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  1. Canadian.Trucker

    course staff officer

    Excellent advice! You are there to do a job as the Course O.  However, use it as an opportunity to also hone and improve your own skills as a Pl Comd.  When I was running courses in Meaford I would try and get as creative as I could with my FTX's, mainly because I wanted to improve my own...
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    "Korengal", follow up to documentary Restrepo

    I watched Resrepo after I returned from Afghanistan.  Gave me goosebumps.  Was a very well done movie.
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    What's the dumbest thing you heard said today?

    Welcome to a purple base.  Guess you didn't know you've been living our life wrong in the CAF for all these years did you?
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    French and US volunteers tend to graves, honor lives of fallen WWII heroes

    Awesome story, thanks D&B. Always nice to see background and stories about the men and women that gave their lives in service to ones country, for me at least it lends perspective to what has happened in the past.
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    Most Canadians can't identify the war during which Canadians fought at Vimy

    I would say I'm definitely part of Group A in your example in regards to the belief that history is a very important thing so that no matter what in life we do we learn and move forward to not repeat those same mistakes.  Whether this be in the context of military operations, or in the regular...
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    USN Zumwalt Launched

    I agree that $4b/ship is insanely expensive, but I thought I read previously in another article that the $4b also covered the costs of the plans, development and modernization of this new class.  So my guess would be that follow on ships would have a significant reduction in cost.
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    USN Zumwalt Launched

    pew pew... pew pew pew... BOOM!  'murica In all seriousness looks like a very capable ship from what I've read on it.
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    What's the dumbest thing you heard said today?

    Just had this happen to me on a brief: Briefer "Member X needs to report at 1700hrs, if they show up at 1650hrs tell them to go away and report back in 10 minutes so they are on time." Later in the brief. Briefer "For Member X if they are late they are granted a 15 minute window, so they can...
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    Canada's First Nations - CF help, protests, solutions, etc. (merged)

    No one should be shocked by this article at all.
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    What's the dumbest thing you heard said today?

    I love the ones that are the 17-19 year olds saying they have no military experience or have never shot a rifle, but are ready to kill and do it all.  What a joke.  My favourite was the guy that stated he knew the FBI, CIA etc could track emails and that he is prepared for them to come and get...
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    Funny Pix & Video Thread

    That was truly epic!
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    Ex ARCTIC RAM 2014

    Having been to the arctic myself and roughly 24 hours away from deploying on another winter ex into the middle of nowhere, I can say that I wish my unit would look at tropical warfare.  Maybe in the DR or another similar environment.  I volunteer for advanced party. Hope they have fun, it is a...
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    You are correct and I believe that change needs to come WRT the governments treatment and support of veterans.  For myself I would still rather have a Conservative Government that on the whole treats the military better than any of the other parties would.
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    A good read to be sure. The topic of veterans and what has been in the media recently came up today around the conference table with some of my NCOs.  And while we all agreed the Government of Canada could improve in many areas, we were all also of the opinion that the topic of veteran issues...
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    Rank inflation/appointments/ranking above one's weight (split from CDS promos)

    ED&T = Exempt Drill and Training Figured I would peek around and drop that in with the hopes that your post wasn't sarcastic.  50/50 shot  ;D
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    Fitness for Operational Requirements of CAF Employment ( FORCE )

    You still have 15 years to hit that benchmark, no?  /suck up  ;) For me I too felt that the test was a little light, but it still got the blood flowing and wasn't a complete blowout for younger personnel.  There's never going to be a one size fits all solution, but maybe with a few tweaks the...
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    Movie Trailer- Lone Survivor

    Just saw the movie last night and enjoyed it.  Just like peltch said I am also looking forward to reading the book.
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    Wounded Warrior: Personal Story

    You should be proud.  Continue to walk forward with your head held high.  Thank you again for your inspiring words.
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    Cpl Camilo Sanhueza-Martinez; March 9, 1985 - January 8, 2014

    He was in my Platoon for workup trg and this news has rippled through the rest of my guys and hit us all hard. Going down tonight for the wake and hopefully will be there for the funeral tomorrow.