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Eye In The Sky

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Caught a base wide email today saying please don't be alarmed if you hear or see a Griffon helicopter landing or hovering over a specified units front lawn.

We're getting trigger warnings for hearing and seeing helicopters on a military base. Suppose we can add that to "warning you might hear blanks or see soldiers doing soldier things" folder :rolleyes:

Can they issue base-wide emails about parades, so people know ahead of time when to put in leave passes or get the appropriate MELs (no ironing, no polishing, arms must not be swung to and fro, etc)?
 

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Caught a base wide email today saying please don't be alarmed if you hear or see a Griffon helicopter landing or hovering over a specified units front lawn.

We're getting trigger warnings for hearing and seeing helicopters on a military base. Suppose we can add that to "warning you might hear blanks or see soldiers doing soldier things" folder :rolleyes:

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Won't judge it as there may be someone in the area dealing with PTSD that isn't expecting to see a Griffon in that particular area of the base, and it's easy enough to give folks a heads up so they can WFH or whatever if it's an issue.
That can be a legitimate trigger for PTSD, you're right. But If that's the case they should have MELs for appointments only or civilian employment only while they're waiting on a medical release. They shouldn't be on an operational base.

A base wide "don't be alarmed by helicopters"? That's us moving away from being a fighting force IMO.
 

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Caught a base wide email today saying please don't be alarmed if you hear or see a Griffon helicopter landing or hovering over a specified units front lawn.

We're getting trigger warnings for hearing and seeing helicopters on a military base. Suppose we can add that to "warning you might hear blanks or see soldiers doing soldier things" folder :rolleyes:
It's possible that it's aimed at the civilians, not military. And a base-wide email was the best way to reach all of them.
 

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That can be a legitimate trigger for PTSD, you're right. But If that's the case they should have MELs for appointments only or civilian employment only while they're waiting on a medical release. They shouldn't be on an operational base.

A base wide "don't be alarmed by helicopters"? That's us moving away from being a fighting force IMO.
I don't disagree, but as @dimsum pointed out, there are civilians etc on base as well, and lots of admin and support buildings which really aren't staffed by the 'fighting force'.

Microwaves also shouldn't have warnings to not put pets in them, but here we are.

Trying to ease into the spirit of xmas and be a more understanding human being to counter the RCN's unchecked and rampant institutional stupidity, which is starting to leave me a shell of a human being. No Navy, you shouldn't ignore every fire safety institution on the planet and wear beards/goatees/ big f* off sideburns with SCBAs.
 

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Microwaves also shouldn't have warnings to not put pets in them, but here we are.

Trying to ease into the spirit of xmas and be a more understanding human being to counter the RCN's unchecked and rampant institutional stupidity, which is starting to leave me a shell of a human being. No Navy, you shouldn't ignore every fire safety institution on the planet and wear beards/goatees/ big f* off sideburns with SCBAs.
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Trying to ease into the spirit of xmas and be a more understanding human being to counter the RCN's unchecked and rampant institutional stupidity, which is starting to leave me a shell of a human being. No Navy, you shouldn't ignore every fire safety institution on the planet and wear beards/goatees/ big f* off sideburns with SCBAs.
Has that occurred on operational ships yet?
 

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Has that occurred on operational ships yet?
Look at the RCN official ship twitter/FB pages on the facial hair for folks at sea. It's a matter of time, and we have about 15 fires a year, 2-3 near misses a month, and general severity is creeping up as well. And that's a small fleet with not many actual ships, so the per capita rate is pretty high.

With skeleton crews we don't have capacity for people to not be part of the DC if they are on the W&SB, and it's too late to shave when things have hit the fan.

If it ends up with someone getting hurt/killed, anyone involved in signing off on it should be investigated for gross negligence and failing to follow orders (ie CAF safety orders).

Every fire there are a few clean shaven people that lose the seal, have to evacuate the space, and some get exposed to smoke. Even Neo can only dodge so many bullets.
 

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Look at the RCN official ship twitter/FB pages on the facial hair for folks at sea. It's a matter of time, and we have about 15 fires a year, 2-3 near misses a month, and general severity is creeping up as well. And that's a small fleet with not many actual ships, so the per capita rate is pretty

Every fire there are a few clean shaven people that lose the seal, have to evacuate the space, and some get exposed to smoke. Even Neo can only dodge so many bullets.
 

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Look at the RCN official ship twitter/FB pages on the facial hair for folks at sea. It's a matter of time, and we have about 15 fires a year, 2-3 near misses a month, and general severity is creeping up as well. And that's a small fleet with not many actual ships, so the per capita rate is pretty high.

With skeleton crews we don't have capacity for people to not be part of the DC if they are on the W&SB, and it's too late to shave when things have hit the fan.

If it ends up with someone getting hurt/killed, anyone involved in signing off on it should be investigated for gross negligence and failing to follow orders (ie CAF safety orders).

Every fire there are a few clean shaven people that lose the seal, have to evacuate the space, and some get exposed to smoke. Even Neo can only dodge so many bullets.
Look, the RCN got back the Executive Curl, and now has magic moustache badges to support the fragile egos of MARS NW officers. Now you want professional leadership and safety onboard as well?
 

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Look, the RCN got back the Executive Curl, and now has magic moustache badges to support the fragile egos of MARS NW officers. Now you want professional leadership and safety onboard as well?
I'm trying to be an optimist!
 

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It's possible that it's aimed at the civilians, not military. And a base-wide email was the best way to reach all of them.
Petawawa base has had helos buzzing all over it for half a century…if you’re military-ish-enough to get a DWAN email, you’re military-ish-enough not to flake with an overflight, or a LAV grinding by, or a formation of troops rucking along the road, or a black bear loping around the East side of the base towards the river, or, or, or…
 

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Look, the RCN got back the Executive Curl, and now has magic moustache badges to support the fragile egos of MARS NW officers. Now you want professional leadership and safety onboard as well?
Don't forget the new hats, which are actually pretty awesome.
 

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Look at the RCN official ship twitter/FB pages on the facial hair for folks at sea. It's a matter of time, and we have about 15 fires a year, 2-3 near misses a month, and general severity is creeping up as well. And that's a small fleet with not many actual ships, so the per capita rate is pretty high.

With skeleton crews we don't have capacity for people to not be part of the DC if they are on the W&SB, and it's too late to shave when things have hit the fan.

If it ends up with someone getting hurt/killed, anyone involved in signing off on it should be investigated for gross negligence and failing to follow orders (ie CAF safety orders).

Every fire there are a few clean shaven people that lose the seal, have to evacuate the space, and some get exposed to smoke. Even Neo can only dodge so many bullets.

All the more reason to recruit more females into the RCN, IMHO ;)
 
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