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  • WulfgarSG's Avatar
    2 posts since Jan '14
    •  

      Reference: BMT POP Posting Orders FAQs @
      http://sgforums.com/forums/1390/topics/244156

       

      How long is the training phase for AIT (Advance Infantry Training) course?

      Do I get weekend bookouts?

      I forsee many much more of outfield military exercises, and thrice more as much more training as what I had in BMTC, being an Infantryman.

      Infantry Trooper = Rifleman

      Your Posting Order is listed below:       1. You are posted to 9 SIR 2. Your vocation is INF TROOPER 3.  Your are to report to: Maju Camp, Blk 39 Maju Drive #01-05 S(596303)   Reporting Date/Time: 20/01/2014 at 0800 hrs   Person to report to: Course Clerk   Contact Number: 65590165

      Edited by eac 20 Jan `14, 10:41AM
  • gkzy's Avatar
    1 post since Jan '14
    • The Advanced Infantry Training is a 2 month-long training package that prepares the soldiers to endure harsh conditions and to operate in a 7-men section. It starts with lessons on the use of weapons like the Matador and Section Automatic Weapon (SAW). The soldiers will then hone their skills and tactics out in the field with the training culminating in a summary exercise.

       

      Information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore_Infantry_Regiment

      The Singapore Infantry Regiment is the main formation of the Singapore Army. It consists of eight full-time battalions and a number of National Service (NS), or Reservist battalions.

      The 1st Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment (1 SIR) was formed in March 12, 1957 against the backdrop of self-government for Singapore. Recruitment began on 4 March 1957 with only Singapore citizens and persons born and bred in Singapore were recruited. Out of a total of 1,420 applicants, 237 were initially accepted for training. It was intended that 1 SIR together with another battalion would form part of a regiment within a brigade group in the Singapore Military Forces.

      Self-government for Singapore in 1959 gave 1 SIR the opportunity to mount the Istana Guards in place of the Gurkhas, while the battalion was presented with Queen's and Regimental Colours in 1961. The following year, the 2nd Battalion was raised.

      For two years between 1963 and 1965, Singapore was part of Malaysia, and the regiment was renamed the Malaysian Infantry Regiment. Both battalions saw service in the Confrontation, with 1 SIR posted to Sebatik Island in Sabah and 2 SIR to Labis, Johor. On Singapore's independence in 1965, the regiment regained its former name. In 1967 two more battalions, the 3rd and 4th, were raised as part of the move towards National Service. 1 SIR and 2 SIR were also converted to NS battalions. Four further battalions were raised over the next few years, although 7 SIR and the older 8 SIR were eventually re-roled to become the 3rd and 2nd Battalions, Singapore Guards.

      Currently, there are eight active battalions, each of which is assigned to an infantry brigade in one of the army's three Combined Arms Divisions except 9 & the newer 8 SIR, which is assigned to 2 People's Defence Force. This is alongside two per brigade of NS battalions. Besides training for their conventional warfare role, different infantry battalions specialised in their unique role. This arrangement which may change according to operating environment also allows MINDEF to try out new tactics and equipment. E,g: 3 SIR specialised in Urban operations. 9 SIR specialised in POI (Protection of Installations) for civilian key installations. 8 SIR specialised in POI for SAF key installations. As of May 2011, 2 SIR has been converted into a motorised infantry battalion in the effort to shift towards a 3rd Generation SAF.[4] The plan is to convert 3 conventional infantry battalions to motorised infantry that is 1 per Combined Arms Divisions.

      Edited by eac 05 Feb `14, 2:22PM
  • ditzy's Avatar
    68,866 posts since Dec '03
    • Training till you ORD loh. Weekends get to book out like everybody, unless you kenna duty.

      We don't call it field camps anymore, its outfield. Can range from a few days to burnt weekends.

      You cannot even compare what you had in BMTC, because BMTC is truly a picnic.

      I still wonder how i got thru 13 years in armour.

