Singapore Armed Forces

Type: Organization
Name: Singapore Armed Forces
Nationality: Singapore
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

ACCORD restructured to better enage community

SINGAPORE: The Advisory Council on Community Relations in Defence (ACCORD) has been restructured to better engage various segments of the community and strengthen support for National Service and Total Defence.Three new sub-councils have been created: ... [Published Channel NewsAsia - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 2 reports

SAF to get adidas, Zoot running shoes

SINGAPORE — From the end of the year, Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) soldiers will get to choose between German brand adidas and American endurance sports brand Zoot for their running shoes.Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen revealed on his Facebook page yesterday ... [Published Today Online - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Singapore's top defense chief honors the fallen during trip to Washington

Lt .Gen. Ng Chee Meng, Chief of Defense Force, Singapore Armed Forces, lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Aug. 21, 2014.Lt. Gen. Ng Chee Meng, Chief of Defense Force, Singapore Armed Forces, and Maj. ... [Published United States Army - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

MyPoint: Civil service should lead by example in hiring

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has stressed that it is not necessary to be a university graduate to climb the corporate ladder ("Building opportunities by matching skills to jobs"; Monday). Bringing about such a mindset change will take another generation ... [Published Asiaone - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 2 reports

Cultural shift in way people are valued ‘long overdue’

SINGAPORE — The Prime Minister’s call for a cultural change in the way the Republic values its people triggered spirited public discussion and was backed by Members of Parliament and observers TODAY spoke to.Describing such a shift as long overdue, they ... [Published Today Online - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 3 reports

MINDEF dinner honours 300 volunteers

SINGAPORE - Around 300 volunteers serving on 41 Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) boards and committees were recognised for their contributions and commitment at an annual dinner hosted by Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen yesterday evening. A MINDEF statement ... [Published Asiaone - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 6 reports

More live firing to boost SAF soldiers' urban combat skills

FOOT soldiers will get 50 to 60 per cent more hands-on experience with firing live rounds during combat training, as the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) increasingly equips soldiers with the skills to fight in urban areas. Chief Infantry Officer Chiang Hock ... [Published Asiaone - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 2 reports

Singapore President Confers Top Award To Malaysian Armed Forces Chief

By Tengku Noor Shamsiah Tengku AbdullahSINGAPORE, Aug 13 (Bernama) -- Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) Chief, General Tan Sri (Dr) Zulkifeli Mohd Zin was conferred Singapore's highest military award, the Distinguished Service Order (Military), by President ... [Published Bernama - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 2 reports

Singapore's military gathers to celebrate National Day

SINGAPORE: More than 2,000 personnel from the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) recited the National Pledge and sang the National Anthem on Aug 8 (Friday).Present at the National Day Observance Ceremony held at the MINDEF ... [Published Channel NewsAsia - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 4 reports

Rear-Admiral Lai is new Navy chief

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) yesterday welcomed Rear-Admiral (RADM) Lai Chung Han as its new chief.RAdm Lai took over from outgoing Chief of Navy, RADM Ng Chee Peng, at a change of command parade held at Changi Naval Base.The change is part of ... [Published thestar.com.my - Aug 02 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 2 reports

Joint exercise with US armed forces begins

About 1,400 soldiers and several battleships and aircraft from the Singapore Armed Forces and the United States Navy and Marine Corps began an 11-day joint exercise.The 20th annual Singapore-US Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise aims to ... [Published thestar.com.my - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 4 reports

31 awarded SAF scholarships

SINGAPORE - A total of 31 recipients were awarded their Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) scholarships last evening. Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen handed out six SAF Overseas Scholarships (SAFOS), 18 SAF Merit Scholarships (SMS) and seven Defence Merit Scholarships ... [Published Asiaone - Jul 30 2014]

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...2011, as the Japanese brand was considered to be lighter, more durable and shock-absorbent than the New Balance or Brooks models in use since 2007. "More good news for NSmen. The next set of running shoes will be from adidas and Zoot and will be available at the end of the year" he added
...spokesman told IHS Jane's that the company was "unable to discuss" the number of F-15s it had supplied to Singapore, while a MINDEF spokesman said: "The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) bases our procurement on the assessed long-term defence needs, and the RSAF has purchased sufficient F-15SGs to meet our defence requirements." COMMENT Singapore's reticence on its follow-on purchases of F-15s is unsurprising: it has long demurred on outlining the extent of its defence procurement...
...and Vice-President of Banyan Tree Holdings, suggested inviting operationally ready NSmen to give talks about their National Service experiences. "The awareness for NSmen, the role of families and communities needs to be organised. We can organise forums and create platforms to have 'reservists' come back to talk to families, to parents in particular, and to the younger National Servicemen about their journey - that it was a blip in their lives, but it was a very positive blip that has actually nurtured their leadership skills."
...He usually had some items like drinking water. Said the middle-aged Mr Tan: "He was a friendly old man and I would call outout to him whenever I saw him. "

