SUPREME FATHER-AND-SON TEAM

Ten years ago, Senior Lieutenant Colonel (SLTC) (Ret) Tan Wei Min, the first Commanding Officer (CO) of Formidable-class frigate RSS Supreme, set sail for the RIMPAC exercise off the coast of Hawaii, United States.

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SHINE WITH DESIGN

As a Web & Design Unit officer, I am entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring that all corporate collaterals and literature from force-wide units, be it on print or digital mediums, are graphically designed within the SPF’s corporate identity guidelines.

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POLICE DEFENCE TACTICS: HOW POLICE OFFICERS ARE TRAINED TO CARRY OUT ARRESTS

In the line of duty – learning the finer points of making an arrest when a suspect refuses to cooperate or turns violent.

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UNFAMILIAR FACES TO FIRM FRIENDS

Returning to serve NS after spending six years abroad, Private (PTE) Muhammad Hadi Bin Abdul Hairy used to wake up in his BMT bunk feeling like he was surrounded by strangers. Now, he counts them as some of his closest friends.

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SEEK, STRIVE, EXCEL

This is my story of commitment & brotherhood. As an instructor at the Engineer Training Institute, Officer Training Wing (ETI-OTW), we often have to go for overseas training.

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UPHOLDING LAW AND ORDER SINCE 1968

Mr Albert Lee, 67, enlisted in 1968, in a batch of some 150 Police national servicemen. After completing his 12-year cycle of part-time NS in 1980, he carried on serving in the VSC for another 30 years until 2010 when he reached the age of 60, remaining a PNSman at heart till today.

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TRAINING TO BE A SPECIALIST AMID COVID-19 MEASURES

It was Phase 2 of Singapore's re-opening when he enlisted for National Service (NS). Two weeks into his training at the Specialist Cadet School (SCS), Singapore entered Phase 3.

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SEEK, SAVE, SERVE

Having had a sheltered life before enlistment, going through the Basic Military Training and Emergency Medical Technician course was tough for me as I had to overcome the issue of my homesickness and frequent emotional breakdowns when faced with regimentation.

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NSF OF THE YEAR

As a Deputy Team Leader in TransCom managing over 170 PNSFs, I assist the Team Leader in the execution of my team’s shift work plans, performing supervisory checks on officers on patrols.

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LEARNING TO LEAD

A seven-month journey of resilience and leadership, SCDF's Rota Commander Course is a vital training ground for its frontline officers.

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NOT YOUR AVERAGE SINGAPOREAN SON

A childhood infection caused him to lose his right arm. But CPL Tan Kok Yew went against the grain by choosing to enlist, and has emerged an outstanding and respected soldier in his unit.

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FROM AH BOY TO MAN

My only big brother, Eric, used to stay out late and seldom at home. He used to get into trouble and caused my mom to be worried for him.

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NS JOURNEY OF PTE (NS) CLASSEN CHEONG

PTE (NS) Classen Cheong was diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). After his enlistment check-up, he was given a choice to serve his National Service (NS).

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A DIFFERENT SHADE OF BLUE – POLICING AS A VOLUNTEER

It all started when I received an email, sent to all recallable Police Operationally-Ready National Servicemen, about volunteering opportunities with the SPF.

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NSF OF THE YEAR EXTENDS NS TWICE, TO DEFEND S'PORE SKIES

This Air Warfare Officer extended his full-time National Service (NS) not once, but twice. In total, he served for nine months after his original ORD (Operationally Ready Date).

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THE LCP WHO INSPIRED THE MAJ

Years ago, in our last overseas ICT, during a canteen break of Phad Thai, Tom Yam Soup and fried Sotong, I was having dinner with a group of NSmen, sharing about our lives and jobs outside ICT.

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TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT DEPLOYMENT IN THE MIDST OF RAMADAN

I am Police National Service (PNS) Inspector Abdul Hadi Bin Abdul Samad. Just like regular police officers, full-time PNS officers are equally committed and focussed in discharging our duties.

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