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Recent content by kratz

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    Helicopter/Cyclone discussion (split from HMCS Fredricton thread)

    June 254th at 1pm will be the service for Slt Matthew Pike, in Truro NS. A notice on FB mentions a Three-volley salute will be conducted in Bible Hill NS between 11am to 11:15am, also on June 25th.
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    getting off course

    Harbour defence and some other roles see the RCN in the field as well. This means all services have a real potential for operating in the field. Nicer answers do not hide the hard truths. Remastering to hide from the field is a foll's errand. A trade might be less likely, but if/when it happens...
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    VAC wait times

    early April 2022 - early May 2022, 30 days from submitting my reassessment to receiving approval for increasing the injury award.
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    CO of Hal relieved

    Search the deployment announcement or change of command ceremony will usually provide the answer of who a unit CO is.
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    With the accepted definition of youth shifted to anyone younger than 30 years old, it's been a hard sell for many to not treat them all as children. /s
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    There is no doubt some eager members who might offer to help burn the Mega, or one of the "school of excellence" to the ground. :sneaky:
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    Soldier On Grant Program - now $750

    Agreed. As a charitable organisation, we chose to make our annual donations to Soldier On, one year. This way, our dollars go further to directly assist improving the lives of other veterans.
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    Queen's Platinum Jubilee

    Editorial cartoonist Bruce Mackinnon is one of the first 70 to receive the Platinum Jubilee medal.
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    Queen's Platinum Jubilee

    First I heard Manitoba has also issued a medal. Good catch. It appears all the medals are standardised, with the only notable change, being the provincial emblem on the back.
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    Queen's Platinum Jubilee

    Today's the start of the official, year long celebration of the Queen's Platinum jubilee. Canadian coverage has been subdued comprised to over in England. First 70 recipients of Queen's Platinum Jubilee announce in Halifax. Queen's Platinum Jubilee medal (Saskatchewan) revealed.
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    Decreased Earnings Capacity

    As with most veteran’s experiences, none of this applies to every situation. Answering in very general terms: Once a veteran’s recognised injuries are stable and at a maintenance stage, Diminished Earning Capacity (DEC) is a policy tool used by VAC to determine if the veteran has the capacity...
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    Surface Warfare Officer badge

    10am... Soup's on.
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    Active Shooter In NS. April 19 2020

    There is a call for volunteers at an RCMP event next month. Interestingly, not enough people are available to meet all the volunteer positions. Individuals say they support the reason for the ceremony, but not the RCMP.
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    Acting Chief of Military Personnel on Diversity, Inclusion, and Culture Change Short-Term Initiatives

    It might be the cynic in me, but D.I.E. = Diversity, Inclusion and Equity is very effective for two reasons. Opening spaces for target audiences and burying previous traditional population.
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    New Dress Regs 🤣

    Well...TBH, for the longest time, we couldn't wear the ball cap between Stad and Dockyard., or Windsor Park.