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Re: Starting over
« Reply #50 on: March 16, 2017, 14:56:54 »
I managed to get a screens hot of a messenger conversation with koodo confirming my account was paid in full and cancelled. I sent all of it off and received a thank you for my promptness and if I don't hear back in 3 weeks, contact them. So I have a timeline.

Oh and my re-enrolment waiver was accepted.
Recruiting Centre: Toronto
Regular/ Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade choice 1: HRA - Navy
Re-Apply: October 2, 2016
First Contact: October 7, 2016
CFAT: Passed Nov 2014
Initial Paperwork: Nov 25, 2016
Medical: Jan 17, 2017
Follow-Up Medical: Feb 2, 2017
Interview: Dec 13, 2016
Letter requested: Feb 15, 2017
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Re: Starting over
« Reply #51 on: March 24, 2017, 08:16:57 »
bscriber, I see you got your call. Way to go!! I am still patiently waiting. Or at least behaving patiently on the outside....
Recruiting Centre: Toronto
Regular/ Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade choice 1: HRA - Navy
Re-Apply: October 2, 2016
First Contact: October 7, 2016
CFAT: Passed Nov 2014
Initial Paperwork: Nov 25, 2016
Medical: Jan 17, 2017
Follow-Up Medical: Feb 2, 2017
Interview: Dec 13, 2016
Letter requested: Feb 15, 2017
Letter sent: Feb 22, 2017
Merit Listed: March 16, 2017
Position offered: March 29, 2107
Swearing in: July 5, 2017
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Re: Starting over
« Reply #52 on: March 29, 2017, 12:37:35 »
I did not get a call.  I just happened to check my personal email in a spare moment at work and there it was. My offer of enrollment. Of course I will accept!! I will swear in July 5 and head off to St. Jean on July 22. I have already let my contract job know that I am only available till the end of June.
So very happy that I don't have to be waiting for another whole week before emailing for an update!!
Recruiting Centre: Toronto
Regular/ Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade choice 1: HRA - Navy
Re-Apply: October 2, 2016
First Contact: October 7, 2016
CFAT: Passed Nov 2014
Initial Paperwork: Nov 25, 2016
Medical: Jan 17, 2017
Follow-Up Medical: Feb 2, 2017
Interview: Dec 13, 2016
Letter requested: Feb 15, 2017
Letter sent: Feb 22, 2017
Merit Listed: March 16, 2017
Position offered: March 29, 2107
Swearing in: July 5, 2017
BMQ: July 24, 2017

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Re: Starting over
« Reply #53 on: March 29, 2017, 12:46:59 »
Congratulations and good luck.  :)
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Re: Starting over
« Reply #54 on: March 29, 2017, 14:30:08 »
I did not get a call.  I just happened to check my personal email in a spare moment at work and there it was. My offer of enrollment. Of course I will accept!! I will swear in July 5 and head off to St. Jean on July 22. I have already let my contract job know that I am only available till the end of June.
So very happy that I don't have to be waiting for another whole week before emailing for an update!!

Congratulations! :)


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Re: Starting over
« Reply #55 on: March 30, 2017, 16:45:57 »
Thank you All!  I don't know how I am going to contain all this excitement for the next three months!
Recruiting Centre: Toronto
Regular/ Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade choice 1: HRA - Navy
Re-Apply: October 2, 2016
First Contact: October 7, 2016
CFAT: Passed Nov 2014
Initial Paperwork: Nov 25, 2016
Medical: Jan 17, 2017
Follow-Up Medical: Feb 2, 2017
Interview: Dec 13, 2016
Letter requested: Feb 15, 2017
Letter sent: Feb 22, 2017
Merit Listed: March 16, 2017
Position offered: March 29, 2107
Swearing in: July 5, 2017
BMQ: July 24, 2017

