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« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2006, 10:18:21 »
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Re: Military Relocation / Posting Policy-Moves [MERGED]
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2006, 11:22:57 »
If your worried about being posted away from the ottawa valley,long peroids away from home.Moving every couple years is a normal thing in the army.Armoured you will be posted to edmonton LDSH(RC) or RCD petawawa or 12 RBC valcartier.If you dont speak french you most likely (not guarenteed though) will not be going to P.Q. However even if you ask for petawawa you will go where the army needs you.

Time to sit down with the ball and chain and explain te LARGE amounts of time you will be spending away from home.Between exercises (could be 2-12 wks) work up training for tour 6-9 months and tour it self 6-9 months,your kids seem to get older everytime you walk out the door.

If you have a rocky relationship,a wife who is not willing to scarfice her life for you to follow your dream (my wife gave up a very good job in ontario to follow my dumb *** around) maybe look elsewhere.This is not an easy lifestyle on solid relationships without problems.Throw in a surprise posting away from her family (as you said was an issue) and large problems arise.

Maybe the reserves may offer you the challenge you are looking for,flexable training and ability to remain in a certain area.I believe it's GGFG infantry in ottawa and some air defence.Any reserve member could clarify for you.


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Re: Military Relocation / Posting Policy-Moves [MERGED]
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2007, 22:54:19 »
Hi Guys,

I just got merrit listed for my trade of choice (AVN Tech) and Im currently waiting for my BMQ! Im really excited to be on this trade but I'm still not really sure what will happen after BMQ. Will they send me straight to Borden/CFSATE immediately after BMQ?  For those who just finished school in Borden, what's it like in there? Will they permit me to visit my family in Ottawa once in a while?  After training in Borden, which wing would I most likely be posted?  Thanks in advance...

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Re: Military Relocation / Posting Policy-Moves [MERGED]
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2007, 23:53:19 »
Congrats on getting the trade that you wanted.

Try the following threads:

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Also try the search function....there are lots of topics already covered on AVN Tech and Borden, along with what postings are availiable as well.

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Re: Military Relocation / Posting Policy-Moves [MERGED]
« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2007, 13:20:33 »
I have a friend that went AVN Tech.  He said the course was pretty chill.  If your course doesn't start right away you may have to wait around in PAT (persons awaiting training) platoon, that may not be a good time.

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« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2007, 11:12:19 »
thanks for the answers. ive read the other posts regarding AVN Tech and at least i kinda know how it works now. nevertheless i feel very excited to start this trade yet still have a feeling of uncertainty. i guess i will never know till im there.  ;D

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« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2007, 11:13:46 »
what do people in PAT do anyways? do they at least get posted in a wing/work with airplanes or do they do other stuff for the DND?

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Re: Military Relocation / Posting Policy-Moves [MERGED]
« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2007, 11:17:19 »
what do people in PAT do anyways? do they at least get posted in a wing/work with airplanes or do they do other stuff for the DND?

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Re: Military Relocation / Posting Policy-Moves [MERGED]
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2007, 10:43:12 »
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« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2007, 11:23:31 »
After BMQ I got sent straight to Borden.  I spent 3.5 months on PAT platoon.  Once in awhile, we got to shovel snow, or move furniture, but most of the time was spent playing cards and watching movies in a canteen.  Trust me, that sounds fun after BMQ, but it wears off really quick. 

The AVN course is in the process of being shortened right now, so instead of 18 months, you may only be a year here.  3 or 4 months on PAT platoon is an average wait time.  You will start on Common Core, which is a 2.5 month course that all of the aviation 500-series trades (AVN, AVS, ACS) have to take.  It's the basic and general knowledge you'll need.  Stuff like flightline safety, flight theory, tool control, etc.  Then you'll go onto BEET, that's your basic electronic training.  It used to be a couple months, but now it's down to 15 days.  Then you'll go onto your actual trades course. 

