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  1. chowchow1

    Can anyone suggest a Realtor?

    My buddy Matt is a real estate agent and spent 10 years in the army, so he is very well versed in our specific moves and what we need. https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Matt-Ridyard-Realty-Executives-Polaris-Edmonton/527906257249088?fref=ts
  2. chowchow1

    For Sale: Foreign military uniforms

    Photos sent by email!
  3. chowchow1

    Future Canadian Airborne Capability and Organisation! Or, is it Redundant? (a merged thread)

    1: As I mentioned, you obviously arent in 3VP. We havent had 3 rifle companies for months. I taught on the last course, so when it comes to this stuff I am pretty up to date. Interesting you mention all the people attached to us at the time, because that is news to me. A medic, yes, but not the...
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    Future Canadian Airborne Capability and Organisation! Or, is it Redundant? (a merged thread)

    You have 30 qualified snipers in your unit, in a sniper position? Sounds a bit heavy to me.
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    Future Canadian Airborne Capability and Organisation! Or, is it Redundant? (a merged thread)

    You mention you are infantry, and out west. I am quite certain from your post that you sure arent in 3 VP. 1: There is no jump battalion, it is a jump company. Recce has a jump det, and most snipers are static square / MFP qualified. 2: We have a number of PPF qualified members, and there is...
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    For Sale: Foreign military uniforms

    Ah crap, sorry guys! I totally forgot about this post! I am sitting on duty as BOS right now, but when I get home tomorrow I will post the photos! The Russian one is the standard issue, with cap and a belt. There is also the urban cam worn by OMON (federal police) and spetsnaz, and comes with...
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    Will I keep my rank once I go from PRes to RegF?

    I wouldnt push too hard to keep it. Think of showing up after having done two years in the reserves and being a Cpl ahead of those in the regs who have been in for three years and are still Ptes. When I went from Res to Reg I did my QL3 again ( 10 weeks 1st time, 16 weeks the 2nd) and didnt...
  8. chowchow1

    Treatment of gays through BMQ and Service?

    We had one guy in 3VP who was openly gay. He was also very fit, and very strong. No one dared to even utter a word of homophobic BS his way! Honestly, from my point of view as an NCO in an infantry unit, there may be a bit of talk, but I know that you will be judged way more on your work ethic...
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    Ultimate Soldier Challenge - USMC Force Recon vs Canadian Light Infantry

    Deep Reconnaissance Platoons, or DRPs, are units within Recon Battalions that carry out the role of Force Reconnaissance. So my statement was fair. I am not even going to touch on the other stuff said here. The fact that people think that regular Canadian infantry units are pretty much special...
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    Ultimate Soldier Challenge - USMC Force Recon vs Canadian Light Infantry

    Did you really just say that? Having worked with a lot of other infantry units from around the world, we are are pretty on par with the standard. Comparing us to USMC FR, which is  the SF of the marines is an unfair, and unfit comparison. There is a very tough selection, and the course is...
  11. chowchow1

    Traveling to Cuba, any precautions needed?

    OMG !! OPSEC!!!! Imagine the secrets they could gain from me!!! I bet there is going to be someone at the border waiting for me to ask me all sorts of questions about stuff they could easily google!!!
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    Modest Proposal from an Immodest Source - MLI

    I have to say, it is pretty strange how little joint training we do. The concept of 'one mission, one team' would hold a lot more weight if we actually did some tri-force exercises! Obviously this would take A LOT of planning, but now that the war is over, this is the sort of stuff we should...
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    Traveling to Cuba, any precautions needed?

    This is interesting: Thank you for submitting your Notice of Intent to Travel to Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Poland. Travel dates are 2013-06-30 through 2013-07-19. It is understood that these dates may vary slightly.  We are pleased to provide pertinent security information...
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    Traveling to Cuba, any precautions needed?

    I have to admit, as someone who travels quite a bit (more than 50 countries) I am amazed at some of the advice given on here to people in an attempt to maintain OPSEC. From my experience, having travelled with people who are less experienced, the more concerned you are with OPSEC and hiding...
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    Modest Proposal from an Immodest Source - MLI

    In regards to the ships, I really cant say anything since I have no idea what any of the mentioned data really means. As an NCO who has served 11 years in the infantry, I can touch on the Marine Light Infantry force mentioned. We have 9 infantry battalions, and that is all we need. However...
  16. chowchow1

    Russia's Putin calls for revival of Soviet-era fitness tests

    Sounds like something we should look at here.
  17. chowchow1

    CADPAT winter whites

    I have always had my own winter white cadpat, its called charcoal.
  18. chowchow1

    ships diver course and quals

    Thanks for the info everyone. I would love to eventually attend selection for CD, but one thing at a time.
  19. chowchow1

    Some general Navy questions

    Wow, thats a lot of really great info, thanks everyone! I will be putting in for ETech, and would think that, since it is an in demand trade, my choice will be granted. I should have put that up there in my initial post. From the sounds of it, I am in for quite a shock when it comes to the PT...
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    Some general Navy questions

    Thanks! The PT question was meant for more in terms of garrison... or the Navy equivalent of it... when you aren't sailing around.  Speaking of that, what do Navy people do when their ship isnt out to sea? Ship maintenance ?
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