Episode 1: The early years of National Service
“At that time, the question was, are you ready to stand up for the challenge or will you give up? And if you give up, where will the next generation be?”
In Part 1 of the new video series “Why We Serve – Our NS Stories”, Robert Yeo and other pioneer National Servicemen from the Singapore Armed Forces share their stories of perseverance, and commitment to the cause.
Basic Military Training is memorable for every Singaporean son. Through the tough training and strict discipline, thousands of recruits mature as they find out a little bit more about who they are, what they stand for, and why they do what they do. Watch Part 2 of “Why We Serve – Our NS Stories” to find out more about this shared experience from those who have gone through this rite of passage.
Episode 3: Soldier, Sailor, Airman – A Common Purpose
After Basic Military Training, Full-time National Servicemen (NSFs) proceed to take on different roles in the Army, Navy and Air Force. Together, they form the backbone of the Singapore Armed Forces, enhancing Singapore’s peace and security. Watch Part 3 of “Why We Serve – Our NS Stories” and see some of the ways in which they contribute to national defence.
Episode 4: Being a Citizen-Soldier
After two years of service, Full-time National Servicemen go on to serve as Operationally Ready National Servicemen (NSmen). They continue to keep themselves combat ready through regular training. Having to balance their families and careers with National Service (NS) responsibilities, strong support from their families, employers/employees and fellow servicemen becomes absolutely critical. Get to know some of our NSmen in Part 4 of “Why We Serve – Our NS Stories” and find out what it means for them to do what they do.
In this final episode of “Why We Serve – Our NS Stories”, we spoke to different members of the community to understand their views on NS, and the reason behind their support for NS. This is their story.