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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The changes in New Canada should help a little.
However this weekend was marked by widespread illegal crossing and smuggling across the 49th parallel. Of the people stopped by the Karma-Naskis Border Service 90% of the offenders are from the South of the island.
Buying in the North and then trying to cross between the few official border posts back into the South.

For several weeks now the Guards have been hard pushed to keep up with the flow of goods across the hilly and open border mostly at night.
Now with the warm weather 100's of people in the South are joining in to supply the mainland, crossing by day is now common.

The Border Guards requested help from the Government and the Army has been called in.



One of the Readiness Battalions was activated to provide extra manpower and reserve Border Guards have been called in. The troops will work with the BG Service as required.
Also additional helicopters from the Army are to support the enforcement operation.



Troops of the 71 MIB left their APC's at base, using only soft-skin vehicles in the 49th parallel area with BG Service guides.
Some teams are airlifted along the border.

The waters between the island and the mainland have also seen a massive increase in small watercraft in the last few days.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It appears that from the pictures that the Karma Army is carrying large boxes in the Army trucks of the product that the New & Old Canadians want. Then providing 'shoe boxes' to be carried into New Canada. BTW- those 'good looking trucks and Landrovers look Official. This must be a government operation to distribute the National Product Vancouver Green, Island Green AKA Canadian Green.
What a great way to boast the economy with a significant influx of currency. I am glad Karma is not near CoC. I would worry if YB started a similar program.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No need for the Government to smuggle Chris, they have the legal export market cornered.
Plus the modest sales tax , they are raking it in.

The enforcement operation along the border is going well. Over 150 arrests in the last 24 hours and many, many, more chased /scared off before they could cross.
Soldiers and border guards are patrolling in force but it is very challenging country along the 49th parallel.
From sea level at each end, the ground climbs to 4,500-5,000 feet in the center. Army and BG helicopters are flying around the clock.



Maritime surveillance of the many small watercraft moving off shore is now being aided by the Defence Force too.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like the pending changes to laws by the New Canada Government are reducing the smuggling problem on the Karma-Canada border.
There still remains a heavy Border Guard and troop presence on the Karma side of the 49th parallel.

The Motorized Company of the 71 Battalion near the border was joined in their holding area today by the Mechanized Company conducting a routine readiness exercise.



The old M113's arrive at the holding area.





A normal readiness exercise would see them bug out to a training area for a few days.
The drive South is a welcome change for some new views and some highway driving.
They are not part of the border enforcement operation but it helps plan for flexibility and maybe saves a dollar or two.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mick,
That is a nice camo scheme. Really like it, what colors did you use?
It does look Nordic.. nice.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helicopter down in Karmanaskis. Search underway.

Edit. Civilian. Allouette III, not looking good!

I had an accident with one of my favorite little helicopters today.
A red and white Allouette III which I have had for sometime, it fell from a shelf onto a solid floor. A few parts are still unaccounted for but it looks like it will need a complete strip and rebuild.
I will have to give the operator a new base in a safer location.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OUCH!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Live Action Report with Sweet Shelia
Rescue and Perhaps Recovery operation is being conducted.
A French produced helicopter went down, not all are accounted for at the moment.
As this story develops and grows I will let you know.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The helicopter incident from the other day has been confirmed as belonging to Jack Stall Helicopters on the West coat of the Island. A safety review is underway.

A large Command Post exercise (CP Ex) started today. It is believed to be in relation to a major field exercise planned for next Month.
The CofC press members attending the Karma Army PR department brief seemed to be unhappy with the lack of details given.
The only units mentioned being,
The 2nd Command Staff (part of 4 OG)
The 3rd Command Staff (part of 8 OG)
Unnamed parts of C2 Regiment (part of 5 OG)

A briefing hand out did little to help. From the KDF web site.
" Because Karma-Naskis is not under direct military threat, the current Army is, as it has been since the end of the Cold War, in peacetime training mode. This means that its OGs (Operations Group) are not meant to be operational combat units but training formations. According to the "troop production" doctrine, peacetime units will train each batch of conscripts they receive for a specific wartime unit. After the end of training, the conscripts are demobilized into the reserve. During regular refresher exercises and in case of a crisis, the reserve unit will be activated and deployed in the formation it trained in during conscription. Thus, the peacetime structure of the Army does not give any meaningful information about the mobilized structure or about the areas where the units would be used."

