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    Alberta student who fled Ukraine wins award for landmine-detecting drone

    A very good idea. I'm wondering what the effective range of metal detectors are? The drone will have to hover above the grass level at the very least. That could be next to nothing up to a foot or so.
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    Who gets to call themselves a ‘combat veteran’? - Task and Purpose

    . Yea, that's a stiff requirement and he must have been one tough man. Having been to "the front" seems to be the equivalent to today's "seen combat" or another term "outside the wire".
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    Who gets to call themselves a ‘combat veteran’? - Task and Purpose

    I personally consider a "combat veteran" as someone serving who has deployed to a war zone. I suspect that is how the vast majority of the public would define it and this is how it is currently defined by VA and VAC, from what I understand. Why change that perspective? In conversations, I...
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    canadian volunteers in ukraine

    That may be difficult given the level of security these people need to protect their identity. If anyone knows someone they sure shouldn't be handing out that info to strangers online. Did you try here?: Defend Ukraine They may be able to help.
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    Return of NDI 75: Veteran Service Card [Merged]

    Funny, I thought there were a lot of cultural overlaps. :unsure: That's a little extreme considering we are talking about ID cards. I don't carry around my old Blockbuster card and lament about the 'Be Kind - Rewind' days.
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    Return of NDI 75: Veteran Service Card [Merged]

    It's common in the states and the public goes out of their way make sure to identify if someone is a veteran or not and makes sure they get whatever support is offered. They do so in part because they have useful ID cards which veterans carry. ( Types of Veteran ID cards | Veterans Affairs ) So...
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    Return of NDI 75: Veteran Service Card [Merged]

    I believe that it will allow people to respond to your Veteran status and provide a wider net of support. Is there something wrong with indicating you are a veteran all of a sudden? You have a card to identify your are a veteran, but if you use it you are trying to be "fucking special"? This is...
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    Return of NDI 75: Veteran Service Card [Merged]

    Good question. I would say that being able to use a veteran ID vs. a drivers license for everyday life would have advantages. It would allow companies to tailor their services to veterans with greater ease. Boarding planes, taking out loans, travelling to other countries etc. would likely...
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    Return of NDI 75: Veteran Service Card [Merged]

    Yes, I'm aware of what it says on the application. If the rational is simply that it's too costly to put a DOB on the card then is the current cost of the card justified? I suspect the card will be axed in near future budget cuts. That's an easy bird to shoot out of the sky.
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    Return of NDI 75: Veteran Service Card [Merged]

    Is anyone aware of the reason why they decided not to put the DOB on the card? It really does make the card useless. It would be worth petitioning to have it added now that the card is being issued.
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    New Dress Regs 🤣

    I care because I'm worried that the first one wants to cast a spell on me and that the second one wants to cast a different kind of spell on me.
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    New Dress Regs 🤣

    Hopefully not.
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    New Dress Regs 🤣

    Would they? How would they deal with a situation of a clique forming within a Troop? Is it encouraged or discouraged? What are the signs that they look for indicating the clique is getting out of control?
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    New Dress Regs 🤣

    They are very subtle in comparison to what can happen now. It's psycolgically significant to wear a group identifier such as regimental uniform. Now that uniform can be easily split into sub group identities (cliques) with the new dress regulations. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, but I do...
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    New Dress Regs 🤣

    Yes, young men will naturally band together under a banner for group security and identity. I always thought that was why the Army gave you an identity and strict uniform dress as a way of preventing these kinds of subgroups forming. :unsure:
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