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					                                 25 (Toronto) Service Battalion

                                        Routine Orders

                                           Issued by

                                  LCol P.A. MacLaurin, CD

                                     Commanding Officer

Last Order No. 01/05                                                  Dated 15 Jan 05
This Order No. 02/05                                                  Dated 01 Feb 05


PART I – DUTIES AND APPOINTMENTS

1.     BATTALION ORDERLY OFFICER

2.     BATTALION ORDERLY SERGEANT

3.     BATTALION ORDERLY MASTER CORPORAL/CORPORAL

4.     SECONDARY DUTY LIST

PART II – CURRENT ITEMS

5.     RANGE SAFETY OFFICERS

6.     AUTHORITY TO DRAW AMMUNITION BORDEN, MEAFORD, KINGSTON AND PETAWAWA

7.     CANFORGEN 061/04 231345Z APR 04 INCOME TAX EXEMPTION FOR CF PERSONNEL
       EXTENDED TO INCLUDE MODERATE RISK MISSIONS

8.     CANFORGEN 107/04 DAP 030 290901Z JUL 04 TAX EXEMPT INCOME FOR HIGH AND
       MODERATE RISK MISSIONS - ADMIN INSTRUCTIONS

9.     DELEGATED OFFICERS – AUTHORITY TO LAY CHARGES

PART III – PERIODIC ITEMS

10.    25 SERVICE BATTALION AFTER HOURS PAGER/SECTION DUTY PERS

11.    EUROPEAN SECURITY AND DEFENCE POLICY (ESDP) SVC MEDAL

12.    PROMOTION POLICY

13.    CANFORGEN 082/04 ADMHRMIL 035 031825Z JUN 04 COMPONENT TRANSFER PROCEDURES
       FOR DEPLOYED CF MEMBERS

14.    (CRA) – PRIMARY RESERVE

15.    INCOME TAX FILING EXTENSION – TAX YEAR 2004

16.    ONTARIO HEALTH PREMIUM

17.    STATUS OF PAY ADJUSTMENTS FOR ALL CF MEMBERS – FY 04/05

18.    ISSUE REGARDING THE SAFETY OF THE MEDICATION CELECOXIB

19.    IMPLEMENTATION OF VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA – TRANSITION INTERVIEW (VAC-TI)

20.    DENISON ARMOURY CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITES


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21.      DENISON ARMOURY RECYCLING PROGRAMME

22.      EDUCATION REIMBURSEMENT – PRIMARY RESERVE ( P RES)

23.      VCDS CWO APPOINTMENTS FOR 2005

24.      APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF OF STAFF & ACTING COMMANDING OFFICER – 32 CANADIAN
         BRIGADE GROUP

25.      INITIAL ISSUE OF UN MEDALS

26.      DRESS POLICY – CTS FIELD COMBAT CLOTHING

PART IV - GENERAL INTEREST AND SOCIAL EVENTS

Nil

                                    PART I – DUTIES AND APPOINTMENTS



1.       BATTALION ORDERLY OFFICER

         a.    Oct 04           -        2Lt Hart
               Nov 04           -        2Lt Schmitz
               Dec 04           -        Lt Rahman
               Jan 04           -        2Lt Godwin
               Feb 04           -        2Lt Lorde
               Mar 04           -        2Lt Hart
               Apr 05           -        2Lt Schmitz
               May 05           -        Lt Rahman


         b.    Officers who cannot serve on their assigned dates are to arrange a replacement and advise the
               Adjutant.

         c.    Tour of Duty:

               (1)      Parade Nights: 1900-0030hrs or earlier if messes cleared/secured; and

               (2)      Parade Days: 0730hrs until messes cleared/secured and/or Bn dismissed and armoury
                        cleared/secured.

         d.    Report to the Adjt NLT 1930hrs and 0800hrs (nights/days respectively) on date indicated.

(Adjt)

2.       BATTALION ORDERLY SERGEANT

         a.    Oct 04           -        Sgt Clark
               Nov 04           -        Sgt Gliosca
               Dec 04           -        Sgt Miller
               Jan 05           -        Sgt Mclelland
               Feb 05           -        Sgt Pike
               Mar 05           -        Sgt King
               Apr 05           -        Sgt Taylor-Baptiste
               May 05           -        Sgt Seki

         b.    The RSM will appoint a duty Sgt/WO for each month;

         c.    Tour of Duty:

               (1)      Parade Nights: 1900-0030hrs or earlier if messes cleared/secured; and

               (2)      Parade Days: 0730hrs until messes cleared/secured and/or Bn dismissed and armoury
                        cleared/secured.

         d.    Report to the RSM NLT 1900hrs or 0700hrs (nights/days respectively) on first parade night/day of
               month indicated.

(RSM)

3.       BATTALION ORDERLY MASTER CORPORAL/CORPORAL

         a.    Oct 04           -        MCpl Kemp
               Nov 04           -        MCpl Lawrance
               Dec 04           -        MCpl Grebe
               Jan 05           -        MCpl Darling

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                 Feb 05            -        MCpl Gardner
                 Mar 05            -        MCpl Johnson
                 Apr 05            -        MCpl Menjivar
                 May 05            -        MCpl Lavoie

        b.       The RSM will appoint a duty MCpl/Cpl for each month;

        c.       Tour of Duty:

                 (1)       Parade Nights: 1900-0030hrs or earlier if messes cleared/secured; and

                 (2)       Parade Days: 0730hrs until messes cleared/secured and/or Bn dismissed and armoury
                           cleared/secured.

        d.       Report to the RSM NLT 1900hrs or 0700hrs (nights/days respectively) on first parade night/day of
                 month indicated.

(RSM)


4.      SECONDARY DUTIES FOR 04/05 TRAINING YEAR

1.      The following is the list of secondary duty assignments for the upcoming training cycle:

        A.       ADP Security O                        2Lt Lorde;
        B.       Band Liaison O                        WO Hughes;
        C.       Cadet Liaison O                       2Lt Durham;
        D.       Environmental O                       2Lt Lorde;
        E.       Fire Warden                           Sgt Millar;
        F.       General Safety O                      Maj Zalvin;
        G.       General Safety O – Asst               Lt Monozlai;
        H.       General Safety NCO                    WO Fioroni
        I.       Harassment Advisor                    Lt Rahman;
        J.       Workplace Relations Asst              Sgt King;
        K.       History O                             2Lt Schmitz;
        L.       Maint O                               Capt Sett;
        M.       MSE Safety NCO                        Sgt Boutilier;
        N.       Musketry O                            MWO John-Carter;
        O.       President Audit Committee             Maj Zalvin;
        P.       Radiation Safety O                    Sgt Hillier;
        Q.       Security O                            Capt Sett;
        R.       Security NCO                          Sgt Millar;
        S.       Sports O                              2Lt Hart;
        T.       Sports NCO                            WO Smith;
        U.       UIO (PaffO)                           Capt Ross;
        V.       UIO – (APaffO)                        2Lt Godwin;
        W.       Unit Fund Administrator               Maj Zalvin;
        X.       Unit Fund Administrator Asst          Lt Monozlai;
        Y.       Unit Explosive Safety Officer         WO O’Hara.
        Z.       Website Coordinator                   Cpl Bulman
        aa.      WHMIS Coordinator                     Sgt Boutilier;
        bb.      Officer’s Mess Rep                    2Lt Godwin.
        cc.      Senior NCO Mess Rep                   Sgt Taylor-Baptiste
        dd.      Junior Ranks Mess Rep                 MCpl Singh


2.      Any questions may be directed to Lt Monozlai.



                   PART II – CURRENT ITEMS



5.      RANGE SAFETY OFFICERS

1.      The following is a list of 25 Service Battalion Personnel who are qualified as OIC Practice/Range for the
        weapons listed.