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Re: Starting over
« Reply #56 on: March 31, 2017, 00:46:37 »
Congratulations and thanks for sharing with us your journey.  Hope our paths cross at some point.
Thank you All!  I don't know how I am going to contain all this excitement for the next three months!
Recruiting Center: Calgary
Regular/Reserve: Reservist
Officer/NCM: DEO NAVY
Trade choice 1: MARS
Trade choice 2: INTELLIGENCE
Trade choice 3: LOG
First Inquiry: October 26 2016
Online Application started: Nov 16 2016
Physical: Dec 15 2016
CFAT: Jan 30 2017
Interview: Mar 29 2017
Medical: Mar 29 2017
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Re: Starting over
« Reply #57 on: April 04, 2017, 08:17:49 »
Started at a new gym yesterday. Close enough to home to walk there (or run), slightly cheaper than the Y, open 24 hrs, no kids, newer better equipment. I like it. No pool, but yoga and zumba classes twice a week. I have just under 3 months to keep improving my fitness and this will be an immense help.

How are the rest of you managing your time till Basic?
Recruiting Centre: Toronto
Regular/ Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade choice 1: HRA - Navy
Re-Apply: October 2, 2016
First Contact: October 7, 2016
CFAT: Passed Nov 2014
Initial Paperwork: Nov 25, 2016
Medical: Jan 17, 2017
Follow-Up Medical: Feb 2, 2017
Interview: Dec 13, 2016
Letter requested: Feb 15, 2017
Letter sent: Feb 22, 2017
Merit Listed: March 16, 2017
Position offered: March 29, 2107
Swearing in: July 5, 2017
BMQ: July 24, 2017

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Re: Starting over
« Reply #58 on: April 18, 2017, 15:38:39 »
I did not get a call.  I just happened to check my personal email in a spare moment at work and there it was. My offer of enrollment. Of course I will accept!! I will swear in July 5 and head off to St. Jean on July 22. I have already let my contract job know that I am only available till the end of June.
So very happy that I don't have to be waiting for another whole week before emailing for an update!!

Congratulations deskjockey43, I have been following your posts since last year. I'm glad to see that everything worked out good for you. Cheers.

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Re: Starting over
« Reply #59 on: April 18, 2017, 23:28:37 »
Thank you 😎 I am coming to the end of my contract position (next friday April 28) and will be spending my time getting the house squared away for my absence.  Getting the gardens all to the point where they can be left alone other than watering if it doesn't rain enough, clearing junk out of the basement, cleaning the garage, and ramping up my time at the gym to a couple hours a day. Plus running outside whenever I can.

I plan to pass that force test with no doubts, no close calls and no chance of trp. I hate running, but we do what must be done.
Recruiting Centre: Toronto
Regular/ Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade choice 1: HRA - Navy
Re-Apply: October 2, 2016
First Contact: October 7, 2016
CFAT: Passed Nov 2014
Initial Paperwork: Nov 25, 2016
Medical: Jan 17, 2017
Follow-Up Medical: Feb 2, 2017
Interview: Dec 13, 2016
Letter requested: Feb 15, 2017
Letter sent: Feb 22, 2017
Merit Listed: March 16, 2017
Position offered: March 29, 2107
Swearing in: July 5, 2017
BMQ: July 24, 2017

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Re: Starting over
« Reply #60 on: April 28, 2017, 08:36:34 »
Today is my final day at my contract position. Mostly filing, passing off my daily duties to someone else and clearing up last minute things and preparing my desk space for the next person. I will miss working here, but I am moving forward to the career I want in the Canadian Forces. The next couple of months are going to be busy, getting the house prepared for my absence and me prepared, as fully as I can manage, for BMQ.
Thank you to everyone who has followed along with my story, and no worries!! I will continue to pop in now and then to post an update on my progress.

Congrats to all who have received their offers, good luck to those who are waiting still.
Recruiting Centre: Toronto
Regular/ Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade choice 1: HRA - Navy
Re-Apply: October 2, 2016
First Contact: October 7, 2016
CFAT: Passed Nov 2014
Initial Paperwork: Nov 25, 2016
Medical: Jan 17, 2017
Follow-Up Medical: Feb 2, 2017
Interview: Dec 13, 2016
Letter requested: Feb 15, 2017
Letter sent: Feb 22, 2017
Merit Listed: March 16, 2017
Position offered: March 29, 2107
Swearing in: July 5, 2017
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Re: Starting over
« Reply #61 on: April 28, 2017, 14:36:29 »
Good luck to you Deskjockey43!

