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    Medical Evac helicopters

    R5, the Twin Huey wasn’t any better with the litter kit. 😉 Neither had/have the cross-cabin width that a Black Hawk has, for example, so a single cross cabin litter was/is ‘non optimal.’ Regards
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    Medical Evac helicopters

    Depends on the level of service. For CASEVAC, without dedicated medical staff, both aircraft are rigged with basic stretcher(s) and a pre-planned cabin configuration to take one (Griffon) and several (Chinook) wounded personnel (they would not be 'patients' for CASEVAC). For Forward AME...
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    28 Palestinians killed in Gaza as Israel hits Hamas with airstrikes; rockets kill 3 Israelis

    It’ll keep going so long as the Arabs are content to see Israel hand it back to Iran via Hamas. Sadly the Palestinians are the pawns in the latest ME proxy war chapter.
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    Canada and Aegis

    High-power, high-efficiency and frequency stability from the electronic design, both circuitry and materials, paired with an established combat system good enough for the premier blue water navy as well as terrestrial stations for ballistic missile defence. It’s A-game stuff. 👍🏼
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    Initiatives launched to retain and increase RCAF personnel experience levels

    CBH99, you wouldn’t be wrong in asking the question about helicopters, but it wasn’t just airlift that was lacking. I drove close to a hundred times over the exact spot on Darulaman Road where Sgt Short and Cpl Beerenfenger were killed (the slight depression of the crater was still there in...
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    Initiatives launched to retain and increase RCAF personnel experience levels

    I’ve heard from OSINT that the Taliban called the Griffons “Allah’s Breath”, after the stream of 7.62mm rounds coming from the Dillon M-134Ds (firing ~100 rds per second). Look at the rate of reduction of Canadian KIA after the Chinooks and Griffons arrived in December 2008...
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    Initiatives launched to retain and increase RCAF personnel experience levels

    ^This, and then some. The original CFUTTH, up until early/mid-1991, was specified by the Director of Land Aviation (DLA) within Chief of Air Doctrine and Operations (CADO, air cousin to Old Tanker’s aforementioned CLDO), to be 50+3 (50 was the number of originally-procured [pre-attrition]...
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    Change of Command - RAWC 2021: Are We "getting it right"?

    And 17 Wg supports a lot of 1 CAD/2CAD connectivity, so makes sense. So long as the logic behind Commander section is solid, that should matter the most. I just recall what was seen as the Army’s ‘experiment’ with LGen Leach....mixed reviews.
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    Initiatives launched to retain and increase RCAF personnel experience levels

    FJAG, no, the decision not to recapitalize MTH was well before CFUTTH was a glimmer in the politicians’ eyes. CFLH was also allowed to wither on the vine in the late-80s. CFUTTH ‘replacing MTH, UH and LOH’ storyline was a ridiculous, reactive, PR-driven backwards engineering. Quite simply...
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    Initiatives launched to retain and increase RCAF personnel experience levels

    There’s the romantic image of the Navy or Army caring about their own aviation branch...then there’s the reality (at least based in past behaviour. Navy may have been a bit better from the sounds of it, but the Army (actually FMC - Force Mobile Command in the day) was terribly tribal and threw...
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    Medical Release, Yes, No

    Firstly, a potential disability pension is a different beast than your service pension - I’d highly recommend talking with the Flt Surg to make sure you have suitable documentation of your condition as well as getting in contact with VAC to familiarize yourself at least with the disability...
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    Change of Command - RAWC 2021: Are We "getting it right"?

    By “operational mindset” is it just the mindset and desire to be a good Commandant that matters then? As well, would be interested to understand your concept of “staff to guide them.” I thought Command-Staff relationship was the other way around, but things may have changed since I retired...
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    Change of Command - RAWC 2021: Are We "getting it right"?

    One could say any COL/GOL position should be filled with just that...a COL/GOL, then. I don’t know the specifics of the RAWC Comdt position, so the discussion may not be an issue, especially if an AIRGEN position. The only example I’ve ever seen as senior levels was actually the Army that...
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    Change of Command - RAWC 2021: Are We "getting it right"?

    Not sure you intended to striate things into Cbt Arms/Operator vs Staff Officer?
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