Rank    Name           84mm      84    M203      M72     50    C6    C9      C7   M72        22    9mm   Gren       Pyro
                                 Ins                     Cal                      W/Insert   Pis   Pis
LCol    MacLaurin      x         x               x             x     x       x    x          x     x                x
Maj     Belgum                                                 x     x       x               x     x                x
Maj     Zalvin                                                 x     x       x               x     x                x
Capt    Matthews                                                             x               x     x                x
Capt    Sett                                                   x     x       x               x     x                x
Capt    Kennedy                                                x     x       x               x     x                x
Capt    Ross                                                   x     x       x               x     x                x
Lt      Monozlai                                               x     x       x               x     x                x

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Lt       Rahman                                                x    x    x               x     x             x
Lt                                                             x    x    x               x     x             x
Tang
CWO      MacDonald                                             x    x    x               x     x             x
MWO      John-Carter                                           x    x    x               x     x             x
MWO      Robb                                                  x    x    x               x     x             x
WO       O’Hara                                                x    x    x               x     x             x
Sgt      Gliosca        x        x      x        x       x     x    x    x    x          x     x             x
Rank     Name           84mm     84     M203     M72     50    C6   C9   C7   M72        22    9mm    Gren   Pyro
                                 Ins                     Cal                  W/Insert   Pis   Pis
Sgt      Elward         x        x      x        x       x     x    x    x    x          x     x             x
Sgt      Seki           x        x      x        x       x     x    x    x    x          x     x             x

2.      This list supersedes all previously published lists.

6.      AUTHORITY TO DRAW AMMUNITION BORDEN, MEAFORD, KINGSTON AND
        PETAWAWA

1.       The following names are authorized to draw/pickup ammunition on behalf of 25 (Toronto) Service
Battalion.

              a.       K10 055 431 WO Smith A.A;
              b.       V58 328 098 WO O’Hara J;
              c.       N47 785 358 Sgt Elward R;
              d.       A28 278 698 Sgt Hillier G;
              e.       F49 168 556 Cpl Lamothe M.

2.      Any questions can be directed to WO J. O’Hara, Ops WO at (416) 633-6200 extension 2978 or CSN 637-
        2978.

7.    INCOME TAX EXEMPTION FOR CF PERSONNEL EXTENDED TO INCLUDE MODERATE
RISK MISSIONS


THERE WILL BE NO REQUIREMENT FOR PERS TO APPLY FOR THIS ENTITLEMENT. RETROACTIVE
PAY ADJUSTMENTS TO 01 JAN 04 WILL BE APPLIED AUTOMATICALLY THROUGH THE CENTRAL
COMPUTATION PAY SYSTEM (CCPS). DND OFFICIALS ARE WORKING WITH CANADA REVENUE
AGENCY AND THE DEPT OF FINANCE TO IMPLEMENT THIS TAX EXEMPTION MEASURE AS
QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. IT MAY TAKE SEVERAL MONTHS TO COMPLETE ALL NECESSARY
ADJUSTMENTS TO THE CANADIAN FORCES PAY SYSTEM. MEMBERS WILL BE ADVISED THROUGH
THEIR MONTHLY PAY STATEMENTS WHEN THE TAX EXEMPTION HAS BEEN APPLIED INCLUDING
THE AMOUNT OF INCOME THAT QUALIFIED FOR THE EXEMPTION. ENTITLED MEMBERS CAN
EXPECT TO RECEIVE A LUMP SUM PAYMENT FOR DAYS SERVED ON DESIGNATED MISSIONS
RETROACTIVE TO 01 JAN 04.

8.   CANFORGEN 107/04 DAP 030 290901Z JUL 04 TAX EXEMPT INCOME FOR HIGH AND
MODERATE RISK MISSIONS - ADMIN INSTRUCTIONS


IN ACCORDANCE WITH REF, THE FOL IS PROVIDED TO ENSURE THAT MILITARY PERSONNEL (MIL
PERS) WHO HAVE QUALIFYING INCOME UNDER THE PROPOSED LEGISLATIVE CHANGES
RESULTING FROM BUDGET 2004, ARE EXEMPTED A PORTION OF EMPLOYMENT INCOME EARNED
ON DESIGNATED HIGH AND MODERATE RISK MISSIONS, AND RECEIVE A REFUND OF TAXES THAT
HAVE BEEN PAID ON QUALIFYING INCOME TO DATE

FOR ALL ATTACH POSTED MIL PERS ENTITLED TO THIS TAX EXEMPTION UNDER THE PROPOSED
CHANGES, THE MILITARY PAY SYSTEM WILL MAKE ALL OF THE NECESSARY ADJUSTMENTS AND
MIL PERS WILL SEE A TAX CREDIT ON THEIR END AUG BANKING. NO ACTION IS REQUIRED ON
THE PART OF THE MIL PERS

ALL MIL PERS WHO HAVE DEPLOYED ON TEMPORARY DUTY (14 DAYS OR LESS) AND WHO HAVE
HAD THEIR RISK ALLOWANCE (RA) PAID ON A TRAVEL OR GENERAL ALLOWANCE CLAIM, MUST
PRESENT A COPY OF THE CLAIM TO THE SUPPORT UNIT WHO WILL TAKE ACTION TO ENTER THE
RA INTO THE PAY SYSTEM. THIS WILL ENSURE THAT THE TAX DEDUCTED FROM INCOME
RECEIVED WHILE IN RECEIPT OF RA (THAT QUALIFIES FOR TAX RELIEF SINCE 1 JAN 04) IS
REFUNDED TO THEIR PAY GUIDE IN THE SAME MANNER AS MIL PERS WHO WERE PART OF A
NORMAL DEPLOYMENT



9.      DELEGATED OFFICERS – AUTHORITY TO LAY CHARGES

Delegated Officers:
Maj Zalvin;
Maj Belgum


The following personnel have the authority to lay charges:


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Maj Zalvin
Maj Belgum
Capt Sett
Capt Matthews
For NCMs/NCOs only:
CWO Macdonald
MWO John-Carter
MWO Robb
MWO Short
WO O’Hara




                                        PART III – PERIODIC ITEMS



10.      25 SERVICE BATTALION AFTER HOURS PAGER/SECTION DUTY PERS

For 25 Svc Bn matters, contact Bn pager Duty Officer Lt Monozlai (416) 689-5011. For Bde after hours contact call
The Bde Duty O (416) 941-7171.

Duty pers for QM is as fols:

Jan 05            Cpl Lamothe
Feb 05            Sgt Hillier
Mar 05            Cpl Lamothe
Apr 05            Sgt Hillier

Duty pers for the Bn OR staff is as fols:

Jan 05            Sgt Moore
Feb 05            Sgt King
Mar 05            Sgt Taylor-Baptiste
Apr 05            Sgt Moore

The only pers that may authorize after hours access to the QM or OR are the Bn Duty O, CO, DCO, OC’s or the
RSM. POC is Lt Monozlai at extn 2975.