And be ready to go to Cold Lake or Bagotville, because for now, that's the only places they're sending new techs. 

The classes are 16 people right now, but they are set to go up to 20 soon.  It's pretty crazy out here right now, there are people everywhere, and the mess gets wicked bad to try and eat in.  PT is also getting super crowded. 

You will get most weekends off, unless you screw up inspection.  We have a drill/combat inspection every tuesday in Dyte Hall, and a DEU or combat room inspection every friday.  They can get pretty picky, it feels a lot like basic every friday morning.  But yes, you can go out of town, and visit whoever you want to. 

I am in common core right now, with 2 weeks left.  If you need any more info, let me know.

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pilot:  Number 3 engine missing.
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« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2007, 14:49:22 »
Then you'll go onto BEET, that's your basic electronic training.  It used to be a couple months, but now it's down to 15 days.[/qoute]

15 days?? You're telling me I spent 3 months on NIDA for nothing.  :rage:



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You will get most weekends off, unless you screw up inspection.  We have a drill/combat inspection every tuesday in Dyte Hall, and a DEU or combat room inspection every friday.  They can get pretty picky, it feels a lot like basic every friday morning. 

Great, just what the school needs, more inspections and retarded rules to piss off the students. Good thing I graduated just when **** really started to hit the fan.

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« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2007, 15:22:18 »
Something tells me (maybe experience) that the school is not doing inspections with 'pissing off students' as the end goal.  There are alot of people on PAT, with alot of time on their hands and a standard is in place that needs to be enforced...one of the many hazards of signing that pesky line on the contract.  As for the original question, the service is what you make of it, in BMQ, trades training and the rest of your career...you can expect exactly what you put in to it.  There will be times of frantic activity with lots of challenges, and others that are not so exciting, or challenging.  Good luck!  :cdn:

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« Reply #37 on: April 09, 2007, 23:15:45 »
Great, just what the school needs, more inspections and retarded rules to piss off the students. Good thing I graduated just when **** really started to hit the fan.

Wouldnt want you to think you are in the military or anything.........

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« Reply #38 on: April 09, 2007, 23:26:00 »
I'll tell you why we get the extra inspections.  A few months back, in October sometime, somebody defecated in the bathtub in a barracks building.  This was not a singular offense, and it's not the only thing.  The rooms have been pigsties.  The garbage cans have been full, no one bothers to dust, and there are piles of dirt beside garbage cans when someone was too lazy to go get a dustpan.  This is why they've bumped up our inspections to twice a week, and until people smarten up, it will stay that way.  It's not to piss us off, it's to punish us all for not making sure the team is prepared.  One man down, we all go down.  So be it, we all signed the contract.   
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« Reply #39 on: April 10, 2007, 00:09:35 »
Wouldnt want you to think you are in the military or anything.........

 :crybaby:

no, we don't want that, now do we.

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Re: Military Relocation / Posting Policy-Moves [MERGED]
« Reply #40 on: April 17, 2011, 12:55:39 »
Who signs off on the Relocation Losing Unit leave pass? Does the OC of the gaining unit have to sign off on the Losing Unit Leave pass? Does anyone have a reference for this?

Also just to confirm are they entitled to 5 days leave for gaining unit and 5 days leave for losing unit when posted within Canada.

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Re: Military Relocation / Posting Policy-Moves [MERGED]
« Reply #41 on: April 17, 2011, 13:02:19 »
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Re: Military Relocation / Posting Policy-Moves [MERGED]
« Reply #42 on: December 31, 2013, 20:04:55 »
Ok, so simple enough question. I'm posted to CFB Edmonton, and hold the rank of Cpl(harder to get posted without that leaf). My fiancee lives in Saint John, NB. Will being married assist in getting me posted to CFB Gagetown? And if not, and I need to look at moving my fiancee west, will being married get the move covered though Brookfield?

