Tag Archives: Singapore Army

MINDEF: SEVERE PUNISHMENT FOR NSMEN WHO STILL FAIL IPPT

Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen announced changes to the IPPT format today (23 Jul). Under the new IPPT format, NSmen will be required to complete three stations instead of five. The three stations are Push Ups, Sit-ups and 2.4 Kilometers run. These changes are only applicable to Operationally Ready NSmen. NSFs and SAF regulars are still required to complete the five stations under the previous format.

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DR NG ENG HEN: NEW IPPT SYSTEM – SIMPLER AND BETTER

The Army has completed their review for the new IPPT. Instead of the current five, there will be 3 stations – 2.4km run, sit-ups and push-ups. This new format will make it simpler for NSmen to train for IPPT, and for more to pass. Many other militaries use 3-station tests to keep their forces fit.

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SINGAPORE ARMY: WE ARE INVESTIGATING TO FIND OUT WHO IS THAT CHAO KENG KIA

It is regrettable that a Singaporean blogger has boasted about how he managed to dishonestly and blatantly get himself discharged from National Service. His dishonesty undermines our system of managing servicemen who genuinely suffer from mental illness. This servicemen had taken the care and consideration given to him by the SAF for granted. The SAF is looking into this matter. MINDEF and the SAF will continue to uphold the principles of universality, equity and critical need as we administer the National Service system. We will continue to ensure that servicemen with genuine psychological conditions are given the proper care and assistance.

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An open letter to the 24th Battalion, Singapore Artillery (24 SA)

The gunners were determined to help SSG Lee’s children complete their education and they accomplished this mission commendably more than a decade later. I am told the children's education expenses were paid by their father's former comrades. Gunners dug into their pockets and contributed to the Lee family's education fund every year since that fateful day robbed the family of their 36-year-old father but won them many doting godfathers. I understand that earlier this year, Madam Lee informed the gunners who had been supporting the family that their task was done. The family had saved enough from all those years of donations. To the best of my research, this act of goodwill was never publicised in any Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) publication or made known to the Singapore media. I understand the news blackout wasn't due to national security reasons. Put simply, it was an act of goodwill performed by a group of soldiers to help a family in need.

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Time to overhaul Singapore’s national security policies

I didn't cherry-pick the best ones, I just did a couple of full screen grabs. They majority of readers (as voted by other readers) do understand the importance of defence and the need for national service. "Fortunately, the majority of our people understand that although this swan is beautiful and swimming gracefully on the water surface, its pair of legs are paddling and kicking very, very hard, non stop, so that it is able to maintain it balance, composure and gracefulness. " Everyone likes to feel appreciated, even your soldiers in uniform and even the NSF and NSmen. It is great to know that the public does understand the importance of what we do, and that NSmen are coming forward to speak up for it. It gives me that extra motivation to go to work in the morning :)

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