11.  CANFORGEN 002/05 ADM(HR-MIL) 002 111415Z JAN 05
EUROPEAN SECURITY AND DEFENCE POLICY (ESDP) SVC MEDAL

       1. THE GOVT OF CANADA HAS APPROVED THE ACCEPTANCE AND WEAR OF THE EUROPEAN
           SECURITY AND DEFENCE POLICY (ESDP) SVC MEDAL

       2. THE MEDAL IS AWARDED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU) FOR 30 DAYS CONTINUOUS SVC
           ON A DESIGNATED EU-LED CRISIS MANAGEMENT OP. THE MEDAL IS ALWAYS
           AWARDED WITH A BAR BEARING THE NAME OF THE OP BEING RECOGNIZED. FOUR
           BARS HAVE BEEN CREATED TO DATE:

                A. EUPM FOR SVC WITH THE EU POLICE MSN IS BOSNIA SINCE 1 JAN 03

                B. ARTEMIS FOR SVC WITH THE EUROPEAN MIL OP IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
                    OF CONGO FROM 12 JUNE TO 1 SEP 03. MEDALS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED FOR CF
                    PERS WHO TOOK PART IN THIS OP UNDER CDN OP NAME CARAVAN. THE
                    MEDALS WILL BE FORWARDED TO THE MBR'S UNITS FOR PRESENTATION

                C. CONCORDIA FOR SVC WITH THE EU MIL OP IN THE FRMR YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF
                    MACEDONIA FROM 31 MAR TO 15 DEC 03. CDN OP NAME FUSION

                D. PROXIMA FOR SVC WITH THE EU POLICE MSN IN THE FRMR YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC
                    OF MACEDONIA FROM 15 DEC 03

       3. SILVER TOUR NUMERALS ARE AWARDED FOR A SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT TOUR OF DUTY
            WITH AN OP

       4. SVC RECOGNIZED BY THIS MEDAL CANNOT BE COUNTED TOWARD ANY OTHER AWARD
           WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE CPSM WHERE APPLICABLE

       5. THE MEDAL SHALL BE WORN AFTER THE INTERFET MEDAL AND BEFORE
           COMMEMORATIVE MEDALS AND LONG SVC AWARDS. A MINIATURE VERSION OF THE
           APPROPRIATE BAR IS WORN CENTERED ON THE UNDRESS RIBBON


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       6. RIBBON AND MINIATURE BARS FOR UNDRESS RIBBONS WILL BE AVAL IN THE CF SUPPLY
           SYSTEM IN THE NEAR FUTURE

       7.   MORE INFO IS AVAL ON THE DHH WEB SITE AT HTTP://HR.OTTAWA-HULL.MIL.CA/DHH


12.         PROMOTION POLICY

Reference: LFCAD 3-1-003

1.      Recent submission to this headquarters have indicated some confusion at units about the required
procedures for the successful completion of member promotions. The purpose of this letter is to clarify these
procedures.

2.       The reference provides all necessary direction for the staffing of promotions and should be consistently
consulted for guidance on this matter. Specifically, it stresses that to be promoted, any soldier must:

            a. be deserving based on her ability;

            b. have the required time in rank;

            c. hold the necessary qualifications;

            d. be medically fit as attested by a Medical Officer;

            e. have completed any mandatory employment requirements;

            f.   be recommended by the Commanding Officer or Brigade Commander, as necessary.

3.       With regards to the issue of backdating, the commander is usually unwilling to entertain any requests to do
so. However, any cases that units may wish to have considered for backdating must, as required by the reference,
contain detailed and relevant written substantiation explaining why this rarely employed process is a valid request
for any promotion situation.

4.          Please direct any questions on this matter to the Adjt or RSM.


13.         CANFORGEN 082/04 ADMHRMIL 035 031825Z JUN 04 COMPONENT TRANSFER
            PROCEDURES FOR DEPLOYED CF MEMBERS
       1. THE AIM OF THIS CANFORGEN IS TO PROVIDE UPDATED PROCEDURES FOR PROCESSING
           CF MBRS WHO APPLY FOR COMPONENT TRANSFER (CT) WHILE DEPLOYED. FORMERLY,
           PRIMARY RESERVE MBRS SERVING OVERSEAS ON INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS HAD TO
           DEFER THEIR CT APPLICATIONS UNTIL POST-DEPLOYMENT. THIS PRACTICE RESTRICTED
           DEPLOYED PERS FROM COMPETING FOR POTENTIAL REG FORCE POSITIONS WITH THEIR
           NON-DEPLOYED PEERS. THE NEW PROCEDURE OF PROCESSING IN-THEATRE
           APPLICATIONS WILL RESULT IN THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT(S) BEING ABLE TO
           SECURE AND HOLD THE MOC POSITION APPLIED FOR. CT AND SUBSEQUENT COURSE
           LOADING AS APPROPRIATE WOULD BE FINALIZED POST-DEPLOYMENT. IT IS
           EMPHASIZED THAT THIS REVISED PROCEDURE DOES NOT AUTHORIZE OR ENDORSE
           EARLY REPATRIATION PRIOR TO TOUR COMPLETION BUT ONLY ENSURES A MBR IS
           ELIGIBLE TO APPLY AND COMPETE FOR REG FORCE OPENINGS WHILE DEPLOYED

       2. THE CT PROCEDURE FOR PERS ON DEPLOYMENT SHOULD FOLLOW, AS CLOSE AS
           POSSIBLE, CURRENT PRACTICE AS PER REF B AND THE SUPPLEMENTARY GUIDELINES
           AT REF C

       3. THE PROCEDURE FOR CT PROCESSING OF DEPLOYED MBRS IS AS FOLLOWS:

                   A. APPLICANT INITIATES REQUEST FOR CT THROUGH DEPLOYED CHAIN OF
                       COMMAND. IN-THEATRE UNIT FORWARDS MBR S REQUEST THROUGH
                       DEPLOYED PSO TO MBR'S PARENT (PRES) UNIT AND ASSOCIATED RECRUITING
                       CENTRE (SPONSOR CFRC)

                   B. PARENT UNIT INITIATES AND FORWARDS THE CT APPLICATION WITH PART 1 AND
                       2 (CO'S ASSESSMENT) COMPLETED AND ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION TO
                       THE SPONSOR RECRUITING CENTRE (RC) AND DEPLOYED PSO

                   C. THE SPONSOR RC UPON RECEIPT OF THE APPLICATION INITIATES THE STANDARD
                       CT PRELIMINARY PROCESSING INCLUDING THE PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT
                       REPORT (PLAR) AND ENHANCED RELIABILITY CHECK (ERC)

                   D. THE DEPLOYED PSO ON RECEIPT OF THE CT APPLICATION INITIATES THE
                       ASSESSMENT PHASE OF THE CT PROCESS INCLUDING AS REQUIRED THE
                       CANADIAN FORCES APTITUDE TEST (CFAT), APPLICANT ASSESSMENT 2158 FOR
                       NCM AND 283 FOR OFFICERS, CONFIRMATION OF MEDICAL PARTS 1 AND 2
                       CONVERSANT WITH THE MOC(S) REQUESTED. COMPLETED ASSESSMENTS ARE
                       FORWARDED TO THE SPONSOR RC

                   E. ON RECEIPT OF ASSESSMENTS THE SPONSOR RC FORWARDS THE RESULTS OF
                       MEDICAL PARTS 1 AND 2 TO THE RECRUITING MEDICAL OFFICER S (RMO) OFFICE
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                 AND MERIT LISTS THE APPLICANT TO ENSURE THEY ARE CONSIDERED IN
                 COMPETITION WITH THEIR PEERS

              F. A POSITION WILL BE HELD FOR SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS IN THE REG FORCE MOC
                  APPLIED FOR

