Tag: Mindef

SAFTI City: The new S$400 million training facility for soldiers very similar to Counter-Strike

Singapore – On June 28, Minister for Defence, Dr Ng Eng Hen held the SAFTI City ground-breaking ceremony at the SAFTI Training Area. Said to provide a realistic urban environment for soldiers to train for homeland security and urban operations, SAFTI City is scheduled...

Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan commends NSmen and women on SAF Day 2019, welcomes 3rd grandchild

Singapore – Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan posted a tribute on his Facebook page to all the NSmen and women for Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Day 2019 which was on July 1 (Monday). “The SAF is a key reason we can all sleep soundly, appreciating...

MINDEF campaign offers NSMen discounts in shops and hawker stalls from July 1-Aug 31

Singapore— On June 29, Saturday, a statement from the country’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) that began with, “National Service (NS) is the bedrock of Singapore's defence and the cornerstone of Singapore's prosperity and progress…” announced discounts for the country’s national servicemen from July 1,...

“Goh Keng Swee, mad genius”?

Singapore — A Facebook group calling the country’s second deputy Prime Minister a “mad genius” in a post has been making the rounds on social media since it went up on June 26, Wednesday. The group, Memedef, contains content, specifically memes, that have to do...

NS: No longer just a MINDEF responsibility

Public discussion on National Service and military matters has reached a stage where every family must now be allowed to have a say on how the Singapore Armed Forces should go forward. All that Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen has touched on – every...

MINDEF defends its safety record but neglects to mention 155mm howitzer accident that killed 2 NSFs and injured 12 NSmen 22 years ago

The Ministry of Defence defended its safety record with the 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer (SSPH) in a press release on Wednesday. The statement comes after the training death of Corporal First Class (National Service)  Pang Wei Chong, Aloysius, last week. CFC (NS) Pang, an armament technician, was undergoing...

Ng Eng Hen to make Ministerial Statement about Aloysius Pang & other training deaths

After the death of actor Aloysius Pang on January 23 during reservist training in New Zealand, as well as three other SAF-related deaths in the last sixteen months, Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen will be making a Ministerial Statement in Parliament when the sessions...

73-year-old man wants to be mobilized if Singapore goes to war, inspires same sentiment in others

In the event that our forces might be required to take up arms, however unlikely, it’s good to know that there are many citizens who are willing to fight for the country. This, apparently, includes one 73-year-old man and his 5 SIR friends. The...

SAF serviceman killed in Brunei accident laid to rest in military funeral

The remains of 3rd Warrant Officer (3WO) Muhammad Sadikin Bin Hasban, 33, who died in an accident in Brunei on Tuesday, October 9, was brought home to Singapore the following day. He was given a military funeral at Lim Chu Kang Muslim Cemetery, where...

To prevent traffic jams, netizen tells parents, “Stop sending your boys to camp”

Netizen Veronica Chin is obviously unhappy with parents bringing their their boys to camp, since she claims this causes big traffic jams that inconvenience everyone. She also suggests that MINDEF not only prevent parents from driving their sons to camp, but to even look...