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    Car Storage Places in Edm - Recommendations?

    I'm being told by my OR that this is only for single members?  Can someone confirm the policy? I am married and so they are telling me I am not allowed to claim vehicle storage while I am on a 7 month tour overseas.  In 2009, I was able to claim vehicle storage while I was married on a 7 month...
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    Voluntary Occupational Transfer ( VOT )

    Actually this does help shine some light on the thought process behind everything.  This should help people applying for an OT in the future as I wish I had some of this background prior to applying.  Once again, the best advice I can give for people going through the process is to make sure you...
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    Voluntary Occupational Transfer ( VOT )

    I agree 110%. I was blown away when I actually saw what the breakdown was. I didn't even think the personality test was scored either as that was the most useless questionnaire I've ever done in my life. Also, how can everything you've done in your military career and all the traits you've...
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    Voluntary Occupational Transfer ( VOT )

    Fortunately I was successful in my OT this year.  What I would recommend if you want to be successful is to make sure you have a very strong CFAT score.  I did not know this until after the fact.  The OT selection is based on your overall score.  Your overall score is broken down as follows...
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    Voluntary Occupational Transfer ( VOT )

    Not sure if it depends on the trade but I know some boards have not even sat yet so those messages won't be out until mid to late June.....
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    Voluntary Occupational Transfer ( VOT )

    Offers for Officers have started to come out?  What trades and when?  I just talked to my PSO and they haven't seen or heard anything yet.....
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    Voluntary Occupational Transfer ( VOT )

    Due to staff shortages no ones file will be reflected in EMAA
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    Voluntary Occupational Transfer ( VOT )

    I've heard some boards have already sat for OTs. Anyone here in the know and can they confirm when the HCA OT board sits ? Thanks
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    CANFORGEN on Pay and PIL

    I elected for 100% and I received mine with the end of Oct pay.  I passed it to my OR the first day possible in Dec 12 but they held the files and didn't send until 22 Feb 13.  I was notified around mid Oct that I would be receiving it.....hope this helps for timelines
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    Posting Policy-Restricted (IR) & Prohibited moves [MERGED]

    NB actually isn't too bad (nowhere near as bad as Quebec or NS).  If you have 70k of taxable income the difference you pay in provincial income tax between NB and AB is a little over 800/year.  It starts to become really noticable if your taxable income is 100k + per year as AB tax rate is 10%...
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    Posting Policy-Restricted (IR) & Prohibited moves [MERGED]

    I was working towards a CA designation before joining the CAF and have worked for a public accounting firm as well as getting pretty intimate with the income tax act that I studied in both personal and corporate taxation.  You would be extremely hard pressed to be able to justify filing with AB...
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    Posting Policy-Restricted (IR) & Prohibited moves [MERGED]

    You would have to file your taxes with NB.  It is where you reside on 31 Dec.  If your primary residence is still in NB then technically that is where you reside on 31 Dec.  It is the same thing for all the guys that go work in Fort Mac but have their house in NS, they file with NS even though...
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    Out-of-shape soldiers a 'national threat'

    First off, BMI is absolutely useless and I think anyone can agree on that.  If you are athletic with a decent amount of muscle mass the BMI will rate you as overweight or obese.  PT benchmarks are far more relevant to ones actual shape and truly how fit they are. Secondly, having been posted to...
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    Pouches

    I ended up solving my problem by going with the HSGI Wasatch
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    Pouches

    I like this rig too but don't like how the large utility pouches are fixed http://www.ustactical.com/bds-tactical-battle-chest-rig-1803.html
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    Pouches

    I am very picky too and have spent way too much time trying to figure this out.  I need to hold 9 mags so I would like 3 mag pouches that hold 3 mags preferably with molle on the outside.  I need 2 frag pouches and 2 smoke pouches.  Probably an admin type pouch preferably with molle on the...
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    Pouches

    For the guys who buy their vests/rigs with the molle what kind of pouches do you like and use.  I am going with either a TT or SOE chest rig and not sure what pouches and config I want to go with.
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    FS - Meindl Desert Fox Boots (new) size 10UK - 11 US/CDA

    Not sure to be honest.  I wear a US 11.5 and have a wide foot and they were just a tad too tight on the one foot.  I know for me I need a 10.5 UK.  If you live in Edmonton you can try them?
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    FS - Meindl Desert Fox Boots (new) size 10UK - 11 US/CDA

    I ordered from UK hoping they would fit (I am a 11.5 US). They fit an 11 US but not an 11.5. Awesome boots, obv never been worn 10UK = 11US $150 plus shipping (located in Edmonton)
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    Second Language Training ( SLT )

    Anyone know what you wear during the day for SLT??? Combats(hopefully) haha??
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