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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

Post by floppy » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:57 pm

naggo-nitemare wrote: On a side note, I hope the SAF will work together with experts to determine if the bionix infantry fighting vehicle is indeed suitable for difficult terrain. And whether more full-time technical and safety specialists should be on site to advise and supervise NSmen who are sent to cope in challenging and unfamiliar environment with their newly acquired skills to operate military equipment while carrying out stressful military exercises.
While I do not have the details of the exact cause of the incident, I am quite certain that the terrain in Ex. Wallaby / Shoalwater Bay is not even remotely close to being "difficult terrain".

That said, I think it's often the "safe" terrain that gives you a false sense of security and that's where most accidents happen, much like traffic accident.

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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

Post by naggo-nitemare » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:39 pm

The phrase "difficult terrain" was SAF's press release of this unfortunate incident.

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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

Post by janet88 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:40 am

we lend our boys to MINDEF to serve NS...the very least is to return our boys safe and sound.

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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

Post by Boys2Men » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:01 am

Hi,
My son will be in JC2 next yr. Am planning an overseas family vacation next Dec after his A levels. Would like to know from experienced parents here whether there is any pre-enlistment activities required of our boys in Dec? Would the 2nd and 3rd week of Dec be an OK period to be away?

Thanks.

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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

Post by tutormum » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:29 am

I am not sure if this is the correct place to ask so pls excuse me.

My DS3 was posted to Navy 2 months ago after his BMT. He was informed that they had shortlisted him for OCS and would be going for interviews. He is very keen to go as it's very rare for NSF to be posted to Navy and now to be chosen for OCS.

I understand he would be in OCS Navy Wings and go through slightly different training. I don't really wish to see him go through such tough training but he feels that I should be proud that he can be an officer. He was sick throughout his BMT and only fully recovered from flu after passing out.

Another problem is that I have given away all his army fatigues as he has been issued Navy uniforms. Will he need them for OCS?


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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

Post by Huiwen86 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:33 am

tutormum wrote:I am not sure if this is the correct place to ask so pls excuse me.

My DS3 was posted to Navy 2 months ago after his BMT. He was informed that they had shortlisted him for OCS and would be going for interviews. He is very keen to go as it's very rare for NSF to be posted to Navy and now to be chosen for OCS.

I understand he would be in OCS Navy Wings and go through slightly different training. I don't really wish to see him go through such tough training but he feels that I should be proud that he can be an officer. He was sick throughout his BMT and only fully recovered from flu after passing out.

Another problem is that I have given away all his army fatigues as he has been issued Navy uniforms. Will he need them for OCS?
Congratulations...It is not easy being selected to being an officer.

My DH works there but he says your DS better keep them for the moment as unforeseen circumstances can happen like being injured and out of course etc.

Is DS in Naval Diving Unit?

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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

Post by tutormum » Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:02 am

Huiwen86 wrote:
tutormum wrote:I am not sure if this is the correct place to ask so pls excuse me.

My DS3 was posted to Navy 2 months ago after his BMT. He was informed that they had shortlisted him for OCS and would be going for interviews. He is very keen to go as it's very rare for NSF to be posted to Navy and now to be chosen for OCS.

I understand he would be in OCS Navy Wings and go through slightly different training. I don't really wish to see him go through such tough training but he feels that I should be proud that he can be an officer. He was sick throughout his BMT and only fully recovered from flu after passing out.

Another problem is that I have given away all his army fatigues as he has been issued Navy uniforms. Will he need them for OCS?
Congratulations...It is not easy being selected to being an officer.

My DH works there but he says your DS better keep them for the moment as unforeseen circumstances can happen like being injured and out of course etc.

