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They're sort of like frequent flyer points for Air-Force.ca.

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All registered users can earn MilPoints.

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MilPoints are automatically accrued by contributing to Air-Force.ca, and can also be purchased directly. Here are the ways you can earn (or lose!) MiPoints on Air-Force.ca:
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New Quote10
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1 Hour Online20
For every $ spent at the Air-Force.ca Store *10
For every $ when purchased directly*, **200

The top 5 MilPoints earners each day will also be given a bonus of 100, 50, 25, 15 and 10 points respectively. More importantly, users can "assess" another user based on their posts, rewarding or docking them up to 300 MilPoints. (Users with more MilPoints themselves will be able to punish or reward higher amounts.) Occasionally, MilPoints may be given away as part of a promotion or contest, or to reward exceptional activity. Users who are placed on warning will have MilPoints automaticlly deducted.
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Anyone can assess anyone else's conduct immediately. How much you can award or deduct depends on your own MilPoints balance:
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500-99940
1000-199960
2000-4999100
5000-9999150
10000+300


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Simply click on the logo above that user's post and you will be taken to a screen where you can classify the user's post, choose how many points to award or deduct, and add some notes.

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Everyone's history is completely public, including who assessed who and the note they left. To see another user's history, simply click on the image next to one of their posts.

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Military Word Of The Day
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Today in Military History

February 22



1797:

The last invasion of Britain; the French at Fishguard


1813:

Battle of Ogdensburg


1881:

Private Osborne of the Northamptonshire Regiment, won the Victoria Cross during an action in the First Boer War, when he rescued a wounded man under very heavy fire.


1917:

British troops succeeded in capturing a number of Turkish trenches at Sanna-i-Yat in Mesopotamia. The Turks launched a vigorous counter-attack, and managed to retake part of the position. However, Sergeant Steele of the Seaforth Highlanders, assisted by another soldier, managed to position a machine-gun in an advantageous spot. Steele then manned the gun and for several hours was able to frustrate Turkish attempts to exploit their success. When finally another Turkish attack did break through, Steele managed to rally the British troops, and led them in a successful counter-attack of their own, during which he suffered a severe wound. His gallantry and leadership was recognised by the award of the Victoria Cross.


1942:

Harris appointed Commander in Chief, RAF Bomber Command


1943:

HMCS Weyburn sunk by U-118


1945:

HMCS Trentonian sunk by U-1004




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