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Recent content by AKa

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    "Vibe" of CIS-White men [Road Split from: Sexual Misconduct in the CAF

    Sometimes I wonder why more women don't participate here and then I read threads like this... Before I dip out, I'm going to share one thing you likely don't know and remind you of something you gloss over. 1. CMR in the 80s, female cadets were often not believed when they complained of...
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    RCAF Mess Ottawa

    I for one have enjoyed the messes. Before the pandemic, I happily visited all three officers' messes. Events at the RCAF Mess were actually great when you brought some rowdy friends. The RCAF mess dinners were an opportunity to meet a bunch of fellow officers that I would normally never...
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    RCAF Mess Ottawa

    Anybody know what happened to the mess? The website says it's closed permanently. WTH?
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    New Dress Regs 🤣

    Gen X gets to roll our eyes at all of them. Once all the pearl clutching is done and we get on with the new dress regs, I expect we won't see that much change. People who hate uniforms and uniformity tend not to join the military. The intersection of those who want wildly coloured...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Blackadder, Cadets at CMR can be as young as 16. This is because the school aligns with Quebec's CEGEP system. I arrived at CMR a month after my 17th birthday. There were several cadets in just my flight alone younger than I. Seems really crazy in retrospect... Can't believe my parents...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Did I miss the part where they explain who will investigate on deployed operations?
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    Freedom Convoy protests [Split from All things 2019-nCoV]

    I sincerely believe that calling the occupation "peaceful" is disingenuous at best. There was a constant implicit and often explicit threat of violence throughout. People and businesses were harassed and screamed at for wearing masks. People who stood up and resisted were threatened. The...
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    All Things CAF and Covid/ Covid Vaccine [merged]

    Lol. I wasn't following that COVID thread. Just the main two
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    All Things CAF and Covid/ Covid Vaccine [merged]

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/military-investigating-after-officer-appears-in-anti-vaccine-video-1.5777574 Pass the popcorn.
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    Ottawa to pay nearly $1B to settle sexual misconduct lawsuits against CAF

    As a participant, I'll offer what I have seen/experienced. My initial reaction, was "hell no, don't wanna go there". Didn't even see it as relevant to myself. Several of my friends felt the same way. Some of us ended up participating and some of us found it an oddly triggering exercise...
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    Rebuild Basic Officer training: {SPLIT from:] Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    The problem with RMC and CMR is that they are really the only place Anglophone officers receive regular language training over a sustained period. Since language profiles trump leadership and competence, charm school is the primary producer of anglo officers with upward mobility. In the...
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    Injury form procedure with Civvie/public servant CoC

    And if your civilian CO equivalent resists, push back. I once submitted a CF 98 to my civilian director and he didn't want to sign because it "wasn't serious enough". I responded that if it was not signed, I would grieve.... and win. He signed.
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    New MND - Anita Anand

    Looks like we're getting a new MND. https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cabinet-announcement-trudeau-1.6225121 She wasn't on my radar at all, but first glances are positive. She seems to be well-educated and credible. On va voir... AK
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    Crossing the US Border with Military Vaccination Docs

    Yes, in my ancient yellow book with my handwritten names (went from maiden name, to married name, and back to maiden). Of course, if I was going to forge something, I would make it look far more professional than that.
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    I experienced the worst medical treatment and it led to permanent damage on my foot. Is there anything I could do?

    I put in a claim for pain and suffering for poor dental treatment in addition to more typical claims for my ankle and shoulders. The dental claim has been at step 3 for over two years now. I submitted all my claims in Oct 2018. My other submissions are long decided, and my ankle has already...