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Third time's the charm for Commando medic
Third time's the charm for Commando medic
PEOPLE
28-Jan-20

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity” – this saying by Roman philosopher Seneca certainly applies to Corporal (CPL) (NS) Tan Ying Li, who stuck to his guns and landed a spot in NUS to study medicine on his third application attempt.

Eight tips to survive BMT
Eight tips to survive BMT
OPS & TRAINING
08-Jan-20

It’s like the first school term when you meet new friends, learn new skills and get used to the demands of your teachers (read: sergeants). We share eight tips to help you during Basic Military Training (BMT).

12 SAF acronyms you need to know FEATURE
12 SAF acronyms you need to know
OPS & TRAINING
07-Jan-20

For those who are enlisting, this explainer can save your weekends - and "face". It’s no secret that the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is full of acronyms. Some are easily deciphered through common sense, while others take longer to decode.

BMTC encik answers questions on BMT & enlistment
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BMTC encik answers questions on BMT & enlistment
PEOPLE
06-Jan-20

What to bring for enlistment day? Is BMT 7 days a week? Is there WIFI in Tekong? Master Warrant Officer Thanimalai s/o Sockalingam, School Sergeant Major of Basic Military Training Centre (BMTC) School 2, answers some of the most-Googled questions about enlistment and BMT.

Five people you’ll meet on enlistment day
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Five people you’ll meet on enlistment day
PEOPLE
03-Jan-20

They're here to welcome you to the first day of the rest of your life (in National Service or NS).

What is Basic Military Training?
What is Basic Military Training?
OPS & TRAINING
02-Jan-20

Basic Military Training, or BMT, is an initiation to the military for new recruits – you stay together in bunk, learn basic soldiering skills and adjust to the regimentation of a strict military lifestyle.

It runs in the family FEATURE
It runs in the family
PEOPLE
30-Oct-19

CNA presenter Lance Alexander and son Lance Corporal (LCP) Dylan talk about family, NS, and what it means to be in showbiz.

Man of steel
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Man of steel
PEOPLE
25-Oct-19

He was a Full-time National Serviceman (NSF) himself when he saved the life of a fellow NSF. Meet SAF Medal for Distinguished Act recipient Military Expert 5 Kok Khew Fai. See where his journey in the Republic of Singapore Air Force has taken him, and hear why he did what he did that fateful day 10 years ago.

Doing her part for the nation
Doing her part for the nation
PEOPLE
17-Oct-19

Would you reschedule your honeymoon to cover for a colleague while he went for In-Camp Training (ICT)? Ms Ulfah Khairiah Binte Aman did just that in December last year.

Why I continue to serve FEATURE
Why I continue to serve
PEOPLE
14-Oct-19

Like many male Singaporeans, he served NS when he was 19. Thirty years later, he continues to defend the nation under the Reservist on Voluntary Extended Reserve Service scheme. Meet LTC (NS) Christopher Tan.