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New SAF officers determined to lead
MILESTONES
15-Sep-18

Becoming an officer in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) was what 2nd Lieutenant (2LT) Lucas Lim had in mind when he enlisted for National Service (NS) in October 2016.

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RSAF must continue to attract the right people: PM Lee
RSAF must continue to attract the right people: PM Lee
MILESTONES
01-Sep-18

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) must continue to attract men and women with the right heart and spirit, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, because it takes a deep sense of commitment to serve in the RSAF.

Team builder
Team builder
PEOPLE
31-Aug-18

Major (MAJ) (NS) Ben Lee has been with 707 Squadron (SQN) since its inauguration. Now, as the Deputy Commanding Officer (CO), he leads his men with confidence during In-Camp Training (ICT).

A love for words
A love for words
PEOPLE
31-Aug-18

As a student, Captain (CPT) Yee Chern Hwee led an active life. She did gymnastics in primary school, track and field in secondary school and junior college, and dabbled in cheerleading in university.

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Returns on a dream
Returns on a dream
PEOPLE
31-Aug-18

Have a great new business idea but don't know where to begin? These young local entrepreneurs tell us what it takes.

RSAF's big show FEATURE
RSAF's big show
MILESTONES
31-Aug-18

To celebrate its golden jubilee, the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) put up its largest aerial display of the year. RSAF50@Marina Barrage drew about 45,000 people over the National Day weekend from 11 to 12 Aug. Here's a look at what went into putting the show together.

Blast on the high seas FEATURE
Blast on the high seas
OPS & TRAINING
31-Aug-18

PIONEER takes you on board frigate RSS Tenacious as it participates in the world's largest international maritime exercise.

SAF implements additional heat injury prevention measures FEATURE
SAF implements additional heat injury prevention measures
OPS & TRAINING
31-Aug-18

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has put in place several measures, including two cooling methods, to enhance training safety.

ONGOING
Searching
Stand to win a pair of preview tickets to SEARCHING on 19 Sep at Shaw Theatres Lido. (SEARCHING opens in cinemas 27 Sep)
When night falls
COVER STORY
When night falls
OPS & TRAINING
31-Aug-18

Flying the S'pore flag high: RSAF warbirds prowl the skies over Darwin, Australia at Exercise Pitch Black, the largest multinational aerial exercise in the region.

Largest number of SAF National Servicemen's families in SAFRA S'pore Bay Run and Army Half Marathon
Largest number of SAF National Servicemen's families in SAFRA S'pore Bay Run and Army Half Marathon
COMMUNITY
27-Aug-18

In the wee hours of 26 Aug, while many Singaporeans were still sound asleep, participants of the SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon 2018 (SSBR & AHM 2018) were already up and raring to go.

MINDEF volunteers bring diverse expertise
MINDEF volunteers bring diverse expertise
COMMUNITY
24-Aug-18

Demystify National Service (NS).

Determined to serve as SAF specialists
Determined to serve as SAF specialists
MILESTONES
23-Aug-18

When his buddy and another bunkmate caught chickenpox during their Specialist Cadet Course, 3rd Sergeant (3SG) Tedmund Ho's entire batch at the Naval Military Expert Institute had to be quarantined.

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Tan Yong Quan