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    Defence suicide royal commission hears ADFA cadet accommodation is a 'breeding ground' for unnacceptable behaviour

    Note: The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) is like RMC in Kingston, except that Australian Army officer cadets then go to RMC Duntroon, which is like Sandhurst. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-01/adfa-cadet-accommodation-under-royal-commission-spotlight/101720798
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    Stores on an Aircraft Carrier

    I wonder what their MOSID for "Starbucks Barista" would be...?
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    Ontario gives more ‘strong mayor’ powers to Toronto, Ottawa

    I'm probably missing something here, but aren't those two different levels of govt? https://globalnews.ca/news/9283307/ontario-gives-more-strong-mayor-powers-to-toronto-ottawa/
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    Embarking on USS Gerald Ford

    Fun fact - the Vice-Commander of the USN 2nd Fleet is a Canadian RAdm.
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    Recruiting Requires Bold Changes - USNI Proceedings

    Piece by Commandant of the USMC on recruiting, retention, and culture change. Unsurprisingly, lots of parallels can be drawn to our situation...
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    CAF now re-open to Permanent Residents

    From the CAF Recruiting page: https://forces.ca/en/apply-now/
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    New US Navy recruiting video

    Annoying background music aside, it's a pretty good ad.
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    New British Army commercial

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    New perks on offer as Defence sounds alarm on military staff recruitment and retention

    Stand by for more headhunting! https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-10-22/new-workplace-perks-on-offer-as-defence-sounds-alarm-on-mili/101565214
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    Who gets to call themselves a ‘combat veteran’? - Task and Purpose

    It's an American article, but we have some similar discussions. Example: Is "combat" limited to life-threatening situations for the member? What if an RPA pilot launches a missile 6000km away - are they considered in "combat"...
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    Australian procurement issues

    Two articles. I've been following Aussie news for quite a while now, and I've noticed a marked change in willingness to publicly talk about issues like this since about 2016. I remember the articles in NaPo, etc about why we should be like the Australians in our procurement - turns out they're...
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    Nearly 4,500 Canadian Armed Forces members, families waiting for military housing

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    ADF signs up for next generation of [small arms] weapons

    The Aussies are ditching the Browning Hi-Power Mk 3 for the Sig Sauer M320. Cue jokes about buying used Brownings https://news.defence.gov.au/media/media-releases/adf-signs-next-generation-weapons
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    Woman recalls the time a retired Marine general ‘saved my life’ as a college student in an abusive relationship

    Click-bait title aside, the actual leadership lessons are actually really good within the article...
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    Ukraine-Russia war: US army doctor and wife charged with Russia spying

    Yikes. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-63079868
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    Tweet attributed to Canadian Prime Minister on trending hashtag is fabricated - Associated Press

    I can't believe this isn't the Beaverton. https://apnews.com/article/fact-check-trudeau-fake-tweet-on-censorship-841211591306?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=APFactCheck&utm_source=Twitter
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    After Queen Elizabeth II's death, Indigenous Australia can't be expected to shut up. Our sorry business is without end

    Many points that could be swapped between Canada and Australia. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-18/queen-death-indigenous-australia-colonisation-empire/101445508
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    U.S. Army recommends food stamps for soldiers struggling with inflation

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    Defence charged over death of RAAF member

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    Australia's military structure, preparedness and investments to be reviewed for first time in a decade