1 OG Infantry.

2 OG Engineer Regt.

3 OG J├Ągermeister Regt (AOG).

4 OG Armoured Regt.

5 OG Combat Support.

6 OG Air Defence Regt.

7 OG Maneuver (OMG).

8 OG McNally Regt.

9 OG Artillery Regt.

Three Readiness (Maneuver) Battalions are fully staffed, mostly with full time contact soldiers.
(So it begins)
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

K-country
Col. Rodney: The king army is interesting, I am puzzled as to how they came about their procedure, training and operational philosophy and methodology. Guess they have been living under the US and Canadian protection since the Cold War. I compare them in one sense to the US, always messed up, but the US goes to war that way to win, not sure here with K-country. Others as messed up, Yer Bouti is better, fanatical but better militarily speaking. Balzac prior to becoming a member of the Commonwealth, Canada -well, you know. Oman might be worse. Libya is better.
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Major Ackinstein: Yes, interesting process, organization and philosophy. Not being ready is an issue certainly if Canada decides to row across the bay to Vancouver Island. All the infantry will meet in one place, all the logistics meet in another, all the administrative here, air-defense if they have it over there, Then those are given orders which might not arrive since all the command and info elements have not arrived. I asked a few people if they had drilled the call up, he said no, not in over 10-12 years. System may not work much less the people administering know how to implement and manage system, then more problems arise. Think YB should be hired as consultants, these guys don't know what they do not know, and they do not know it.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the McNally Regiment named for a particular Canadian or Vancouverian person or unit? I tried to google it and I found an OB/GYN in Vancouver named McNally! I bet the Jaegermeister Regiment has fun drills!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris, Col. Rodney and Maj Ackinstein puzzlement is not uncommon.
Many modern military forces find it very difficult to see the big picture of the way in which the KDF are organized. In part this is deliberate.
While Karma-Naskis is a very open and friendly place, the small Nation does embrace the idea of total defence.

Redleg, The McNally Reg't is named after a well know and visionary Canadian. In many ways he is responsible for the Karma Army as we know it today (The Canuks will get it, lol).
The McNally's or the "Big Rock" were originally an Infantry Brigade known for their Winter and Mountain war fighting skills.
Over the years an Armoured Company was added as the Karma Army modenized.
Currently they are listed as an Armoured formation with some specialization remaining in Winter/Mountain skills.

The Jaeger Troops are considered professional performers.
3 AOG (Air Operations Group) provides one of the three Readiness (Maneuver) Battalions. It is also one of the few units that has no conscripts in its ranks!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McNally, thought they would be the mapping, topographical unit....LOL, lol.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Karma-Naskis shares a land and sea border with New Canada.
New Canada is a different Country from the Old Canada with a somewhat changed outlook on the World and it's place in it.
For a long time New Canada has had a complete ban on the sale and use of cannabis. This has fueled a growing illegal trade across the Karma-Canada border. There has also been a large movement of people from the New Canada to Karma-Naskis which is making for some tension between the two nations.
New Canada has lately announced that it will be relaxing it's possession and usage laws but it seems that cross border tensions will remain for the time being. Demand within New Canada is widespread.

Today a major smuggling bust took place in the North of the Island along the Johnstone Strait.



The KDF had been tracking a small vessel from New Canada for the last two days in the narrow Johnstone Strait. The Border Guard Special Support Group had also been involved.
When it finally made a landing in a remote area a large stash of grade A1 Skunk weed was seen to be unloaded from two trucks. Once the boat was loaded and was ready to leave (looks like two quick trips were planned) the Navy Marine Operations Group (MOG) moved in from the sea. At the same time the SSG was landed by a Border Guard Super Puma, A Navy helicopter was used to drop blocking teams and snipers.







No Shots fired, seven arrests made, large illegal shipment foiled.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work!
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