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    82d Testing Lav's

    In theory our LAVs could be dropped. Aside from a few AD items and the authority to run a trial it could be done. The desire, need and want for the LAV to be Air Dropped isn't there.
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    Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)

    It is most likely a complete scam. A string of scams are taking place asking people to make payments over the phone for things such as taxes, hospital bills, bail money, debt collection, and utility bills. The scams are committed using many methods, including gift cards. As the fraudsters are...
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    Transport restrictions on Service Air

    You are not permitted to take your Jet Boil  (with or without fuel in it). It is considered Dangerous Cargo and is not permitted in your personal baggage, UAB or Carry on, that is not just a Traffic Tech making up rules, that is all part of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and a whole...
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    Clearing CUSTOMS Split from: BOOT REGULATIONS:

    Here are a few things I have seen personally while on the road that had to be confiscated from passengers: Switchblade and Butterfly knives - Prohibited by law in Canada Alcoholic beverages at 90% alcohol content - Dangerous Goods according to all publications (TDG, IATA, ICAO etc.)...
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    Fantino in/out of VAC: changes in DM/other staff (merged)

    No worries. I didnt think that anything was any kind of an attack, I just wanted to make sure it was understood that, in my opinion it is the system that is the problem and not the people (at least the vast majority I have dealt with).
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    Sexual Assault & Sexual Misconduct in the CF

    That Toronto Doctor did a hell of a lot more than just simply grope patients.
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    Fantino in/out of VAC: changes in DM/other staff (merged)

    Just to clarify. In my opinion, it is the system and process that is the problem. I have spoken to a number of DVA employees and all (with the exception of one) were courteous and very helpful.
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    Fantino in/out of VAC: changes in DM/other staff (merged)

    I had one get all the way through, even got a letter saying I was entitled to something, took about five months but then they wanted more info to decide the actual percentage. That "zeros" the clock and I am almost at the three month mark for that decision. In total it has been 7+ months for one...
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    CAF international bases, staging areas, and fighting formations

    Just adding, in Spangdahlem (for six months anyway due to the closure of Camp Mirage) we had a full MAMS team, an ALCE, and loads of work too but also a bit of a different purpose when compared to the OS Hub in Koln-Bonn. Prior to that, Spangdahlem was manned in a similar way that Koln is now.
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    CAF international bases, staging areas, and fighting formations

    With a greatly reduced airflow when compared to that of Spangdahlem when it was up and running at full tempo of course.
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    Alleged Institutional Racism/solutions in CAF (merged)

    w Or maybe he wasn't posted to YZX because of his posting preferences that he gave to the career manager while on his QL3. If you list bases in N.S, Ontario, and B.C, then you've told your career shop that you are open to a posting anywhere. I am certain Mr. Fowler does not expect that someone...
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    Retired general claims $72K in moving expenses (CTV)

    There is a Maximum weight of 20,000lbs on any domestic move (overseas moves are a lower weight allowance), anything over the 20K is paid for by the member. The vast majority of households are well below the 20K.
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    Master Gunners

    Yes, I am reviving a very old thread but I had not seen this until today. I have recently been doing some research related to the subject of the Master Gunner and the ATO. Canada's first Master Gunner was S.S Weatherbie, he attended the course in the year 1900 in England and became the first...
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    CANFORGEN on Pay and PIL

    Well, you know me. Theres a voice that keeps on calling me, down the road that's where I'll always be............
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    Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)

    This one was in Toronto during the blackout/flooding this past summer.
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