  • dragonost93's Avatar
    1 post since Jan '14
  • Derrickljm's Avatar
    2 posts since Jan '14
    • need stay in ?

       

      1. You are posted to HQ 3 DIV 2. Your vocation is SUP ASST(GE) 3.  Your are to report to: Jurong Camp, Guard Room   Reporting Date/Time: 20/01/2014 at 0800 hrs   Person to report to: Chief Clerk   Contact Number: 64104332/64104197   You are required to report in smart no.4 uniform (PES E recruits to be in No 3 uniform), except for those assigned to Police Force. 4. Special Instruction:

      No Camera Handphone is allowed. You are not required to bring along the SAF issued items given during BMT, except for PT Kit. Check with your unit whether you are required to stay in.

  • WulfgarSG's Avatar
    2 posts since Jan '14
    • I'm getting stories from friends/forums that 9SIR deals in protecting public KINs(like Airport, Jurong Island,etc.), so basically we're about the same as 8SIR?

      But 8SIR people get vocation called "RP", while I got "Infantry Trooper" which is why I'm quite curious what we will actually do.

      Or is it not all of 9SIR will get to do the POI stuff(like some will do rifleman stuff, infantry duty all the way till ORD)?

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    2 posts since Jan '14
  • hadtob's Avatar
    1 post since Jan '14
    • Vocation: Driver.

      1. You are posted to TPT CEN(NORTH)/1 SAF TPT BN 2. Your vocation is TPT OPR

      Edited by eac 27 Jan `14, 1:26PM
  • Ryanongjl's Avatar
    1 post since Apr '14
  • TheAnguishedOne's Avatar
    1 post since Aug '13
    • Vocational Assessment

      Upon completion of your pre-enlistment medical screening, you will be required to go through Vocational Assessment at the Vocational Assessment Centre (VAC). This is done using a battery of tests called the Manpower Aptitude Assessment System (MAPAS) to assess your mental abilities. This is so that we can maximize our limited manpower by putting people where their abilities can be best used.

      Your Vocational Assessment scores will affect important decisions, which include assignment to a vocation and selection to be a commander (Officer, Specialist).

      Therefore, you should put in as much effort as possible to do the tests well and accurately, as this will not only help the nation maximize it's limited manpower, but also help us place you into vocations that will make good use of your abilities.

      Click here for more information on the MAPAS tests and how to be prepared.

      Edited by eac 29 Feb `16, 11:16PM
  • Dddgs1's Avatar
    2 posts since Apr '14
    • I am a PES B SPR passed out from BMT Tekong.

      Now a PTE reporting for Driver vocation, Sir!

      My BMTC POP NS Unit Posting Order is Transport Operator at Selarang Camp.

      1. You are posted to TPT CENTRE (EAST) 2. Your vocation is TPT OPR(TRAINEE) 3.  Your are to report to: Selarang Camp, Blk 18, #01-02   Reporting Date/Time: 21/04/2014 at 0800 hrs   Person to report to: S1 Branch   Contact Number: 6510-8402/432   You are required to report in smart no.4 uniform (PES E recruits to be in No 3 uniform), except for those assigned to Police Force. 4. Special Instruction:

      No Camera Handphone is allowed. You are not required to bring along the SAF issued items given during BMT, except for PT Kit. Check with your unit whether you are required to stay in.

      How's life as a NS Military Vehicle Driver?

      Is the Driver vocation good?

      Is it free conversion to civilian driving licence after clocking X,000km mileage?

      Is it a stay-out vocation like 8-5 office hours?

      Is the sun exposure for driving military vehicles like normal passenger cars on the road?

      I am a Singapore PR foreigner, so just haven't get used to it to just not quite adapted to the tropical paradise island's humid weather, as I easily suffered severe sunburns when I was a recruit on the Tekong island. Maybe I can adapt faster to get used to it by just switching on the fan rather than air-con?

