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      Valuable, useful, thoughtful and good old thread:
      www.sgforums.com/forums/1390/topics/137692

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      Prepare for PTP/BMT: http://iprep.ns.sg/

      Secrets to Pass IPPT: http://lifestyle.www.ns.sg/features/fitnessxchange

      Source: www.ns.sg , www.army.gov.sg , www.mindef.gov.sg

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      www.mindef.gov.sg/army/bmtgraduation/index.html

      Here on an island off the coast of Changi, the journey from a civilian to soldier begins, the symbolic rite of passage from Boys to Men. Recruits take a Ferry into Pulau Tekong and are enlisted directly to their respective companies, where they will spend the next few months training beside their fellow comrades and commanders .

      It is a tough, but rewarding journey, recruits not only learn military skills, but life skills in the process that will benefit them many years ahead.

      Basic Military Training (BMT) marks the beginning of military life for all Singaporean males at the age of 18. It is the transition from fresh-faced teenager to combat soldier.

      They learn basic soldiering skills, which include weapon handling, individual field craft, etc to enhance their survivability in the battlefield.

      Besides the training in basic military skills, Physical Training (PT) lessons are also conducted to build up the soldiers' physique and stamina, to instill a firm sense of discipline and teamwork amongst the soldiers.

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      This PTP/BMT thread for all pre-enlistees who are going to enlist soon.
      Please feel free to ask any questions on everything BMT-related.

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      SINGAPORE: Changes will be made to the Basic Military Training programme for National Service recruits from 2010.

      There will be a new 19-week BMT for obese recruits, and either a 9-week or 4-week customised BMT for other classes of recruits to better prepare them for their subsequent combat, combat support and combat service support roles.

      Releasing details on Friday from the its two-stage review, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) said recruits whose Body Mass Index (BMI) exceeds 27 will have to undergo the new 19-week BMT programme that is designed to help them improve their physical fitness incrementally while equipping them with basic soldiering skills and knowledge.

      This is with effect from February 2010.

      It said the programme was introduced after a review to strengthen the BMT system as it was seen that over time, obese recruits have shown that they can achieve optimal fitness levels and weight loss in about 19 weeks.

      Recruits who are medically fit for deployment in selected combat and combat support vocations, such as signal operators, combat medics and naval system operators, will be given a new medical classification of PES B2, in place of the existing PES C1 classification.

      The SAF said this is to ensure that the medical classification of the soldiers is consistent with their deployment and the recruits will undergo a new 9-week programme from June 2010, that will include customised physical training, as well as basic combat training to prepare them for their combat and combat support roles.

      As for those who are placed as PES C recruits, they too will undergo a new 9-week BMT programme from June 2010, with light physical and vocational training. This is to prepare them for combat service support vocations, such as service medic, and those related to logistics and administration such as supply assistants.

      There's also a new 4-week BMT programme that will be conducted for PES E recruits, focusing on National Education, SAF core values, regimentation and discipline, as well as vocational training to prepare recruits for combat service support vocations.

      Colonel Ng Wai Kit, assistant chief of general staff (training), SAF, said: "The latest changes to the BMT system begin with the introduction of the physical training phase to prepare our recruits who are less fit, and raise their fitness level to that which is comparable with their direct BMT peers."

      There will be no change to the standard BMT for PES A/B recruits.

      In the first phase of the review, the SAF looked at how recruits undergoing the 4-week Physical Training Phase (PTP) could be better prepared for BMT.

      This resulted in the introduction of an 8-week PTP, which will raise PTP recruits' physical fitness to a level that is comparable to their direct-BMT peers.

      The new PTP programme will begin in December 2009.

      Edited by eac 26 Feb `14, 10:21AM
  • maskedangel's Avatar
    10,428 posts since Jul '07
    • www.mindef.gov.sg/army/bmtgraduation/index.html

      Here on an island off the coast of Changi, the journey from a civilian to soldier begins, the symbolic rite of passage from Boys to Men. Recruits take a Ferry into Pulau Tekong and are enlisted directly to their respective companies, where they will spend the next few months training beside their fellow comrades and commanders .

      It is a tough, but rewarding journey, recruits not only learn military skills, but life skills in the process that will benefit them many years ahead.