Is DS in Naval Diving Unit?
Thanks.
He is not in NDU. He will only be going for OCS and after being commissioned it seems that he will be back to his Navy base. I don't actually understand why they are sending him now as he has just started on his vocation training. I didn't expect this that is why I gave away what he was issued during BMT except his No 4 shirts which have his name sewn on. Now he is ranting at me for being so generous. :cry: :cry:

Yes, I do worry that he would get injured or OOC which will affect his service. :xedfingers: :xedfingers:

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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

Post by Huiwen86 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:11 am

tutormum wrote:
Huiwen86 wrote:
tutormum wrote:I am not sure if this is the correct place to ask so pls excuse me.

My DS3 was posted to Navy 2 months ago after his BMT. He was informed that they had shortlisted him for OCS and would be going for interviews. He is very keen to go as it's very rare for NSF to be posted to Navy and now to be chosen for OCS.

I understand he would be in OCS Navy Wings and go through slightly different training. I don't really wish to see him go through such tough training but he feels that I should be proud that he can be an officer. He was sick throughout his BMT and only fully recovered from flu after passing out.

Another problem is that I have given away all his army fatigues as he has been issued Navy uniforms. Will he need them for OCS?
Congratulations...It is not easy being selected to being an officer.

My DH works there but he says your DS better keep them for the moment as unforeseen circumstances can happen like being injured and out of course etc.

Is DS in Naval Diving Unit?
Thanks.
He is not in NDU. He will only be going for OCS and after being commissioned it seems that he will be back to his Navy base. I don't actually understand why they are sending him now as he has just started on his vocation training. I didn't expect this that is why I gave away what he was issued during BMT except his No 4 shirts which have his name sewn on. Now he is ranting at me for being so generous. :cry: :cry:

Yes, I do worry that he would get injured or OOC which will affect his service. :xedfingers: :xedfingers:
Usually,there will always be the odd ones out who will be out of course due to injury.I asked DH and he says it is better to keep everything for the time being first.Even those stuff which are non navy related are still kept in our storeroom.

Well,just look upon it as a privilege when DS has the chance to be an officer.It may be something good after all for him.

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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

Post by Tresille » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:25 am

tutormum wrote:I am not sure if this is the correct place to ask so pls excuse me.

My DS3 was posted to Navy 2 months ago after his BMT. He was informed that they had shortlisted him for OCS and would be going for interviews. He is very keen to go as it's very rare for NSF to be posted to Navy and now to be chosen for OCS.

I understand he would be in OCS Navy Wings and go through slightly different training. I don't really wish to see him go through such tough training but he feels that I should be proud that he can be an officer. He was sick throughout his BMT and only fully recovered from flu after passing out.

Another problem is that I have given away all his army fatigues as he has been issued Navy uniforms. Will he need them for OCS?
OCS will issue their own PT and admin kit to the officer cadets for their Common Leadership module but they will have to keep their No. 4 uniform. When they move on to their service and pro term, they will use their Navy stuff. So you don't have to worry.

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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

Post by tutormum » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:35 pm

Tresille wrote:
tutormum wrote:I am not sure if this is the correct place to ask so pls excuse me.

My DS3 was posted to Navy 2 months ago after his BMT. He was informed that they had shortlisted him for OCS and would be going for interviews. He is very keen to go as it's very rare for NSF to be posted to Navy and now to be chosen for OCS.

I understand he would be in OCS Navy Wings and go through slightly different training. I don't really wish to see him go through such tough training but he feels that I should be proud that he can be an officer. He was sick throughout his BMT and only fully recovered from flu after passing out.

Another problem is that I have given away all his army fatigues as he has been issued Navy uniforms. Will he need them for OCS?
OCS will issue their own PT and admin kit to the officer cadets for their Common Leadership module but they will have to keep their No. 4 uniform. When they move on to their service and pro term, they will use their Navy stuff. So you don't have to worry.
So he only needs his no. 4 uniform for the first few weeks. It's not that bad after all cos that means I only need to get no 4 pants for him. :sweat: :sweat:

Do you know what is the training like for Navy? I am worried about field training such as ex starlight. DS3 tends to push his limits e.g. he told me he took panadols at intervals for a whole day instead of reporting sick once until his training was over as he didn't want his performance to be affected. :faint: :slapshead:

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