       4. OPI IS SO SKILLED PRODUCTION, CFRG HQ (705) 424-1200, EXT 3368, CSN 270-3368



14.      CRA – (PRIMARY RESERVE)
1. BACKGROUND. WHILE REF A PROVIDES DIRECTION ON RETENTION IN THE
CF BEYOND AGE 55 FOR THE LF, IT HAS BECOME CLEAR THAT CONFUSION
STILL EXISTS ON THIS ISSUE, ESPECIALLY WRT THE APPROVAL/REFUSAL AUTH
AND THE CONDITIONS OF APPLICATION. CONSIDERING THAT THE INTERIM POL
FOR REG FORCE MBR IS CLEARLY LAID OUT (REF B AND C), THE FOL WILL
ELABORATE ON THE SPECIFICS AS APPLICABLE FOR THE PRIMARY RESERVE.
THE PRESENT GUIDANCE SUPERSEDES REF A IMMEDIATELY FOR ALL REQ FROM
PRIMARY RESERVE PERS FOR THE LF
2. POL. EXTN BEYOND CRA WILL BE APPROVED OR DENIED ONLY BY AN
APPROVING AUTH ON THE BASIS OF A SVC REQR. APPROVING AUTH AND SVC
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REQR CRITERIA ARE AS INDICATED
A. APPROVING AUTH.
(1) FOR EXTN TO AGE 56 LESS ONE DAY: CLS
(2) FOR EXTN TO AGE 56 AND BEYOND: ADM(HR-MIL) THROUGH CLS/DLPM
B. CRITERIA.
(1) SATISFY ONE OR MORE TRG AND/OR ADMIN NEEDS. ISSUES TO CONSIDER
INCL:
(A) IMPACT OF THE LOSS ON THE UNIT/SVC
(B) ABILITY TO FIND AND/OR TRAIN A REPLACEMENT
(2) ESTB POSN AVAL WITHIN THE ORG
(3) HEALTHY SUCCESSION WITHIN THE UNIT
(4) MBR S AVAL AND EMPLOYABILITY. SUCH MUST NOT PRECLUDE THE MBR S
EMPLOYMENT WITHIN THE SCOPE OF HIS/HER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
DURING THE REQ PERIOD OF EXTN. ISSUES TO CONSIDER INCL:
(A) POTENTIAL ED AND T
(B) MBR S MED EMPLOYMENT LIMITATIONS
3. PROCESS.
A. REQ FOR EXTN ARE TO BE INITIATED BY A MBR
B. APPLICATIONS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED AT LEAST 90 DAYS PRIOR TO AN
INDIV REACHING CRA OR 90 DAYS PRIOR TO THE END OF THE CURRENT EXTN
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C. REQ FOR EXTN ARE NORMALLY FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YR. ANY REQ THAT
EXCEEDS THAT TIMEFRAME REQR SUBSTANTIATION TO DETAIL EXTENUATING
CIRCUMSTANCES. ONE-TIME EXTN REQ TO AGE 60 FOR CHAPLAINS ARE
PERMITTED
D. APPLICATIONS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE CHAIN OF COMD AND
REFERRED TO THE APPROVING AUTH, WHETHER ENDORSED OR NOT. REASONS
FOR ENDORSEMENT OR NON ENDORSEMENT, ON THE BASIS OF SVC REQR, MUST
BE PROVIDED AT ALL LEVELS
E. APPLICATIONS ARE TO BE CLASSIFIED QUOTE PROTECTED A UNQUOTE AND
SUBMITTED WITH THE FOL INFO:
(1) MBR S PARTICULARS (SN, RANK, NAME, INIT, DOB, MOC, UNIT NAME,
UIC)
(2) FROM-TO DATES OF REQUESTED EXTN PERIOD
(3) SUBSTANTIATION/ENDORSEMENT STATEMENTS TO INCL:
(A) CO S ACCOUNT ON THE IMPACT(S) ON THE UNIT THE APPLICANT S EXTN
WILL HAVE, IAW THE CRITERIA DETAILED IN PARA 2.B. ABOVE, ALONG WITH
ALL APPLICABLE/NECESSARY PARTICULARS. THE UNIT S PLAN(S) TO FIND
AND/OR DEVELOP A SUITABLE REPLACEMENT SHOULD BE STATED AS WELL, AS
APPLICABLE
(B) CO S STATEMENT ON THE MBR S MED EMPLOYMENT LIMITATION AND HOW
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THESE IMPACT OR NOT ON HIS/HER EXTENDED EMPLOYMENT
(C) STATEMENT BY COMD LFA OF SUPPORT/CONCURRENCE OR
NON-SUPPORT/CONCURRENCE
(D) APPLICABLE DESK OFFR S CONTACT INFO
F. IN ORDER TO EXPEDITE THE PROCESS, MAXIMUM USE OF E-MAIL, INCL
SCANNED DOC, IS RECOMMENDED
G. DISCLOSURE. THE MBR MUST BE INFORMED OF THE APPROVING AUTH S
DECISION, ALONG WITH THE REASONS IF THE REQ IS NOT APPROVED
H. DLP 3-2 IS RESP FOR STAFFING EXTN BEYOND AGE 56 AND IS AUTH TO
PROCESS THE REQ TO DMEP FOR ONWARD SUBMISSION TO ADM(HR-MIL) FOR
FINAL APPROVAL OR DENIAL
4. OF NOTE, THE APPROVAL OF AN EXTN DOES NOT PROVIDE A MBR WITH ANY
GUARANTEE WRT THE RENEWAL OR EXTN OF FULL TIME EMPL ON CL B OR C RES
SVC
15.      INCOME TAX FILING EXTENSION – TAX YEAR 2004

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       1. CUSTOMS AND REVENUE AGENCY (CCRA) AND RQ (REVENU QUEBEC) HAVE APPROVED
           AN INCOME TAX FILING EXTENSION FOR CF PERS AND THEIR SPOUSES WHERE THE MBR
           IS SERVING ON UN, NATO, DCDS OR COALITION OPERATIONS OUTSIDE CANADA. THE
           EXTENSION DEADLINE FOR FILING OF 2004 TAX RETURNS IS LEFT TO THE DISCRETION
           OF EACH TAXATION OFFICE BUT MEMBERS ARE TO FILE ASAP REPEAT ASAP UPON
           RETURN TO CANADA. FOR QUEBEC RESIDENTS RETURNS TO RQ MUST BE FILED NO
           LATER THAN 31 OCTOBER 2005. THERE IS NO EXTENSION REPEAT NO EXTENSION FOR
           RRSP CONTRIBUTIONS

       2. ENTITLEMENT IS AS FOLLOWS: FILING EXTENSION APPLIES FOR CF MEMBERS AND THEIR
           SPOUSES WHERE THE CF MBR IS SERVING AS DESCRIBED IN PARA 1 AT ANY TIME
           DURING JAN, FEB, MAR OR APR 2005, OR IS IN TRANSIT TO OR FROM OPERATIONS AT
           ANY TIME DURING JAN, FEB, MAR OR APR 2005

       3. IT IS STILL POSSIBLE THAT, IN SEP/OCT 2005, SOME CF MBRS OR THEIR SPOUSES COULD
            RECEIVE FORM TX11 QUOTE REQUEST TO FILE A RETURN UNQUOTE. ANY INDIVIDUALS
            WHO QUALIFY FOR THE EXTENSION TO LATE-FILE SHOULD RESPOND TO SUCH A
            REQUEST IN THE FOLLOWING MANNER: QUOTE I AM A MBR (OR THE SPOUSE OF A
            MEMBER) OF THE CF WHO WAS ASSIGNED TO ACTIVE DUTY IN (INSERT NAME OF
            APPLICABLE COUNTRY AND OPERATION) AND REQUEST AN EXTENSION TO FILE MY
            2004 T1 INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX RETURN UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE FAIRNESS
            LEGISLATION UNQUOTE. SHOULD ENTITLED MBRS RECEIVE FURTHER HASTENERS
            FROM CCRA OR RQ, UNITS SHOULD CONTACT NDHQ/MIL PAY 4-3 AT (613) 995-7632 TO
            RESOLVE THE PROBLEM

