Milnet.ca
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
Search
Milnet.ca's Fallen Comrades

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old


Online Users
723 Guests, 26 Users (6 Hidden)
ballz, CBH99, GAP, foresterab, Bruce Monkhouse, AVStech541, woodrunner, kev994, Chief Engineer, Churchill55, Haggis, AmmoTech90, Navy_Pete, FJAG, Target Up, Throwaway987, MJP, FSTO, Gunplumber, ModlrMike
Statistics
Total Members: 77,776
Total Posts: 1,509,811
Total Topics: 72,888
Total Categories: 13
Total Boards: 125
Twitter Feed
Recent Topics
[Navy General] Naval Reserve restructuring by Chief Engineer Today at 22:35:53
[Air Force General] Snowbird Jet Crashes Into House in Kamloops- May 17 2020 by PuckChaser Today at 22:12:39
[Military Current Affairs & News] Canada must divide its military resources along foreign and domestic lines - G&M by FJAG Today at 21:54:06
[Foreign Militaries] Finnish Defence Forces Soldier's Guide by Blackadder1916 Today at 18:31:19
[International Defence and Security] All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) by BeyondTheNow Today at 16:46:43
[The Canadian Military] Army Reserve Restructuring by FJAG Today at 15:35:59
[British Military] British Military Current Events by MarkOttawa Today at 13:15:33
[Radio Chatter] The Editorial Cartoons Thread by kkwd Today at 10:06:37
[Canadian Politics] The Great Gun Control Debate- 2.0 by BurnDoctor Today at 02:43:00
[Ships & Vessels] New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy by Chris Pook Today at 00:07:51
[Ships & Vessels] AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads) by MilEME09 Yesterday at 20:34:18
[Global Politics] The US Presidency 2020 by Brad Sallows Yesterday at 14:41:01
[Enrollment Medical] Medical Rejection: How to Appeal? [Merged] by Xylric May 29, 2020, 23:39:45
[RMC, CMR, ROTP] 2020 In Service Selection Commissioning Competitions (CFRP, UTPNCM, SCP, CEOTP) by JJBS May 29, 2020, 19:49:36
Milnet.ca Administration

xx Kudos to the Moderators

May 22, 2020, 22:18:09 by Walt
To Our Moderators,

Thank you for the many hours you invest in our forum. Your dedication and assistance in helping Mr. Bobbitt to keep this site alive is very much appreciated. As an aside, to those who frequent ARMY.CA, please consider supporting by either subscribing, or making a donation. Every dollar helps! Thanks!

Walt
2 comments | Write Comment
Milnet.ca News

xx Canada must divide its military resources along foreign and domestic lines - G&M

May 26, 2020, 16:15:35 by Dimsum
This may dovetail with the Army Reserve Restructuring thread, but I felt it was different enough to put separately.

Quote
CHRISTIAN LEUPRECHT
CONTRIBUTED TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL
PUBLISHED 1 DAY AGO

The deployment of 1,700 regular force and reserve military members for duty in long-term care homes in Ontario and Quebec has been widely applauded by Canadians. At the same time, we seem ambivalent about the decision to scale back or suspend several of the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) international commitments. As far as the public is concerned, the military’s away game is discretionary – a distraction used to keep busy when forces are not needed at home.

The problem is that the country’s stability, prosperity and harmony have long hinged on an expeditionary military force. The CAF asserts the country’s geostrategic interests by bolstering allies and promoting stability abroad. With the globalization of transnational threats, many of Canada’s allies have adopted a similarly expeditionary posture, and our allies have just as much difficulty selling the necessity of these actions to their domestic constituencies as Canada does.

But other countries’ civil-military relations differ from Canada in an important respect: under their social contract, there is a broad consensus to keep the military out of domestic operations. The sentiment they hold is that just because the military can do a job at home does not mean that it should.

These countries want their military to defend their interests; so, in response to a non-security-related emergency, their civil society largely has to cope on its own. That functional logic has informed Canada’s allies and partners in creating organizations that jointly address civil defense and disaster preparedness. Examples include the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the United States, State Emergency Service (SES) in Australia, the Technisches Hilfswerk (THW) in Germany, the Sécurité Civile in France and the Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) in Sweden. These organizations provide surge capacity across a broad spectrum of expertise, as well as trained volunteers and equipment to assist with disaster response.

Canada has no equivalent. Provincial emergency measures organizations have no deployable operational capacity. So, the CAF ends up backstopping emergency response. That is the consequence of a peculiarly Canadian anachronism.

