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As the year draws to a close, PIONEER looks back at nine of the most significant MINDEF/SAF stories and events in 2019.
"Day after day, they are on the frontlines, whether it’s in tough training or in operational duties. So I often ask myself: these are the people who step up defend the country; but who defends them when they get into trouble?"
The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is arming itself with new assets and technologies to take Singapore into the next phase of defence
A strong Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) protects Singapore and Singaporeans. To continue to do so, persistent investments and efforts must be made to build the next-generation SAF that will allow it to respond better to security threats.
The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will be setting up an Inspector-General Office with the authority to scrutinise and enforce safety processes and practices at all levels. This was announced by Chief of Defence Force (CDF) Lieutenant-General (LG) Melvyn Ong during a meeting with 750 Active and Operationally Ready National Serviceman (NSman) commanders on 31 Jan.
Check out some of the equipment that a combat medic carries in the field, in the last of a three-part series on everyday military gear.
We need a strong Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) that can defend Singapore but it must and can be built up without compromising the safety and well-being of Singapore's precious sons serving their National Service (NS).