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PS(D) Visits Air-Land Integrated Live- Firing, XDW 2014
Posted: 01 Dec 2014, 1500 hours (Time is GMT +8 hours)

Story by Lim Wei Liang

Photography by Lim Wei Liang

PS(D) Visits Troops at Ex Daring Warrior.

Permanent Secretary (Defence) Mr Chan Yeng Kit visited our soldiers training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, USA on 19 Nov. This year's Exercise Daring Warrior 2014 (XDW 2014) was another opportunity to hone the SAF's air-land integration capabilities. Our Defence Minister ( has also put up a video of the coordinated attacks using the HIMARS and AH-64D Apache Attack Helicopters!

During the exercise, the SAF and the US Army also conducted a bilateral integrated live-firing exercise. The bilateral exercise involved some 120 troops from the Oklahoma Army Reserve National Guard, 1-14th Field Artillery Regiment and 3-13th Field Artillery Regiment. 

Commandant US Army Field Artillery School and Chief of Field Artillery, BG William A. Turner shares his thoughts on the exercise, "What we have been able to see here from the Singapore Armed Forces is really very impressive. Being able to integrate air, ground components to attack and engage various targets; it is a complex operation and is not easy to do."

In the visit, Mr Chan also interacted with soldiers from the different functional groups involved in this exercise. XDW 2014 is conducted from 4 Nov to 23 Nov 2014 with the participation of about 340 soldiers from the SAF.

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A Chapter Closes: 3GDS' 15th Mono-Intake 'ORDs'!
Posted: 26 Sep 2013, 1836 hours (Time is GMT +8 hours)

Story by Edmund Twohill 

Photos by Army News and 3 GDS

The 23rd of August2013 marked a very special day for the Commanders and Men of 3rd Battalion Singapore Guards 15th Mono In-take (III.XV) – It wasIII.XV's Family Carnival and NS Milestone Parade.   This was an opportunity for the soldiers ofIII.XV to celebrate the successful completion of their active NS cycle with their families. The Family Carnival took the form of an NS Journey Exhibit to showcase the experience of the unit over the past two years while the NSMilestone Parade consisted of a traditional "ORD Parade" that also featured the Assumption of Command by the NS Key Appointment Holders, to emphasise the continuity of NS beyond the active cycle.

The NS Journey Exhibit was aseries of photo and video exhibits that depicted the achievements and experiences of the soldiers over the past two years. The servicemen brought their families and friends on their NS journey through a series of static andinteractive displays that incorporated two main themes, namely, "Becoming a Guardsmen" and "Becoming Operationally Ready". The first segment of "Becoming a Guardsmen" showcased their journey from BMT through the Guards Advanced Infantry Training (GAIT).  Besides the sights and sounds of the photosand videos, there were combat ration tasting, camouflage-painting stations, as well as weapons/combat equipment display. These stations gave opportunities to the servicemen to explain andre-live the challenges they first experienced when they entered National Service and the memories they had onto attaining their coveted Guards tab and Khaki beret.

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