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  1. Navy_Pete

    CRCN Message on the Steward Occupation Town Hall (Steward trade elimination)

    So instead of having a generalist trade doing a bunch of different necessary taskings, hire a bunch of specialists and get them to do lower level tasks compared to what they are trained for? You don't need a fully trained cook to do juniour steward jobs, you don't need FSAs to manage NPF and the...
  2. Navy_Pete

    Replacing the Subs

    Well, for sure, but I think gives a bit of insight into how difficult building subs are if German engineers are struggling. I would just be happy if we didn't end up with another batch of one offs no one else in the world is using that do the job safely.
  3. Navy_Pete

    Replacing the Subs

    Would be a bit strange history wise, but German has some subs meant for export, and I think has things like AIP or fuel cell technology. The nice thing generally there would be a standard model, used by a number of other countries is a larger user base to work with on things and hopefully makes...
  4. Navy_Pete

    Replacing the Subs

    Plot twist; the yard is on a landlocked body of water, so can also subsidize heavy transport and fit in one or more assembly yards! All KICs, all the time! #IRBsforall #SewerTubeConvoy2060 #PorkBarrelingisThinkingSmall
  5. Navy_Pete

    Replacing the Subs

    Subs are on par with building space shuttles; it's massively complicated and very specialized. We can fix ours up to a point, but we have zero capability to build one, and there was a massive learning curve just to do repairs. NSS to build surface ships makes sense, as we already build...
  6. Navy_Pete

    New Dress Regs 🤣

    No, the 'why isn't anyone saying anything' has been a question for years, given that some bright light put out a NAVORD that allows religious accomodation for beards in SCBA providing the CO can 'demonstrate they can successfully keep a seal'. Which we tested, and found to be impossible if the...
  7. Navy_Pete

    New Dress Regs 🤣

    I agree? The amplifying info should come from the respective safety orgs to remind people what the regs are. They haven't done it (with the RCN actually pushing for beards in SCBA pretty much every year for the last decade, with the same answer). It's pretty obvious though if there is a...
  8. Navy_Pete

    New Dress Regs 🤣

    I disagree that it should be left up to unit safety orders; there are safety organizations for each element that should issue clarifying directives. For example, the RCN safety folks should be reminding the RCN that people wearing SCBAs need to be clean shaven on the sealing area IAW the...
  9. Navy_Pete

    New Dress Regs 🤣

    Allowing ponytails for everyone makes sense to me; if there are no safety issues that prohibit it in one gender doesn't make any sense to restrict it for anyone else. Beards, and facial piercings can have genuine safety issues though so pretty frustrating that these guidelines didn't come with...
  10. Navy_Pete

    Naval Combat Dress (NCD) uniform [Merged]

    My favourite is when we submit info for cataloging and it gets stripped out of all the fields and left with some useless description like 'valve', or even more confusing, 'night vision viewers' for the thermal imaging cameras. Really hate dealing with them most times.
  11. Navy_Pete

    Naval Combat Dress (NCD) uniform [Merged]

    Weirdly enough DSCO sends out softcopies of publications on CDs, even though no computers come with CD readers anymore and the USB ones get flagged by IT as illegal devices if you plug them in. Makes an interesting coaster at the office I guess.
  12. Navy_Pete

    2022 CPC Leadership Discussion: Et tu Redeux

    Sorry for not being more specific, I was thinking of Randy Hillier (who is no longer the MPP as of June) who was from the Lanark county area vice Carleton Place (vice Goldie Ghamari, the actual MPP for Carleton who is the one with the suspended law license who just got re-elected). If he...
  13. Navy_Pete

    2022 CPC Leadership Discussion: Et tu Redeux

    Will be interesting to actually see how jumping on the Convoy bandwagon impacts him in his actual riding; it was pretty polarizing in the NCR and immediate communities who were impacted by it. The local MPP is a complete lunatic who also attached himself strongly to the convoy/anti-mandate side...
  14. Navy_Pete

    Naval Combat Dress (NCD) uniform [Merged]

    That's clever, thanks for that tip. I was trying the full string, and then brute force by looking for 'shirt' (which yielded 8253 NSNs...) Always good to have more tools in the toolbox! By the time this is done I may be approaching semi-competence at some LCMM/SM functions!
  15. Navy_Pete

    Naval Combat Dress (NCD) uniform [Merged]

    Awesome, thanks, I guess I searched for NECU in the wrong field and had nothing come up.
  16. Navy_Pete

    Naval Combat Dress (NCD) uniform [Merged]

    If anyone happens to know who the TA is for these could you please send me a PM? Haven't had luck getting info on what they are tested to.
  17. Navy_Pete

    The Return of the Urban Firestorm

    To avoid starting a new thread, putting this here, but can't imagine having to worry about 80 year old bombs on top of fighting a forest fire...
  18. Navy_Pete

    2022 CPC Leadership Discussion: Et tu Redeux

    Vaccine mandates are restrictions on people who aren't vaccinated, vice forced vaccinations, so not at all the same as forcing a woman (or a child) to go give birth (or alternately forced sterilizations). Functional societies require limits on individual rights for the greater good; people...
  19. Navy_Pete

    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    Nope, we've had the same guidelines for space allowances for about 50 years, it's just something you can't really accomodate on warships due to the equipment density. Even though electronics have gotten smaller over time it hasn't gotten any better as we simply use the extra room to put in more...
  20. Navy_Pete

    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    Funny story, if you suggest that staff officers should be given cabin and office below the center of gravity to at least improve stability and one of them overhears you may end up with extra duties as a junior officer. I guess implying someone is mobile top weight might be offensive to some.
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