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xx The Warning System

April 26, 2018, 14:53:06 by Scott
Next to the Staff turnover last year, the largest change we've had is in how we apply and manage warnings. In the old days, it was by manually slapping a huge banner on a user's account, writing it up and then manually removing it when the time came. The new approach is simpler and more transparent, for everyone. It's also streamlined to keep the Staff from becoming bogged down in managing warnings.

  • A 0% warning can be used if a "warning shot" is needed, with no impact.
  • Users may apply a +5% warning to another user via the MilPoints Assessment screen, this falls into line with our users policing users approach.
  • At 10% a user is added to a watch list for the staff.
  • At 25% a user is moderated (all posts must be approved)
  • At 50%+ a user is muted (they cannot post)
  • Warnings automatically decay at a rate of 10% per day.
  • Each Staff can apply no more than 50% to a given user, on a given day.
  • This means any Staff can mute a user immediately, but concurrence from another Staff is required to keep it in place.
  • E.G. A user with 70% warning will be unable to post for 2 days, and back to normal usage in 7 days.
  • A user's entire warning history is displayed on the warning screen.
  • Staff can decrease warning % at any time.
  • All messages and warnings are logged, this helps any review process.

If you receive a warning that you wish to dispute, PM me and I will look into it. Please do not PM any Staff you see online. We're trying, as much as possible, to streamline how we handle matters like this, and a common approach is what is required.

Any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.
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xx 'Fake' missing snowmobiler call cost Canadian Armed Forces $88K

January 21, 2019, 18:30:09 by OceanBonfire
If convicted, person who made false report in N.W.T. could face prison time

Hilary Bird · CBC News · Posted: Jan 21, 2019

Search and rescue teams board a Hercules aircraft in Yellowknife on Jan. 10 to search for a snowmobiler who reported himself missing. The RCMP subsequently deemed that the report was false. (Submitted by Shai Topaz)

A week and a half-long search for a missing snowmobiler, which turned out to be based on a false call, cost the Canadian Armed Forces almost $88,000, according to an official.

RCMP in Hay River, N.W.T., said they received a distress call just before midnight on Jan. 7 from a man claiming to be lost on his snowmobile. The line was poor and it was difficult to make out what he was saying, but police identified him as 20-year-old Shawn Lafferty.

Last week, police said they had determined the call was "fake." RCMP say they are still investigating who made the call.

Police said it came from a tower near Behchoko and the man was believed to be in the area of Yellowknife, Hay River, Fort Providence, Behchoko or Whati.

Shortly after they received the call on Jan. 7, police launched air and ground searches for the missing man, focusing on areas with cabins.

Two days later, the Royal Canadian Air Force sent a CC-130 Hercules aircraft from Winnipeg, along with a seven-person crew to help with the search.

Lt. Jeff Lura, with the Canadian Armed Forces, told CBC News that the cost of the 13.5 hour flight was just under $88,000.

"Thankfully, though a response turned out to be unnecessary in this case, it did not jeopardize any other [search and rescue] demands with the region," Lura wrote in an email.

Local volunteers with the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association also took part in the operation. Over two days, nine volunteers spent more than 10 hours looking for the missing snowmobiler.

Behchoko RCMP wouldn't say how many of its officers were involved in the search or how much it cost.

Could face prison time

Under the Criminal Code of Canada, anyone who makes a false report like this one can be charged with public mischief and, if convicted, could spend up to five years in prison.

Two years ago in Saskatchewan a woman was convicted of public mischief after helping her husband fake his own death. For days, searchers, aircraft and an underwater dive team looked for the man, who was actually living 130 kilometres away.

His wife, Michelle Ross, was sentenced to four months of house arrest and ordered to pay $10,000 to the Search and Rescue Saskatchewan Association of Volunteers to cover the cost of the search.
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xx New facility for the Royal Canadian Dragoons

January 15, 2019, 19:01:22 by OceanBonfire

January 15, 2019 – Petawawa, Ontario – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

In support of Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Government of Canada is providing modern, green and functional infrastructure in which our military personnel can work and train.

Today, on behalf of Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan, William Amos, Member of Parliament for Pontiac, announced a project to deliver new and enhanced facilities for the Royal Canadian Dragoons at 4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa.

This pilot project represents the first time the Government of Canada will use the integrated project delivery approach for a construction project. This approach offers a unique way to manage construction projects and deliver results faster, by promoting greater collaboration and innovation between industry and the Crown.

Valued at $80.6 million, the project is expected to provide economic opportunities for the local community and generate about 225 jobs during the construction period. It will see the renovation of three existing buildings, and the replacement of eight obsolete buildings with a single, centralized 9,900-m2 facility. These modern facilities will provide the regiment with enhanced vehicle maintenance, storage, logistics and training areas to increase collaboration and support daily operations.