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NSmen to get adidas and Zoot running shoes [Published Asiaone - Aug 27 2014]
Singapore quietly expanding F-15 fleet [Published IntelliBriefs - Aug 26 2014]
ACCORD restructured to better enage community [Published Channel NewsAsia - Aug 25 2014]
SAF to get adidas, Zoot running shoes [Published Today Online - Aug 24 2014]
NSmen to get adidas, Zoot running shoes [Published Today Online - Aug 24 2014]
Murder of daughter-in-law: 'We often hear fight... [Published Asiaone - Aug 24 2014]
Singapore's top defense chief honors the fallen... [Published United States Army - Aug 22 2014]
MyPoint: Civil service should lead by example i... [Published Asiaone - Aug 21 2014]
VIDEO: Re-live the Taste of the Tattoo in Dundee [Published Tayside and Fife Courier - Aug 20 2014]
Photo gallery: Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo ... [Published Tayside and Fife Courier - Aug 20 2014]
Cultural shift in way people are valued ‘long o... [Published Today Online - Aug 18 2014]
Delivering a World-Class Live-Firing Facility 1... [Published DSTA Singapore - Aug 18 2014]
Greater focus on skills than paper qualificatio... [Published HRM Singapore - Aug 18 2014]
Better job prospects for non-grads [Published Asiaone - Aug 18 2014]
Public Service to offer more career opportuniti... [Published Today Online - Aug 17 2014]
Panel set up to implement work & study path on ... [Published Channel NewsAsia - Aug 17 2014]
Modern wallfare: New urban live firing facility... [Published Asiaone - Aug 17 2014]
SAF military and live firing exercises next week [Published Asiaone - Aug 15 2014]
MINDEF dinner honours 300 volunteers [Published Asiaone - Aug 15 2014]
More live firing to boost SAF soldiers' urban c... [Published Asiaone - Aug 15 2014]
Honouring the Spirit of Volunteerism [Published Noodls - Aug 15 2014]
20 honoured with state decorations [Published Brunei Times - Aug 15 2014]
First SAF volunteer corps to debut in March [Published MyPaper.sg - Aug 15 2014]
Mindef opens sprawling new urban combat trainin... [Published Electric New Paper - Aug 15 2014]
Woman jailed for car rental scam [Published Asiaone - Aug 14 2014]
New urban warfare facility gives soldiers exper... [Published Today Online - Aug 14 2014]
Soldiers get more hands-on experience with firi... [Published Asiaone - Aug 14 2014]
New urban live firing facility to train soldiers [Published Today Online - Aug 14 2014]
Urban warfare training? There's a new range for... [Published Channel NewsAsia - Aug 14 2014]
Singapore President Confers Top Award To Malays... [Published Bernama - Aug 13 2014]
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Singapore quietly expanding F-15 fleet [Published IntelliBriefs - Aug 26 2014]
James Hardy, London and Lindsay Peacock, London - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly22 August 2014  The RSAF has being quietly augmenting the size of its F-15SG fleet. Source: US Air ForceSingapore appears to have quietly boosted the size of its F-15SG fleet from ...
SAF honours 193 personnel [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Jun 27 2014]
Published on June 27, 2014 by David Rider ·No Comments Minster for Defence presides over medal ceremony. SAF honours 193 personnel for contributions to international counter-piracy efforts SINGAPORE – Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen presented ...
World: Singapore: Military officers from Asia P... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - May 07 2014]
Source: International Committee of the Red CrossCountry: World Singapore (ICRC) – In cooperation with the Singapore Armed Forces, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) launched a workshop this week on the law of armed conflict at sea. The ...
Emotional send-off as S'pore servicemen leave f... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Mar 28 2014]
SINGAPORE – A 151-strong Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) task group has been deployed to the Gulf of Aden as part of international counter-piracy operations. The Republic of Singapore Navy said on its Facebook page that it was taking part in a 30-nation ...
Singapore Ship joins CMF mission [Published Maritime Security Review - Mar 25 2014]
The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has deployed a task group in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy efforts in the Gulf for the Continue Reading » ...
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