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    Return of NDI 75: Veteran Service Card [Merged]

    It's a shame that they don't issue the NDI 75 anymore.  I recently lost my wallet, and with it, my NDI 75.  It was an official document and the only tangible proof of service.  I've requested a CF One card only because I need it for luggage fee waivers, but it won't be the same - there's no...
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    Military Discounts List

    In contract to Air Canada, WestJet's media release doesn't specify that it includes retired CAF personnel, in addition to those serving.  Has anyone here used the West Jet baggage discount as a retired CAF member? http://westjet2.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=597
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    Word association (just for fun)

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    Leonard Nimoy, 1931-2015, R.I.P.

    His last Tweet, from last Sunday 22 Feb, reads: "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory." Thank you for the memories, Leonard Nimoy. 
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    February 2015: Sgt. Mark Salesse, R.I.P.

    Sharing a couple of pieces of info about Mark's funeral and memorial service, as fol: Saturday 28 Feb at Comox BC: http://www.comoxvalleyecho.com/news/local/search-and-rescue-technician-funeral-to-be-held-in-the-comox-valley-1.1773220 Turesday, 3 Mar at Bathurst NB...
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    Former Part-Time Soldiers Now Waiting up to 2 Years For Severance

    I know this is different from severance, but my "immediate" unreduced annuity from a medical release took two years to calculate and start payments.  This was a Res F pension.  When anyone gets out, they'd better have a steady source of income for a while, and not be relying on funds they're...
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    Metro Toronto population above 6M, Montreal at 4M - National Post

    Brandon U. is highly regarded in music and education - in a city of approx. 45 000 last time I checked. 
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    February 2015: Sgt. Mark Salesse, R.I.P.

    Some more information here, including further descriptions of how the search went, and pic # 4/11 showing the accident location & his eventual recovery site. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/mark-salesse-avalanche-recovery-operation-explained-by-parks-canada-1.2955619
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    February 2015: Sgt. Mark Salesse, R.I.P.

    Agreed, newwifey.  Just saw the news this morning as well.  RIP, Mark.  You will be missed.    :salute:  :cdn:
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    February 2015: Sgt. Mark Salesse, R.I.P.

    Without getting into factors in this particular situation, I'd be interested in finding out more about the protocols, in general, for CAF mbrs wearing avalanche transceivers when training in the mountains.  My thoughts are with Mark's family, and his unit.  He was a good friend.  Hear hear...
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    February 2015: Sgt. Mark Salesse, R.I.P.

    An update on the extent of the avalanche and snowfall:  http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/searchers-hope-for-2nd-shot-to-find-missing-search-and-rescue-technician-291365831.html.    [Edit:  they've since changed the story at this link - the previous version mentioned that he was believed...
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    Domestic Terrorism/Public Attacks on CAF Personnel

    Quote from CBC.ca's live feed:
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    Domestic Terrorism/Public Attacks on CAF Personnel

    As long as disagreeing as to root causes is not confused with not caring!  ;)
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    Domestic Terrorism/Public Attacks on CAF Personnel

    My thoughts exactly.  Disseminating that news is part of a public safety response, at this point.
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    Domestic Terrorism/Public Attacks on CAF Personnel

    Haven't heard this through the CoC yet, but CBC (Steve Rukavina) is reporting that CAF mbrs are ordered not to wear uniforms in public unless "on active duty". 
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