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    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    Oh. That's definitely not as interesting as the video makes it sound. Thanks for the clarification.
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    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    I got it from the ACCISS promo video ( http://www.forces.ca/en/job/armycommunicationandinformationsystemsspecialist-171 ) which states "...we design, install and maintain satellite, wireless and cable networks...".
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    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    So which trade or sub-occupation of ACCISS will be working on the networks (design, operation and maintenance ) ?
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    Ask The CSE Chief

    Thanks for your answers and advice ! They were very helpful.
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    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    The ACISS Fact Sheet ( http://www.forces.ca/en/job/armycommunicationandinformationsystemsspecialist-171#education-2 ) still states that SQ is 10 weeks long.
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    Ask The CSE Chief

    Hi All, I have a few questions about the NCS Eng position that I haven't been able to find answers to, and I'm hoping you folks could answer them: 1. On average, how many years does a NCS Eng have to work on a ship (including training phases two and three) before they're eligible for R&D...
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    SQ --Soldier Qualifing

    Folks, beware of the current fact sheets for ACISS (both the Web version and the PDF). They erroneously state that the SQ course is 10 weeks long. I've reported the error.
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    All things LASIK surgery (aircrew/other -- merged)

    He was supposed to wait until his vision had stabilized before having corrective eye surgery. My ophthalmologist told me I should wait until my prescription remains unchanged for at least 2 years. My understanding is that laser eye surgery simply reshapes the cornea and does not correct the...
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    Worried about basic training? Think you don't have what it takes?

    I think so. In the ArmyNews report on the Warrior Challenge ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nI9RBziGtk ), one of the participants claims to be 56. I don't know when the report was recorded, so he may have already completed BMQ. Major kudos to him.
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    A 36 years youngwoman and going for it

    Check out the 56-year-old recruit doing the Warrior Challenge in this report: http://www.youtube.com/user/CanadianArmyNews#p/search/0/-nI9RBziGtk . Age is just a number.
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    Week 10- Warrior Challenge (NEW)

    You can see the Warrior Challenge in action on YouTube ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nI9RBziGtk ). It's also available in episode 532 of the Army News podcast ( http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/lf/English/podcast/AN-532HiRes.mp4 ). Hats off to the army folks for making this stuff available to...
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    OP Connection Vancouver - Canada Day

    Make that three. Although it was a smaller presence than last year, this year's was also a lot less crowded and thus  I was able to ask the soldiers a bunch of questions about the CF and their trades. The arty guys got me thinking that I may be suitable for the arty trades. Hmmmm.... Another...
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    BMQ for July 2011

    I realize that. The issue for me is about working and training in a smoking environment, which I'm not used to doing. Of course, that will certainly happen if I get deployed to an area of the world that isn't as ant-smoking as Canada is. Because of that, I now have to ask myself if it's...
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    BMQ for July 2011

    That was my impression after reading The Maple Leaf a few months ago. That issue listed some stats on smoking in the CF. If I remember correctly, it stated that 23% of all smokers in the CF, started smoking after joining the CF. That would explain the big push to quit smoking in the subsequent...
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    BMQ for July 2011

    I've heard great things about Allen Carr's book 'Easy Way To Stop Smoking'. Check out his site http://www.allencarr.com. Congrats and best of luck !
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    Hearing Issues (tinnitus sufferers)

    That might explain why my tinnitus -- caused by playing lots of Call Of Duty -- would subside when I listed to soft, steady music, like lounge or new age. For more info on tinnitus, check out the Canadian Tinnitus Association site ( http://www.kadis.com/ta/tinnitus.htm ) and the American...
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    Just got my offer!!! Leaving for St-Jean Aug 29th

    That's just about the worst thing you can do to pass the time waiting. The best thing to do, is to simply not think about it. And the best way not to think about it is to keep yourself busy: take a course, start a hobby, try a new sport, read a book, etc.; it will take your mind off of the wait...
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    Intelligence Officer / Operator

    According to the recruiter I spoke with, 'receptor' means you have to be a current serving member of the CF to apply for that trade.
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    All things LASIK surgery (aircrew/other -- merged)

    According to my optometrist, hyperopia and astigmatism are much harder to correct that myopia and, in some cases, cannot be corrected. Here's a LVC center in Vancouver that publishes statistics on their success rate: http://www.pacific-laser.com/our-statistics/
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    Intelligence Officer / Operator

    You should be asking the CF this question, since they are responsible for the info in question. I had the same question you had, and asked a CF recruiter the day after you posted your question. Here is the answer I got: "A Masters was preferred and a bachelors was accepted for DEO. However Int...
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