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Air-Forceca-Ico Question for Mods and / or those who run the board.

September 26, 2014, 11:53:52 by shadreamer

I did a bit of research for a novel here a while back and to show my appreciation, I would like to offer complementary copies to the board and / or it's members for assisting me.  The novel came out in July and is doing very well.

Before I posted anything specific, I just wanted to see how you wanted to handle this (or not). If you don't want me doing this, I'll certainly respect your wishes.

I can send copies to the board mods or owner to hand out, or you can run a draw and I can mail paperbacks (or email ebooks) direct to the winners. Alternately, I can offer them to the people who responded to my thread.

To be clear, I'm not looking for any sort of endorsement or advertising. These will be gifts, pure and simple. If paperback, I can offer up to six copies. For ebooks, we can discuss.

Feel free to send me an email to my addy if you prefer.

Regardless of the decision, thank you for providing this forum.  :)

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icon12 Petitioning Minister of National Defence to fix the injustice induced by the CF.

March 29, 2015, 11:31:38 by George Wallace
This is a very serious matter and has just arisen on this site.  The posts have been removed due to their nature.  This reply should be kept in mind by all members of this site:


I will draw your attention to QR&O 19.10. No member of the CF may combine with other members of the CF to sign petitions on any matter concerning the CF.

What you are asking serving members to do is against the law.

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xx LCOL faces sexual assault, harrassment charges

March 26, 2015, 16:49:55 by
As usual, according to Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms, "Any person charged with an offence has the right .... to be presumed innocent until proven guilty according to law in a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal ...."

This from the Info-machine - no charges proven in court at this point:
The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) charged a member of the Canadian Armed Forces with offences related to sexual assault and harassment on March 25, 2015.

Lieutenant-Colonel Martin Bernier, former Commander of the 2nd Canadian Division Training Centre at 2nd Canadian Division Support Base Valcartier, Quebec was charged with:
  • two counts of sexual assault in accordance with section 130 of the National Defence Act (NDA), pursuant to section 271 of the Criminal Code of Canada (CCC); and
  • two counts of harassment in accordance with section 129 of the NDA, pursuant to the Defence Administrative Order and Directive 5012-0
( .... )
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xx Canadian Soldier, Wife and Baby killed in Car Crash

March 23, 2015, 16:22:19 by ZacheryK Staff
Published Monday, March 23, 2015 9:05AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, March 23, 2015 3:12PM EDT

A Canadian soldier from Ontario, his wife and baby son are dead after a multi-vehicle accident in South Carolina over the weekend.

The crash occurred Saturday night in the northbound lanes of what local media reports describe as a busy portion of the I-95.

The accident involved five vehicles, including two tractor trailers, local police said. Footage from the scene showed multiple police cruisers and fire trucks at the scene.

Emergency crews at the scene of a fiery crash on Interstate 95 in South Carolina late Saturday, March 21, 2015.

The accident shut down northbound traffic on the interstate for about 12 hours.

The Ontario victims have been identified as Pte. Jeremiah Cross, 34, of Garrison Petawawa; his wife Crystal Cross, 32; and their son Grayson Cross, 7 months.

Cross was on leave and the family was driving back from a vacation in Florida with friends, who were travelling in a separate vehicle.

Maj. Brian Lepack, acting commanding officer of 2 Service Battalion at Garrison Petawawa, said Cross joined the Canadian Forces nearly three years ago. He was training to be a vehicle technician, and was well-liked at the base.

“We all share in the loss of this fine young man and his family. Our focus now is on supporting Jeremiah’s family, and all members of our unit,” Lepack said in a statement.

“The death of a soldier at any time is difficult but this accident, which claimed the life of this young soldier, his wife and young child, is a tragedy which affects us all whether we are military or civilian.”

Two Pennsylvania residents, 51-year-old Jacqueline McCann and Barry Himes, 52, were also killed.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Terrible news I must say. Thoughts and prayers.
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xx Is this guy for real or a wanabe?

March 22, 2015, 20:36:56 by X Royal
After causing a multi-agency search which included alerting Trenton, local police & fire and also US police and fire and a USCG helicopter it is now coming out as a member of our reserves from HMCS Prevost Naval Reserve in London. ::)
Report of a person on an ice flow came from a bystander who witnessed a person on a ice flow after dark with a red light waving(camera?).
Ended up in a colossal waste of time and money from many first responders.
Here's a link.
From the article - "For work, Brown said, he's often stationed at coastal ports, checking ships pulling in for explosives and drugs." seems somewhat unlikely for a reservist from London, On.


xx NORAD, Russian bombers, cruise missiles and nuclear weapons

March 22, 2015, 16:04:06 by MarkOttawa
Three pieces:

1) Why Russia calls a limited nuclear strike "de-escalation"

2) [NORAD Commander] U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

3) Northcom: Russian Cruise Missile Threat [KH-101, -102--5,000 km range] to U.S. Grows: U.S. defenses ‘over-matched’ for missile threats

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