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    Reconstitution

    Are you suggesting removing the "Asshole" PO from MARS training?
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    Informing the Army’s Future Structure

    Dan Ross never understood that he was in the delivery, not requirements definition, business. He was also one of the most reliable sources "DND sources report that..." quotes for the media ever.
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    Reconstitution

    The challenge: post unit CWOs will likely need the writing and analytical skills that ALP should deliver. When is the best time to provide them? Why not do it earlier?
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    Reconstitution

    CO plausible deniability is a hell of a drug.
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    The C130 and C17 user communities enter the chat.
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    From an industrial offsets / maintenance of the defence industrial base perspective, offshoring heavy maintenance is a bug, not a feature.
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    China's Vancouver consulate recruits volunteer corps, raising concerns

    Look, this is the internet. Wild conjecture and deranged ravings are OK, but stop bringing logic and reason to the discussion.
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    Trudeau Popularity - or not. Nanos research

    Someone who won three elections (yes, I know, the Conservatives lost three) gets a lot of consideration.
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    Rick (Master Crayon Eater) on choosing your political horse

    There is no good answer for housing in the short term. Higher rates? Folks who are heavily leveraged who bought because of FOMO will lose their homes, something no government wants on their watch. Lower rates? Without new supply (and we'd need to double current building to make a dent in pent...
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    Naval Lessons from Ukraine/Russia

    Lessons learned, regardless of where, are dependent on leaving egos at the door an acknowledging what went wrong and where mistakes were made. That can be seen as attacks against people, senior people, and therefore CAF LL is often self-congratulatory nonsense that refuses to have hard...
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    Naval Lessons from Ukraine/Russia

    The RCN sounds like NASA in late January 1986. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogers_Commission_Report
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    Informing the Army’s Future Structure

    New iPad for 2Lts.
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    Informing the Army’s Future Structure

    Every year the CAF is shocked to discover that annual things happen. "Remembrance Day? When is that happening?"
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    Informing the Army’s Future Structure

    Question: Does the updated MRP recognize APS as a planning factor? Or do we continue to certify units as "ready", then post out large swaths of leadership, replacing them with new leaders who did not complete the workup training?
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    209.295 –Transportation Assistance for Reserve Force Personnel on Class "A" Reserve Service https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/corporate/policies-standards/compensation-benefits-instructions/chapter-209-transportation-expenses.html#sec-209-29
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    ‘White nationalism’ a threat the Canadian Armed Forces aren’t equipped for: watchdog

    There's a difference between entry training and employment constructs.
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    Pro tip: the drive isn't as bad if you're in an old CAF pickle bus, still massively hung over from a birthday party that went well past last call at Earthquake Annie's the night before
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    The fires caused by a machine gun course firing tracer despite an extremely elevated fire index? Those fires?
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    Bases should have access to training areas. The scope of training areas will vary - what's needed for a sub unit for a week is not what's needed for a brigade for a month, for example. Sticking a unit in the middle of nowhere so they can be adjacent a training area they use 60 days a year may...
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