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A World-Class Urban Live-Firing Facility
Posted: 26 Sep 2014, 1000 hours (Time is GMT +8 hours)

Story by Army News

Photography by Army News

MG Perry is congratulated by Dr. Ng on the official opening of the MULFAC
Murai Urban Live-Firing Facility (MULFAC)

Given that the modern battlefield is likely to be set in an urban environment, it is therefore of paramount importance to be able to operate competently in concrete jungles. The newly-unveiled Murai Urban Live-Firing Facility (MULFAC) at the Lim Chu Kang Live-Firing Area trains soldiers to be able to operate confidently in such settings. The MULFAC enables the SAF to execute a full urban operation mission of up to a company-sized force.

                The MULFAC comprises five urban operations buildings, a hand grenade house, an after action review facility and two firebases (a close and far firebase). The hand grenade house allows soldiers to practise throwing a live hand grenade into a room prior to assault, and gives soldiers more opportunities to throw live grenades – up to five times during their active NS and ICT compared to once or twice previously. Video cameras within the facility enables high-fidelity debriefs at the after action facility to train soldiers more effectively. Soldiers can also execute live fire manoeuvres as the MULFAC permits live-firing at the external façade of a building from a far firebase, close firebase and to another building within this facility. It also permits live-firing assault within buildings with complex room layouts and the use of live door breaching charges to facilitate a complete full force-level urban assault manoeuvre.

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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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