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  1. tree hugger

    12 months for determination?

    Last week I brought my dad into VAC to start a disability claim.  This was a big step as I could never convince him to go in before.  We filled out all the paperwork but was informed the wait period would most likely be 12 months.  :o My dad is a 70 yo, former career corporal, super crusty and...
  2. tree hugger

    Public service to Class B

    Does anyone know what happens to your public service contributions if you leave for a class B?  I'm not worried about getting another ps job after the contract - I'm worried that I'd be messing up my pension.  Any insights?
  3. tree hugger

    Charge, command and control

    I've been working through some practice questions for my Officer Of the Day board and there is one I'm stuck on: Define:  Charge, command and control.  This seems to be leading me to think this is a phrase that is a common military phrase/theme (although I've never heard of it).  Does anyone...
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    Do CPAOs still exist?
  5. tree hugger

    Tailoring... time's up?

    Went to the tailor shop today on base asking about getting my DEU skirt hemmed.  They say that since I've had it longer than 2 weeks, I have to complete it elsewhere on my dime.  ??? I asked the lady if there was an official policy on this but she didn't seem to know of one.  Is this true? ...
  6. tree hugger

    Reserve DL training for public servants

    I am a public servant working for DND.  My MOC course starts in September but is primarily DL.  I recently found out that the DL portion is quite extensive and time consuming.  I know with traditional class B training, one can take LWP from their day job.  I’m trying to find out if I can take...
  7. tree hugger

    New drill move

    Yesterday, here in Petawawa, I witnessed a new drill movement and I'm wondering if the course staff is making it up or if it is new and correct. Group was formed up, weapon at shoulder arms and at attention.  When told to stand "at ease", the butt end of the weapon was moved across the body to...
  8. tree hugger

    How a medical OT works

    Anyone know how long an OT medical is good for?  I'm wondering at what point they would require me to re-do it. -th
  9. tree hugger

    Roger speaks out

    Fron the Toronto Star: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/649681 Home is new Afghan war front Combat vets continue battle at home Warrant Officer Roger Perreault fought in Afghanistan and came home a troubled, broken man. With Perreault's story we launch the War at Home series. Video...
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    Explosions in Toronto

    From the Star: http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/475696 Denison Armoury is being used as an area of refuge.
  11. tree hugger

    427 Sqn - Petawawa

    Hey,  I've been wondering if 427 Sqn is still "active".  I've heard that they've been shutting down and another unit has been taking over their area on base.  I'm wondering as I'm planning on calling them tomorrow to see if they have any openings.... If/when I move to Pet, I'd like to find a...
  12. tree hugger

    Cows in Toronto

    From CTV newsnet: http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080320/cattle_highway_080320/20080320?hub=TopStories At least they called in the OPP instead of the Army....
  13. tree hugger

    Save the environment - be a couch potato!

    interesting: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article2195538.ece
  14. tree hugger

    "re-directed re-enrollment"

    Long story short: I was reg force.  I was given a 3b release.  I put in a grievance before my release date saying I shouldn't be released. My grievance took a long time to be reviewed. Disclosure was in my favour and they said that I was to given a "re-directed re-enrollment". My file was...
  15. tree hugger

    Long trip to Afg

    I sent 2 packages to the same guy in Afganistan in early May.  He got one, but not the other.  Is there anyone on the ground who can have a little look-see for me?  Please PM for details. Please help!
  16. tree hugger

    Flight Lieut. Christopher Hasler on what it takes to win the DFC

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/afghanistan/hasler.html ...and he's Canadian!
  17. tree hugger

    Doing it all over...

    For all you serving and ex-serving CF members: If you could do it all over, what would you do differently? Would you have chosen the same trade?  Gone straight into the reg force?  Joined earlier? I wish I had have thought to join when I was younger, maybe as a reservist in high school.  I...
  18. tree hugger

    Naval Reserve PAO

    I heard a couple of years ago that each Naval reserve division will be alloted 1 PAO each.  When I visited recruiting at HMCS York 2 mo ago, they said that they haven't been given a slot.  Does anyone know when this directive will take effect?  I'm wonderfully extroverted and I think I would do...
  19. tree hugger

    Smokers - I know you've thought about it!

    From ctvnews.ca: http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070223/nicotine_patches_070223/20070223?hub=Health
  20. tree hugger

    Air Reserve

    It seems we all know about the army reserve, we've all heard of the naval reserve, but we never hear much about the air reserve.  From the DND site, they do have a newsletter: http://www.airforce.forces.gc.ca/air_reserve/newsletter/newsletter_e.asp?cat=158 ...but it seems that at least on...