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    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    Genuine question, where are the sailors coming from? We currently don't have enough to actually crew the existing fleet up to remar, with numbers trending downwards, and more ships coming, and that's without an MCDV replacement in the plan. I don't know where the MCDV obsolescence money is...
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    The Kingpost is Dead! Long Live the Vertrep!

    Every single fueling is reported and tracked, which includes which RAS station. Pretty easy to poll the data and figure out how many times it gets used, and when multiple ships can deploy without it operational over a period of a decade or more, it's hard to argue that you should fix that when...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    No, but when you are running a base, date someone outside the base. Similarly, if you are running the CAF, date someone outside of the CAF/DND. How is this difficult? If you want more dating options, don't get promoted to where you are running things. It's your workplace, not kettle of fish, and...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Separated or divorced, getting into a relationship with someone in NORAD when you are the 2 I/C on exchange seems like an awful idea, especially in the puritan US culture. Even if he didn't break any rules, it's a pretty big indication you messed up when a four star is talking to the embassy...
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    The Kingpost is Dead! Long Live the Vertrep!

    We went through something similar years ago when money was tight and capabilities were cut down on the 280s so that we could keep the platforms operating. This is the same idea, and we're already doing it ad hoc on different systems anyway by just never reactivating it. This just made it...
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    The Kingpost is Dead! Long Live the Vertrep!

    No, this was approved by the RCN with input from both coasts. It was cut this or lose another capability. These things have high 3rd line costs and if you've seen it used IRL you are a unicorn. Shit is busted and we're out of money.
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    The Kingpost is Dead! Long Live the Vertrep!

    We used it in 2015ish, but only because the Turkish ship couldn't do a RAS off one of our port/stbd RAS positions (something to do with the geometries and what they had working). It was the first time anyone had every seen it used for real, and there was a lot of gold anchors on the bosn and...
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    HMCS Calgary CO & XO Relieved Of Duty- January 2020

    This popped up on Vice as well, but it also included the ATI release. I noticed that someone didn't go through and delete all the email addresses, so every single person there is now has their forces email address in the public domain. The email chains are pretty funny to read, but I'm on Team...
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    Disobeying an unlawful/unethical order - Mandatory Vaccinations

    Sigh... there is also a correlation between the increase in autism and the decrease in pirates, but I don't think anyone is suggesting we need more pirates, or that is something we should fund for causation. The vaccine link has been studied, and aside from the study that was discredited...
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    New sea service cap for sailors

    Nah, it actually shrinks to restrict "good ideas". Pretty funny to see people complain about the old caps staying circular though; they are much more comfortable if you actually take out the packing ring that is in the top strictly to prevent damage during shipping (as per the enclosed...
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    HMCS Calgary CO & XO Relieved Of Duty- January 2020

    If anyone is curious, you can see all the DND related ATIs here, and request a copy for yourself if you want; lots of fishing trips, and some other weirdly specific ones. Completed Access to Information Requests | Open Government, Government of Canada
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    Disobeying an unlawful/unethical order - Mandatory Vaccinations

    Good luck with that, the easiest transition for a lot of CAF members is into defence related positions that require access to DND properties. If I was hiring people I'd probably play it safe and assume that would require COVID vaccination at some point to do the job, and employers are free to...
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    Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations for the Federal Public Service and RCMP

    Why? I had to get polio and yellow fever to deploy, and also get an MMR booster. I got the optional Hep A booster as well. Not sure how that is different from requiring a COVID vaccine, when there are numerous possibilities for getting domestically deployed, and continue to be available for...
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    Disobeying an unlawful/unethical order - Mandatory Vaccinations

    Huh, that's the stupidest thing I've read today. Both are avoidable, and the new variants a lot of younger, healthier non-vaccinated people are dying and otherwise ending up with permanent after effects. At what point are you going to decide that COVID is 'bad enough' to get vaccinated? When...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    On the flip side, the DM is far more swayed by political concerns vice operational effectiveness, and doesn't have any 'skin in the game' as an outsider to the CAF. I think it all really depends on the people; there are a lot of really dedicated, very skilled career public servants, and also...
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