      Basic Military Training (BMT) marks the beginning of military life for all Singaporean males at the age of 18. It is the transition from fresh-faced teenager to combat soldier.

      They learn basic soldiering skills, which include weapon handling, individual field craft, etc to enhance their survivability in the battlefield.

      Besides the training in basic military skills, Physical Training (PT) lessons are also conducted to build up the soldiers' physique and stamina, to instill a firm sense of discipline and teamwork amongst the soldiers.

       

      Edited by eac 07 Apr `13, 6:44PM
  • TTFU's Avatar
    6,124 posts since Mar '10
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      Source:
      www.mindef.gov.sg/imindef/mindef_websites/atozlistings/army/About_BMT.html

       



      Types of Basic Military Training


      PES A/B1 BMT
      This 9-week programme trains combat-fit recruits in the basic military skills to prepare them for advanced vocational training. The programme includes weapon training with the SAR 21 rifle which will teach recruits technical handling and marksmanship skills; a Battle Inoculation Course that simulates a real battlefield; a Field Camp which develops basic survival skills; progressive training to complete a 24-km route march which builds combat fitness and endurance; and hand grenade training.
      For those who fail to achieve the NAPFA test silver award, they are required to undergo an 8-week Physical Training Phase (PTP) prior to the PES A/B1 BMT.
       
      PES BP BMT
      As evidence has shown that obese recruits are able to achieve optimum fitness levels and weight loss in about 19 weeks, the new BMT programme for recruits with Body Mass Index (BMI) scores exceeding 27.0 will be 19 weeks. This BMT programme is designed to help obese recruits improve their physical fitness progressively while equipping them with basic soldiering skills and knowledge.


      PES B2 BMT
      Enlistees who were PES C1 previously underwent a 7-week BMT programme. The new 9-week PES B2 BMT programme will be conducted for recruits who are medically fit for deployment in selected combat and combat support vocations, such as signal operators, combat medics and naval system operators. These recruits will be given a new medical classification of PES B2, in place of the existing PES C1 classification. This is to ensure that the medical classification of our soldiers is consistent with their deployment. The new 9-week programme will include customised physical training, as well as basic combat training to prepare them for their combat and combat support roles.
       
      PES C BMT
      The 9-week BMT programme will be conducted for PES C recruits. This programme will include light physical training and vocational training to prepare them for combat service support vocations, such as service medic, and those related to logistics and administration.
       
      PES E BMT
      The 4-week BMT programme will be conducted for PES E recruits. This programme will focus on, vocational training as well as National Education, SAF core values, regimentation and discipline to prepare recruits for combat service support vocations.

      Edited by eac 01 Apr `14, 12:39PM
  • tuang.jarren's Avatar
    9 posts since Jun '11
    • www.mindef.gov.sg/army/bmtgraduation/index.html

      Here on an island off the coast of Changi, the journey from a civilian to soldier begins, the symbolic rite of passage from Boys to Men. Recruits take a Ferry into Pulau Tekong and are enlisted directly to their respective companies, where they will spend the next few months training beside their fellow comrades and commanders .

      It is a tough, but rewarding journey, recruits not only learn military skills, but life skills in the process that will benefit them many years ahead.

      Basic Military Training (BMT) marks the beginning of military life for all Singaporean males at the age of 18. It is the transition from fresh-faced teenager to combat soldier.

      They learn basic soldiering skills, which include weapon handling, individual field craft, etc to enhance their survivability in the battlefield.

      Besides the training in basic military skills, Physical Training (PT) lessons are also conducted to build up the soldiers' physique and stamina, to instill a firm sense of discipline and teamwork amongst the soldiers.

      Edited by eac 07 Apr `13, 6:44PM
  • sean29's Avatar
    146 posts since Nov '09
    • Edited by eac 01 Apr `14, 12:41PM
    • Anyway, isit true that 'modified' bmt guys dont stay the full 9 weeks in tekong? Heard from a friend that during his batch, some recruits had to do 4 weeks in tekong + 5 weeks in sembawang camp for drivers course. True?

  • TTFU's Avatar
    6,124 posts since Mar '10
    • Originally posted by sean29:

      Anyway, isit true that 'modified' bmt guys dont stay the full 9 weeks in tekong? Heard from a friend that during his batch, some recruits had to do 4 weeks in tekong + 5 weeks in sembawang camp for drivers course. True?

