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December Issue

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Go behind the scenes of this year’s Exercise Trident to see how the Singapore Armed Forces’ soldiers trained on air, land and sea for a daring amphibious operation. Also, read about the first-ever ASEAN-China maritime exercise, and meet the creative folk of the Music and Drama Company, which turned 45 this year. All this and more in the December issue of PIONEER!

All features and articles
Training on all fronts
COVER STORY
Training on all fronts
OPS & TRAINING
03-Dec-18

At this year’s Exercise Trident, the Army, Navy and Air Force take on challenging conditions to fight as one integrated force.

Bowl ambition
Bowl ambition
PEOPLE
03-Dec-18

National bowler Corporal First Class (CFC) (NS) Alex Chong doesn't give up easily.

ASEAN, China navies conduct drills to boost maritime safety FEATURE
ASEAN, China navies conduct drills to boost maritime safety
OPS & TRAINING
03-Dec-18

Navies from 10 ASEAN countries and China build confidence and trust through joint search-and-rescue (SAR) operations and drills at sea.

ASEAN adopts world's first multilateral air code FEATURE
ASEAN adopts world's first multilateral air code
DIPLOMACY
03-Dec-18

As Singapore relinquishes the ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting (ADMM) chairmanship to Thailand, member states and regional powers pledge to support a new air code and strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation.

Multitalented, dynamite, classy FEATURE
Multitalented, dynamite, classy
PEOPLE
03-Dec-18

No mid-life crisis for the Music and Drama Company as it celebrates 45 years of entertaining Singaporeans and soldiers with bigger and better performances.

Real Commando story
Real Commando story
PEOPLE
03-Dec-18

Ever had an experience so impactful you made a movie about it? Local filmmaker and ciNE65 mentor Mohamad Sanif Olek is doing just that.

Smooth sailing
Smooth sailing
PEOPLE
01-Dec-18

Whether it was sailing with the historic Russian tall ship Pallada while pursuing her diploma in maritime law at a UK university, or roughing it out on Pulau Tekong during Basic Training with the Singapore Armed Forces Volunteer Corps (SAFVC), SAFVC Volunteer (SV) 1 Genevie Loh had always set her sights on joining the Navy.