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xx Major Site Upgrade

November 25, 2016, 15:42:39 by Mike Bobbitt

Today I completed a major site upgrade. There are some outstanding issues that I am aware of, and likely a whole lot that I am not aware of. Please use this thread to report any issues.

The Wiki is not working at the moment, for example. :)

Thanks for your patience, we will be back to "normal" as soon as possible.

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xx Public servant steals nearly $1 million in computer parts from DND

December 05, 2016, 10:17:40 by 211RadOp
Public servant steals nearly $1 million in computer parts from DND

A former federal public servant who stole nearly $1 million in computer parts from the Department of National Defence and sold some of them on the classified website Kijiji has pleaded guilty to fraud and breach of trust.

 Andrew Heggaton, 33, was a civilian member of the Canadian Forces Crypto Support Unit when he ordered the hard drives, motherboards, processors and graphics cards he would later steal over a four-year period between June 2011 and March 2015

More at link.  I remember when he was a CAF member.
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xx 28 Nov 2016: "Royal Canadian Navy Member Dies from Injuries"

November 28, 2016, 16:34:25 by
Not a great day for the CF - R.I.P. ...
Master Seaman (MS) Guillermo Morales Castellon passed away Friday, November 25 from injuries sustained on Monday, November 21, in an industrial accident at 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron located in Patricia Bay, near Victoria, British Columbia‎. There were no other personnel involved in the accident.

The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) will conduct an investigation into the accident with support from Formation Safety. Further, a Board of Inquiry will be convened into the circumstances surrounding Master Seaman Morales Castellon’s death.

The Commander of Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt thanks BC Ambulance Service and the members of the Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt Base Logistics team who came to MS Morales Castellon’s aid following the accident.


    “My deepest sympathies go out to the family, friends and colleagues of Master Seaman Guillermo Morales Castellon during this extremely difficult time; we are all saddened by the loss. Personnel from CFB Esquimalt and the Canadian Armed Forces will continue to provide support to his family while they deal with this tragedy.”

    — Captain (Navy) Steven Waddell, CFB Esquimalt Base Commander

Quick Facts

    Master Seaman Guillermo Morales Castellon joined the Army Reserve, 2nd Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, in 1995 and transferred to the Naval Reserve, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Donnacona, in 1998.
    In 2014, Master Seaman Guillermo Morales Castellon accepted a transfer to the Regular Force where he was posted to CFB Esquimalt Base Logistics. MS Morales Castellon served as part of the Patricia Bay Supply Team supporting 443 Squadron.
    An Assisting Officer and a Canadian Armed Forces Chaplain have been appointed to provide immediate and dedicated support to Master Seaman Guillermo Morales Castellon’s family who asks for privacy during this difficult time.
    As an investigation is ongoing into the nature of the incident, no further information will be released at this time.
    A BOI is an internal, non-judicial, administrative fact-finding investigation convened to examine and report on complex or significant events. Mandated by a Convening Authority, a BOI is conducted to determine facts, make findings, and develop recommendations with a view to preventing reoccurrence.
    In accordance with the Queen’s Regulations and Orders for the CAF, a BOI is convened to investigate the death of any CAF member who dies for reasons other than wounds received in action.
More from MARPAC boss:
The Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific, Rear-Admiral Art McDonald, issued the following statement today:

    ‘It is with deep sadness that I learned of the passing of Master Seaman (MS) Guillermo Morales Castellon, who succumbed to his injuries following a workplace accident on November 21, 2016.

    “My condolences go out to the family and friends of MS Morales Castellon, whose spouse was at his side when he passed.

    “As can be appreciated, the men and women of Maritime Forces Pacific, CFB Esquimalt and 443 Squadron are extremely saddened by his passing.  It is never easy to accept the sudden loss of a shipmate and friend.

    “MS Morales Castellon immigrated to Canada from Honduras and made the choice to faithfully serve our country for the last 22 years in the Army Reserve, Naval Reserve and as a member of the Regular Force.

    “To his friends and colleagues he was Will, a guy who loved to chat, was extremely likeable and who took time to truly connect with people.

    On behalf of the Navy family, I extend my deepest sympathy to his family, his friends and colleagues. Our thoughts and prayers are with them as they navigate this difficult time.”
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xx 28 Nov 16- CF-18 crash, Cold Lake - Pilot Killed

November 28, 2016, 15:47:21 by Brihard
Just breaking, a CF-18 went down over Cold Lake. Condition of the pilot unknown, active SAR believed in progress. 417 Sqn working to secure the crash site.
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xx Man badly injured in industrial accident at helicopter squadron base

November 22, 2016, 00:44:32 by daftandbarmy
Prayers for the injured man, and his colleagues and family  :salute:

A military member of CFB Esquimalt was seriously injured Monday morning in an industrial accident at 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron at Patricia Bay. The man was rushed to hospital. Military officials notified his next of kin and are working to support the man and his family during this difficult time, said Lt. (Navy) Nicole Murillo, base public affairs officer.

A crisis team was deployed to 443 Squadron to support those who assisted the injured man and to anyone else requiring assistance. Base Commander Steven Waddell has ordered an investigation into the situation.

No details of the accident will be released while the investigation is ongoing. However, Murillo said it did not involve any aircraft. “Our sympathies and prayers are with the member and the family and I can assure them that the Canadian Armed Forces is committed to providing all the necessary support to the member and family during this exceptionally difficult time,” said Waddell.

443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron is the west coast Sea King squadron. It provides three helicopter air detachments in support of the Royal Canadian Navy Pacific Fleet. The squadron works with the Navy in supporting government efforts to combat drug, fisheries and environmental violations in Canadian waters. Internationally, it supports Navy operations in surface and subsurface surveillance as well as peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.

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xx Military Leadership Woes (A proposed alternative)

November 20, 2016, 16:27:28 by UnwiseCritic
 Just a good read here for anyone interested alternate ways of doing business.  I found many parallels that plague our own system, though Canada and the USA will still each have their own unique problems.
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