I will still be at BMOQ when you come to St. Jean (not scheduled to graduate until August) so perhaps our paths will cross in person!
Recruiting Center: Kingston
Regular/Reserve: Regular
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Trade Choice 1:AEC
Trade Choice 2: MARS
Trade Choice 3: Int
Application Date: Jul. 9, 2015
First Contact: Jul. 10, 2015
CFAT: Aug. 5, 2015 Passed
MOST: Aug. 12, 2015 Passed
Medical : Mar. 29, 2016
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ACS: Jun. 6-7, 2016 Passed
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Re: Starting over
« Reply #62 on: April 30, 2017, 22:09:34 »
It is within the realm of possibility, however, you are in as an officer and I am going in as ncm. I don't think there is much mixing of the two groups if any, but we may run into each other in the pit, at the North doors or maybe at the Mega Mess once I am off indoc. The question is, how will we know that we have crossed paths?

Currently, I am working on my fitness and wondering how to keep myself motivated for the next three months. Much easier as a group in basic, I think. You are all doing it at the same time and for the same reasons. At home, it's just me and sometimes my other half to give me a nudge, but I really hate running. I want this though, so I have to find a way to get my butt out the door and running in the mornings.
Recruiting Centre: Toronto
Regular/ Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade choice 1: HRA - Navy
Re-Apply: October 2, 2016
First Contact: October 7, 2016
CFAT: Passed Nov 2014
Initial Paperwork: Nov 25, 2016
Medical: Jan 17, 2017
Follow-Up Medical: Feb 2, 2017
Interview: Dec 13, 2016
Letter requested: Feb 15, 2017
Letter sent: Feb 22, 2017
Merit Listed: March 16, 2017
Position offered: March 29, 2107
Swearing in: July 5, 2017
BMQ: July 24, 2017

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Re: Starting over
« Reply #63 on: April 30, 2017, 22:25:04 »
It is within the realm of possibility, however, you are in as an officer and I am going in as ncm. I don't think there is much mixing of the two groups if any, but we may run into each other in the pit, at the North doors or maybe at the Mega Mess once I am off indoc. The question is, how will we know that we have crossed paths?

Currently, I am working on my fitness and wondering how to keep myself motivated for the next three months. Much easier as a group in basic, I think. You are all doing it at the same time and for the same reasons. At home, it's just me and sometimes my other half to give me a nudge, but I really hate running. I want this though, so I have to find a way to get my butt out the door and running in the mornings.

What's your current running fitness level?
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Re: Starting over
« Reply #64 on: May 01, 2017, 16:16:39 »
My current running fitness level....hmm...how shall I put this... I really really hate running, I have not had a need to run for many years now, so, with that said, I run/jog on the tread mill and can now maintain a constant speed level 4.5 for 30 minutes. I have much work to do. When I run/jog outside, I don't really keep track of speed or distance, I just go till I need to catch my breath, slow to a walk till I feel I can run some more and so on. I can run further/longer now than I could when I started, but I know I have a long way to go. Also, my other half doesn't run, he has bad knees. So this part of my fitness plan, I am on my own.
Recruiting Centre: Toronto
Regular/ Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade choice 1: HRA - Navy
Re-Apply: October 2, 2016
First Contact: October 7, 2016
CFAT: Passed Nov 2014
Initial Paperwork: Nov 25, 2016
Medical: Jan 17, 2017
Follow-Up Medical: Feb 2, 2017
Interview: Dec 13, 2016
Letter requested: Feb 15, 2017
Letter sent: Feb 22, 2017
Merit Listed: March 16, 2017
Position offered: March 29, 2107
Swearing in: July 5, 2017
BMQ: July 24, 2017