      Think no. Unit is after pop. which is after 9 weeks

  • inf_wocc's Avatar
    6 posts since Jun '11
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    146 posts since Nov '09
  • inf_wocc's Avatar
    6 posts since Jun '11
    • www.mindef.gov.sg/army/bmtgraduation/index.html

      Here on an island off the coast of Changi, the journey from a civilian to soldier begins, the symbolic rite of passage from Boys to Men. Recruits take a Ferry into Pulau Tekong and are enlisted directly to their respective companies, where they will spend the next few months training beside their fellow comrades and commanders .

      It is a tough, but rewarding journey, recruits not only learn military skills, but life skills in the process that will benefit them many years ahead.

      Basic Military Training (BMT) marks the beginning of military life for all Singaporean males at the age of 18. It is the transition from fresh-faced teenager to combat soldier.

      They learn basic soldiering skills, which include weapon handling, individual field craft, etc to enhance their survivability in the battlefield.

      Besides the training in basic military skills, Physical Training (PT) lessons are also conducted to build up the soldiers' physique and stamina, to instill a firm sense of discipline and teamwork amongst the soldiers.

      Edited by eac 07 Apr `13, 6:45PM
  • balling's Avatar
    2 posts since Jun '11
    • In any case, if u feel u're not physically fit and you somehow someway managed to get a Pass in NAPFA, I recommend u fail the NAPFA instead. Cos' you may find yourself struggling through the BMT phase. The additional Physical Training Phase for those who failed their NAPFA is useful to prep them for BMT. Just a little suggestion to those who wants to 'keng' through for a Pass in NAPFA when they are not really fit enough to get one.

  • sean29's Avatar
    146 posts since Nov '09
    • Originally posted by balling:

      In any case, if u feel u're not physically fit and you somehow someway managed to get a Pass in NAPFA, I recommend u fail the NAPFA instead. Cos' you may find yourself struggling through the BMT phase. The additional Physical Training Phase for those who failed their NAPFA is useful to prep them for BMT. Just a little suggestion to those who wants to 'keng' through for a Pass in NAPFA when they are not really fit enough to get one.


      Who in the right mind would wanna fail napfa when they can have a 2 month reduction in ns?

  • inf_wocc's Avatar
    6 posts since Jun '11
    • anyone knows if tekong hav washing machine n if recruit can use it? my fren who enlist betwn 2000 to 2005 don't hav washing machine to use. all handwash.

  • Almond Cookies's Avatar
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  • TTFU's Avatar
    6,124 posts since Mar '10
    • Originally posted by inf_wocc:

      anyone knows if tekong hav washing machine n if recruit can use it? my fren who enlist betwn 2000 to 2005 don't hav washing machine to use. all handwash.

      No. All handwash. Unit then have, but must depend on what unit also and what company in the unit

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  • viper89's Avatar
    5 posts since Jul '11
    • hi all, i will be enlisting on this Aug 1st for 9weeks bmtc.. but i was wondering which sch or coy will i be in.. i check the mindef website but i dont think its clear.. so wondering if anyone currently knows which coy is empty in bmtc? thanks :)

  • Kiwihamster85's Avatar
    8 posts since Apr '11
    • Hmm..seems like this coming Aug got quite a few intake at different dates. Got Aug 1st, Aug 2nd, and Aug 3rd and so on.

      Me is enlisting on Aug 2nd.

      Viper89, your pes is?

  • viper89's Avatar
    5 posts since Jul '11
    • hi kiwihamster85, mine is pes A.. wat about you?

      9 weeks bmt will confirm v rush, i heard from my frens who intake enhance batch last round, their 2nd day test ippt already.. gonna be tough i guess..

  • Doubtschoo's Avatar
    1 post since Jul '11
    • Hi pls help to answer my question. Thanks in advance.

      Is it correct to say that a colour blind Pes b going throught BMT liao and did very well (ippt gold) still cannot make it to OCS OR SCS becos of his colour vision deficiency.

       

       

       

  • bakchew's Avatar
    9 posts since Jul '11
    • from what i know, same day different time enlist means different coy right..

      then if same day same time enlist means 100% same coy already?

      btw, i know enlistment timings start as early as 0800hr but till 1245hr only? are there more afternoon enlistment timings after 1245hr?

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