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  1. andpro

    Describing my job as a MARS Officer.

    I think this is a problem on the recruiting level as well. I have found that recruiters have a hard time describing exactly what a MARS officer does. I don't find that I was given a whole lot of information on what a MARS officer does. This might be different at for DEOs and CEOTPs who have to...
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    Neptune's Notes

    I had a copy of Neptune's notes on a word document emailed to me. I believe it was the version from the 90's that venture put together, but I don't recall there being a date on it, only the venture crest. I think I may have deleted it, but it does exist out there.
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    Reserve NAVCOMM BMQ to ROPT MARS ??

    It will make a big difference, I had a similar situation. You will be put on the AS pay scale, which is a lot more than the average NCdt makes. At least this is how it worked out for me.
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    Naval Officers Once Again to Wear the Executive Curl

    Will it be authorized if you are not one of the 268 and you incur the cost yourself?
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    Rudolf Hess

    Rudolf Hess is anything but a hero, the guy was a nazi to the bone like any other, you should do a bit more research and then try acting surprised.
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    Life on a Submarine ?

    I saw that the very first question mentions a pressure test. What exactly does the pressure test entail? I am interested in going sub-surface (a few years down the road from here ), but I have difficulty taking pressure in my ears. I had a lot of opperations when I was younger.
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    Marine electrician

    My father was a Marine electrician before he took his commission, apparently you learn a lot that would help you get a good electrical job in the civi world if you choose to get out later. My dad really liked the trade. I can't tell you much more than that, but good luck with your application.
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    u-boat attacks on canadian soil in WW2

    For anyone in the Ottawa area there is a special exhibit on the U-boat activity in the St.Laurence right next to the Afghanistan exhibit.
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    Name This Photo!!! - The AFV Recognition Thread

    yes thats correct.
  10. andpro

    Name This Photo!!! - The AFV Recognition Thread

    Nope not at all. :)
  11. andpro

    Name This Photo!!! - The AFV Recognition Thread

    I don't know if this one has been done yet but lets giv'er a try.
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    Name This Photo!!! - The AFV Recognition Thread

    It's a Grizzly APC by Blackwater USA. I recognized the picture from the CF Facebook group. Here is the link to the manufacturer's web site: http://www.blackwaterusa.com/armored/
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    FINALLY!! No more of this green stuff for me.
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    Marks for Prep Year in St. Jean?

    I was just like you when I first applied, saying that RMC would be the best thing for me, and I wanted to constantly be in a military setting as well. At a civi U you have a lot of free time and you don't have such regimented time table. There are some people at RMC who envy civi U students...
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    I am going tomorrow to get my joining instructions for IAP and figuring out what I am going to do for my EWAT. I was just wondering if there is anyone out there who could tell me what to expect when it comes to EWAT? If I have some choice as to what I will do is there any recommendations as to...
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    Remembering Corporal Chris Stannix

    I found this article on CBC.ca. It's good to see that his commrads are more than willing to finish the work that Cpl Stannix started. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2007/04/10/stannix-reservist.html Reservists vow to carry on for fallen friend Last Updated: Tuesday, April 10...
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    Remembering Corporal Chris Stannix

    I remember just one year ago Cpl Stannix was instructing on my BMQ, he was a soldier that everyone could look up to and he will be greatly missed. I am proud to have served with such a person. Fideliter
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    IAP/BOTC combined course...?

    There is no combined course this summer, IAP and BOTP are still run separately. As already stated the BOTP course is now longer so I don't think you are going to see a combined course any time soon. It sucks for the people who are exempt from SLT that they can't do their CAP, NETPO or whatever...
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    Vimy to be remembered in Ottawa

    I never knew about this, funny that it's not advertised around Ottawa. I will try to get out there, I have been to Vimy and I found it totally amazing. This is an excellent way to honour the soldiers who died for us.
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    Could Somebody please advise me?

    My parents were very supportive they were pretty psyched to be off the hook for paying for university. I would suggest you talk to them, do some research first lay out all the facts for them to see, stress to them that this something that you really want to do, but don't make it into a yelling...