       4. MEMBERS WHO FILE THEIR TAX RETURNS AFTER 30 APR 2005 ARE TO ENCLOSE A LETTER
           SIGNED BY THE SUPPORTING UNIT ACCTG OFFICER THAT INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING
           STATEMENT QUOTE REQUEST FOR RELIEF UNDER SUBSECTION 220 (3.1) OF THE
           FAIRNESS LEGISLATION UNQUOTE AND QUOTE I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT (SIN, RANK,
           NAME) WAS ASSIGNED TO ACTIVE DUTY IN (COUNTRY) AS PART OF (OPERATION) OR
           WAS IN TRANSIT TO (OR FROM) (COUNTRY) AS A MEMBER OF (OPERATION) DURING THE
           MONTH(S) OF JAN, FEB, MAR AND (OR) APR 2005. THIS AUTHORITY IS IAW THE FAIRNESS
           LEGISLATION AND CCRA LETTER CSD HDM 5663-11 29 NOV 2004 (OR RQ LETTER 23 NOV
           2004). (DELETE INAPPLICABLE STATEMENTS) UNQUOTE (FOR QUEBEC RESIDENTS, MBRS
           MUST FILE NO LATER THAN 31 OCT 2005 IAW THE APPROVAL BY RQ)

       5. THE CERTIFICATION AT PARA 4 ABOVE IS TO BE REPRODUCED LOCALLY ON DND
           LETTERHEAD STATIONERY

       6. CHILD TAX BENEFIT PAYMENTS ARE BASED ON THE INCOME AMOUNTS REPORTED ON
           THE INCOME TAX RETURNS OF THE RECIPIENT AND THEIR SPOUSE. ANY DND PERS WHO
           ARE ENTITLED TO THESE BENEFITS SHOULD ENSURE THAT THEIR BENEFITS ARE NOT
           INTERRUPTED BY CALLING: 1-800-387-1193 FOR SERVICE IN ENGLISH 1-800-387-1194 FOR
           SERVICE IN FRENCH IF THE CALL IS BEING MADE FROM OUTSIDE CANADA, CONTACT
           THE INTERNATIONAL TAXATION OFFICE BY CALLING: 613-954-1368.

       7. TO ENSURE THAT PERSONNEL RECEIVE NO PENALTIES FOR LATE FILING, MBRS AND
           THEIR SPOUSES WHO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FILING EXTENSION SHOULD WRITE
           QUOTE DND (OPERATION NAME) IN (COUNTRY) UNQUOTE AND THE PROVINCE OR
           TERRITORY IN WHICH THEY NORMALLY LIVE ON THE TOP OF PAGE ONE OF THEIR TAX
           RETURNS AND MAIL THEM TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESSES:

             A. FOR THOSE WHO MUST SUBMIT RETURNS TO REVENU QUEBEC, TO THE ADDRESS
                 INDICATED ON THE TAX RETURN ENVELOPE;

             B. FOR THOSE DEPLOYED FROM CANADA, TO THE TAXATION CENTRE THAT
                 SERVICES THE AREA IN WHICH THEY ORDINARILY RESIDE AND

             C. FOR THOSE DEPLOYED FROM OUTSIDE CANADA, TO THE INTERNATIONAL
                 TAXATION OFFICE, 2204 WALKLEY ROAD, OTTAWA, ONTARIO, K1A 1A8, TEL 1-
                 800-267-5177

       8. ELIGIBLE SPOUSES WHO FILE AFTER 30 APR SHOULD WRITE ON THE TOP OF PAGE ONE OF
           THEIR RETURN QUOTE DND SPOUSE (OPERATION NAME) IN (COUNTRY) UNQUOTE. AS
           WELL, THEY SHOULD ENCLOSE A COPY OF THEIR SPOUSES CERTIFICATION AT PARA 4
           ABOVE IF AVAILABLE. FOR THE SPOUSE, THIS CERTIFICATION CAN ALSO BE PROVIDED
           BY THE HOME UNIT OF THE MBR

       9. MBRS ARE REMINDED THAT, FOR PURPOSES OF THE TAX FILING EXTENSION, THE
           DETERMINATION OF QUOTE SPOUSE UNQUOTE IS IAW THE INCOME TAX ACT AND THE
           INTERPRETATIONS AND GUIDELINES UTILIZED BY CCRA AND RQ

       10. CCRA ADVISES THAT ELIGIBLE MBRS WHO FILE AFTER 30 APR 2005 WILL NOT BE
           CHARGED INTEREST ON ANY AMOUNTS OWING. REGARDING INTEREST PAYABLE BY
           CCRA ON REFUNDS, IT WILL BE PAID FROM 1 MAY 2005 OR THE DATE OF RECEIPT OF
           THE RETURN, WHICHEVER IS LATER

       11. RRSP PURCHASE EXTENSION IS NO LONGER APPLICABLE AS THE INCOME TAX ACT NOW
           ALLOWS TAXPAYERS TO CARRY FORWARD UNUSED RRSP CONTRIBUTION ROOM INTO
           THE NEXT TAXATION YEAR AND PURCHASES CAN ALSO BE MADE AT ANY TIME
           DURING THE YEAR

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       12.MBRS  AND/OR SPOUSES WISHING TO TELEFILE OR E-FILE MUST CONTACT CCRA OR RQ TO
             MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF THE INFORMATION MENTIONED IN
             PARAS 4, 7 AND 8




16.         ONTARIO HEALTH PREMIUM

       1. THE ONT GOVT, IN ITS 2004 BUDGET, ANNOUNCED A NEW ONT HEALTH PREMIUM (OHP)
           EFF 1 JUL 04, PAYABLE AS AN ADDITIONAL TAX. THE OHP IS UNRELATED TO
           ELIGIBILITY FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES. THEREFORE, THIS MEASURE APPLIES TO ALL
           INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYERS INCLUDING EACH CF MEMBER WHO,ON 31 DEC OF THE
           TAXATION YEAR, IS RESIDENT IN ONT OR LIVING OUTSIDE OF CANADA BUT IS
           CONSIDERED TO BE FACTUALLY RESIDENT IN ONT FOR TAX PURPOSES

       2. THE OHP IS BASED ON THE AMT OF TAXABLE INCOME. A CF MBR WITH TAXBALE INCOME
           OF LESS THAN 20K DOLLARS PER YEAR IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE OHP. BEGINNING IN
           2005, A CF MBR, LIKE ALL OTHER INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYERS, WITH TAXABLE INCOME
           BETWEEN 20K DOLLARS AND 200K DOLLARS, WILL PAY BETWEEN 300 AND 750 DOLLARS
           PER YEAR. AS NOTED ABOVE, THE TAX WILL BE INTRODUCED WITH AN EFFECTIVE
           DATE OF 1 JUL 04. THE RATE FOR 2004 WILL BE FIFTY PERCENT OF THE 2005 RATE (25 TO
           63 DLRS PER MONTH UNTIL THE END OF THE TAXATION YEAR). ADMINISTRATIVE
           DETAILS SUCH AS HOW AND WHEN THIS ADDITIONAL TAX WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM
           MBR'S PAY ACCOUNTS WILL BE PROVIDED BY DGAPPP UNDER SEPARATE COVER

       3. ADM(HR MIL) IS CURRENTLY ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF THE TAXATION MEASURE ON
           THE PLD BENEFIT AND TOTAL COMPENSATION COMPARABILITY METHODOLOGIES.
           DETAILS OF THE PREMIUM CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE ONTARIO BUDGET WEB SITE:
           WWW.ONTARIOBUDGET.FIN.GOV.ON.CA/BUD04E/PAPERC.HTM. TAXATION POLICY
           QUESTIONS SHOULD BE REFERRED TO DPPD, CDR VANDERVOORT AT (613)995-1996 OR
           CPO1 MONTPETIT AT (613) 995-5348 AS APPROPRIATE. FOR PAY ADMINISTRATION
           QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT MAJ DON HITCHMOUGH, DGAPPP/DAP 2 AT (613) 995-7632

