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  1. willy

    Most Deserving Military-Themed Charity?

    A civilian friend of mine just asked me a question that I thought I'd throw out to this board: "I'm in a football pool that gives away a bunch of cash and the guy running it wants to give some to a charity that supports troops when they come home.  Do you know of a worthwhile charity offhand?"...
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    MCpl Nicole Stacey

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/09/23/yellowknife-plane-crash-investigation.html http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/41cbg_hq/3col-eng.asp Goodbye Nicole.  I'll miss you. Edited by mod to replace David ******** blog link with 41 CBG link with same content (41 CBG rls also downloadable here...
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    5.11 VTAC LBE Tactical Vest

    Does anyone have a review or feedback to share regarding the vest at link below? http://www.511tactical.com/browse/Home/Law-Enforcement/Tactical-Vests/VTAC-LBE-Tactical-Vest/D/30100/P/1:100:10000:10500/I/58631 I am considering getting one.  I am aware that 5.11 has a reputation for producing...
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    PRC 148 MBITR

    I've got to figure this thing out on short notice and have no local ref material or SME to help me.  Any unclas manuals or lesson plans that anyone has and could forward to me would be most apprectiated. Just to show that I'm on the up and up, if you PM me, I'll send you my DIN account.  You...
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    Domestic vs Operational Dress Policy

    As many of us know, and as has been touched on in several threads I've read lately, the boys in the sandbox are being granted various freedoms with regards to dress policy, especially when outside the wire.  Modifications to uniforms have been approved as in the case of the sleeve mounted...
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    GPS

    I'm in the market to buy a civilian pattern GPS unit.  I'm willing to pay up to $300 or so for it.  My concern is that I'm a bit ignorant on the topic of these devices, and I don't want to buy a piece of garbage.  I was hoping that someone around here could give me some pointers on what models I...
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    Help out a poor sig?

    Listen dudes, I need some help: It may be necessary for my unit to engage in a coy attack as a part of our next exercise.   I realize that this may be a dumb thing for non-infantry type guys to attempt without significant workup trg, but I'm not really making the call here.   The fact is that...
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    The most ridiculous decision ever made by anyone, anywhere.

    N.B. university insists guide dog learn English CTV.ca News Staff A Quebec man is filing a human rights complaint against the University of New Brunswick, after being told that his guide dog would have to learn English. Yvon Tessier is in Fredericton this summer to attend a five-week English...
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    Martin's Announcements on Afganistan

    Troops to remain in Afghanistan until mid-2005 CTV.ca News Staff Prime Minister Paul Martin announced Canada would maintain a presence in Afghanistan as he laid out a vision for a 21st century defence policy -- and announced some semi-new military spending. Canada will keep about 600 troops...
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    Specialty Qualifications

    I‘m finding it hard to track down a comprehensive listing of the various specialty qualifications and courses that are available. Examples of what I‘m talking about include instructional techniques courses, advanced first aid courses, combat storesman courses, etc. It‘s pretty tough to apply...
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