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Recent content by dogger1936

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    Legal Cannabis Use in the CAF

    Dutch soldiers in Bosnia were fined 50 Euro if they were caught red handed smoking cannabis on tour. Came up during conversation many moons ago. I'm sure if the dutch have managed to keep a military going with the introduction of pot, Canada will manage too.
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    Islamic Terrorism in the West ( Mega thread)

    A few months ago they cracked down on the Transgender community using barbaric tactics even for an Islamic country.It appears to be a growing trend in the country. https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/29/asia/indonesian-forcibly-shaved-transgender-women-intl/index.html
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    Salute! Magazine

    Scared the crap out of me today. Huge envelope full of paper.....I was happy to see a old friend on the cover....but that drive home from the post office was scary!
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    PTSD treatment centers

    Thank you kindly for the info. I also want to thank everyone who reached out to me via the private message route. As someone who was locked up on a mental ward here in Newfoundland; these places look like the Hilton. Frankly I need help dealing with the trauma of my experiences there now too. I...
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    PTSD treatment centers

    I'm out east. Homewood keeps coming up so I may look towards that route. When I hit rock bottom I called VAC from the locked down psychiatric hospital, however they basically didn't help me in any way shape or form.It's great getting some direction and help here now that I'm able to fend for...
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    PTSD treatment centers

    Hey all. Had a few hospitalizations for using too much drugs with my PTSD. Ended up in a scary psych ward a few times at my absolute rock bottom. As I climb back from it (without addictions now thankfully) I'm wondering if there are any good treatment centers or programs anyone has used that was...
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    Flurry of announcements on veteran and casualty support topics

    Fingers crossed this is all good news and fill's some gaps in the NVC.
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    Trailer for "Weekend Warriors" a new TV sitcom about Canada's part-time soliders

    Gratuitous and foul language was never paired in my regiment. Its a skill set.
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    LAV III Recce Vehicles

    Meanwhile recce Sqn was dismounted doing infantry stuff. Employment of armd recce in the battlefield was near non existent as they were employed as a battalion up in Argandab. Many times we asked for their over-watch capabilities etc but they could never supply a patrol due to their...
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    LAV III Recce Vehicles

    Give me a toyota helix and a pair of Binos and I'd be a happy recce soldier in Astan. Recce can be done from any Vehicle' and contrary to popular belief we do dismount as required to complete the job. My favorite vehicle I have done recce with was a route recce mounted in a leo 2. Best recce...
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    Domestic Terrorism/Public Attacks on CAF Personnel

    Good. Thanks for thisI am out of the loop as per the CNAFORGENS etc nowadays. Glad to see this is just the media spinning recent events.
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    Domestic Terrorism/Public Attacks on CAF Personnel

    http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/military-gets-new-social-media-policy-in-wake-of-attacks-1.2070490#ixzz3HAA5IXJq Seen this new directive. The terrorist have already won.
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    PTSD: Staffofficer's opinion

    You don't find a Arty officer speaking on the medical system and the new DSM being quite "out of his lane".