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    CANFORGEN 040/19 - Patches and T-shirts

    Been hanging around our southern neighbours a bit too long?
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    USMC's Loss Army Gains

    I see the driver gets some sort of seat suspension. Wonder what the chassis' suspension travel's like, because those things will be driven like they're stolen. Can't see it helping the back and spine situation.
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    CO-ED Accommodation

    Absolutely. Bet we'd be closer in a lot of ways if our southern neighbours were the Netherlands and Germany, rather than what we've got*. Would be interesting to see if there's ways, in the initial few years of training, to artificially achieve some of the same results, re: "de-gendering" fellow...
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    CO-ED Accommodation

    Potentially, a replication of the Norwegian experience, if the cultural inputs were close enough for the same outcomes to occur.
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    Camp/garrison routine

    Afternoon all! I'm putting together a ceremonial and traditions module for a senior cadet-focused course, but have had no luck finding anything that outlines camp or garrison routine. Looking primarily to contextualize the standard bugle and bagpipe calls in their original, routine usage...
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    Dining Facility Blue's

    Comparing the three (and VENTURE galley - forgot that one!), no, it's still at the bottom: serviceable salad bar, and possible to get a healthy meal off the steam line, so still better than what's implied to be the pre-reform USA norm. Neck and neck with Nelles for hayboxes.
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    Dining Facility Blue's

    The points being touted in the article as massive improvements seem very much like normal running, for quite some time, at Comox, the Wardroom, and Nelles. Wondering how much retraining they're having to do with their cooks?
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    Divining the right role, capabilities, structure, and Regimental System for Canada's Army Reserves

    I was actually thinking specifically of the situation on Vancouver Island, with a fair number of units not just close to each other, but in the same building. Was thinking of how you might shuffle tasks to get the admin side of things out, as much as possible, of the Reserve unit's finite time...
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    Divining the right role, capabilities, structure, and Regimental System for Canada's Army Reserves

    A "(Town) Garrison" structure would make sense. How does the actual difficulty level compare between more involved repair operations on simpler equipment and plug-and-play swaps on more complicated kit?
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    Canadian Police Enter Citizens Home

    Fox commentary, a talk radio station that can't spell Gestapo, 'rona-spreaders, and Ezra Levant. Nice lineup.
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    Divining the right role, capabilities, structure, and Regimental System for Canada's Army Reserves

    That was what I was circling around: using the light battalions as a ready source of training teams who'd (at a completely outsider guess) be able to support common (e.g. Basic, PLQ, etc.), infantry, and whatever infantry-lite/shared soldier skills evolutions the non-infantry militia units need...
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    Divining the right role, capabilities, structure, and Regimental System for Canada's Army Reserves

    Would there be utility to having what're presumably the cheapest sort of Regular soldier on tap to support Reserve training, whether as actual instructors or through using their own readiness process as a frame off which to hang Reserve training? Also, is a light battalion the desired deployable...
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    IMP’s

    Worth noting the CCO-issue MREs are a very stripped-down selection from the US menu. I'd be incredibly happy with cadets returning to the former situation with IMPs: a reliable disposal solution for near-expiry meals. https://www.dla.mil/TroopSupport/Subsistence/Operationalrations/mre.aspx...
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    Lucasfilm fires 'The Mandalorian' star Gina Carano after offensive social media posts

    Re: masks, N95s are pretty bog standard in carpentry settings, especially working with pressboard (masonite, homasote, etc.) and other creators of fine dusts. Would be nice to see the scope widened on some of the "leave those masks for those who need them" messaging, as well as on the pushback...
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    6 Jan 2020 U.S. Events (Split from A Deeply Fractured US)

    Interesting how a country so set on avoiding monarchy or dictatorship managed to create such a baroque structure for getting rid of their HoS/HoG: trials, evidence, etc. versus some sort of simple majority in both houses.
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