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Recent content by a78jumper

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    The joy of absence - How some companies fight the curse of presenteeism

    I still remember long in the tooth service members that refused to take annual leave, preferring to save it up for their terminal leave period. Most of them were not effective either. I had one MWO retire with almost 300 days of accumulated leave, most of it piled up at mush lower rates of pay...
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    2 RCHA Remembers MBdr Smith and Cpl Wright -20 Years Ago Today

    Thirty years. I remember that sad time well. A bunch of us were talking about it yesterday on the Airborne FB page. RIP .
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    Passing of MGen Bob Gaudreault

    Very sad day....he was a great Regimental Commander during my time in Petawawa 1985-87. Dear fellow jumpers: It is with great sadness that the Airborne Regiment Association of Canada (ARAC) learned of the passing of MGen Robert (Bob) Geaudreault, CMM, CD Former Commander of UNPROFOR Sector in...
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    Fallen Comrades (retired members)

    I knew Joe here in Edmonton and saw him shortly before he headed to a short stay in palliative care in Medicine Hat. I did not think he would stay long there given he did travel to St Johns then Costa Rica where he passed. Never quite met anyone with his sense of optimism right until the end. I...
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    Wayne Boone, Major (Retired) and Darren Philip Williams, Master Corporal

    Yes Wayne's passing was a shock. I knew him casually at RMC and a little better when he was the DCO of 2 MP Pl in the SSF mid 80s. May he Godspeed on new found wings. RIP both.
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    Captain Ken Calkins CD

    Five years on I will revisit this as well.....Ken was a great guy and devoted Father who passed far too soon. Happy to hear things worked out as well as they have for you and your family.
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    Dying veteran who faced $61,000 in hospital bills now sees them covered

    Canadian Income taxes are paid by Canadians living out of country. You certainly deserve coverage if you have continued to pay those for years and years. And in the end, hospitals have to treat the dying, coverage or not, and the government will get stuck with the bill like they used to up until...
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    Dying veteran who faced $61,000 in hospital bills now sees them covered

    How many thousands of dollars do you supposed he paid out in income taxes on his Canadian pensions while living out of the country? The lion's share of those pay for health care.
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    Fallen Comrades (retired members)

    John Scott's family would like to inform you of a viewing to be held for family and friends. The viewing will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, May 8 at Serenity Funeral Services at 128 Queen Street in Spruce Grove, AB from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Eden North will be hosting a memorial in the very near...
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    Fallen Comrades (retired members)

    Yup that pretty well sums up John in more than a few words. I served with him in the Airborne Regiment late 80s and then at CABC 89-92 where he was 2i/c PTC then Ops O. We also crossed paths when I was the Team Manager of the CISM Parachute Team that competed in Zagreb in 1999...it was mounted...
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    Fallen Comrades (retired members)

    Not sure if anyone knew John...retired RCR Major, ex 3 Cdo and CABC, and ex OC of the Sky Hawks...http://globalnews.ca/news/536752/skydiver-dies-in-accident-near-stony-plain/ Blue skies Jumper.
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    Sexual Assault & Sexual Misconduct in the CF

    I did not say to be flippant. Many charges are passed over to the civilian authorities...eg drunk driving ,assault.
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    Fallen Comrades (retired members)

    Very sorry to hear of Laurence's passing. I was a first year at RMC during he fourth and he had a reputation as being a taskmaster, but I know his heart was in the right place. We crossed paths in Petawawa ca 1983 and again over a beer about 15 years ago in the Army Ottawa Mess shortly after he...
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    Sexual Assault & Sexual Misconduct in the CF

    Only hope the police have got their act together on this one unlike a rather high profile sexual assault case involving another CO in 1995 who got off, thanks to bungling MPs.Another Logistics Officer BTW. I assume he is being charged by the RCMP in this case.
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    Rick Dodson 1954-2013

    from the RCR Association... Rick Glen Dodson DODSON, Rick Glen - of Edmonton, Alberta, passed away on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013, at his late residence, in his 59th year. Dearly loved father of Lauren Dodson of Edmonton and loved son of Ruby (Glenn) and Hank Dodson of St. Thomas. Dear brother...