      Edited by eac 19 Apr `14, 3:44PM
  • Limmengwee's Avatar
    1 post since Apr '14



    • 1. You are posted to MED TRG INSTITUTE 2. Your vocation is CBT MEDIC(TRAINEE) 3.  Your are to report to: Nee Soon Camp, Blk 701, #02-19   Reporting Date/Time: 21/04/2014 at 0800 hrs   Person to report to: Chief Clerk   Contact Number: 64772694/2651/2650   You are required to report in smart no.4 uniform (PES E recruits to be in No 3 uniform), except for those assigned to Police Force. 4. Special Instruction:

      No Camera Handphone is allowed. You are required to bring along your duffle bag / field pack complete with the SAF issued items given during BMT. You are expected to stay in.

      i want ask ah, why they write no camera handphone allowed. isnt nee soon camp declared a green zone already?

  • Wakinsiu34's Avatar
    4 posts since Apr '14
    • The debate on the President's Address moved to the theme of "Safe and Secure Singapore" on 29 May and Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen shared on the recommendations put forth by the Committee to Strengthen National Service (CSNS) and the warm reception they have received.

      "Overall, the response has been positive and the Committee is thankful for this. Some have said that we struck the right tone, by capturing the wide range of sentiments and ideas from the focus group participants.

      "Indeed, we reproduced some of their direct feedback in our report because we wanted to capture the essence of what they said and their main points. The Committee was careful not only to recommend actions that were easy to implement," said Dr Ng.

      Some of the Members of Parliament who welcomed the recommendations earlier in the week included MP for Sembawang GRC Ellen Lee, who said: "The proposed changes show more than due consideration towards Singaporeans who defend us and our homes.

      "They are proof that the nation places great priority on furthering options that will increase their well-being as well as their family's well-being which in turn strengthens their sense of belonging to our nation." Ms Lee is a member of the CSNS working group which looks into recognition and benefits for NS. The other working group looks into boosting support for NS.

      MP for Potong Pasir GRC Sitoh Yih Pin, the newly appointed Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Defence and Foreign Affairs also voiced his support earlier this week: "The CSNS... is making some very far-reaching proposals that will strengthen Singaporeans' support for NS.

      "I am glad that the Government is not content with what it has achieved and continues to strive to make NS even more relevant and to secure more support and buy-in from not just Singaporeans, but... (also) employers and companies that hire Singaporeans."

      If accepted by the Government, the CSNS recommendations will bring about substantial recognition to national servicemen, and more importantly, boost Singapore's defence. The recommendations will cost about $4.5 billion over the next decade to implement.

      One of the recommendations called for 90 percent of all future NS cohorts to be enlisted within four months of leaving school. The remaining will be enlisted within six months.

      This is a significant commitment from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), said Dr Ng in Parliament on 29 May. "Such recommendations have a huge administrative impact."

      He noted: "If accepted by the Government, this could be implemented as early as the middle of next year." Every year, the SAF typically calls up NS-liable males in June and September. These will be brought forward to May and August, respectively.

      The recommendations also included a call for the SAF to better match the skills of enlistees to their eventual vocations. "For the first time, we will ask NSFs (Full-time National Servicemen) to indicate their preferred vocation," said Dr Ng.

      "This is another headache which my commanders are grappling with. Similarly for the SPF (Singapore Police Force) and SCDF (Singapore Civil Defence Force)," he said.

      But Dr Ng cautioned: "Any time we give choice to everyone, not all will get their first or even second choice."

      He elaborated: "The Committee deliberated this, said even though some, not all, will get their first and second choice... this should not deter us. Because giving choice will better match aptitudes to vocations and allow people who want to contribute in areas that they think they have strength in to do so."

      Speaking for the continued importance of NS in Singapore's fabric, Dr Ng said: "Singapore remains one of very few countries able to sustain an NS system... Others have dismantled their NS systems, not because threats disappeared but because public support waned.