17.         STATUS OF PAY ADJUSTMENTS FOR ALL CF MEMBERS – FY 04/05

       1. THE PURPOSE OF THIS MESSAGE IS TO PROVIDE AN UPDATE TO ALL CF MEMBERS ON THE
           STATUS OF THEIR FY 04/05 PAY ADJUSTMENTS

       2. GSO/PILOT/NCM (LCOL AND BELOW)/MED/DENT OFFR (LT AND BELOW). REFS A AND B
           EXPLAINED THAT PAY ADJUSTMENTS FOR CF MBRS ARE BASED ON TOTAL
           COMPENSATION COMPARABILITY WITH BENCHMARKED OCCUPATIONS IN THE PUBLIC
           SERVICE. A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF TENTATIVE AGREEMENTS WERE REACHED IN
           LATE OCT. HOWEVER, THE REQUIRED INFORMATION TO COMPLETE THE IMPACT OF
           THESE AGREEMENTS ON CF MBRS COMPENSATION ONLY BECAME AVAILABLE IN LATE
           NOV. CF AND TBS OFFICIALS ARE ACTIVELY WORKING THIS ISSUE AND GOOD
           PROGRESS IS BEING MADE. I ANTICIPATE THAT THIS WORK WILL BE COMPLETED BY
           END JAN 05

       3. LEGAL OFFICERS - CAPT TO LCOL. THE PAY OF LEGAL OFFRS IS BASED ON BROAD
           COMPARABILITY TO THE PAY OF DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ) LAWYERS PLUS AN
           ADDITIONAL COMPONENT TO RECOGNIZE THE DISTINCTIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF
           MILITARY SERVICE. THE PUBLIC SERVICE MODERNIZATION ACT INCLUDED A
           PROVISION THAT DOJ LAWYERS WILL NO LONGER AUTOMATICALLY BE CONSIDERED
           TO BE MANAGERIAL OR CONFIDENTIAL AND THUS EXCLUDED FROM COLLECTIVE
           BARGAINING. DOJ LAWYERS HAVE INDICATED THEIR INTENT TO FORM AN
           ASSOCIATION AND NEGOTIATE THEIR TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
           THROUGH THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING PROCESS. IMPLEMENTING THE NECESSARY
           FRAMEWORK TO SUPPORT THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING PROCESS WILL TAKE TIME.
           TO THIS END, INTERIM ARRANGEMENTS ARE BEING CONSIDERED FOR FY04/05
           ADJUSTMENTS. ADDITIONAL INFO IS EXPECTED EARLY IN THE NEW YEAR

       4. MEDICAL AND DENTAL OFFICERS - CAPT TO COL. THE PAY OF MEDICAL AND DENTAL
           OFFICERS IS BASED UPON BROAD COMPARABILITY WITH THE NET INCOMES OF
           PHYSICIANS IN PRIVATE PRACTICE PLUS AN ADDITIONAL COMPONENT TO RECOGNIZE
           THE DISTINCTIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF MILITARY SERVICE. HERE AGAIN, CF AND TBS
           OFFICIALS ARE ACTIVELY WORKING THIS ISSUE AND GOOD PROGRESS IS BEING MADE
           AND I ANTICIPATE THAT THIS WORK WILL ALSO BE COMPLETED BY END JAN 05

       5. GENERAL/FLAG OFFICERS AND COLS/CAPT(N) INCLUDING LEGAL OFFRS OF THE RANK OF
           COL/CAPT(N). THE PAY OF SNR OFFRS IS BASED ON BROAD COMPARABILITY TO THE
           EXECUTIVE GROUP OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE. AS YOU MIGHT BE AWARE, THE GOVT
           RECENTLY ANNOUNCED THAT THE EX GROUP WOULD BE AWARDED AN INCREASE OF
           2.5 PERCENT EFF 1 APR 04. BY CDS DIRECTION, THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SNR
           OFFRS INCREASE WILL NOT OCCUR UNTIL WE ARE IN A POSITION TO SIMULTANEOUSLY
           ACTION THE GSO/NCM PAY ADJUSTMENT

       6.   ALTHOUGH THE DELAY HAS BEEN LENGTHY, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR
             UNDERSTANDING AND ONCE AGAIN GIVE YOU MY ASSURANCES THAT, REGARDLESS
             OF WHEN ANNOUNCED AND IMPLEMENTED, THE PAY ADJUSTMENTS FOR ALL CF MBRS

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              WILL BE RETROACTIVE 1 APR 04. THIS MSG IS TO BE GIVEN WIDEST POSSIBLE
              DISTRIBUTION.

18.          ISSUE REGARDING THE SAFETY OF THE MEDICATION CELECOXIB

        1. SEVERAL NEWS REPORTS HAVE RECENTLY BEEN ISSUED REGARDING THE SAFETY OF
            THE MEDICATION CELECOXIB (CELEBREX (R)). ACCORDING TO THESE REPORTS AND
            PRELIMINARY INFO FROM THE MANUFACTURER, PERSONS TAKING HIGH-DOSE
            CELECOXIB WERE FOUND TO HAVE AN INCREASED RISK OF MAJOR CARDIOVASCULAR
            EVENTS, SUCH AS HEART ATTACKS AND STROKES, COMPARED TO PERSONS WHO TOOK
            PLACEBO (AN INERT COMPARISON DRUG) IN A STUDY AMONG PATIENTS AT RISK FOR
            CANCER. THESE NEW STUDY RESULTS ARE THE FIRST AND ONLY ONES TO DATE WHICH
            IMPLICATE CELECOXIB IN CAUSING SUCH SIDE EFFECTS

        2. CELECOXIB IS CURRENTLY AVAL ON THE CDN MARKET TO TREAT ARTHRITIS AND
            OTHER PAINFUL CONDITIONS. IT BELONGS TO A CLASS OF DRUGS CALLED SELECTIVE
            CYCLO-OXYGENASE (COX) INHIBITORS. OTHER MEDICATIONS IN THIS CLASS INCLUDE
            ROFECOXIB (VIOXX(R)) AND VALDECOXIB (BEXTRA (R)). BOTH OF THESE OTHER TWO
            MEDICATIONS HAVE ALSO BEEN IMPLICATED IN CAUSING NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON THE
            CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, WITH ROFECOXIB SPECIFICALLY BEING WITHDRAWN
            FROM THE MARKET DUE TO THESE CONCERNS. CELECOXIB AND VALDECOXIB ARE
            BOTH AVAL ON THE CF DRUG BENEFIT LIST UPON APPROVAL BY THE CF DRUG
            EXCEPTION CENTRE

        3. TO MINIMIZE ANY FURTHER IMPACT ON OUR MEMBERS, CELECOXIB AND VALDECOXIB
            WILL NOT BE APPROVED FOR NEW USE IN ANY CF MEMBER EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.
            HOWEVER, MEMBERS WHO ARE CURRENTLY TAKING ONE OF THESE AGENTS MAY
            ELECT TO CONTINUE THEIR THERAPY PROVIDED THAT THEIR MEDICAL CONDITIONS
            ARE OTHERWISE WELL-CONTROLLED. IN LIGHT OF THIS NEW INFO, MEMBERS WHO DO
            NOT WISH TO CONTINUE THEIR TREATMENT WITH EITHER CELECOXIB OR VALDECOXIB
            ARE ADVISED TO CONTACT THEIR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN TO DISCUSS
            ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS. PENDING SUCH ASSESSMENT BY THEIR PHYSICIAN,
            MEMBERS ARE INSTRUCTED TO PRESENT AT A CF BASE PHARMACY TO OBTAIN A
            THERAPEUTIC DOSE OF ACETAMINOPHEN FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

