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AUG 2019
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S'pore, China troops storm urban building in counter-terrorism drill

In the finale of Exercise Cooperation on 5 Aug, soldiers from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and People's Liberation Army (PLA) took down terrorists that had seized control of a building.

The bilateral army exercise, which started on 27 Jul, involved about 240 soldiers from the SAF's 3rd Singapore Division and 1st Commando Battalion, as well as the PLA's Southern Theatre Command Army's 74th Army Group. During the course of the 10-day exercise, the SAF and PLA troops went through training together in rappelling, weapon handling, basic demolition and close quarter battle techniques.


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Army Deployment Force: The Making of an ADF Trooper

Do you have what it takes to become an Army Deployment Force (ADF) trooper? Soldiers who aspire to join the must make it through the 5-month Combat Qualification Course (CQC).

Besides tough physical training, CQC trainees develop key capabilities that enable them to deal with any crises. These include the use of a variety of weapon systems, unarmed combat, as well as soldiering skills in conventional and urban operations.


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National Day 2019 @ Heartlands

Check out the National Day Parade Mobile Column as it made its way to five heartland sites – Jurong East, Bishan, Woodlands, Geylang Serai and Punggol – on 10 Aug. More than 25,000 residents lined the streets across Singapore to welcome the Mobile Column en route to the respective locations. Check out our album to relive moments from this year's National Day celebrations!


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