      "NS support (in Singapore) has been built on the service of 900,000 national servicemen who have discharged their NS duties. Everyone faithfully, dutifully, did his duties."

      Dr Ng also paid tribute to all NSmen. "Here we want to place on record the appreciation of this House for all the national servicemen who have served, and recognition of their contributions."

      Edited by eac 01 Jun `14, 2:48PM
  • Birds&Balls's Avatar
    2 posts since Mar '13
    • Vocational Assessment

      Introduction

      The Vocational Assessment Centre (VAC) conducts a battery of tests called the Manpower Aptitude Assessment System (MAPAS) to assess your mental abilities. This is so that we can maximize our limited manpower by putting people where their abilities can be best used.

      Your Vocational Assessment scores will affect important decisions, which include assignment to a vocation and selection to be a commander (Officer, Specialist).

      Therefore, you should put in as much effort as possible to do the tests well and accurately, as this will not only help the nation maximize it's limited manpower, but also help us place you into vocations that will make good use of your abilities.

      What are the tests like

      We use different sub-tests to measure different types of mental ability. Some of the mental abilities that we measure include memory, speed of responding, abstract reasoning, following complex instructions, solving mathematical problems, mental spatial ability, and psycho-motor skills. Please click on the following links to try out some of these tests.

      a) Word analogies
      b) Number reasoning
      c) Picture reasoning

      All the sub-tests are computer administered. Most of the sub-tests will present a problem or question on the screen and you will need to respond accordingly. Some sub-tests however, measure speed or hand-eye co-ordination and may look like simple computer games.

      How long is the test at VAC

      Since we have to be as accurate as possible, we need to measure as wide a range of your abilities as is possible. Thus, the testing will require about 2 to 2 1/2 hours of your time.

      What to do

      • Do not worry too much. All we require you to do is to do your best. Each sub-test has instructions to guide you on what to do.
      • Ask for help: If you have problems understanding any of the sub-tests or the instructions during testing, there will be people on-site to help you.
      • Get a good night's sleep. Come for the test with a fresh mind.

       

      Edited by eac 29 Feb `16, 11:17PM
  • Romeokumar01's Avatar
    1 post since May '14
    • CSNS Recommendations


      A Strong NS Training System

      • Strengthen the NS training system by employing an additional 1,100 Regulars in the SAF, and 230 Regulars in the SPF and SCDF, to improve training and inculcate values more effectively. These Regulars will be well-versed in the latest training methods and technology. They can also better emphasise and enforce training safety. As role models, regular trainers will provide our servicemen with a better appreciation of why they train and what they are defending.

       

      More Opportunities for National Servicemen to Contribute

      • Increase leadership opportunities for our servicemen by raising the proportion of officers and specialists from 30% to 40%, to meet new operational needs.
      • Increase deployment flexibility for NSFs by taking into account skills and preferences when deploying servicemen. This would maximise the contributions of NSFs, provide them with a better NS experience and meet our operational requirements.
      • Provide more leadership opportunities and deployment options for servicemen in service vocations (i.e. non-combat vocations) to enable them to contribute more.
      • Enhance the value proposition of NS by accrediting skills that NSFs gain during NS, and enhancing the Certificate of Service to highlight the competencies and skills gained during full-time NS.
      • Provide opportunities for NSFs to contribute as SAF, SPF and SCDF Regulars on short contracts after they have completed their full-time NS. This will enable NSFs to continue to contribute to the defence and security of Singapore while honing important life skills.
      • Provide scholarships to develop talents in engineering and science who will be able to contribute to the 3rd Generation SAF.
      • Expand opportunities for NSmen with relevant civilian expertise to contribute to national defence and security in their areas of expertise.

      The SAF Volunteer Corps

      • Establish an SAF Volunteer Corps to enable the broader community, especially women, first generation PRs and new citizens, to contribute to defence and strengthen support for NS.

