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    Weekend training reserves

    I know that someone can do their BMQ on weekends, but can they also do their SQ and BIQ on the weekends also? I just started a new job and do not have to work nights and weekends anymore, but getting enough time off any time soon or in the future to be able to do all of the training in blocks...
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    Reserve BIQ Course - Weekend edition - experience by others??

    Highland Laddie, Overall, how did it turn out and do you think it can become successful?  Can you get a feel from the recruits that do it this way that they (a higher percentage) may be more committed for the long run, than lets say someone doing it for a few years to earn tuition and pad their...
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    CF on TV forum...

    Nothing new for most of the people here but ichannel has a 1hr debate on Sunday 19th 7pm: "Canada Without Armed Forces: A captivating citizen forum that debates one of the most startling reports ever put together not only on the current state of Canada's army, navy and air force, but on a...
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    China launches ICBM-capable submarine: Pentagon

    What is China doing that would cause us concern in regards to our military capabilities?  Do they not have a right to flex their muscle when it comes to national interests and security in their own back yard like the Americans, who for that matter considered all parts of the world their national...
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    China launches ICBM-capable submarine: Pentagon

    a_majoor could you expand on that?
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    CF on TV forum...

    FYI, the show ("Canada: A Nation Undefended") will be repeated  this Sunday on the iChannel @ 7pm. Would this thread be more appropriate in the News forum then?
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    CF on TV forum...

    How about creating a forum so people can let others know when shows or documentaries about our CF's will be on?  i Channel (www.ichannel.ca) just had a good show on called "Canada: A Nation Undefended", about our military and the governments lack of commitment to keep it equipped. As well...
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    Canadians in Afghanistan: A video record

    Just as an FYI, I ordered the tapes on the 24th & received them today (27th)!  So in case anyone wants to know what it's like to order from the History Channel my experience has been great so far. Can't wait to watch them tonight now.
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    Anything needed...

    Northern Touch, How does the training/excercises go if you have more then 1 company?  Does a company say like "B", get more opportunities for training and exercises then say "A" company becuase they're bigger or do all of the companies get to go on coursesand exercises together?
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    Canadians in Afghanistan: A video record

    Figures, what a disgrace our government wouldn't even put a dime into it, but they don't mind the CBC siphoning taxpayers dollars away.  Is the CF's not allowed to help fund any of this type of documentary stuff and try and recoup it from rights to sales etc? Thanks for your insight Mark C, I...
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    Canadians in Afghanistan: A video record

    Has anyone seen the 3 part documentary (Chasing Shadows, Friendly Fire and Waging Peace) by Garth Pritchard about our troops in Afghanistan? The videos are for sale at the history.ca site, but I'm wondering if anyone has already seen them and what their thoughts were.
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    Anything needed...

    Do the Lorne Scots have a unit in Oakville?   Is there information on the web about them because I don't think they have a website.
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    Competitions and Reserves question

    westie47, As is it now, how are reserve units able to evaluate their effectiveness and training if they have nothing to compare it too? Would it not be good to have at least regional competitions and if there is a team that really stands out above all others, then shouldn't there be some kind...
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    Competitions and Reserves question

    Do the reserves compete in regional or national competitons for evaluation purposes?  How does the CF's judge how effective/prepared a unit is? I've read where the Argylls (how many teams did the Argylls enter?) won a bronze in the International Cambrian Patrol competition which is quite...
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    Reserves: Open House / Job Fairs [Merged]

    Great, thx for the replies everyone.  I really want to join the Reserves but I am torn between the Navy and to try for the Marine Engineering Mechanic or Army as an Infantry soldier. I will be finishing my diploma in April for Mechanical Engineering Technician in Fluid Power and thought the...
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    NavRes training question.

    Is anyone here with the Naval Reserves, or anyone that might know how their training works. With Reserve training in the infantry and what I have read is that they will do their weekend training in places all over.  I was wondering with the NavRes', do they go off base to do their once a month...
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    F-14 over Faliuja engagement video

    GirlFiredUp, Thanks for the info, but I think we're mixing things up. I was referring to what cheeky_monkey and SFontaine were discussing (right after the original post) about the Apache and whether it is the same video of the Apache on the link I added.
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    F-14 over Faliuja engagement video

    Here is a link to a page that has some interesting videos and pictures (some very graphic ones also), but the one that shows the Apache killing the 3 men, is that the video you guys are talking about?  How can you tell they're "terrorists"?  Doesn't it look like one guy is getting out of a tank...
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    Ship's Boarding Party [Merged]

    Che, I would certainly agree with you, but the fact that RCN posts pictures of their NBP's and the equipment that they are wearing would seem that these questions are open for discussion as to why they would not use it. I would imagine the bad guys would/should be more sophisticated then...
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    Ship's Boarding Party [Merged]

    Does anyone know why the boarding parties would not wear kevlar helmets?  I am assuming they are wearing the kevlar vests underneath their life jackets though, is that correct? It just seems like there is such a serious risk factor when boarding those ships and you never know what is going to...
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