        4.   GIVEN THE PRELIMINARY NATURE OF THE INFO DESCRIBED ABOVE, THE ABOVE
              ACTIONS ARE INTENDED AS AN INTERIM MEASURE ONLY. TO DATE, NO DECISION HAS
              BEEN MADE BY EITHER HEALTH CANADA OR THE DRUG MANUFACTURERS TO REMOVE
              EITHER CELECOXIB OR VALDECOXIB FROM THE CDN MARKET. FURTHER DIRECTION
              WILL BE ISSUED SHOULD ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOME AVAL

19.          IMPLEMENTATION OF VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA – TRANSITION INTERVIEW

        1. THE PURPOSE OF THIS MESSAGE IS TO ANNOUNCE THE IMPLEMENATION OF THE VAC-TI.
            AT REF, A JOINT PILOT PROJECT BETWEEN DND AND VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA WAS
            LAUNCHED TO PROVIDE A TRANSITION INTERVIEW FOR DEPARTING CF MEMBERS ON
            RELEASE. THIS HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL TRIAL WAS CONDUCTED AT CFB HALIFAX,
            GARRISON VALCARTIER, CFB BORDEN AND 17 WING WINNIPEG FROM 1 MAY TO 30 OCT
            03

        2. OBJECTIVE OF THE VAC-TI IS TO INFORM RELEASING MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES
            THAT VAC MAY BE OF ASSISTANCE IN THE TRANSITION TO CIVILIAN LIFE. THE VAC-TI
            PROVIDES INFORMATION ON THE FULL RANGE OF VAC SERVICES, BENEFITS AND
            PROGRAMS, ASSISTS MEMBERS DEVELOP A PLAN TO ORGANIZE THEIR TRANSITION TO
            CIVILIAN LIFE, PROVIDES HEALTH CARE INFORMATION, AND PROVIDES THE MEMBER
            WITH CONTACT NUMBERS FOR VAC, OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS,
            COMMUNITY AND LOCAL SERVICE PROVIDERS WHO MAY BE OF ASSISTANCE DURING
            THE TRANSITION OR AT A LATER DATE

        3. THE TRIAL WAS HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL AND VALIDATED THE BENEFIT TO MEMBERS AND
            THEIR FAMILIES AS THEY PREPARE TO TRANSITION TO CIVILIAN LIFE. AS A RESULT,
            DND IN COLLABORATION WITH VAC, WILL PROCEED WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A
            VAC-TI FOR ALL REGULAR FORCE MEMBERS RELEASED FROM THE CF AND MEMBERS
            OF THE RESERVE FORCE WHO ARE MEDICALLY RELEASED. PROVISION OF THIS SERVICE
            TO OTHER RESERVE FORCE MEMBERS WILL BE ADDRESSED SEPARATELY IN
            COLLABORATION WITH VAC. A PHASED IMPLEMENTATION WILL COMMENCE 1 JUNE
            2004 AT THE FOLLOWING BASES/GARRISON/WINGS WHERE VAC CURRENTLY HAS
            CLIENT SERVICE TEAMS (CST):

                 A. CFB HALIFAX; AACFB GAGETOWN

                 B. CFB GREENWOOD (CST FROM CFB HALIFAX)

                 C. ASU GAGETOWN

                 D. GARRISON MONTREAL/ST JEAN

                 E. GARRISON VALCARTIER

                 F. CFB BAGOTVILLE (CST FROM GARRISON VALCARTIER)


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               G. CFSU OTTAWA

               H. CFB PETAWAWA

               I. CFB KINGSTON

               J. CFB TRENTON

               K. ASU TORONTO (CST FROM CFB TRENTON)

               L. CFB BORDEN

               M. 17 WING WINNIPEG

               N. ASU EDMONTON

               O. CFB COLD LAKE (CST FROM ASU EDMONTON)

               P. CFB ESQUIMALT

               Q. CFB COMOX (CST FROM CFB ESQUIMALT) UNITS OUTSIDE CANADA WILL BE
                   SERVED BY THEIR RESPECTIVE CANADIAN SUPPORT BASE/WING ASSIGNED TO
                   PROCESS RELEASES. ONCE THE VAC-TI HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED AT THESE
                   BASES/WINGS, VAC WILL DEVELOP A PROCESS TO SERVE REMAINING CF
                   BASES/WINGS/UNITS

        4. THE FOLLOWING ARE DETAILS OF THE PROGRAM:

               A. THE VAC-TI IS MANDATORY THEREFORE THE PUBLIC LIABILITY CONTROL CARD
                   (PLCC) AND RELEASE CHECKLISTS SHALL BE AMENDED TO INCLUDE THE VAC-
                   TI;

               B. MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO INCLUDE FAMILY IN THE VAC-TI. THE VAC-TI
                   HAS BEEN SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO PROVIDE INFORMATION AND
                   ASSISTANCE TO THE FAMILY; AND

               C.   THE GOAL IS FOR MEMBERS ON A THIRTY-DAY RELEASE TO CONDUCT A VAC-TI
                     WITHIN THE FIRST SEVEN DAYS, AND FOR THOSE ON A SIX-MONTH OR MORE
                     RELEASE TO CONDUCT A VAC-TI WITHIN THE FIRST MONTH. THIS TIMING IS
                     IMPORTANT AS IT WILL ALLOW VAC TO CONDUCT THE NECESSARY
                     PREPARATIONS ON BEHALF OF THE FAMILY OR CONDUCT ANY FOLLOW-UP
                     ACTION THAT MAY BE REQUIRED FOLLOWING THE VAC-TI AND BEFORE THE
                     MEMBER DEPARTS THE AREA. THE RELEASE CELL MAY SCHEDULE THE VAC-TI
                     APPOINTMENT OR REFER THE MEMBER TO VAC



20.      DENISON ARMOURY CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITES

1.       ASU (T) will be undertaking several construction projects within the building over the next six-month
period. The construction will greatly improve a number of the building’s deficiencies, consequently improving the
provision of services. However, many areas within the armoury and most, if not all, occupants will be affected.

2.       The following projects will have effects on the operations within Denison Armoury:

         a.         Supply. Clothing Stores and MSA will relocate to Building 55 for the duration of the project. It is
                    expected that the period of this relocation will be 7 November 2004 – 28 February 2005. An
                    armoury wide e-mail will notify users of the precise date that operation will begin from Building
                    55;

         b.         CMTT. The CMTT operation will relocate to Building 55 for the duration of the project. The
                    expected timeline for the project is 7 November 2004 to 28 February 2005. An armoury wide e-
                    mail will notify users of the precise date that operation will begin from Building 55;

         c.         Kitchen. The project to renovate the kitchen is currently being tendered and likely will be
                    awarded by end October 2004. The dirty work area will be closed to accommodate a temporary
                    kitchen. Work will start mid-November and will continue to the end of the fiscal year. An
                    armoury wide e-mail will notify users of the opening of the temporary kitchen; and

         d.        Tailor. The tailor shop will be temporarily relocated to Room C180 throughout the Supply/CMTT
                   projects.
3.       It is understood that this will cause significant disruption to all units/occupants of the Denison Armoury.
Some patience will be required from all building occupants, to facilitate the ASU in the completion of necessary
renovations that will more efficiently support the many users of services. Any questions may be directed to Captain
Amanda Mulawyshyn, the Construction Engineering Officer, at local 3793.