      Recognition and Benefits for National Servicemen

      • Revamp the NS Recognition Award into the NS HOME (HOusing, Medical and Education) Awards to support servicemen in housing, healthcare and education with an additional Medisave component.
      • Provide life and personal accident insurance coverage for our servicemen, to cover incidents during their full-time NS and the period of their ORNS call-ups.

       

      Expand Community Support for National Servicemen

      • Increase recognition for the families of servicemen, such as through an extension of the Family Recognition Voucher (FRV) scheme. The number of NSmen who are awarded FRVs could be increased from the top 10% to the top 30% of ICT performers. The quantum for the top 10% can also be increased.
      • Introduce small gifts to servicemen at significant milestones of their lives, such as marriage or the birth of their child. Just as NS has become a part of NSmen’s lives, we care for them and celebrate joyous moments in their lives too.
      • Restructure the Advisory Council on Community Relations in Defence to comprise (i) an Educational Institutions Council; (ii) an Employer and Business Council; and (iii) a Family and Community Council, to deepen stakeholder engagement.
      • Enhance awards for employers and individuals supportive of NS. These awards include the “NS Mark” which recognises companies with pro-NS policies and human resource practices, and could be a factor for consideration when companies bid for MINDEF/SAF and Home Team contracts.
      • Strengthen National Education efforts through the SAF Veterans’ League and Home Team Veterans, to impart core national values to the younger generation and boost community support for defence and security.
      • Expand SAFRA and HomeTeamNS recreational facilities for our servicemen and their families.
      • Improve community recognition by supporting community-led initiatives that recognise servicemen and raise public awareness of NS.
      • Facilitate NSFs’ transition to employment and further studies after they complete full-time NS by expanding the range of companies and institutes of higher learning at career fairs.

       

      A Positive NS Experience: Easing Administrative Restrictions

      • Partner NSmen to improve their fitness by giving them more time and flexibility to meet their Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT), IPPT Preparatory Training and Remedial Training requirements.
      • Increase incentive awards for the attainment of Gold, Silver and Pass with Incentive for IPPT, to recognise servicemen who put in the extra effort to keep fit.
      • Engage schools and educational institutions to help pre-enlistees build up their fitness prior to full-time NS.
      • Reduce enlistment wait-time for pre-enlistees to between four and six months after the completion of post-secondary education.
      • Work with tertiary institutions to explore ways to reduce transition time after full-time NS.
      • Change the MINDEF Notification Centre and Home Team Overseas Notification Centre requirements, such that notification will only need to be given for overseas trips of more than 14 days. This will increase convenience for NSmen.
      • Implement Make-up Training for high-key ICTs, which will allow NSmen to keep pace with their ORNS training cycle.
      • Allow NSmen to use electronic devices such as tablets and laptops during their ICT, in non-sensitive areas within their camps like accommodation blocks and cookhouses. This will help NSmen remain connected to their family and work during ICT.
      • Deepen engagement and communication between commanders and servicemen, to achieve better unit cohesion.
      • Establish NS Relations Offices in the SAF, SPF and SCDF to assist NSmen with complex administrative issues.
      • Harness technology to improve NS-related touch points, such as the NS Portal, to make NS administration more efficient and user-friendly.
      Edited by eac 01 Jun `14, 2:45PM
  • Huatah100's Avatar
    15 posts since Jun '14
    • Don't be surprised if the voice on the radio sounds like the singing coming from your neighbour's bathroom. It might just be the latest local act to be featured on Power 98FM's new weekend show, PowerSG. 

      Singaporean musicians often sing the blues about how challenging it is to find willing and suitable channels to showcase their talents. 

      To provide a nurturing platform for local performers, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Music and Drama Company (MDC) and SAFRA Radio have teamed up to produce PowerSG, an hour-long radio show dedicated to showcasing Singaporean musicians and music. 

      Starting 8 Jun, listeners will be able to tune in every Sunday from 1pm to 2pm for their local music fix. Fans of local music can expect acoustic performances and interviews from a variety of talented up-and-comers, many of whom are from MDC, as well as popular local artistes. They will also get the latest news on upcoming gigs. 

