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Cafba News - 01 Jul 2004 - Volume 5
A Publication of the Canadian Air Force Brats Association
Where Being A Brat Is A Good Thing!
email: webmaster@cafba.ca
10,764 members and growing! Let's find everyone.
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In This Issue:

  1. Welcome Back
  2. More Responses
  3. Today's Quote - Yesterday's Saying
  4. Get Your Free Gift
  5. Cafba Website Updates
    • The Main Page!
    • Other More Important Stuff
    • Happy Birthday!
    • Newsletter Signups
    • Cafba Memberships
    • Your Opinion Counts!
    • Trivia
    • It's Air Show Time
    • Upcoming Reunions
    • Airshows
    • Cafba Website Navigation
    • Base Updates
    • Base Recollections
    • A CAFBA Recommended Site
    • Confessions of A BRAT!
  6. Make A Brat Laugh
  7. What the BRAT's Are Saying!
  8. The List of Brat Sites
  9. The editor's thoughts
  • Welcome Back


    Welcome to this 01 Jul 2004, fifth edition of Cafba News!

    I had intended on publishing this copy on July 1st, however business took me out of town and away from my computer for a week.

    A special thanks to all of the new subscribers. The response continues to be overwhelming. Thanks for subscribing to this free newsletter from www.cafba.ca.

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    Where to begin!

    This is your newsletter - If you have a comment - let's hear it!

    Today's quotation:

    "It's not our ability to change the world that makes a life worthwhile,
    it's the small kindnesses that we do every day."
    Kenneth A McArthur

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    Cafba Website Updates

    • The Main Page!

      The main entry page at www.cafba.ca should be where all your searches of the cafba web site start.

      This main page will always be up to date with the latest information and links to the rest of the cafba web site.

      Due to space requirements some of the various pages may be moved around and if you rely on a cached copy on your computer you may not be looking at the most current version.

      So start all of your visits to the cafba web site here www.cafba.ca


    • Seen on the newsgroup. Posted by Gary. Thanks for letting us know Gary!

      I received this from a friend. We should all be aware. Gary

      Subject: Visa / M/C scam. Please Read!

      This information is worth reading. By understanding how the VISA & Mastercard Telephone Credit Card Scam works, you'll be better prepared to protect yourself. Thanks to Dr. Pat Cloney for passing this on. Those con artists get more creative every day.

      My husband was called on Wednesday from "VISA", and I was called on Thursday from "MasterCard". The scam works like this:

      Person calling says, "this is , and I'm calling from the Security and Fraud Department at VISA. My Badge number is 12460. Your card has been flagged for an unusual purchase pattern, and I'm calling to verify. This would be on your VISA card which was issued by bank. Did you purchase an Anti-Telemarketing Device for $497.99 from a marketing company based in Arizona?"

      When you say "No", the caller continues with, "Then we will be issuing a credit to your account. This is a company we have been watching and the charges range from $297 to $497, just under the $500 purchase pattern that flags most cards. Before your next statement, the credit will be sent to (gives you your address), is that correct?"

      You say "yes". The caller continues... "I will be starting a Fraud investigation. If you have any questions, you should call the 1-800 number listed on the back of your card (1-800-VISA) and ask for Security. You will need to refer to this Control #"

      The caller then gives you a 6 digit number. "Do you need me to read it again?"

      Here's the IMPORTANT part on how the scam works. The caller then says, "he needs to verify you are in possession of your card".

      He'll ask you to "turn your card over and look for some numbers. There are 7 numbers; the first 4 are your card number, the next 3 are the 'Security Numbers' that verify you are in possession of the card. These are the numbers you use to make Internet purchases to prove you have the card. Read me the 3 numbers". After you tell the caller the 3 numbers, he'll say ,"That is correct. I just needed to verify that the card has not been lost or stolen, and that you still have your card. Do you have any other questions?"

      After you say No, the caller then Thanks you and states, "Don't hesitate to call back if you do", and hangs up.

      You actually say very little, and they never ask for or tell you the card number. But after we were called on Wednesday, we called back within 20 minutes to ask a question. Are we glad we did! The REAL VISA Security Department told us it was a scam and in the last 15 minutes a new purchase of $497.99 was charge on on our card.

      Long story made short, we made a real fraud report and closed the VISA card, and they are reissuing us a new number. What the scammers wants is the 3-digit PIN number on the back of the card.

