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    Active Shooter In NS. April 19 2020

    Just wanted to add a piece about JRCC; they know and deal with active shooter scenarios as readily as police depts deal with blue water SAR. “They don’t even know what they don’t know” kind of idea. RCAF primary SAR assets do not have sensors; I’m not even sure if they have AIS let alone an...
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    Active Shooter In NS. April 19 2020

    Using IR for a single person in the water…not so much help really (been there done that…unsuccessfully I’ll add). There are lots of factors that come into play; temps, sea state, size of search area, time of day, weather. I’ve done overland SAR looking with IR at night. Every camp fire...
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    Active Shooter In NS. April 19 2020

    I would have called the other wing in NS; no offense to MH but in LRP we have the legs, altitude and a better EOIR, comms etc. We also do SAR secondary and hold Ready crews 24/7/365. I’m totally not surprised JRCC didn’t even think of Auroras; that’s actually a very embarrassing article for...
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    Divining the right role, capabilities, structure, and Regimental System for Canada's Army Reserves

    We did our trade trg on those nights as well though. We were lucky though, in that we had a decent size trg area literally off the back step of the Armouries. Copps of woods, open fields, old runways...we could do lots of stuff "urban" armouries soldiers couldn't do. So, we were quite lucky.
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    Divining the right role, capabilities, structure, and Regimental System for Canada's Army Reserves

    Back in my Res Armd Recce days, we made good use of Cl A trg nights. Even after we went to 1 trg night/week (Thurs). Eg - est a Mtd Op Screen, to exercise all steps of BP. At 2100hrs on a Trg night, issue a Wng O with task of Est Mtd Op Screen by Tp Ldr. BP - starts, ends at 2200hrs. Enough...
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    Divining the right role, capabilities, structure, and Regimental System for Canada's Army Reserves

    Without focusing on money, though - how many of the 32 days/year (not much to start with…) is left after all the mandatory stuff to train soldiering stuff? And how effective are those remaining days with the kit shortages etc?
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    Reconstitution

    Just get one of those napping chits someone was referring to…
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    Divining the right role, capabilities, structure, and Regimental System for Canada's Army Reserves

    How much of that is happening though in a max 32 day A class trg year, once all the mandatory stuff is completed? How many actual days are spent doing “hard” trade trg? What level of proficiency in core tasks are the average in todays A Res? And this; this isn’t the A Red’s fault. If mom...
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    Divining the right role, capabilities, structure, and Regimental System for Canada's Army Reserves

    I am going to have to agree with the folks proposing a re-org of the A Res. “Militia politics” are the only reason for the existence of 2 CBGs in Atlantic Canada, and for the existence of units that are troop/platoon strength in numbers but commanded by LCols. I can’t imagine morale is...
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    Reconstitution

    But...but the loud spinny things.
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    Reconstitution

    Can they issue base-wide emails about parades, so people know ahead of time when to put in leave passes or get the appropriate MELs (no ironing, no polishing, arms must not be swung to and fro, etc)?
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    SHOES FOR OFFICERS AND CWO

    I think you would find the direction in 265 is more related to Orders of dress, vice rank of personnel.
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    Op NEON - CAF Helps Enforce N.Korea Sanctions

    With tanker support - the TF is usually comprised of us, the USN, RNZAF, and RAAF. There was lots of USAF assets including refuelers at Kadena.
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