      "MDC is a hotbed for Singaporean talent, having produced many well-established performers, and it continues to be a source of young budding talents. 

      "(So) it only seemed natural for Power 98FM and MDC to work together to showcase our local talents," said Mr Leong Teng Young (also known as Mister Young), Power 98FM's DJ and Assistant Programme Director, on why the radio station had decided to team up with MDC. 

      Mr Loh Aik Khoon, Head MDC, agreed: "Both of us represent the SAF and national servicemen. We are about entertaining them, so it's only natural for us to come together to…create a show that they can identify with." 

      Hey Miss DJ!

      Helming the show is a brand-new DJ duo who, collectively, look too good to be on radio. 

      One half of the duo, Ms Biwa Mastura (pictured above in green), is a recent addition to the MDC family. Trained in theatre, she has chalked up an impressive resume acting in shows such as the Ah Boys to Men movies and various MediaCorp television programmes. 

      Her partner in crime is Power 98FM DJ Jacqueline Thibodeaux (pictured above in red), or Jacqui, as she is better known. A familiar voice on air over the past seven years, she co-hosts weekday show The Ex-Factor with Mister Young from 4pm to 8pm. 

      Hot like sambal

      So how will this new show be heating up our airwaves? 

      "It's going to be fun, interesting and spicy! We're gonna add our own flavour to it, and the acts we're bringing in are going to be mind-blowing as well!" Jacqui offered with a cheeky smirk. 

      She added, more seriously: "Because I know some of the artistes (appearing on the show) personally, it will also be a warm, casual and personal show." 

      As this will be the first radio show to showcase MDC performers, Biwa is also looking forward to interviewing her colleagues: "We have great talents in MDC that people don’t know of, so this’ll be a good platform." 

      They ♥ local talent

      As public personalities who work closely with Singaporean performers, both Biwa and Jacqui empathise completely with artistes who face difficulties trying to hone their craft and make a name for themselves. 

      Thus, they are thrilled about having this platform for new musicians to showcase their talents. 

      Said Jacqui: "What it all boils down to is talent, and we're proud to have them represent Singapore musically." 

      Musical memories

      For these two Singaporean girls, what was their first memory of local music? 

      "It was probably in my teens, when I heard people singing in school, and I thought, 'oh my gosh, they could have a career!' And I encouraged my friends to 'go, try lah'. As I got older, I realised that these people did try to pursue a career in singing," Jacqui reminisced. 

      As for Biwa, it was the first edition of Singapore Idol that left a deep impression. "I remember one girl named Nana (Zakaria), whom the judges called the 'soul diva', but she didn't make it to the Top 12. Years later, she had a single out, and when I heard her voice I remembered her and how strong her voice was. 

      "That's the kind of feeling I want to give listeners: to rediscover singers that they heard of before but had slipped under the radar."

      Edited by eac 13 Jun `14, 10:07AM
    • Operationally Ready National Servicemen (NSmen) from an NS Guards unit welcomed the slew of recommendations to strengthen National Service (NS) put forth by the Committee to Strengthen NS (CSNS).

      This was the feedback that Minister of State for Defence Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman received when he engaged the NSmen in a dialogue session during their In-Camp Training (ICT) on 10 Jun.

      All 30 recommendations were accepted by the Government on 10 Jun. These came after a year-long public consultation on NS, the largest ever conducted by the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF).

      "As I engaged the NSmen... what I gathered was that they found the recommendations meaningful," said Dr Maliki, who chaired one of the two CSNS Working Groups.

      "I am very heartened that the Government has accepted the recommendations because it is really a distillation of all the thoughts, feedback, and recommendations of more than 40,000 Singaporeans who took part in that process."

      One of the recommendations, which called for a more flexible Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) system, was welcomed by Second Sergeant (2SG) (NS) Nachiappan Saravanan who works in retail.

