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February Issue

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From a Full-time National Serviceman who puts extra effort into training to an enterprising father-son duo who are cooking up a storm and reinventing local flavours, these Singaporeans show there are many ways to do your part for Total Defence. Plus, learn more about a Weapons System Officer's role in the first of our three-part series on mentally demanding military jobs. All this and more in the February issue of PIONEER!

All features and articles
Love is all around FEATURE
Love is all around
PEOPLE
01-Feb-19

Three couples, three different love stories. In this Valentine's Day special, we find out how these men and women in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) keep their marriages strong amid demanding military jobs.

My grandfather, a war hero
My grandfather, a war hero
PEOPLE
01-Feb-19

A volunteer soldier who died at the hands of the Japanese during World War II — his sacrifice inspired his grandson, Corporal First Class (CFC) (NS) Andrew Tay, to continue serving as a citizen soldier today.

It starts with me
COVER STORY
It starts with me
COMMUNITY
01-Feb-19

Defending Singapore isn't just about soldiers and weapons. It's also about individuals believing that they can make a difference, helping others to grow and become stronger. Meet these Singaporeans who show how Total Defence begins with them.

Watering heights FEATURE
Watering heights
OPS & TRAINING
01-Feb-19

PIONEER journalist Teo Jing Ting finds out if she has what it takes to be a naval diver.

I've got your back FEATURE
I've got your back
OPS & TRAINING
01-Feb-19

Certain military vocations require personnel to deal with not only physical stress, but also enormous mental demands. In the first of a three-part “Think Tough” series, PIONEER takes a closer look at the Weapon Systems Officer (Fighter).

Cat Crazy
Cat Crazy
PEOPLE
01-Feb-19

Major (MAJ) Charles Eu and his girlfriend Geraldine Leong are cat lovers. A new cat-themed attraction? The pair, who met online two years ago, would have likely visited it before — they have been to the Cat Museum which shuttered in June 2018, as well as many adoption centres.