      Don't give it to them. Instead, tell them you'll call VISA or Master card direct. The real VISA told us that they will never ask for anything on the card as they already know the information since they issued the card! If you give the scammers your 3 Digit PIN Number, you think you're receiving a credit. However, by the time you get your statement, you'll see charges for purchases you didn't make, and by then it's almost to late and/or harder to actually file a fraud report.

      What makes this more remarkable is that on Thursday, I got a call from a "Jason Richardson of MasterCard" with a word-for-word repeat of the VISA scam. This time I didn't let him finish. I hung up!

      We filed a police report, as instructed by VISA. The police said they are taking several of these reports daily! They also urged us to tell everybody we know that this scam is happening.

      Please pass this on to all your friends. By informing each other, we protect each other.

    • Cafba Celebrations

      • 01 Jul 2004 fifth Cafba Newsletter issued

      • Birthdays in Jul - Happy Birthday Y'All
      • Birthdate CAFBA ID Last Name First Name
        01-Jul 659 Linklater Miles
        01-Jul 5746 Michaud Paul
        05-Jul 2713 Mason Clara (Claire)
        07-Jul 1209 Swain Ed
        09-Jul 10065 Christensen Barbara
        09-Jul 10068 Bacon Barbara
        09-Jul 10485 Mosher Sara
        11-Jul 10303 Campbell Georgina (Gina)
        11-Jul 10293 Doiron Kathy
        11-Jul 9947 Quigley Patrick
        12-Jul 10470 St Pierre Marc
        14-Jul 4110 Tosky Danniel
        15-Jul 10704 Ackeral Graham
        15-Jul 10273 MacKinnon Tim
        17-Jul 4490 Rideout John
        21-Jul 10334 Eckley William
        23-Jul 10335 Jackson Scott
        23-Jul 6028 Whiston Iain
        24-Jul 10241 Walton Juanita
        26-Jul 10306 Parent Josee
        27-Jul 7650 Lamb Paula

        For those people whose names do not appear but who are also celebrating a B'Day in July, I wish you a Happy Birthday as well. We have only been asking for this data for a short time and not everyone wants it known. If you want yours added, send me a note.

    • Newsletter signups
    • This is the 5th edition of the cafba newsletter.

      Please share this copy with your friends. If they would like their own copy delivered to their inbox send them here.

      Previous newsletter editions can be found here.

    • Cafba Memberships
    • 131 new names have been added to the database since 15-May-2004. As of publication of this newsletter we have over 10,811 names in the database. Are you registered? Go here and register your details now so you can be included in the website.

      If you have previously submitted your application but your name does not appear on the website, please email me and let me know.

      A listing of the latest new members can be found here.

    • Your Opinion Counts!
    • June Poll results:

      Wow! wasn't that some election!

      I hope you exercised your right and voted for the party of your choice. It appears that not everybody did! That's sad as they are now allowing someone else to speak for them!

      Well, how did the cafba poll turn out?

      The June poll, found on the main page of the cafba site, asked the question:

      Who are you voting for?

      In our last newsletter on 15 Jun 2004, we predicted a Conservative majority government! Boy were we mislead by the voting public.

      Thanks to everyone who cast their vote. Here are the results of the June poll.

      • Who are you voting for? Total of 48 votes cast.
        • Conservatives: 25 votes 52.08% of total
        • Liberals: 11 votes for 22.92% of total
        • NDP: 7 votes for 14.58% of total
        • Green Party: 4 votes for 8.33% of total
        • Others: 1 votes for 2.08% of total
        • I'm not voting!:0 for 0.00% of total

      Well it seems that from the time the polls closed on the cafba website to the time the polls closed for real, there was a substantial change of heart in the minds of Canadain voters.

      We will be voting again within the next 12-18 months, I predict. Perhaps next time we can get it right.

      A new poll was started as of 1st Jul 2004. Get your vote in.

      Here is the new poll question:

      • Are you going to play the trivia contest?
        • Yes
        • No
        • It's no fun!
        • Didn't know there was one!

      Thanks to all who have expressed their opinion.

      If you haven't voted yet, please do so - your opinion counts!
      Watch for our next poll starting 1 Aug 2004

    • Trivia
    • Have you signed up for the summer trivia contest on the newsgroup?

      This years contest promises to be a hoot as the format and challenge will be different from prior years.

      There was limited reaction to the trivia contest so I have decided to just list the questions without keeping score. As of today (03 July 2004) I have listed three question on the newsgroup. They are:

      1. What championship did the the RCAF Hurricanes win and in what year did they win their championship. Who was their coach of the Championship Team and who did they beat and what was the score?

