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Recent content by childs56

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    Medical travel reimbursement

    When I used my truck for work purposes I received a minimum of 100km day at .55cents km. Plus fuel card. So yes there is a standard in some industries to cover the cost of vehicle usage. It isn't just the km used its the maintenance required and the risk for use that is paid for.
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    Change of Command drill question / passing of the Colours and Swagger (Pace) stick

    Drill is important to moral. Some may disagree but a properly turned out parade is a great thing to be part of. Drill forms a basic level of Discipline within a individual. When do we do drill, The navy when they do ship formations are doing drill, the Airforce when they are flying formations...
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    Recovery - current and the future

    Yet we have a ton of more than capable vehicles and trailers in Western Canada that could have been contracted to move them across the country.
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    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    Kinda the point that they fill out the application and provide a resume. We could even go as far as providing a criminal record check.
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    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    I have been involved in Recruiting at the Unit level. We lost many a good Soldier due to "marginal performers" on the recruiting process. I have seen some awfully smart people who shouldn't be near, in charge of or working alongside anything Military. Honestly the Recruiting Process needs a...
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    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

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    Op UNIFIER - CAF and the Ukraine Crisis

    The only real deterrence in the area to keep Russia out would be the deployment of Nuclear Weapons along their borders with the order to use if they cross the border. Or 500,000- 100,000,000 well equipped, motivated trained troops along the border with orders to repel any Russian incursion by...
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    All Things Air Defence/AA (merged)

    I disagree with the view of Snr appointments need to be be Full Timers. What truly needs to be done is the full timers need to change their view point of the Reserve Force and get on with practical training as a whole. Many Officers and Snr NCOs and NCMs in Reserve Units are in positions of...
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    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    That is why they need to seperate the cost of the Aircraft purchase from all the other costs in the life cycle. Then the government cant hide certain aspects in vague budgets. The cost to buy a jet that can fly. The cost to build the new hangers needed to support the new jets. The cost to...
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    U.S.: Helloooooo Cdn Peacekeeping Force? Where Are You?

    We do not have the equipment to support the various size of our commitments around the world we are currently involved. If Trudeau wants Canada to get back on the Peacekeeping mission he better put a few more dollars in the wallet of the Military. We need more Airlift, more helicopters, more...
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    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    As we witnessed with the CF18's that were to be retired in 2003 as per the Defence White paper. We extended the life span by 20 plus years, the cost to do so will cost much more money then original prediction of life cycle. The issue comes now that we have to replace the Jet, increase...
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    "Unionizing" the CF (merged)

    Only a liberal or Ndp supporter would suggest to unionize the Military. That would be one of the worse things the Military could do. Members already complain about paying mess dues, could you imagine of they had to pay another $40 a pay check to Union Dues. As for them moving things forward, I...
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    Op UNIFIER - CAF and the Ukraine Crisis

    The whole Eastern front was and still considered the delay line for the main force to ramp up🤫. If they can tie the Russians up for 4 days that allows NATO to mobilize and push back. in reality I think with a conventional war Russia would stomp over Europe in a matter of days as long as they can...
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    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    One of the things I hate are the hidden and associated costs with an initial purchase When I buy something I want to know how much is the 1 Object itself. All in what am I paying when I walk out the door hop in the truck and drive away. Does it include the first tank of fuel? 2 Cost of...
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    Rebuild Basic Officer training: {SPLIT from:] Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    I had two CO's who had open door policy. One was so active in engaging his Soldiers that it made the Snr NCOs and Officers very reluctant to trust him. Ultimately he understood the art of influencing human behaviour to accomplish a task. He did it extremely well. I was sad when he was posted...