[More at link]

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-canada-must-divide-its-military-resources-along-foreign-and-domestic/
62 comments | Write Comment

xx Sweden getting ever close to NATO

May 20, 2020, 16:38:46 by MarkOttawa
This is a real message to Russkies (and Finns exercised with USAF too last year, see "Arctic Challenge" https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1870898/169th-fw-wrap-up-arctic-challenge-exercise-in-sweden/ ), further links at original:

Quote
Norwegian and Swedish fighter jets in joint training with US B-1B bombers

This is the first time that American strategic long-range bombers are exercising in Swedish airspace, Dagens Nyheter reports.

Norway’s Defense command says Wednesday’s exercise is “one of the largest of its kind, and several allied and partners trained along with the US B-1B.”

The B-1B bomber is one of the three types of US strategic bombers. The two others are the B-2 stealth aircraft and the B-52.

Norwegian F-35s were flying together with the B-2 in March this year in Icelandic airspace and over the North-Atlantic. Last November, Norwegian F-16s followed three U.S. B-52 bombers all north to the Barents Sea.

The Norwegian military says such joint flight missions are of high priority.

“Today we have conducted complex flight operations with advanced systems, both on the ground and in the air,” says Lieutenant Colonel Ståle Nymoen. He is the commander of the 332 squadron which operates the F-35s from Ørland airbase.

In Sweden, the exercise included refueling of the Jas 39 Gripen fighter jets from an American KC-135 tanker [emphasis added].

“The sortie was conducted by the Swedish air combat command,” the Swedish Armed Forces informs.

Sweden is not a NATO member but is a partner country. In 2014, Sweden signed a host country agreement with NATO allowing for the allied forces to conduct joint training exercises in the country [emphasis added]...

Nordic, U.S. air force cooperation

U.S. Air Force is normally participating in the bi-annual exercise Arctic Challenge, where Norway, Sweden and Finland train together in the skies over northern Scandinavia. The northern airbases of Kallax, Bodø and Rovaniemi are then hosting the planes.

Earlier this spring, the U.S. Air Force deployed two B-1 bombers from the Ellsworth Air Force in South Dakota to Europe. The planes fly out of Fairford base in the United Kingdom and were earlier in May on several missions in the Baltic overflying Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

“Training with our NATO allies and theater partner nations contributes to enhanced resiliency and interoperability. Strategic bombers contribute to stability in the European theater by sending a clear deterrence message to any potential adversary,” a May 6 statement from the U.S. Air Force in Europe said [emphasis added--NO KIDDING, with a neutral country].
https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/security/2020/05/norwegian-and-swedish-fighter-jets-joint-flight-training-us-b-1-bombers


Mark
Ottawa
0 comments | Write Comment

xx Ryan Reynolds for Soldier on

May 14, 2020, 15:48:48 by Weinie
Check out Deadpool on the Soldier On site:

https://www.soldieron.ca/
14 comments | Write Comment


xx Navy sailors back at home after spending seven weeks in isolation off coast

May 09, 2020, 00:27:19 by daftandbarmy
Navy sailors back at home after spending seven weeks in isolation off coast

While they weren’t greeted with the usual fanfare of ship homecomings, nearly 500 sailors on three Royal Canadian Navy ships returned to their home port at CFB Esquimalt Friday after seven weeks in isolation off the coast of Vancouver Island.

HMCS Calgary, HMCS Regina, each with a crew of 225, and the smaller maritime coastal defence vessel HMCS Brandon, with 45 sailors, have been cruising through domestic waters in a self-quarantine exercise to ensure they’re ready to deploy while staying free of COVID-19.

https://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/navy-sailors-back-at-home-after-spending-seven-weeks-in-isolation-off-coast-1.24132380
1 comment | Write Comment
Military Quote
Not even the fastest horse can catch words that have left the lips.

- Ancient Chinese Proverb

Viewed 75968 times.
       


» Download the iPhone/iPad Military Quotes app! «


Military Word Of The Day
CMTT
:
Central Material Traffic Terminal


» Download the iPhone/iPad Military Terms app! «


Today in Military History

May 31



1872:

1st Hussars: Hodie Non Cras


1916:

Major F.J.W. Harvey, Royal Marine Infantry, awarded the Victoria Cross, at the Battle of Jutland




» Download the iPhone/iPad Military History app! «


Advertising
Milnet.ca's Supporters

Subscriber Status Board