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Re: Op IMPACT: CAF in the Iraq & Syria crisis
« Reply #1450 on: May 05, 2017, 05:22:33 »
Saying the Prime Minister is not allowing troops to have "Freedom of Speech" is a bit of a stretch.  No matter what political party is in power all CAF Members are subject to QR&O 19.36

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19.36 - DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION OR OPINION

(1) For the purposes of this article, the adjective "military" shall be construed as relating not only to the Canadian Forces but also to the armed forces of any country.

(2) Subject to article 19.375 (Communications to News Agencies), no officer or non-commissioned member shall without permission obtained under article 19.37 (Permission to Communicate Information):
a.publish in any form whatever or communicate directly or indirectly or otherwise disclose to an unauthorized person official information or the contents of an unpublished or classified official document or the contents thereof;
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c.publish in any form whatever any military information or the member's views on any military subject to unauthorized persons;
d.deliver publicly, or record for public delivery, either directly or through the medium of radio or television, a lecture, discourse or answers to questions relating to a military subject;
e.prepare a paper or write a script on any military subject for delivery or transmission to the public;
f.publish the member's opinions on any military question that is under consideration by superior authorities;
g.take part in public in a discussion relating to orders, regulations or instructions issued by the member's superiors;
h.disclose to an unauthorized person, without the authority of the department, agency or other body concerned, any information acquired in an official capacity while seconded, attached or loaned to that department, agency or other body;
i.furnish to any person, not otherwise authorized to receive them, official reports, correspondence or other documents, or copies thereof; or
j.publish in writing or deliver any lecture, address or broadcast in any dealing with a subject of a controversial nature affecting other departments of the public service or pertaining to public policy.

(3) This article does not apply to a writing, lecture, address or broadcast confined exclusively to members of the Canadian Forces.
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Re: Op IMPACT: CAF in the Iraq & Syria crisis
« Reply #1451 on: May 05, 2017, 08:34:43 »
Saying the Prime Minister is not allowing troops to have "Freedom of Speech" is a bit of a stretch.
I skimmed a couple of his blog entries and it's apparent that he cares more about bashing Trudeau than getting facts straight. 

Noted, and dismissed.   :boring:
I even read works I disagree with;  life outside  an ideological echo chamber.

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Re: Op IMPACT: CAF in the Iraq & Syria crisis
« Reply #1452 on: May 05, 2017, 12:48:15 »
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Philip II of Macedon to Spartans (346 BC):  "You are advised to submit without further delay, for if I bring my army into your land, I will destroy your farms, slay your people, and raze your city."

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Re: Op IMPACT: CAF in the Iraq & Syria crisis
« Reply #1453 on: May 05, 2017, 13:28:13 »
I skimmed a couple of his blog entries and it's apparent that he cares more about bashing Trudeau than getting facts straight. 

Noted, and dismissed.   :boring:

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Prior to that (2006-2015), he worked for both the federal and provincial Conservative parties. In Aug 2014, he got booted from the provincial PC party for writing an article supporting an inquiry into the missing/murdered aboriginal women.

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Re: Op IMPACT: CAF in the Iraq & Syria crisis
« Reply #1454 on: May 05, 2017, 13:30:53 »
Tax free status is linked to a combination of Risk and Hardship.

Those 15 soldiers live in hard accommodations on a base with a pool, a number of food courts, and 3 different PXs where their US counterparts head downtown to rent jet skis.  They never leave the Base.

They are not being punished. 

The other Canadians live in tents on a base without a pool, only 2 PXs, an outdoor food court, and where their US counterparts go jet skiing.  All but those that fly never leave the Base.

Obviously they face much greater dangers and deprivation and so are worthy of tax free status....................

Those that fly on the other hand face significant danger every day....that they leave the Base and fly over hostile territory.  They are completely worthy of tax free status.
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Re: Op IMPACT: CAF in the Iraq & Syria crisis
« Reply #1455 on: May 20, 2017, 10:42:46 »
Is there a specific place to find recommendations and suggestions on how to be best prepared for a tour to Baghdad?
From what to expect with geographic details, to 'must haves' for packing gucci kit/sniffle kit.
I'm sure any experienced member willing to chat would be helpful.
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Re: Op IMPACT: CAF in the Iraq & Syria crisis
« Reply #1456 on: May 20, 2017, 19:48:16 »
Our folks just passed stuff word of mouth from crew to crew, so if I were you I'd try to find out who is in your slot now and ask them directly.   :2c:
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Re: Op IMPACT: CAF in the Iraq & Syria crisis
« Reply #1457 on: Yesterday at 19:05:15 »
Confirmation from CBC that one of the two Auroras are back home. 

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Canada brings home 1 of 2 Aurora surveillance planes from anti-ISIS mission

One of the Canadian air force spy planes assigned to the campaign against the Islamic State has been quietly withdrawn and brought home, CBC News has learned.

The CP-140 Aurora, with a suite of high-tech surveillance equipment, was one of two that had been flying missions over northern Iraq and Syria since the fall of 2014.

The decision to bring one of the turboprop aircraft home was not announced by the Liberal government, which recently extended the deployment of the Canadian military, including special forces trainers on the ground, until the end of June.

A single CP-140 and a refuelling tanker remain in Kuwait, where the Canadian Air Task Force has been based, to continue operations alongside the U.S.-led coalition.

But the decision could signal the beginning of the end of Canada's military involvement in the anti-ISIS fight.

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/sajjan-iraq-isis-cp-140-1.4129219
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Re: Op IMPACT: CAF in the Iraq & Syria crisis
« Reply #1458 on: Yesterday at 19:20:31 »
For the love of all things sane and normal, do not read the story comments.   8)
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Re: Op IMPACT: CAF in the Iraq & Syria crisis
« Reply #1459 on: Yesterday at 19:23:39 »
Soon, our foreign policy will be characterized as "Words, not deeds."

That being said, we must be burning lots of hours into those already old airframes. I would hope that this is because someone recommended we cut sorties so we're not without the Auroras when a replacement shows up in 30 years.

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Re: Op IMPACT: CAF in the Iraq & Syria crisis
« Reply #1460 on: Yesterday at 19:25:50 »
The decision was the right one, for the right reasons and at the right time.   :2c:
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Re: Op IMPACT: CAF in the Iraq & Syria crisis
« Reply #1461 on: Yesterday at 19:48:30 »
The amount of burn out was getting high. If nothing was done there would be no more aircrew to fly them.
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Re: Op IMPACT: CAF in the Iraq & Syria crisis
« Reply #1462 on: Yesterday at 23:41:59 »
The amount of burn out was getting high. If nothing was done there would be no more aircrew to fly them.

Exactly.
Philip II of Macedon to Spartans (346 BC):  "You are advised to submit without further delay, for if I bring my army into your land, I will destroy your farms, slay your people, and raze your city."

Reply:  "If."

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Re: Op IMPACT: CAF in the Iraq & Syria crisis
« Reply #1463 on: Today at 05:52:29 »
Exactly.

I'm convinced that a good portion of that burn out rate is based our inability to produce high numbers of qualified aircrew and our poor personnel mismanagement.

I am glad they scaled this back, it's what we need.