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  1. jeffb

    EOTech CANEX Plan

    Does anyone know of a store that accepts the CANEX plan and sells EOTech? I know the CANEX has some ridiculous policy against firearms being financed through their plan but not sure if this applies to optics as well.
  2. jeffb

    7 injured, 1 killed at Ft Bragg

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/22/us/fort-bragg-training-death/index.html?hpt=hp_t3 RIP.
  3. jeffb

    Status of American Field Artillery

    I came across this article that others might find interesting. Apparently, the US Field Artillery has lost most of its ability to actually do indirect fire. The main culprit seems to be the pilfering of gunners to fill other duties resulting in a generation of officers and even NCOs with limited...
  4. jeffb

    Troop/Platoon level whiteboard training ideas

    Given the current fiscal climate, I have found that we, the sub-unit I am employed at, are having to be much more creative in our training ideas. Rather then trying to reinvent the wheel I thought I'd throw it out to the army.ca community to see if you have any suggestions. So, the task is to...
  5. jeffb

    Interesting read on artillery in the BEF during the First World War

    I came across an interesting free book on artillery in the First World War today. The section on training is especially interesting. http://www.gutenberg-e.org/mas01/frames/fmas08.html
  6. jeffb

    Gunners of Canada Vol 3- Call for submissions

    Volume 3 of the Gunners of Canada is being written. RHQ is looking for sources to add. More at link: http://www.artillery.net/beta/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Letter-Gunners-of-Canada-Vol-III.pdf
  7. jeffb

    Looking for Book recommmendation- Wingate in Ethiopia

    Recently I have been reading about Maj General Wingate’s “Chindits” in Burma and I was interested to find out that Wingate also led a successful liberation of Ethiopia despite being severely outnumbered. I'd like to read more about the Ethiopian campaign but I can't find anything. Does anyone...
  8. jeffb

    What does "Excused Duties" actually mean?

    Is excused duties the same thing as bed rest? Further to that, if someone is on a 2 day excused duties chit and they are out at the bar that night hitting it hard, is there not a charge in there somewhere?
  9. jeffb

    Borat anthem played in place of Kasakhstan's actual anthem

    Borat anthem played by mistake at medals ceremony JOHN MEHAFFEY LONDON — Reuters Kazakhstan’s shooting team demanded an apology after a spoof national anthem from the comedy film Borat was played instead of the real one at a medal ceremony in Kuwait, the BBC reported on Friday...
  10. jeffb

    Osama Bin Laden Dead

    CNN is reporting that President Obama is going to announce that Osama Bin Laden is not only dead but that the US has the body. The statement from the President will be (is) available here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/live?utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl CBC reporting...
  11. jeffb

    R&Q and Seperation Allowance- family in US

    There's a young Pte. at work who has recently been posted into the unit from St. Jean and he is being told that he is not entitled to SA and must pay R&Q (he's in training) as his spouse and children live in the United States. He was receiving SA and not paying R&Q while at St. Jean. Obviously...
  12. jeffb

    Nine liner

    Anyone know where I can find the format for the nine liner? I have DIN access if need be.
  13. jeffb

    Why I hate hippies- the Department of Peace?

    I've been getting fairly positive support from my friends and family on my decision to rejoin the CF. The most common question is "why do you want to be a soldier". In response, and to help answer this I posted "On Sheep, Sheepdogs and Wolves" retold by Grossman in On Killing. Well, needless...