SAF Day Message 2015
Without a strong defence, Singapore could not have had the economic security to progress from a Third World City to First in the past 50 years. Our founding leaders and pioneer generation believed this with all their heart. They had experienced being subjects under British rule, then as prisoners during the Japanese Occupation. They saw how saboteurs during the Communist threat and Konfrontasi brought violence and destruction to helpless Singaporeans. Others reaped what our pioneers had sown and destroyed what they had built. Therefore when Singapore became independent, our pioneers were determined that Singapore should be able to defend itself and formed the SAF.
Prime Minister (PM) Lee Hsien Loong, accompanied by Chief of Defence (CDF) Lieutenant-General Ng Chee Meng, inspecting the Guard of Honour contingents at the SAF Day Parade held at the SAFTI Military Institute.
The SAF Celebrates 50 years of National Defence
The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) commemorated SAF Day at a parade officiated by Prime Minister (PM) Lee Hsien Loong this evening. The SAF50 parade marking 50 years of national defence was held at the SAFTI Military Institute. More than 3,000 SAF regulars, Operationally-Ready National Servicemen (NSmen), full-time National Servicemen and Pioneers attended the parade. Besides a march past displaying the SAF colours, this year's parade highlights comprised a special heli-flypast of the national flag as well as an aerial flypast of fighter planes. Read More...
97/14 Officer Cadet Course - Ex PANTHER STRIKE.
Officer Cadets exectued Exercise Panther Strike, the final tactical field exercise and climax of the 97/14 Infantry Officer Cadet Course.
This exercise is a key milestone in the training of the Officer Cadets, as it tests their competency in both conventional and urban warfare.
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24/2015 Specialist Cadet Course Foundation Term - Urban Operations Training
This week, cadets from the 24/2015 Specialist Cadet Course Foundation Term underwent the urban operations exercise at Neo Tiew Estate.
Operating in teams and sections, the cadets applied their knowledge and skills to secure the rooms and buildings. This exercise served to enhance the cadets' coordination and ability to work in teams.
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23/2015 Specialist Cadet Course Professional Term - Combat Skills Badge Test
On 14th May 2015, the cadets of the 23/2015 Specialist Cadet Course Professional Term braced themselves to march through the night to earn their Combat Skills Badge (CSB). This gruelling exercise is both physically and mentally demanding. To earn this badge, the cadets are required to complete a 32km route march in FBO (Full Battle Order), and undergo a series of technical skills tests, a river crossing and a 100m shoot at the end of the march.Read more >>>
99/15 Officer Cadet Course Initiation Ceremony and Family Day
In the early hours of the morning, Junior Officer Cadets of the 99/15 Officer Cadet Course underwent the traditional OCS Initiation. Senior Cadets simulated a turn-out that tested the junior cadets' mettle and operational readiness. With unwavering fighting spirit, the junior cadets proved themselves worthy of being initiated into Officer Cadet School as they donned the 2-bar epaulette.