      The 32-year-old, whose working hours are between 11am and 10pm, has found it difficult to complete his IPPT remedial training (RT) in the past.

      "It's difficult to manage 20 sessions of RT in three months. Now, (these sessions are) spread over 12 months, so it will not be so taxing," said the platoon sergeant.

      Another recommendation welcomed by NSmen was the change in the overseas notification reporting requirements. They no longer have to notify MINDEF unless they are out of the country for more than 14 days.

      "It's very impactful for me because my job requires me to travel every now and then. It's actually quite a hassle to (submit) this notification," said Lieutenant (LTA) (NS) Mohamed Azfar Bin Mohamed Taib , a marine engineer who travels for work twice a month.

      Staff Sergeant (SSG) (NS) Mohamed Asri Bin Mohamed Azmi, found the NS HOME (HOusing, Medical and Education) Award beneficial to him.

      Under the award, an extra $6,000 of Medisave grants will be disbursed into each NSman's Central Provident Fund (CPF) Medisave Account over three tranches.

      The financial advisor is concerned about rising costs of housing and premiums of the upcoming Medishield Life.

      "I think the CPF contributions top-up is helpful to (NSmen) over the long term, especially for those who are getting married or buying a house, and for paying the premiums of the Medishield Life," said the 32-year-old.

      During the dialogue session, it was evident that the bond among these Guardsmen was strong. NS is something special to these Guardsmen, who are now in their fifth year of NS cycle. Hence Platoon Commander LTA (NS) Stephen Chai welcomed the move to conduct make-up for NSmen, who have to defer their high-key ICT.

      This will help to keep the soldiers together, and enhance the fighting capability of the battalion, he said.

      "It's important to keep the unit together... everyone is familiar with each other; there isn't much that needs to be spoken when we have to accomplish a mission because of the camaraderie we have built over the years," he added.

      Edited by eac 13 Jun `14, 10:07AM
  • Demimarshall39's Avatar
    1 post since Jun '14
    • Take the CSNS Quiz


      How much do you know about CSNS and its recommendations to strengthen National Service ? Take the online quiz and get rewarded! Score a minimum of 100% (8 out of 8 questions correct) to win a prize^ of your choice from our sponsors. Everyone who participates will automatically qualify for the CSNS Lucky Draw, where three lucky winners will each get 4 tickets to the National Day Parade on 9 August 2014. Limited vouchers to be given out every week.

       

      Edited by eac 18 Jun `14, 12:55PM
  • lodayoda's Avatar
    1 post since Jun '14
    • Check this out!

      Link: www.ns.sg/nsp/web/esvcs/mindef/eposting/about

      The ePosting System provides in-service personnel with an ePosting Order.
      Upon receiving the ePosting Order, personnel are to report to their new unit according to the date and time as specified in the ePosting Order.
      Personnel who fail to report to the new unit with no valid reason will be liable for disciplinary action.

      Click HERE to access ePosting order now! 

       

       


      My Manning, My NS Booklet and ePosting are now available on mobile smartphones.

      Click HERE to find out more now!

      Enjoy quick access to your favourite NS Portal services today. Simply type m.ns.sg on your internet-enabled mobile device to access NS Mobile

       

      NS Mobile features:

      Essential eServices (also known as mServices):

      • MINDEF eServices: BMTC ePosting Order, eMedAppt Booking, eMedInfo, Exit Permit, IPPT/RT/IPT Booking, MyCallup, MyManning, My NS Booklet, NSmen Payments, and Overseas Notification.
      • MHA eServices: Exit Permit, IPPT Booking, My NS Booklet and Overseas Notification.

      Lifestyle contents: Fit+Life! blogs, Youngstas, NS News, and movie listing and show times.

      OneCalTM: The all-in-one calendar tool with an aggregated view of MINDEF and public events, NS Portal merchant promotions, contests, and more. Explore it now!

      For more information on NS Mobile, click here.

