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    Transfer Value... buying an annuity?

    Hello all, Never seen this option before... I was always told that, as I am under 50 and not entitled to an immediate annuity, my pension options are: 1. Deferred annuity, starting at age 55. 2. Deferred annuity, starting at age 60. 3. Take the transfer value... inside/outside limits, all...
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    Old CBIs and how to find them?

    Anybody know how to find old CBIs that have since been moved / changed / overwritten? Edit: Previous stuff about 208.80 removed as I found my answer. However, this part about finding old stuff comes up often at work and if anyone knows I'd be interested.
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    FREE Judo, Wrestling, and BJJ for all CAF members @ 3 CDSB EDMONTON

    Circulating around the base right now... began on 1 Oct 18. FREE Judo, Wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) for all CAF members. Instructors (bios attached) Graeme Hill, 2nd Dan Judo black belt (British Judo Association) Rick Biollo, 3rd Degree BJJ Black belt (Gracie Humaita) Danielle...
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    Chariots on Fire by Maj Cole Petersen

    A great article by Maj Cole Petersen which makes one wonder if we need to rethink our mechanized tactics.
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    Lessons Learned by a LAV Captain - Tactics / Fieldcraft / Miscellaneous

    Good day all, I wanted to find a way to pass on everything I had surmised over the last 2 years. The LAV Captain is a position that is shrouded in a bit of mystery. It's treated as an Ops Capt in garrison (a good tangent is why this is wrong, in my opinion) and how to utilize him/her in the...
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    Lessons Learned by a LAV Captain - Defense

    Good day all, I wanted to find a way to pass on everything I had surmised over the last 2 years. The LAV Captain is a position that is shrouded in a bit of mystery. It's treated as an Ops Capt in garrison (a good tangent is why this is wrong, in my opinion) and how to utilize him/her in the...
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    Lessons Learned by a LAV Captain - Offense

    Good day all, I wanted to find a way to pass on everything I had surmised over the last 2 years. The LAV Captain is a position that is shrouded in a bit of mystery. It's treated as an Ops Capt in garrison (a good tangent is why this is wrong, in my opinion) and how to utilize him/her in the...
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    CBI 208 vs IRP

    Good day, wondering if someone can reconcile this for me. Under CBI 208, a member whose HG&E is 907 kg or more is entitled to a $845 movement grant, less than 907 kg and its $260. Under CFIRP however, the movement grant is $650, regardless of weight. I suspect there is no mistake here so this...
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    Military Manning Overhead positions... policies / restrictions / etc.

    Good day all, I am wondering if there is any official policies on Military Manning Overhead positions... particularly any limits on how long someone could occupy an MMO position and approving authorities for creating them.
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    Changing posting status from Prohibited to Restricted

    Good day, I have a member in the process of a well-founded (in my opinion) grievance. He was posted to Gagetown prohibited on the BTL, moved out on the economy on his own dime with permission from the CO, and then a year later without asking him or even notifying him, his posting status was...
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    Certified Professional Accountant / Chartered Accountant / CMAs in the CAF

    Good day, Wondering if anyone here is working in the CAF with their CPA / CA / CMA that I could talk to, or anyone who has or does work at ADM(Fin)CS. I just got off the phone with the career manager and he suggested a certain direction but there are now a few questions I need to find answers...
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    Thought experiment - Exec/Legislative & Fed/Prov relations in our system

    The whole marijuana thing, and Canada's inability to legalize it due to agreements with other countries (something I truly can't understand), has popped a question in my head. I genuinely have no idea of that answers to these questions / thoughts, and it makes me curious. In our system, the...
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    Long distance calling from the world's oddest places

    Good day all, Wasn't sure where to post this but this seems as appropriate as any, and my search was drowned out by the recruiting threads about calling cards and such. I have never used a calling card before. I am curious if anybody has any experience on using them during deployments to the...
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    Vets Affairs policies / problems / solutions

    Hello all, I recently joined the Libertarian Party of Canada. They are currently discussing Veterans Affairs issues and some people are looking to me for answers because they know I'm a CAF member. I have never had to deal with VAC (thankfully), so I don't have much to offer them, other than to...
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    Battle of Paardeberg Statistics / Data

    Hello all, This year to commemorate the Battle of Paardeberg our Bn officers are having a smaller mixed dining-in event (every second year we throw a bigĀ  huge event, the years in between are smaller more akin to this). I am looking for some hard data directly related to The RCR and the Battle...
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    Feature request?

    Wondering, if its not too much, if we could somehow "tag" people in our posts, much like on Facebook / Twitter, so that we can draw specific people's attention to it, for example if they are an SME on the subject or whatnot? Perhaps an automatically-generated PM with the link to the post would...
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    Thermal underwear / Polypro

    Good day all, After a disappointing trip to Mark's where I found that no Helly Hanson or other good products were actually included in their Boxing Day sales, I am seeking some direction from someone. Does anybody know where I can get some decent thermal underwear (polypro, merino wool, etc? No...
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    Platoon / Troop "Must have" list

    Good day folks, Just wondering some "must have" items that you would always have on hand. An example would be something like a Platoon Map Model kit. I also have a question... our OC mentioned the LAV Sgt should always have a "deck of cards" on him that he can pull out? I didn't quite...
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    Remington 870 Marine

    Anyone know if you can get 28 or 30 inch barrels for the Remington 870 Marine? Or if any of the other Remington 870 barrels will fit with it (although it would look funny with a black barrel obviously... but the ducks won't be bothered by that ;) ) What about after-market? Anyone know a good...
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