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US Army Reviving the 11th Airborne Division in Alaska

Kirkhill

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There was before 1903. The Root Reforms saw this title changed to Chief of Staff. This was done in part to reinforce a civilian chain of command (the Chief of Staff worked for the Secretary of the Army) and in part in reference to the Prussian Army, where the senior military official was the Chief of the Great General Staff, who provided military advice to civilian political leaders. The UK also adopted this approach around the same time, with the titular head of the Army becoming the "Chief of the General Staff."

Ahem. "Chief of the Imperial General Staff" donchano? At least after 1909. :geek:
 

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The reason the 10th is in upper New York state has nothing to do with either Canada or mountains. And every thing to do with the senior Senator from NY who was at the time chairman of the Senate defence appropriations committee.
And he wanted s military base in his district.
Could have been worse he could have been from Kansas.
 

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A 43m mound on a former landfill for a Mountain Ops course?

One could run a better course off the LTF in Edmonton.

It was good enough for the Canada Games in 1971... don't forget the runout onto the ice of the lake. That doubles the drop to 86m. Positively vertiginious.

The creation of Blackstrap Mountain is a lasting legacy that continues to be enjoyed by Saskatoon residents, used for biking in the summer and skiing and snowboarding in the winter. The man made hill cost approximately $600,000 to build, the total cost included snowmaking, lifts and a day lodge.

 

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A 43m mound on a former landfill for a Mountain Ops course?

One could run a better course off the LTF in Edmonton.

I probably should have used an emoji of some sort to signify the absurdity of the suggestion. When the suggestion was made (it was during a training coord conference in the 1990s) there was a lot of rolling of eyes. The individual who made it had probably never done a bde ski school, mtn ops or even been to Dundern before.
 

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I probably should have used an emoji of some sort to signify the absurdity of the suggestion. When the suggestion was made (it was during a training coord conference in the 1990s) there was a lot of rolling of eyes. The individual who made it had probably never done a bde ski school, mtn ops or even been to Dundern before.
Dundurn has an awesome training area. Mountain Ops would not be my first choice of training objectives there, however.
 
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