We're looking at a situation where my fiancee has a phenomenal career on the east coast. Her dream job really. It would be better for me to come east, and that is definitely the more preferable of the choices. Cheaper housing, she has that aforementioned dream career, and really its no skin off my balls. That being said, if the career mangler refuses my request, we're looking at an expensive move across the country to get her out to Edmonton.

Any tips for a situation like this. Or any answers? I simply don't know where to look for the information I'm hunting. I'd rather do this whole thing without pissing off the chain, as I currently am in fairly good standing...I think. Ha.

Thanks ahead of time for any info you can provide.

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Re: Military Relocation / Posting Policy-Moves [MERGED]
« Reply #43 on: December 31, 2013, 20:16:19 »
Unfortunately, unless you're full married and recognised by the CF as such, your relationship doesn't exist to them and they will offer zero assistance.
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« Reply #44 on: January 01, 2014, 01:33:42 »
What trade are you?
Assuming combat arms - all the schools (Inf, Armd, Arty, Cbt Engr) in Gagetown have Cpl positions in their support companies - drivers, storemen, en force, crewmen, etc. 
I know while I was in 3 RCR the career Mgr would send out the list of Cpl posns open outside the Bn for the next posting season - looking for volunteers who wanted to go to those spots.  If he can fill it with a guy that wants to go there - it's a lot better than posting an unwilling troopie, who might release, and then the spot is unfilled and he has to spend money again moving someone the next year. 
One thing about the Inf Sch posns - once soldiers got there, none of them wanted to leave, so there was a low turnover from one year to the next.  2RCR guys filled most of the RCR slots, since it was a no-cost move. 

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« Reply #45 on: January 01, 2014, 12:47:16 »
Unfortunately, unless you're full married and recognised by the CF as such, your relationship doesn't exist to them and they will offer zero assistance.

And even when married, you may not get the posting you want.
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« Reply #46 on: January 01, 2014, 13:22:33 »
Unfortunately, unless you're full married and recognised by the CF as such, your relationship doesn't exist to them and they will offer zero assistance.

Or have common-law status.
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« Reply #47 on: January 01, 2014, 14:37:54 »
Right now your F&E(furniture and effects, aka your stuff) is in Edmonton, getting married doesn't change that.  While you are free to get married, the CAF expects you to move your new spouse to your place of employment, there is no entitlement to do this just because you got married.

As for a posting to Gton, your best bet is to take that up with your CoC, so that your RSM/Senior Tech can take your request to careers.  The other thing you can do is look at EMAA and see what positions their are in Gton for your rank and trade, write down the position numbers and add them to your requests both in EMAA and have your clerks put them on your MPRR so that your CM sees that on your file when he reviews it.  I beleive that in EMAA you can even now send a note to the CM telling him why you want a posting to Gton to sell your case a bit.

Now given this, the needs of the CAF/C Army are still higher priority to the CM than your personal needs, so don't expect him/her to completely reorganize his/her posting plot just for you.  But knowledge is power so having the CM know your case is a good start.

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Re: Military Relocation / Posting Policy-Moves [MERGED]
« Reply #48 on: January 02, 2014, 00:09:44 »
Old EO Tech nailed it on the head. 
You must make this equation work out:

(CM has a posn in Gagetown) + (He can afford to move a guy from Edmonton) + (Your CofC knows you want to go to Gagenam, and are willing to put your name in for it) = (your posting.)

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« Reply #49 on: April 16, 2014, 14:12:29 »
So I received the phone call and can't be more excited. I will begin my journey 2 June.. 
 I really would like to know what to expect. Its really hard to start over and almost feels like although i'm getting second thoughts.
I have a bought home and a wife.. I guess my question is. Has anyone gone through this. cut salery in more than half as a private and still maintained a living.
Is there still a demand in the trade..
Where are the most likely bases i would have to move to with my family.
Whats it like to buy a house or likeliness to owning a house again.

Im interested in knowing really what happens now its a huge life changing experience for someone like me that isn't starting fresh.. please share your insight.

thanks all