The cadets then introduced their families and friends to the SAFTI MI Campus. Guests were given a tour of where the Cadets will live, learn and train in the months ahead. Guests were also given an opportunity to interact with the Commanders and Instructors of the School. We would like to congratulate the 99/15 Officer Cadet Course on completing their first steps in becoming officers of the SAF. Read more >>>
98/15 Senior Bar Presentation - Army Service Term
In the early hours of the morning, Officer Cadets from Charlie, Hotel, and Tango Wings completed their 24 kilometre route march. Despite the mental and physical test, the Officer Cadets reached the SAFTI MI Parade Square to receive their three bar epaulettes, symbolising their rite of passage from Service Term (Junior) to Professional Term (Senior). As they continue to break their own personal limits, we congratulate the now senior Officer Cadets of the 98/15 Officer Cadet Course as they continue their journey to become Officers of the SAF. Read more >>>
99/15 Officer Cadet Course Intake (20 Apr 2015)
With the newly commissioned officers of the 96/14 Officer Cadet Cohort moving on to their new postings, 667 new cadets of the 99/15 Cohort began their journey to Officership. Over the next 38 weeks, these servicemen and servicewomen will undergo a drastic transformation as they are groomed and nurtured into Officers of the Singapore Armed Forces. Read more >>>
96/15 OCS Commissioning Parade (18 Apr 2015)
Mr S Iswaran, Minister, Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Home Affairs and Second Minister for Trade and Industry, reviewed a commissioning parade at the SAFTI Military Institute this evening. A total of 301 cadets, comprising 240 from the Army and 61 from the Air Force, were commissioned as officers of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). Read more >>>
96/14 OCC ACPC Graduation Ceremony and Dining-In (16 April 2015)
Held a week before the grand Commissioning Parade, the Appointment Certificate Presentation Ceremony (ACPC) is an Officer Cadet School tradition and a major milestone for Officer Cadets. On the day of the ACPC, each graduating Officer Cadet received their swords and certificates from the Guest of Honour, Commander Assistant Chief of General Staff (Operations), Brigadier General Siew Kum Wong. Read more >>>
23/2015 Specialist Cadet Course Professional Term - GPMG Live Firing (10 April 2015)
This week, the cadets from Specialist Cadet School II experienced the live firing of the General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) for the first time.
Having gone through extensive technical handling lessons which provided them with the knowledge and skills to operate the machine gun, the cadets had a chance to put their knowledge and skills into action during the live firing. Read more >>>
IO Social Night (9 April 2015)
The students of the 46th CSC attended the International Officers” (IO) Social Night at VivoCity. The event began with a cable car ride that took the IOs and their family members from HarbourFront to Mount Faber and Sentosa, enabling them to get a bird’s eye view of the spectacular landscape of Singapore... Read more >>>
96/14 OCC Platoon Assault Course (8th April 2015)
A tradition harking back to the very first batch of Officer Cadets, the Platoon Assault Course (PAC) is a gruelling inter-platoon race that marks the end of the Infantry Professional Term. The adrenaline-filled affair is the final exercise the Infantry Officer Cadets will face as a platoon, a true test of team work and mettle that they have built over the preceding months. Read more >>>
1 July 2015
1 July 2015
SAF Day Rededication Parade
25 June 2015
23/15 Specialist Cadet Graduation Ceremony
Stay tuned for more upcoming events!
Date: 14 July 2015
Time: 1500h - 1700h
Venue: SAS Auditorium
In her talk, Ms Calvert will outline the rise of Islamic State (IS) and what that means for Singapore and Southeast Asia.
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SWS AWARDS CEREMONY & INFORMATION SESSION
Date: 1 Aug 2014
Venue: SMU Administration Building, Level 6 Function Room
The talk will have more information on the SWS programmes, eligibility, admissions, etc.
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View Point : A Sustainable Population: Finding the Right Balance
Date: Wed 29 Apr 2015
Venue: SAS Auditorium, SAFTI Military Institute
Speaker: Ms Ngiam Siew Ying
The talk will examine the demographic issues and challenges facing Singapore today. What is Singapore’s changing population landscape, and what are the social and economic considerations for a sustainable population and dynamic Singapore?
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Pointer Journal Vol.40 No. 4
We mark the end of 2014 with the final issue of the year, POINTER, Vol 40, No. 4. As we wind down to the end of the year, we reflect on the many and varied events which have taken place, both globally and closer back home and the impact that they have. Examples are the deaths brought about by the Ebola virus epidemic, the on-going unrest from the conflicts caused by the establishment of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (also known as the ISIS or ISIL), the annexation of Crimea, and the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine, just to name a few. All these drive home the important message that Singapore should not take its peace and security for granted but continue to strive to develop and grow to remain strong and independent. As we look forward to our 50thanniversary next year, we can celebrate how far Singapore has come and the achievements we have attained as a people. At the same time, we can also look forward and ahead to what we should change and adapt for a better future. Read more >>>