21.      DENISON ARMOURY RECYCLING PROGRAMME
As of 01 November 2004 all personnel in the Denison building are directed to sort their waste into three streams:
paper, recyclables and garbage. Each workstation has been issued 1x blue recycling bin for paper waste and 1 x


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black mini-bin for recyclables and garbage waste. Centralized recycling and garbage disposal stations have also
been installed at convenient locations throughout the building. Personnel are to use the bins provided to sort their
waste into the appropriate streams. Each stream will then be disposed of in the following manner:

·      Garbage waste is to be taken for disposal at the nearest sorting station or large garbage bin at the end of each
      day. Please note that the cleaners will not empty your garbage for you. You are responsible for your waste
      disposal.

·      Non-paper recyclable items (glass, cans, plastics, etc.) is to be taken for disposal at the nearest sorting station
      or Bull's Eye bin at the end of each day or as needed. A sample list of acceptable recyclable items can be
      found in the pamphlet or at the link below.

·      All paper waste can be disposed of in your blue bin. The blue bins will be emptied by the cleaners a few times
      per week. Recyclable items are NOT to be placed in your blue bin. Placing recyclables or other waste in your
      blue bin will contaminate your paper waste and result in the whole bin being thrown out as garbage.

The above is a basic description of the program. Additional information on the program, including a list of
acceptable recyclable items, FAQs, bin location maps, contact details, etc... has been placed on Army On Line at:
http://armyonline.kingston.mil.ca/LFCA/143000440013520/Default.asp.
A pamphlet describing the program has also been distributed with your bins. Please keep the pamphlet at your
workstation for your reference.

Further inquiries can be directed to: Stephanie San Miguel, Env Proj Coord, LFCA HQ or MWO Ed Brennan, CE
Contracts, ASU Toronto CE.

22.          EDUCATION REIMBURSEMENT- PRIMARY RESERVE (P RES)
    UNCLASSIFIED
    REFS: A. CBI 210.801
    B. ADM(HR-MIL) INSTRUCTION 04/01
        1. A FOUR-YEAR TRIAL TO PROVIDE EDUCATION REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE P RES
            CONCLUDED IN AUG 04. THE TRIAL WAS MOST SUCCESSFUL AND IT IS BEING
            IMPLEMENTED AS A SUBSTANTIVE CF PROGRAM THAT INCLUDES BOTH
            UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE PROGRAMS AT CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES OR
            COLLEGES.

        2. EFFECTIVE 1 SEP 04 IAW THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT IN REF A, ELIGIBLE P RES
            OFFICERS AND NCMS WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE BASIC MILITARY
            QUAL (BMQ) COURSE REQ D BY THEIR ENVIRONMENT MAY CLAIM FIFTY PERCENT OF
            EDUCATION EXPENSES TO A MAX OF $2K PER ACADEMIC YEAR AND A CAREER MAX OF
            $8K (INCLUDING EXPENDITURES UNDER THE TRIAL) FOR POST SECONDARY EDUCATION
            LEADING TO A DIPLOMA, DEGREE OR ADVANCED DEGREE AT A CANADIAN COLLEGE,
            UNIVERSITY OR ACCREDITED EDUCATION INSTITUTION. REIMBURSEMENT IS SUBJECT
            TO SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF ACADEMIC COURSES AND MAINTENANCE OF
            EFFECTIVE STRENGTH STATUS IN THE P RES.

        3. TO ACCESS THE PROGRAM, MBRS SHALL SUBMIT AN INDIVIDUAL LEARNING PLAN (ILP)
            THROUGH THEIR UNIT TO THE W/BPSO OUTLINING THEIR EDUCATION PRIORITIES,
            OBJECTIVES AND ASSOCIATED COSTS.

        4. CLAIMS FOR THE ACADEMIC YR SEP 03 TO AUG 04 MAY BE PROCESSED IAW REF B.

        5.   INFORMATION ON THE PROGRAM IS PROVIDED ON THE CDA WEB SITE INTRANET
               HTTP://CDA-ACD.MIL.CA/INDEX/ENGRAPH/HOME_E.ASP. INTERNET HTTP://WWW.CDA-
               ACD.FORCES.GC.CA/INDEX/ENGRAPH/HOME_E.ASP. QUESTIONS MAY BE DIRECTED
               THROUGH UNITS TO W/BPSO. A TOLL FREE NUMBER HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED AT 1-888-
               541-6889 AND WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ASSIST MEMBERS FOR EXTENDED HOURS AS PER
               THE CDA WEB SITE.



23.          VCDS CWO APPOINTMENTS FOR 2005 –

             CHIEF OF RESERVES AND CADETS CWO, CP01 DOROTHY PULS

24.          APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF OF STAFF & ACTING COMMANDING OFFICER – 32 CANADIAN
             BRIGADE GROUP

             LCol T. Datchko has been tasked for OPERATION BOREAS from Jan – Sep 2005. In his absence I
             appoint Major Wykurz as the COS and Acting Commanding Officer of my Headquarters.
             G.R. Stafford
             Colonel
             Commander

25.          INITIAL ISSUE OF UN MEDALS

        1. UN MEDALS ARE NORMALLY AWARDED TO MEMBERS IN THEATRE BEFORE
            REPATRIATION. HOWEVER, WHEN A QUALIFIED MEMBER IS REPATRIATED BEFORE THE
            MEDAL CAN BE PRESENTED, THE MEMBER S HOME UNIT MAKES APPLICATION TO DHH
            AS PER THE REF

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        2. THE UN HAS RECENTLY ADVISED THAT THEY WILL BEGIN STRICTLY APPLYING THEIR
            MEDALS POLICY AND WILL NO LONGER CONSIDER REQUESTS FOR INITIAL ISSUE OF UN
            MEDALS WHICH ARE SUBMITTED MORE THAN ONE YEAR AFTER REPATRIATION FROM
            MISSION AREA

        3. MEMBERS RETURNING FROM UN MISSIONS MUST ENSURE APPLICATIONS ARE
            SUBMITTED BY UNITS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER REPATRIATION

        4.   PROCEDURES RELATED TO REPLACEMENT OF UN MEDALS ARE NOT AFFECTED

26.          DRESS POLICY AND ENTITLEMENT – CTS FIELD COMBAT CLOTHING

LIGHTWEIGHT THERMAL HEADWEAR (LWTH) (IN SERVICE). LWTH IS A TWO-PIECE GARMENT
SYSTEM CONSISTING OF A BALACLAVA NSN 8415-21-921-0909 AND NECK GAITER NSN 8440-21-921-
0905 TO PROVIDE THERMAL PROTECTION TO THE HEAD AND NECK WHILE WEARING A CG 634
SOLDIER'S AND PARACHUTIST HELMET OR ISSUE GREEN TOQUE. THE TWO-PIECE LWTH MAY BE
WORN INDIVIDUALLY OR PAIRED. THE BALACLAVA MAY NOT BE WORN AS A STAND-ALONE
ITEM IN GARRISON. THE NECK GAITER MAY BE WORN WITH THE WHITE BALACLAVA AND BOTH
LWTH ITEMS MAY BE WORN WITH THE COMBAT VEHICLE CREW (CVC) MODULAR HELMET ONCE
IN SERVICE. NEITHER THE BALACLAVA NOR THE NECK GAITER IS AUTH FOR WEAR WITH A
BERET. LWTH IS AVAIL IN THREE SIZES CONSISTENT WITH HELMET SIZE AND IS AN INDIVIDUAL
ISSUE ITEM WITH AN ENTITLEMENT OF ONE SET PER MEMBER




                    PART IV - GENERAL INTEREST AND SOCIAL EVENTS


Nil




P.A. MacLaurin
Lieutenant-Colonel
Commanding Officer




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