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  1. daftandbarmy

    Majority of Canadians not interested in joining the CAF

    It's a hot job market out there and most government jobs find it hard to compete, like in the US military too apparently. Oh, and some of the people I talk to - Canadians - think their kids are all going to be drafted and sent to war against Russia so there's that (ridiculous) perception...
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    Injured hiker airlifted from West Coast Trail

    Update... Holy crap, over! Branch pierced Texas man's eye, went into his brain, in West Coast Trail accident A Texas man is recovering in Victoria General Hospital after a branch pierced his left eye and rammed into his skull when he fell off a log while hiking on the rugged West Coast...
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    19-year-old reservist dies after collapsing during training march

    How terribly sad... Air Son Ar Duthchais 19-year-old reservist dies after collapsing during training march A 19-year old reservist from the Lorne Scots Regiment based in Oakville, Ont. died last week after collapsing during a training exercise. According to a posting on the regiment's...
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    Ricks Napkin Challenge- The Infantry Section and Platoon

    I have no idea if this is a factor in the Swedish approach, but they are organized and trained in a mainly 'Defend Sweden' mode, as opposed to an expeditionary military that is common in other countries like the US, UK and Canada. For example, I recall attending a lecture on cold injuries given...
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    Majority of Canadians not interested in joining the CAF

    'Benefits' and 'job security' are a part of the scam they run so they can treat you poorly, and pay you chump change, without having to worry as much about you quitting for another job. Independence and self-agency are the best cure for that ;)
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    Majority of Canadians not interested in joining the CAF

    A US article, but with similar patterns observed in Canada. Subtitle: 'the CAF is probably screwed for years to come' ;) TOP HIRING CHALLENGES FOR 2022: WHY IT’S SO HARD TO FILL JOBS RIGHT NOW As we move past disruptive Covid-19-related restrictions, new hiring challenges have emerged. With...
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    Majority of Canadians not interested in joining the CAF

    At least 'Actors' didn't even make the list, which shows an unnerving degree of wisdom ;)
  9. daftandbarmy

    Ukraine - Superthread

    Bring back the Vickers! Why Ukraine’s army still uses a 100-year-old machinegun Mocked by Russia, the M1910 nevertheless has advantages over more modern weapons Ukrainian forces are fighting off Russian invaders with types of machineguns which entered service when Ukraine was part of a...
  10. daftandbarmy

    Acting Chief of Military Personnel on Diversity, Inclusion, and Culture Change Short-Term Initiatives

    Just genuinely curious ... is that actually formally stated anywhere, or is it just an 'informal policy'?
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    Carl G

    There, FTFY ;)
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    Carl G

    You forgot one option: Paratrooper with anti-tank mine: Priceless ;) #tbt The Hawkins mine/grenade is 7 inches and weighs 2 pounds. Developed by the British but used wisely by US Army Paratroopers. They would strap it to the lower left leg as shown.⁣ ⁣ When a vehicle drove over the...
  13. daftandbarmy

    FWSAR (CC130H, Buffalo, C27J, V22): Status & Possibilities

    I'm still gob smacked that the Deputy Wing Commander at CFB Comox has apparently sent out the suggestion that CAF members and their families can just apply for housing through a local to BC social housing scheme for 'on the edge of financial ruin' families, thus setting comparatively well paid...
  14. daftandbarmy

    Ukraine - Superthread

    Now, now... I'm sure that there are heroic efforts underway - as we speak - to increase the amount of loyalty required to guarantee a good outcome for our most senior ranks ;)
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    I assume he's taking leadership cues from Canadian Senior Officers? ;)
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    Weird stolen valour encounter

    He's clearly not a proper Walt anyways.... because the 'Full Metal Walt' never Walts about being a Reservist ;)
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    FWSAR (CC130H, Buffalo, C27J, V22): Status & Possibilities

    And there are thousands of Canadian workers living in camps built by these guys all across the country: TEMPORARY MODULAR LIVING QUARTERS FOR ANY INDUSTRY Living and working far from friends, family and the comforts of home can be tough for your people. We know the importance of providing them...