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Are There Reserved Parking Spaces on Canadian Bases ?

tomahawk6

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There are on US bases.

https://www.stripes.com/news/airman-praised-after-parking-in-wing-commander-s-space-at-e-club-1.535692

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Eye In The Sky

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Yes;  at the hanger I work out of, the Sqn Exec's all have designated spots (MWO and CWOs, and Major's and above basically).  We also maintain designated spots for the Wing Commander and Wing CWO. 
 

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Yes. I can't think of a unit or base that doesn't has designated parking for the senior appointments (CO, XO Coxn).
 

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Remius said:
Looks like that CO made a good call on that.

Well, he probably drew on his experience with parking lot space allocation when he was, as a 2Lt, (according to his bio)
"July 1992 - December 1992, Officer in Charge of Tailgates at Falcon Stadium, US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo."

While he rightly took no action against the airman who left a vehicle in an unmarked space, I wonder if he had any words with the idiot who installed a sign at the spot when it was clearly evident that it was already occupied.  Hopefully, it was not someone on his staff, like his Command Chief, who made such a dumb move.
 

tomahawk6

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Based on USAF promotions I think the wing commander will get a star after his command tour or maybe before.
 

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tomahawk6 said:
There are on US bases.

https://www.stripes.com/news/airman-praised-after-parking-in-wing-commander-s-space-at-e-club-1.535692

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That story has a nice feel good ending and the wing commander gets to look like a nice guy solving problems but blocking that car in in the first place was a dick move.
 

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Of course US Px's have reserved spots for handicapped, expectant mothers, and General / Flag Officers.  The GOFO spots are closer to the entrance than the Mother's....
 

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One thing I found amazing at US bases is they have designated spots for wounded and families of the fallen
 

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I once interpreted "General Officers" on a US base as "Officers in General"!  We had a good chuckle...

I get that COs and WComd have assigned parking at their workplace (and not at every unit on the Wing... This is a waste), but anybody else, I disagree... Want a parking spot close to the door?  Come in earlier than I do.
 

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putz said:
One thing I found amazing at US bases is they have designated spots for wounded and families of the fallen

1 PPCLI has (or at least had) “Wounded Warrior” reserved parking stalls right in front on the building next to the CO and RSM parking. I thought it was a great initiative.
 

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kratz said:
Yes. I can't think of a unit or base that doesn't has designated parking for the senior appointments (CO, XO Coxn).

I can think of several, but they are in Ottawa -- parking in the NCR is a bit of a blood sport, and even CO's and GOFO's take the bus.

I do remember a Battalion CO that never took a car to work but nevertheless had a designated parking spot that was therefore never used. I guess having a CO's parking spot can be out of tradition as much as practicality,
 

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Mike63 said:
You Al had a reserved spot?  Where are you at now?

Mike

Just leaving the school.  Was SSM 2 Sqn. Heading to CFJOSG as the CCO in a little over a week.
 

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SSM 2 Sqn...of 2 Sig Sqn? Do you know of Ray Heppenstall who was SSM 2Sqn c. 1966? I was attached/posted to 2 Sqn when they were on ex in Gagetown. I also remember a Sgt Humphrey who was Tpt NCO.
 

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No. I was SSM 2 Sqn at CFSCE (the Sigs School). 1966 was a bit before my time in uniform.
 

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In the Airborne Regiment, the CO's Secretary had a parking spot.  She didn't drive, so I talked to her, then talked to the Adjt... I got a designated parking spot.
The guy I replaced saw the sign, and said "WTF?!!"  I said that the CO obviously appreciated what I brought to the Regt.  :stirpot:
 
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