS found his camera. And half a dozen guys got charged for various things resulting from the photos. It seems really funny at the time but it really came back to bite some people.
If someone asked me whether they should bring a camera to their recruit training i'd tell them without a shadow of a doubt that i dont regret not having one and you'll get plenty of time in your military career to look like a fool in photos.
But leaving it at home is just my opinion...
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Re: St. Jean BMQ - Inspection photos
« Reply #65 on: July 18, 2007, 16:13:52 »
The disposable digital cameras can come in handy.  I can rig them up so you can re-use them over and over again..  Just need access to a computer to transfer images off to make room for new ones.  That's what I think I'm gonna bring.  Anyone interested let me know.
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Re: St. Jean BMQ - Inspection photos
« Reply #66 on: July 18, 2007, 16:36:44 »
Didn't think about that. It would be great storage.


Thanks vehtech wife. That's probably what I'll do. But I'll get a disposable camera for the field portion, just in case. I don't want to take the cell phones during exercise, and I can't spend time worrying about the phone.

Well, since we're going back to reply to 1.5 year old posts......
My staff didn't take the keys for the vehicle. Didn't need that kind of storage anyway.
We were Confined to Barracks (CB) for the first 4 weeks, so didn't / couldn't use vehicle. But after that it was fine.

As for the camera, my camera phone (as well as other electronics, ie: PSP, etc.) was handed in till week 4 and we had to write a memo to get them back.
I used disposable cameras the whole time. Others had small digital cameras with them and had no problem, and they used zip lock bags to keep clean in the field.
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Re: St. Jean BMQ - Inspection photos
« Reply #67 on: July 18, 2007, 16:45:11 »
Where do you put the digi when you're in the field?  If you're crawling/rolling around all the time it could break ?
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Re: St. Jean BMQ - Inspection photos
« Reply #68 on: July 19, 2007, 22:12:50 »
Where do you put the digi when you're in the field?  If you're crawling/rolling around all the time it could break ?

That would be up to you to figure out.... (part of the fun)

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Re: St. Jean BMQ - Inspection photos
« Reply #69 on: August 15, 2007, 17:58:25 »
where are the pictures?

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Re: St. Jean BMQ - Inspection photos
« Reply #70 on: August 15, 2007, 19:00:13 »
This might be a little off topic, but do they treat MP3 players the same way they would for phones/cameras and such? As in, would they lock it away for a certain amount of time till you write them a memo or something, so you can get it back?

Just figured I'd ask to make sure.
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