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MilPoints

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:
What are MilPoints?
A:
They're sort of like frequent flyer points for Army.ca.

Q:
Who can collect MilPoints?
A:
All registered users can earn MilPoints.

Q:
How do I collect MilPoints?
A:
MilPoints are automatically accrued by contributing to Army.ca, and can also be purchased directly. Here are the ways you can earn (or lose!) MiPoints on Army.ca:
ActionPoints
New Topic20
Topic Removed-30
New Post10
Post Removed-15
New Quote10
Quote Removed-20
New Calendar Entry10
Calendar Entry Removed-20
1 Hour Online20
For every $ spent at the Army.ca Store *10
For every $ when purchased directly*, **200

The top 5 MilPoints earners each day will also be given a bonus of 100, 50, 25, 15 and 10 points respectively. More importantly, users can "assess" another user based on their posts, rewarding or docking them up to 300 MilPoints. (Users with more MilPoints themselves will be able to punish or reward higher amounts.) Occasionally, MilPoints may be given away as part of a promotion or contest, or to reward exceptional activity. Users who are placed on warning will have MilPoints automaticlly deducted.
* When purchasing via PayPal
** Add a bonus 5% for each 1,000 MilPoints purchased

Q:
How many MilPoints do you need to "assess" another user's conduct?
A:
Anyone can assess anyone else's conduct immediately. How much you can award or deduct depends on your own MilPoints balance:
Your balanceYour max assessment
0-49925
500-99940
1000-199960
2000-4999100
5000-9999150
10000+300


Q:
How do I "assess" another member's conduct?
A:
Simply click on the logo above that user's post and you will be taken to a screen where you can classify the user's post, choose how many points to award or deduct, and add some notes.

Q:
Who can see my MilPoints history? Can I see another user's history?
A:
Everyone's history is completely public, including who assessed who and the note they left. To see another user's history, simply click on the image next to one of their posts.

Q:
How do I see my own MilPoints history?
A:
You can check your MilPoints History page for details on what you've done to earn your points.

Q:
What can I do with my MilPoints?
A:
You can spend your MilPoints on Afghan Operations, an online game developed for Facebook.

Q:
What is my current MilPoints balance?
A:
Your balance is:

Q:
Who has the most MilPoints?
A:
Have a look at the MilPoints Statistics page for more information.
Military Word Of The Day
area def
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Today in Military History

March 3



1838:

John Maitland routs Van Rensselaer and supporters of Upper Canadian rebels who captured Pelee Island on February 2; routed by regulars of 32nd and 83rd Regiments and the Essex Militia.


1878:

Russians and Turks sign Treaty of San Stefano, ending Russo-Turkish War; Serbia gains independence.


1895:

Birthday of Matthew Ridgway, General, Commander of the U.S. 8th Army in Korea (1951); Supreme Allied Commander of NATO (1952); US Army Chief of Staff.


1895:

On the North West Frontier, word was brought to the garrison at Chitral Fort that an officer had been badly wounded some 1.5 miles distant. Surgeon-Captain Whitchurch immediately set out with a rescue party. They reached the wounded officer, but as they were carrying him back, they came under very heavy fire. Three of the stretcher bearers were killed, whereupon Whitchurch hoisted the officer onto his back, and carried him the remainder of the way to the fort, all the time under fire. Sadly, the officer's wounds proved fatal, but Whitchurch was awarded the Victoria Cross.


1899:

George Dewey appointed first US Admiral of the Navy.


1901:

Lieutenant Dugdale, 5th Royal Irish Lancers, earned the Victoria Cross for his rescue under fire of two wounded and unhorsed troopers during a Boer War skirmish. He dismounted and put one of the men in his own saddle, then caught one of the riderless horses, mounted it and pulled the second casualty up behind him. He then took both horses and the wounded back to the British lines.


1918:

Russia withdraws from WW I, signing Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with Germany and its allies.


1942:

Bomber Command launches its largest raid so far of the war, conducting night low-level precision bombing against the Renault factory at Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris. This was an important source of German military trucks. 235 bombers attacked in a previously unprecedented concentration over the target (121 per hour) which demonstrated that the risk of collision at night was lower than feared, no accidents being suffered. The raid dropped 300 bombs on the factory, causing an estimated loss of production of 2,300 trucks and destroyed 40% of the factory. 367 French civilians 367 were killed.


1942:

First combat flight of the Canadian-built Avro Lancaster bomber


1945:

During an attack by the Green Howards on Japanese bunkers in Burma, Lieutenant Weston distinguished himself leading the charge on a number of strongpoints. In the attack on the last and most difficult bunker, Weston fell wounded in the entrance. He deliberately pulled the pin from one of his grenades, and blew up himself and the bunker. He was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross.


1945:

Manila falls to US and Filipino troops, British Indian forces take Meiktila, Burma


1945:

US & Philippines forces recapture island fortress of Corregidor.


1945:

US wins Battle of the Bismarck Sea over Japan.


1976:

Mozambique closes border with Rhodesia, after Rhodesian raids on rebel bases.


2005:

4 RCMP officers slain while raiding a grow-op in Mayerthorpe, Alberta.




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