      2. What is the other name for the 10 listed bases?

      3. Who said to a friend who was depressed on his 50th birthday: "You should rejoice, my friend, that you have escaped the forties, which are the old age of youth, and that you have at last arrived at the age of 50, which is the youth of old age."

        Watch the newsgroup for a new daily question posted as close to 9:00 a.m MST as I can.

        If you have a good question and answer please send it to me. The trivia contest will continue until 31 Aug 2004

    • Upcoming Airshows
    • Yes, it's that time of year again. Your local Air Shows are back. This years collection is bigger and better than ever.

      What do you remember the most about attending an air show when you were young? Check out these shows, they will bring back all those great memories.

      • Now in their 34th season, the Snowbirds have flown for over 100 million spectators across North America.

        The Canadian Forces Snowbirds 2004 July Schedule
        • 01 Jul Canada Day Ottawa, Ontario
        • 03 Jul Muskegon, Michigan
        • 04 Jul Muskegon, Michigan
        • 17 Jul 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta
        • 18 Jul 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta
        • 21 Jul Inuvik, Northwest Territories
        • 24 Jul Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
        • 25 Jul Peace River, Alberta
        • 28 Jul Watson Lake, Yukon
        • 31 Jul Williams Lake, British Columbia

        Visit their web site at http://www.snowbirds.forces.gc.ca/index_e.asp to see lots of great pictures from past shows

        July Airshows

      • Thu 01 Jul (Canada Day) Ottawa ON
      • Sat 10 Jul Edmonton Airshow Edmonton AB
      • Sun 11 Jul Edmonton Airshow Edmonton AB
      • Sat 17 Jul 50th Anniversary Cold Lake Int'l Airshow Cold Lake AB
      • Sun 18 Jul 50th Anniversary Cold Lake Int'l Airshow ColdLake AB
      • Wed 21 Jul Inuvik NWT
      • Sat 24 Jul Northern Sky 2004 Yellowknife NWT
      • Sun 25 Jul Peace River AB
      • Wed 28 Jul Watson Lake Airshow Watson Lake YT
      • Fri 30 Jul North Bay Heritage Festival & Airshow North Bay ON
      • Sat 31 Jul North Bay Heritage Festival & Airshow North Bay ON
      • Sat 31 Jul Williams Lake BC

      Going away on vacation and you might miss your local air show? Take a peek here to see lots of international air shows listed.

      Know of a show that is not listed? Let me know so we can add it to the next newsletter

    • Upcoming Reunions

      • Sat. 26 June - Saturday 3 July 2004 CFB Lahr.

      • July 16-19, 2004 CFB Cold Lake

      • July 30-Aug1 2004 All wings overseas, contact Lori Duane tadpole@shaw.ca, location Calgary- Coast Plaza Hotel

      • July 31-Aug 2 2004 Beaver High Alumni Cold Lake Reunion

      • August 6th - 8th 2004 AFCENT (Brunsumm Holland)
        Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 2004 AFCENT reunion

      • Summer 2005 A reunion is being planned in Shilo in 2005.

      • 07-10 July 2005 PineTree Radar Line Personnel: a gathering and reunion of all ranks and all trades of US and Canadian military and civilian personnel and their families in the joint cities of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario and Michigan.

      If you are on one of the upcoming reunion committees and want your reunion profiled, how about sending in some information about the event being planned? How many are you expecting? Where is the farthest BRAT coming from? What social events are planned? What accommodation has been arranged? Where can we register to attend? Is there a web site that we can refer to?

      If you have attended a reunion recently, why not let the other members know how it was. What were your experiences? Would you go back and do it again? Did you reunite with some old school chums? Was it all you expected it to be? Want to share some of your pictures? Write me with the details and we'll include them in the next newsletter.

      For additional details on any of these reunions, check out the reunions page on the cafba website!

      If your reunion isn't listed, email me and we'll put it in the next newsletter

    • Cafba Website Navigation
    • Did you know!

      The cafba website has over 500 pages to it!

      Did you miss out on the previous newsletters?

      They are now archived at http://grahamlange.homelinux.com/cafba/newsletter/newsletters.html

      Do you need a text only version of the newsletter?

      Do you have a suggestion on how we can improve the site? Please let us know!

    • Base Updates
    • I know that lots of people have been exploring their past recently and have made visits to the bases where we used to live.

      Not all of us have the luxury of being able to travel back to our past but we all wonder what it is like today!

