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Recent content by UnderSeaD

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    Preparing for Basic

    Hi Wendigoo, Focus on your fitness as a whole. Lots and lots of cardio with resistance and weight training mixed in to build up your strength and endurance. Start early and set realistic goals for improvement. As for the FORCE test, I've seen fit people fail and unfit people pass. Find a way...
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    BMOQ BYPASS ?

    As has been said, it depends. I can share my recent personal experience with the naval reserves. I have submitted a CT to the regs and asked this very question of my CoC having not yet completed BMOQ. The response was that the reserve BMOQ on its own would be inadequate for CT and that I would...
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    Do reservists qualify for CERB?

    Your circumstances may be different from mine, so you're still best to consult your CoC. I was in week 3 of BMOQ at CFLRS on a TD contract when training was suspended. I was returned to unit, but am still being compensated for the duration of the TD contract. My home unit has provided a list...
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    Do reservists qualify for CERB?

    You need to have a discussion with your unit CoC and read CANFORGEN 059/20 CMP 029/20 241238Z APR 20 regarding reservist compensation. Receiving payment for parade nights not attended is optional and you may elect not to receive it if it will interfere with your eligibility for CERB. At my...
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    Age

    I'm leaving for BMOQ in a few weeks at the age of 49. It's all about motivation and determination. Give it your all and everything will work out fine.
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    Going back

    Like you, humblesoldier, family comes first, but being a parent is also about finding balance. I'm a single father and my daughter is now a young adult. She has recovered from the emergency that brought me home. Alas, it likely won't be the last, but we have better supports in place now. She is...
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    Going back

    Hi humblesoldier, I applied in 2016, joined the regs in 2018 and started my BMOQ at CFLRS. 3 weeks in there was a medical emergency with my daughter and I had to VR. Staff was very helpful and we explored various options that would allow me to stay in and return to CFLRS when matters were...
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    Storage of HG&E on Enrolment

    Thanks for your response TM. I spoke with someone today at my recruiting centre that was a little more knowledgeable on these matters. My PMV is not eligible for storage and it is most likely that my trailer isn't either. A small recreational vehicle such as an ATV or motorcycle generally is...
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    Storage of HG&E on Enrolment

    I'm leaving for BMOQ in May and have unanswered questions regarding the storage of HG&E. Specifically, are my PMV and enclosed cargo trailer eligible for storage and shipping to my first unrestricted posting? I have received conflicting information from different resources within my recruiting...
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    Plantar fasciitis

    I had my orthotics made at Bioped by a licensed podiatrist. The customer service was excellent as they adjusted them several times until I started to feel improvement. The cortisol injections were administered by a sports medicine specialist and they also provided the stretching program that I...
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    Plantar fasciitis

    I'm not sure what you've tried so far, but I can share what worked for me. My problem arose by doing too much exercise too soon. Specifically jogging/running. The biggest improvement came with custom orthotics. We combined that with cortisol injections so I could work through it. I implemented a...
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    Help with Grandfather's WWII service history

    Thank you for the information and references. It makes for an interesting read. Family lore was that my grandfather rode motorcycles in the war and delivered messages to the front. With the information now at hand he may well have been a despatch rider. I'm going to request his service...
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    Help with Grandfather's WWII service history

    I'm currently an applicant on the competition list for N.W.O. I'm hoping someone might be able to help with identifying details of my Grandfather's WWII service from a kit bag handed down through the family. My grandfather passed away in a hunting accident shortly after returning from the war...
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    Selection Dates 2013-2018

    Hi Buck, Thanks for the corrected information regarding DEO MARS. Much appreciated.
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    Selection Dates 2013-2018

    Hi Simply, The last update I received from my recruiting centre in late September was that 32 of 50 spots remain open for DEO MARS for this fiscal year. No change in the numbers since May according to my recruiting centre. I've seen posts from 6 or 7 others awaiting MARS selection, myself...
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