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  1. dimsum

    VIDEO: MPs express annoyance at twerking dance routine at Naval event

    Whoops. Mod edit to fix link to one that works as of Thursday morning
  2. dimsum

    RAAF marks centenary by dropping gendered ‘airman’ term in favour of ‘aviator’

    Not sure if their ranks of Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman and Leading AC/ACW will change as well, like ours did. https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/raaf-marks-centenary-by-dropping-gendered-airman-term-in-favour-of-aviator-20210408-p57hmk.html#comments
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    Royal Australian Air Force centenary - 31 Mar 2021

    Photo of RAAF current aircraft fleet. Interestingly, you see how big the A330 MRTT is compared to the P-8 and 737 AWACS beside it. Also, the F-35A and Classic Hornet is smaller than the Super Hornet.
  4. dimsum

    Australia to decommission Armidale-class boat after 14-year service

    Meanwhile, our MCDVs are 10 years older and still going for the foreseeable future. https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/australia-to-decommission-armidale-class-boat-after-14-year-service
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    Teri Bailey death: Navy sailor’s father warns young women to stay away

    The ADF is going through a crisis as well. https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/military/teri-bailey-death-navy-sailors-father-warns-young-women-to-stay-away/news-story/9c8221bfb11f03197b75a44a2e6f5229
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    RAAF re-establishes No. 100 Squadron as Air Force Heritage Squadron

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    Marines, rejoice: Someone made crayons that are actually meant to be eaten

    Genius! https://taskandpurpose.com/culture/do-marines-eat-crayons/?fbclid=IwAR0NPRNaVI0R7R9UTTLsmw1x0YjAzPQNhDDkYdM1mf8kA4GBUlGalZ6NWQ0
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    Poor IT support hurting Canadian military operations, internal review finds

    Is this a surprise to anyone? https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/poor-it-support-hurting-canadian-military-operations-internal-review-finds-1.5253148?fbclid=IwAR2g-YPFCxmS_FmyWsFWKdnK7gOFgX9r7zhx66zRGUVHPmMa9Ya6y6t1swI
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    Suspected Chinese submarine drone found by Indonesian fishermen in crucial maritime passage to Australia

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    Space Force members will officially be called ‘Guardians’

    Guardian 3rd Class?  Senior Master Guardian?  https://taskandpurpose.com/news/space-force-guardians/?fbclid=IwAR3hUSXmBn9TOiUDxJPUREhVfXAtc4CQYmRvw3pK5OqSbZQVNtlY6MLdoQE
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    Aircrew NCMs and ranks

    Split from the MQ-25 Stingray discussion and the subsequent "should Pilots be officers" discussion, the RCAF doesn't follow our Commonwealth allies (RAF, RAAF, RNZAF, etc) with NCM Aircrew ranks either.  In those forces, when one becomes an aircrew NCM either off the street or OT, they...
  12. dimsum

    Star Wars Rogue Squadron teaser trailer - Director Patty Jenkins

    Awesome.  Can't wait 'til 2023. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bLkTjn6Y_s&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR2BzGOiIIDEYkIhoBL2DbatUCaAvMuiZqKsddGyQKELYYyt6Ob9WVVKqag
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    Textile Tech - UBC researchers and partners collab for wearable technologies

    It's buried in the article, but this is a DND Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program. https://ok.ubc.ca/okanagan-stories/textile-tech/
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    Mosul (2020) on Netflix

    It's a good film about the Nineveh SWAT in Mosul, based on an article from The New Yorker:  https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/02/06/the-desperate-battle-to-destroy-isis https://www.inverse.com/entertainment/mosul-netflix-review-russo-brothers
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    Two killed in Manitoulin Island shooting incident [OPP officer and civilian]

    RIP. https://northernontario.ctvnews.ca/two-killed-in-manitoulin-island-shooting-incident-a-veteran-opp-officer-and-a-civilian-1.5196079
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    What’s in a Soldier? How to Rebrand the Canadian Armed Forces

    From CGAI in Oct 2020: https://www.cgai.ca/whats_in_a_soldier_how_to_rebrand_the_canadian_armed_forces
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    "Fifty-Nine Steps to the Crow's Nest"

    Documentary about the Crow's Nest, the Seagoing Naval Officer's Club in St. John's, NL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGaeLtTAADc&fbclid=IwAR0ue9rAnB4PN08ci2RyZK3opzjhmq1f4DaOJntccMdf2gR3XYB2x_1ZHxk
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    Apache helicopters on the cusp of replacing Tigers

    The Australian Army has had issues with their Tiger ARH helicopters for years. https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6194298075001
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    Air Force Reaper Drone Fires "Air-to-Air" Missile

    Granted, this is a short-range AIM-9X missile, but maybe AMRAAM, etc is on the horizon? https://defensemaven.io/warriormaven/air/air-force-reaper-drone-fires-air-to-air-missile-mzz2RX8OY0KGsb-JMgfVvw
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    Australian special forces Instagram account mocks war crime allegations...

    Not a good look.  Units *cough cough CAR* have been disbanded for that sort of stuff. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-03/instagram-account-from-australian-special-forces-mocks-killings/12595062