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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...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    That right there is the key to success, and the reason why the Army has failed to employ the Reserve force up to and including the same peer to peer process. They do not include the Reserve Force in their real day to day operational plan, instead use as a last resort. The success of the Reserve...
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    Best Base/Training Area for Tanks/Combined Arms

    You can not be a force in support without the support, and equipment. It is time to see more units like 2RCHA and taking responsibility for their support reserves in the area. That will spur the local Reserve Commanders to do their part. Until they see a vested interest in their role we wont see...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    I remember in the late 90's early 2000 5th(BC) Regiment 56bty (Nanaimo) had Parading 90 Soldiers, total of 120-150 on paper. Told we had to stop recruiting we had to many. We had little to no equipment, and even less support to maintain those numbers. I believe to this day If we had the support...
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    B.C. premier says he will lobby PM to enlist military for wildfire duty

    Many of the skills Bambi bucket and heli scoop does for aerial firefighting are similar to what our Current Helo Pilots do now. It would not take much training to get our Pilots up to snuff with drops. As for their actual employment and companies complaining about their use. Where I can see...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    There use to be a reason for this type of training. It was to make effective Leaders under high stress situations. Sleep deprived, food deprived, moral deprived, skills deprived. Lets see what you can do under harsh conditions. This way you learn to overcome your deficiencies as a team. Lean on...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    This is how and why "coverups" of serious incidents happened and things were never dealt with properly. You can also say for many incidents internal punishments were more harsh and appropriate then external. Except if the issue gets pushed around and never properly reported and it turns into...
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    Initiatives launched to retain and increase RCAF personnel experience levels

    Were you a WO when you talked to the 1 Cad CWO? That is much different then a CPL talking to the CWO. The reality is the Airforce is full of self serving upper staff, who cater to Pilots. (they even screw them) will be damned if they let then Techs tell them how to run the show. The attitude...
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    Raytheon launches Stinger missile from Javelin launcher

    The key in the whole process was the Navy was going to pay for the training and equipment, not the Army. That was around when the Army was standing down the AD units. Which I think made a few people bitter about the idea of a full on Reserve unit taking over what they felt was their role...
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    Raytheon launches Stinger missile from Javelin launcher

    Back a few years ago the Navy on the west coast asked if the Local Reserve Artillery unit could put together a Air Defense troop to support their operations. The intent that the Navy would pay for the equipment and training costs. While the Reserves supply the troops. It was a good thought...
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    Divining the right role, capabilities, structure, and Regimental System for Canada's Army Reserves

    LOL, often the only permission was cruising the fence looking for a truck with a red tag on it. Find the part take the part. Install the part then put broken part on floor boards of red tagged truck. Then Let base maintenance know your truck magically fixed itself and You found the same part on...
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    Divining the right role, capabilities, structure, and Regimental System for Canada's Army Reserves

    Its funny one of my Gun Tractors was a mis-matched truck full of parts from other donors. When something broke and Esquimalt did not have a part. magically one would be found for my truck and another truck would be missing it. My truck looked like it was painted a really bad camo pattern...
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    Divining the right role, capabilities, structure, and Regimental System for Canada's Army Reserves

    I was part of a Recruiting team where we went from 16 Reserve Soldiers to over 120 on paper, regularly parading 90 or so. Our failure was not recruiting, nor was it geographical area. It was a lack of equipment and money for training and full time positions. IF we had the equipment, if we had...
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