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xx Subscribing/Donating

January 30, 2019, 21:57:35 by AbdullahD
Top of the evening Mike or staff

I just tried subscribing via e-transfer and it failed on me via the alternate to PayPal option.

If you want to confirm who or where I can send it to, I will do so shortly. Been here to long not to pitch in.

Abdullah

P.s reason for the post is I see two different e transfer addresses and the alternate subscribe page failed so wanted to be sure that the addresses were up to date before I sent.
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xx RCN personnel woes

February 14, 2019, 14:03:31 by MarkOttawa
Now this:

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Sailor shortage causing headaches for Royal Canadian Navy

OTTAWA -- A shortage of sailors is making it hard for the Royal Canadian Navy to operate its ships and work on replacing them at the same time, according to a senior naval officer.

The revelation by Commodore Steve Waddell, head of naval strategic readiness, follow similar concerns from the Royal Canadian Air Force about the difficult choices it is facing thanks to a shortage of experienced pilots.

Taken together, they underscore the severe personnel challenges facing some parts of the Canadian Forces, which tend to be overshadowed by the numerous problems facing the military procurement system.

In fact, Waddell indicated during a presentation to a defence conference this week [big annual CDA/CDAI one] that the navy's personnel shortages could threaten the Trudeau government's "ambitious" defence policy.

That policy -- entitled Strong, Secure, Engaged -- says the military must be able to conduct several missions at the same time. It also sets aside billions of dollars for upgrades to the navy, including new warships and modernized submarines.

Some of those projects have already been delayed, such as the construction of new support ships, though the blame for many of those delays rests outside of the navy and with private shipyards or other federal departments.

The navy nonetheless has its work cut out for it, including imminent talks with U.S. defence giant Lockheed Martin and Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax to decide the final design for its new $60-billion fleet of warships.

"In terms of delivering on Strong, Secure, Engaged, what I think is going to really fundamentally be a constraint in the next little while is the reality of the workforce," Waddell said.

While the navy is at least 10 per cent short of trained sailors, he said it is facing a shortfall of up to 40 per cent in some places when sailors it does have are unavailable because of training, medical problems or other reasons.

"So when you're trying to deploy and have a forward presence ... while at the same time trying to account for the institutional needs of delivering on Strong, Secure, and Engaged, you can imagine the bit of a dance that's in front of us."

The navy's problem is different from the air force's: the navy is struggling to simply recruit people while the air force is losing experienced pilots to civilian jobs.

Yet there are also parallels, as Waddell said the navy, like much of the rest of the military, is fighting industry for employees at a time when unemployment is low, demographics are changing and there are other opportunities for people.

Not that the navy is completely without a plan. Waddell and others have talked about using technology, particularly in its new ships, to ease the navy's personnel requirements as well as attract a new generation of recruits.

In a recent interview with The Canadian Press, navy commander Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd talked about using artificial intelligence to ease workload and the addition of wireless networks to ships as areas where change is coming.

"What does it mean to be a digital navy is what we're focused on," he said. "I think that's going to be key to our ability to attract (people) and then recruit them and then hopefully retain them."
https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/sailor-shortage-causing-headaches-for-royal-canadian-navy-1.4296620

Mark
Ottawa
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xx Here’s a weird one: Purple trades, do you have to wear your element?

January 04, 2019, 05:14:53 by Somerandomfellow
If you’re purple trade and your dress isn’t for operational purposes, can you wear another element’s dress voluntarily?

Example:

If you’re Army or Air Force and you’re posted to a ship, you have to wear the Naval Combats. If you’re at a Naval unit that does not go to sea, such as a base, you can wear your CadPat...

If you’re Navy and you have to do field exercises you then must wear CadPat but if you’re at an Army or Air Force base you can wear NCDs.


My question is:

If you’re a purple trade but are in th Naval element, can you choose to wear CadPat if it doesn’t really matter operationally?

I’m purple and I’m Navy but I hate NCDs to work in, they’re not made for physical activity. I’m doing all sorts of stuff and my shirts always coming out, my black pants always have mud on them, I’m a complete travesty!

I want to wear CadPat to make my job/life easier - and do. BUT I get some strange looks when I walk around with that black, non-armoured beret on whilst in CadPat.

Are there any publications  about the Elements and their dress? It’s quite frustrating being less comfortable than your comrade just because of your element.

Elementasim is what I’m calling it.
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Navyca-Ico Home port selection after CT

December 13, 2018, 14:43:01 by navcomm2018
Good Afternoon,

I am a NAVCOMM with an NRD, and I am planning to put in my CT within the next 6 months. I have completed my BMQ, NETP and trades qualification. I am trying to determine if I will have the option to select a home port once my CT has gone through. I have spoken with my chain of command, and to date have not gotten a clear answer. I am trying to weigh my options with my family in terms of choosing where I am hoping to be posted, and would like to know if I will even have an opportunity to request a port, or if one will be assigned.

I have also been unable to determine if I would qualify for the current recruiting bonus that is in place, or if that is only available for previously trained members who have chosen to return to the CAF. I have attempted to perform a search for both of these inquiries, my apologies if I have missed something.

Thank you in advance for any help
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xx Wifi In Russel

November 30, 2018, 20:05:42 by SamHashey
Hello everyone I am currently in Russel and can't seem to figure out how to get wifi. Eastlink and bell can't find the building in their system. I keep wasting all my data. Anything helps thank you.
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xx Time off in Ports

November 20, 2018, 22:22:43 by Navy_Bean
Hi All.

Curious as to what people usually do when they have time off docked in ports...how long usually do you spend at ports?...Does the crew find themselves going off by themselves, or do they stick with their crew mates?....

Thanks so much! ;D
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