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MILESTONES
24-May-19

When a person is in distress, despair may overshadow the willpower to carry on with his day-to-day routine.

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Winning hearts and minds – the way ahead for new specialists
Winning hearts and minds – the way ahead for new specialists
MILESTONES
23-May-19

An ambulance arrived at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, ferrying an unconscious man who had suffered a heart attack. His condition was critical: he had stopped breathing.

NDP 2019 celebrates the Singapore story
NDP 2019 celebrates the Singapore story
COMMUNITY
22-May-19

Most Singaporeans love and look forward to the spectacular annual National Day Parade (NDP).

Strengthening naval ties at IMDEX Asia
Strengthening naval ties at IMDEX Asia
DIPLOMACY
15-May-19

"We are facing many kinds of tension in the world today, and the best way to achieve stability and to overcome some of the potential risks…is to do our best to strengthen multilateral platforms and multilateral understanding."

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Collective effort needed to ensure safe seas: Dr Ng
Collective effort needed to ensure safe seas: Dr Ng
MILESTONES
14-May-19

With 25 per cent of all traded goods in the world on more than 1,000 ships passing through the Singapore Strait each day, calm seas in the region are needed to ensure global commerce continues, said Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen.

Information Fusion Centre marks 10 years; launches online portal
Information Fusion Centre marks 10 years; launches online portal
MILESTONES
14-May-19

International navy partners can now easily access maritime security information hosted by the Republic of Singapore Navy's (RSN's) Information Fusion Centre (IFC) from their smartphones.

ADMM-Plus navies strengthen maritime security cooperation in multinational exercise
ADMM-Plus navies strengthen maritime security cooperation in multinational exercise
OPS & TRAINING
13-May-19

Over the past two weeks, 19 ships and 10 aircraft from the 18 ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting (ADMM)-Plus nations worked together on a series of exercises to enhance their cooperation in the event of a transnational maritime security threat.

Smart camp, safety app: innovations to improve NS experience
Smart camp, safety app: innovations to improve NS experience
TECHNOLOGY
09-May-19

Enter camp after a contactless fingerprint scan; draw weapons and stores on your own using facial biometric scanning; choose your menu before you enter the cookhouse.

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Ensuring safety ownership at all levels critical to safe training: Dr Ng
Ensuring safety ownership at all levels critical to safe training: Dr Ng
OPS & TRAINING
06-May-19

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) should enhance its safety culture by ensuring that all servicemen take personal ownership of safety.

At your service, Madam President
At your service, Madam President
MILESTONES
03-May-19

Being an Honorary Aide-de-Camp (ADC) is not an easy task; they sacrifice their personal time outside of their day-to-day working hours to serve at events or functions that the President attends.

ADMM-Plus navies kick off major sea security exercise
ADMM-Plus navies kick off major sea security exercise
OPS & TRAINING
30-Apr-19

What happens if criminal activity is discovered at sea? How can the surrounding nations work together to track down the suspicious vessels and stop the perpetrators?

Agents of shield FEATURE
Agents of shield
OPS & TRAINING
30-Apr-19

What happens if a commercial plane has been hijacked by terrorists and is heading towards Singapore? Exercise Vigilant Shield, held on 14 Mar, tests the coordinated efforts of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), Singapore Police Force (SPF) and Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) in tackling such threats from the air.

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