      Edited by eac 23 Jun `14, 6:38PM
  • Rimsakthi's Avatar
    1 post since Jun '14
    • hello all

      i am a engineer degree holder and have gone thru my medical this may 2014.i just wanted to ask what are y future prospectives after ns if i am willing to sign on and i am aso interested in becoming a pilot plus my PES status is AL1

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    21 posts since Jan '12
    • The Vocational Assessment Centre (VAC) conducts a battery of tests called the Manpower Aptitude Assessment System (MAPAS) to assess your mental abilities. This is so that we can maximize our limited manpower by putting people where their abilities can be best used.

      Your Vocational Assessment scores will affect important decisions, which include assignment to a vocation and selection to be a commander (Officer, Specialist).

      Therefore, you should put in as much effort as possible to do the tests well and accurately, as this will not only help the nation maximize it's limited manpower, but also help us place you into vocations that will make good use of your abilities.

      What are the tests like

      We use different sub-tests to measure different types of mental ability. Some of the mental abilities that we measure include memory, speed of responding, abstract reasoning, following complex instructions, solving mathematical problems, mental spatial ability, and psycho-motor skills. Please click on the following links to try out some of these tests.

      a) Word analogies
      b) Number reasoning
      c) Picture reasoning

      All the sub-tests are computer administered. Most of the sub-tests will present a problem or question on the screen and you will need to respond accordingly. Some sub-tests however, measure speed or hand-eye co-ordination and may look like simple computer games.

      How long is the test at VAC

      Since we have to be as accurate as possible, we need to measure as wide a range of your abilities as is possible. Thus, the testing will require about 2 to 2 1/2 hours of your time.

      What to do

      • Do not worry too much. All we require you to do is to do your best. Each sub-test has instructions to guide you on what to do.
      • Ask for help: If you have problems understanding any of the sub-tests or the instructions during testing, there will be people on-site to help you.
      • Get a good night's sleep. Come for the test with a fresh mind.
      Edited by eac 17 Jul `15, 5:52PM
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    • After BMT POP, Post to Unit, Must Maintain SAF NS Hair Cut?

      There is a standard guideline to follow after you POP. You will not be required to stay botak. Do note that, during your trainee's phase you will experience stricter regulations but not as strict as when you're in BMT depending on your training institute or unit.

       

      Edited by eac 20 Oct `14, 8:46PM
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    • More than 200 people have applied to join the Singapore Armed Forces Volunteer Corps (SAFVC) a week after recruitment began — a response Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said was encouraging.

      Giving this update in a Facebook post Sunday (Oct 19), Dr Ng said 40 per cent of the applicants are permanent residents and 60 per cent are citizens. A quarter of the applicants are women.

      Among the reasons cited for wanting to volunteer were to “give back to Singapore”, “lead by example for my son” and offer their “talent and service”, he said, adding that he was “happy with the encouraging response so far”.

      The SAFVC was among the recommendations of the Committee to Strengthen National Service and is aimed at giving more people a chance to contribute to Singapore’s defence. The SAF plans to recruit 100 to 150 such volunteers a year over three recruitment drives.

      Applications opened last Monday. Depending on the number of applications received, an applicant may be informed via a letter to schedule an interview in about four weeks.

      After passing the interview and submitting the required documents, an applicant may wait up to four weeks before being called up for a medical screening.

      “The SAF will screen applicants carefully to find those with suitable aptitudes and skills to be pioneer batches of the SAFVC that can strengthen our national defence,” Dr Ng said.

      Volunteers can choose to serve in wide-ranging fields, from operational deployments to professional roles such as legal specialist staff and doctors — alongside regular soldiers in active units.

      They can switch roles during their stint and there is no minimum period of service. They are expected to be called up seven days a year.

      Training is expected to begin in March next year and volunteers could be deployed as early as the second half of next year. Applications are still open.

      Edited by eac 20 Oct `14, 8:45PM
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