      Why not share your visit for all to read by writing a review for the cafba news. Let us know what has changed, how you felt, share some memories or even pictures

    • Base Recollections:
      • The walk from the cub/scout/guide/brownie hall across the creek to the rec centre in Penhold really isn't as long as it seemed to be in those days.
      • Remember the hot tin PMQ's in Portage la Prairie?

      What can you remember? Send in your recollections for the next newsletter.

      Do you have a fond memory of your base? Send it in and let others share in those memories!

    • A Cafba Recommended website
    • Do you like movies? Who is your favourite actor/actress?.

      Do you like to invest your money? Do you wonder what investing is all about? Wish you could try investing for free?

      Our favourite web site, for this edition of the cafba news, is The Hollywood Stock Exchange (HSX) found at http://www.hsx.com It is dedicated to bringing out the potential investor in you.

      The HSX gives you $2,000,000 (yup, two million) hollywood dollars to start with for free. You then choose your favourite movies, favourite actors/actresses and buy hollywood shares in them. The over 4 million current members buy and sell these shares on a daily basis. Thus the supply and demand will affect the price of the shares just like the real market.

      By buying and selling shares in the latest Hollywood productions you will be aware of what is coming to a theatre near you. You can follow the careers of your favourite stars and have fun while you invest in your movie star portfolio.

      Everything is free to do.

      You can even earn extra Hollywood dollars by visiting two different advertising sites; by expressing your opionion for free; or by signing up other members

      If you want to participate, send me an email so that I can gain from your sign up. The HSX will give me another $100,000 Hollywood dollars for every member that signs up.

      I hope you try out the HSX and join in the fun and learn the art of investing, for free

      Do you have your own web site?

      Are you interested in listing your site on the cafba web site? Simply email us the link to your site and provide a brief description of its contents and why you made it.

      You could be our next cafba recommended web site!

      How about a business card? Most of us have one. Care to share yours? If we receive enough of an interest in this idea we can dedicate some space to display your card for a nominal fee.

      A great way to profile your business and you!

      To have your site profiled in this newsletter, contact the webmaster@cafba.ca

    • Found on Cafba forum
        • There's a reunion of Beaver High, Cold Lake coming up
        • ..when I lived in Trenton I had a childhood best friend... The year was between 1988 and 1991, when she I were between 4 and 6.... she had long reddish/brownish hair...our Dad's flew Search and Rescue..This is all I remember. I know it's not a lot to go on, but if anyone knows of a Beth, who's dad was air force and was part of the base around that time, and who is between 18 and 20 now, please let me know!!..
        • Rebecca Folker...Michel Meade is looking for you!

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    Confessions of a BRAT!
    by Dora, The Dangerous One!

    Remember When

    by Alan Jackson

    ----Remastered by Dora------

    Remember when,
    way back when we would lurk
    once were new,
    virtual base we call home
    You made a friend,
    then some more
    You were welcomed,
    felt like home
    Remember when

    Remember when,
    Les and Panther used to post
    there was Jeff
    life friends till the end
    it was fun
    we threw pies
    there was teasing ,
    there was snickers
    Remember when

    Remember when,
    we would move and then were gone
    And life does change,
    disassembled, rearranged
    We came together, once again
    to live in each other's hearts
    Remember When

    Remember when
    Rasta sang his songs
    he wore his hats
    We laughed from cheek to cheek
    He had his rum,and his wits
    vowed he'd never give them up
    Remember when

    Remember when
    Brats didn't seem so old
    Now lookin' back,
    it was all just sticks and stones
    To where we are,
    where we've been
    Said we'd do it all again
    Remember when

    Remember when
    we said we'd never go
    then our friends
    they grew up and moved away
    We won't be sad, we'll be glad
    For all the friends we've had
    And we'll remember when
    Remember when
    Remember when

    Previous true confessions can be found here!

    Until next time! Be Good! But remember you are still a BRAT!

    Make A BRAT Laugh!

    Have a Joke to share? Send it in webmaster@cafba.ca

    A BRAT's Quote!
    "the greatest pleasure in life is doing what people said I cannot do"
    Dora, The dangerous One

  • Other Brat Sites
  • This list is as accurate as I know at this time! If your site is missing, let me know.

    Where did these sites go?
  • Dawn's Brats Page
  • Department of Defense School Alumni Pages
  • The Green Eggs Report
  • Hemer Senior High School
  • Wendy Noble's Brat Page
  • Zweibrucken 1966 - 1969
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