Tag Archives: Singapore Armed Forces

MINDEF CONSIDERING OTHER WAYS TO DEAL WITH THOSE WHO SKIP IPPT

The Singapore Armed Forces announced that it is relooking other means of punishing reservist servicemen who do not take their mandatory miitary fitness test 3 times. It says the current practice of putting them through a 5-day physical fitness boot camp while undergoing confinement will be put on hold and reviewed.

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21-GUN SALUTE FOR FOUNDING FATHER MR LEE KUAN YEW ON SUNDAY

The SAF will bid Mr Lee our final farewell with the highest honours. As the gun carriage carries Mr Lee’s body from Parliament House, there will be a 21-gun salute fired by four ceremonial 25-pounder guns as the procession journeys around the Padang. Four RSAF Black Knights will also salute Mr Lee as his body passes City Hall with a "Missing Man" formation where one Black Knight breaks off. As Mr Lee’s body crosses the Esplanade Bridge, Patrol Vessels RSS Dauntless and RSS Resilience will conduct a ceremonial sailpast off the Marina Barrage as our final salute.

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FIRST BATCH OF SAF VOLUNTEERS ENLISTED

The Singapore Armed Forces Volunteer Corps (SAFVC) accepted its first batch of volunteers on Tuesday. The corps has 68 Singaporeans and permanent residents. The SAF plans to deploy these volunteers alongside active servicemen (NSFs) from September onwards. The SAFVC received 900 applications since it was set up in October last year to allow more Singapore citizens and permanent residents to contribute to Singapore's defence. The SAFVC then screened these applications to assess the candidates' suitability.

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LTC (RET) SYED IBRAHIM ALMAHDALI: MORE MALAYS IN SAF, A GOOD STEP FORWARD

On Tuesday, a memorial to the victims of Konfrontasi and those who risked their lives defending the country will be unveiled at Dhoby Ghaut, near the site of the MacDonald House bombing, in which three people were killed and 33 injured. The March 10, 1965, bombing was the worst in a string of attacks by Indonesian saboteurs on Singapore soil during Konfrontasi, which lasted from 1963 to 1966 when Indonesia opposed the formation of Malaysia. Retired Lieutenant-Colonel Syed Ibrahim Almahdali, 72,....

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MINDEF: WE ARE MAKING IT TOUGHER FOR YOU TO ACHIEVE SILVER AND GOLD IPPT STANDARD!

MINDEF will make it more difficult for national servicemen to achieve silver and gold awards for the new 3-station IPPT test when it is fully implemented from April. The ministry said that more than 70 per cent and almost 90 per cent of servicemen maintained or improved their results for 2.4KM run and sit-ups respectively, compared to their results under the old 5-stations format. For the push-up station, 3 out of 4 servicemen achieved "average and above average" results when compared against international standards.

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[EXPOSED] CONFESSIONS OF A GAY SAF OFFICER

I’m an officer with the saf. And I am gay. I was being investigated by the MSD for allegations of “bringing disrepute to the saf” by visiting a gay club earlier last year, and further, being penalized by confessing I am gay. I was deemed a security threat, had my security clearance downgraded, transferred to a non-ops unit and my promotion stalled among all the ridiculous “measures” to “manage” me. The most humiliating thing was to sign a form which basically says i can’t be gay & to refrain from engaging in any homosexual activities.

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[COMPLAINT] S’PORE MILITARY DEFENCE SPENDING IS A WASTE OF MONEY

We as citizens feeling the pain of huge daily cost of living that we have to bear. Our most important survival and the only resource, trade will be slowly eroded as all the money will be sucked into defense spending. Singapore government social help is near to negligible. The huge money spent on the military could be better spent on the aged, the poor, education, hospitals and upgrading of skills of our fellow men and women.

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THE GHOSTLY STORY BEHIND PULAU TEKONG THREE-DOOR BUNK – PART 1

Singaporeans who have underwent military training should be aware of the ghostly story of Pulau Tekong 3 door bunk that is located was located in Pulau Tekong Camp 1. Camp 1 is now defunct. I was part of that batch of recruits when Recruit Tham W.K died. In April 1983, the recruits in Charlie Company, Infantry Training Depot were preparing for their 16 KM route march. The OC of the coy as per protocol, asked whether the recruits were feeling unwell. None raise their hand. However, one Recruit Tham was down with flu but kept quiet.

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MINDEF: NS IS A DUTY, NOT A JOB – THEREFORE, NO SALARY FOR YOU!

The National Service (NS) allowance is meant to support our full-time national servicemen in their basic personal upkeep, taking into account the accommodation, food and uniforms that are provided for them. Also, the allowance recognises national servicemen with heavier responsibilities, such as those in command positions. The allowance and rank pay of national servicemen should not be computed as salaries, as NS is a duty and not a job.

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