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Offline Colta

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Re: Dual Military Couples
« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2014, 21:21:11 »
Well... I feel mildly stupid now. I didn't even realize... it's been a long week.  :facepalm:

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Re: Dual Military Couples
« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2014, 21:24:17 »
'Dual Military Couples' is redundant or two (2) military Couples.   Swingers?

It is a new CAF....  >:D

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Re: Service Couples
« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2014, 23:50:00 »
The CANFORGEN on polyamorous service couples is awaiting draft.

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Re: Service Couples
« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2014, 10:01:42 »
It'll be in translation for years, so don't be making too many commitments just yet.

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Re: Service Couples
« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2014, 15:03:32 »
Med Tech is a trade that could easily be co-located with a weapons tech. You are right, you'd likely be away from each other for a while during your qualification training, the chances are very high you'll be posted together afterwards. It is normally more difficult for the system to post you in different locations unless you are in element specific trades. Med Tech is purple and makes life easier. Plus, Field Ambulances are always looking for new Medics. Just say Petawawa or Edmonton at some point along the way and I'm sure you won't have any issues getting posted together.

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Re: Service Couples
« Reply #30 on: July 21, 2014, 03:53:56 »
I am one half of a service couple and can offer some advice. In the 7 years my wife and I have been together, we've been posted to the same city for 1.5 of those years - and that wasn't a continuous 1.5 years. While the CM system and our respective Regiment/Corps does make the effort to post us to the same place, nothing is guaranteed. Of course, we are both senior officers so our options are extremely limited! Two NCMs in relatively "purple" trades should have an easier time of it.

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Re: Service Couples
« Reply #31 on: July 21, 2014, 11:30:56 »
My wife and I have been a service couple for over a decade and have always been posted together (3 going on 4 postings now). The only time apart has been for courses and deployments. These days, career managers have to do an administrative review if they post the two members to different locations. Specifically Career Managers, from what I've witnessed over the last few years, deal with service couple postings first each APS in order to have the best chances to co-locate the two members.
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« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2017, 02:56:45 »
Hello!
 Is anyone willing to share their experiences (or even second hand stories) as a Dual Service Family? Specifically;
1. Using a long term care provider (nanny ect.) for your children while you and your spouse were deployed.
2. Is it common that both members are deployed, and if so do they try and have as little overlap as possible or is it the full deployment?
 Any other info or experiences is appreciated too!
Thank you!
(I'm sorry if this has already been asked, I couldn't find anything in the search)

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Re: Dual Service Family
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2017, 07:04:11 »
Try looking for "married service couple".

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Re: Dual Service Family
« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2017, 00:08:17 »
Thank you!

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Re: Dual Service Family
« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2017, 00:09:40 »
Thank you!

you are welcome. Good luck.  :)
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