“Through our defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, we are ensuring that the women and men of our Canadian Armed Forces have the tools, facilities and equipment they need to do the important work we ask of them. This project will provide Canadian Armed Forces members with enhanced logistics and training areas to support them in their daily operations. This new, modern infrastructure will also support our government’s commitment to fighting climate change while providing good, middle class jobs for local residents.”

 - Harjit S. Sajjan, Defence Minister

“This project represents a great investment for the Royal Canadian Dragoons, as well as the wider Ottawa Valley and Pontiac regions. By replacing aging infrastructure with updated green facilities, we’re increasing our military’s capabilities, lowering our carbon footprint, and creating jobs and economic opportunities for Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.”

 - William Amos, Member of Parliament for Pontiac

Quick facts

- Formed in 1883, the Royal Canadian Dragoons is the most senior armoured regiment of the Canadian Army.

- The integrated project delivery approach is more innovative than traditional delivery models, and has been used to successfully deliver private sector infrastructure projects.

- The Crown, the designer and the builder have formed an integrated project team, and will establish goals and make project decisions together throughout the project. Emphasis on collaborative, early project planning has the potential to shorten the construction phase and deliver the project faster and at a better value.

- On behalf of DND, Defence Construction Canada (DCC) awarded the construction and design contracts to PCL Constructors Inc. and Architecture49 Inc.

- Initial design and planning are expected to be completed by fall 2019, with construction and renovations expected to begin by spring 2020. The facility is expected to be completed in 2021.

- The new building will meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver standards and save an estimated $4.6 million in operations and maintenance costs over 40 years.

- This and other green projects will help Defence reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings and non-military vehicles by 40 percent (from 2005 levels) by 2030, and support the new federal emissions reduction target of 80 percent by 2050.

- DCC is a Crown corporation that delivers infrastructure and environmental projects for the defence of Canada. It provides contracting, construction contract management and related infrastructure services to DND.
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xx Job Posting: Principal, Royal Military College of Canada

January 04, 2019, 20:46:43 by daftandbarmy
Here's your big chance ;)

Royal Military College of Canada
Kingston, Ontario

Established in 1876, the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) is a bilingual military-civilian university that is proud of its heritage of producing leaders for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and Canada. Its mission is to produce officers with the mental, physical and linguistic capabilities and the ethical foundation required to lead with distinction in the CAF. Its role is multifaceted and unique, and it is dedicated to the education and development of leaders committed to serving Canada through a programme that consists of four components: Academics, Military Leadership, Physical Fitness and Bilingualism. Located in the historic City of Kingston, against the beautiful backdrop of Lake Ontario, RMC has approximately 200 faculty, 400 staff and 3,600 part-time and full-time graduate and undergraduate students (on-campus and distance learning) in the Faculties of Arts, Science and Engineering.

The Principal is the academic leader of RMC accountable for defining the academic policy and frameworks for the College and for the operation of all academic and second language activities of the institution. The Principal provides the corporate leadership for the development and execution of the strategic concepts, planning and broad executive management necessary to maintain the long-standing tradition of the College as an institution of academic excellence. The Principal represents RMC both nationally and internationally, working to maintain and further promote the College as an accredited university of academic excellence. The Principal is also the senior academic advisor of the CAF.

The Principal works within the structure of the CAF where the command structure supports the generation and operation of military resources. As a corporate leader of a hybrid military-civilian university within this command structure, the Principal must navigate the affairs of the university through the chain of command. The Commandant is the senior military officer, whereas the Principal is the senior academic officer.

Closing date: February 6 2019
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xx Air battle managers support Exercise Antler South

January 04, 2019, 18:31:12 by Dimsum
Never heard of Air Battle Manager in the Canadian context before.  Is that the new term for Air Weapons Controller?


Flying at speeds often exceeding 800 km/h and with limited situational awareness, fighter pilots rely on air battle managers (ABMs) to guide them in accomplishing their mission. With access to extensive radar arrays, modern command and control systems, and a multitude of radios, ABMs are essential in ensuring that fighter jets are employed effectively and successfully in the defence of Canada and of Canada’s interests abroad.

Considered the “third wingman,” an ABM can see a much bigger picture than the pilots in the jets, and so can provide safety and mission-related point-outs critical for mission success. ABMs also provide a link between higher levels of command and the tactical employment of the fighter jets.
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xx Still the Greatest Power on Earth

January 04, 2019, 11:21:22 by Oldgateboatdriver
MSC Zoe after an Atlantic storm:

She is a Post-Panamax vessel - to quote the president, a "HUGE" vessel - And the sea, she still wants to kill us all. :nod:
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