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  1. Ebola: outbreak, Canadian/other response (merged)

    If the president of MSF (Doctors without Borders) thinks military assistance may be required, then the situation is bad. http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/msf-call-for-military-medical-help-with-ebola-response-shows-outbreaks-severity-273708951.html?cx_navSource=d-more-news This outbreak...
  2. PTSD extends beyond military vets, mental health conference told

    Good article about the portion of population that has a much higher percentage of PTSD, but gets ignored: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/SOMNIA/9665813/story.html During my training, I had several patients which had been diagnosed with PTSD, not a single one was or had been a member of...
  3. Cdn SOF participate in Exercise Flintlock

    CSOR and 427 troops participated in Ex FLINTLOCK, which took place 19 Feb to 9 Mar in Niger. Some pictures found here: https://www.facebook.com/flintlockexercise?ref=profile
  4. Lt. Andrew Webster Found Dead During Seychelles Shore Visit

    Being reportedl currently: OTTAWA – A crew member of a Canadian warship has been found dead while on shore leave in the Seychelles islands in the Indian Ocean. The military has identified him as Lt. Andrew F. Webster, based out of Halifax. Webster was serving on board HMCS Toronto, which has...
  5. Abdominal tourniquet saves lives

    I call BS, until I see the scientific studies studies that prove the claim. More on Stars and Stripes http://www.stripes.com/news/game-changer-tourniquet-for-abdominal-wounds-is-already-saving-lives-1.235791
  6. Trauma patient drug withdrawn from UK

    The findings of the studies that caused this withdrawal will affect our use of Voluven. http://www.scotsman.com/news/health/trauma-patient-drug-withdrawn-from-uk-1-2985122
  7. Canadian trained ANA PAs graduate

    Article found here: http://www.cjoc-coic.forces.gc.ca/fs-ev/2013/04/19-eng.asp
  8. CANSOF Association

    New association to help commandos' families in emergencies and in civilian life http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/association+help+commandos+families+emergencies+civilian/7741098/story.html OTTAWA - Canada's special forces will establish a charitable foundation to support serving and retired...
  9. For give away or Sale-Rocky Portland Lace-to-Toe Waterproof Duty Boots size 7.5W

    2 pr of boots for trade, give away, or best offer. You pay for shipping. Offer valid until 7 Jan 13, then they go to donation. Got 2 pr of these boots 6 yrs ago. My feet "flattened out" and now they do not fit. They are size 7.5 wide...
  10. For ‘Operators’ Pen is Mightier

    For ‘Operators’ Pen is Mightier Article in the National Post's Kandahar journal that talks about CSOR's team that is providing mentorship to the ANA SOF program. Found here: http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/09/26/canadas-smooth-operators/
  11. Canadian Special Forces compete in Colombia

    Photo album courtesy of the Edmonton Journal: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Gallery+Canada+commandos+skills+line+Special+Forces+Competition/6768566/story.html
  12. RCAF Band on Canada Sings.

    Caught this tonight in between commercials on hockey play offs. They did good. http://www.globaltv.com/canadasings/teamcoachecast/index.html?n=royal+canadian+air+force+band
  13. Tranexamic acid use in Canadian hospitals

    full article: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/new-health/health-news/hospitals-shun-cheap-drug-used-to-stop-bleeding/article2430657/ May 11, 2021 Hospitals shun cheap drug used to stop bleeding By LISA PRIEST Globe and Mail Update Used by armies on battlefield, generic TXA costs $8...
  14. MTTF Youtube channel

    Can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheMTTF#p/u/5/hEVJOOE-Oyg
  15. Old Boots

    Anyone of us who have been in for 20 years or more may have the same question: What do we do with the old boots we were issued, i.e. old style jungle boots, desert boots, etc. Are we expected to turn them back to QM upon release, or can we dispose of them? I got jungle boots from Cyprus and...
  16. Fitness targets lowered for Canadians

    Not sure where else to put this so: News article from CBC, with some insightful analysis comparing children of today vs. children from 1981: http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2010/12/31/exercise-fitness-guidelines-canada-weighs-in.html Fitness targets lowered for Canadians Activity targets...
  17. Heroism amid hail of bullets

    Article link found on the SOMNIA website, from the Halifax Chronicle Herald: http://thechronicleherald.ca/Front/9018166.html Heroism amid hail of bullets Radio operator ignored own wounds, gave first aid to comrades By KELLY SHIERS Staff Reporter Fri, Oct 8 - 11:43 AM The explosion knocked...
  18. Sunnybrook surgeon treats trauma on two battlefields

    Congratulations to Dr (Lt Col.) Homer Tien on his promotion to Head of Trauma Surgery at Sunnybrook hospital in Toronto. http://www.healthzone.ca/health/newsfeatures/article/869892--SOMNIA Sunnybrook surgeon treats trauma on two battlefields October 03, 2021 Megan Ogilvie Health Reporter...
  19. CANSOFCOM March past

    I heard this rumour CANSOFCOM has a march past. Anyone know what it is, or is this one of those "colour of the boathouse" things? And exactly when would it be played  ;)  ?
  20. Unemployment looms for civilian PA program

    Full story avail on this link: http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/815019--physician-assistants-graduate-to-unemployment-line Physician assistants graduate to unemployment line First crop of 21 PA's graduate this summer but none have been offered a job in Ontario Published On Wed May...