AEC – Guided Reflection on a Learning Journey
Sem: 1 AY: 16/17
Name: Ha Kai Li, Kelly Adm No.: 1637438 Class: JP01/06
|Q1. What are some background information you discovered as part of your planning for the visit?
I know that the RSAF are the one’s responsible for protecting the skies of Singapore and they wear the blue coloured army uniforms. They have many different kinds of aeroplanes and helicopters that are used. It was established in September 1968 and was known as the SADC. There are around 5 airbases in Singapore and we were going to visit the Paya Lebar airbase.
|Q2. Discuss in your opinion, some of the key issues related to this visit. (role of NS, duration of NS, defence strategy, defence policy, total defence, ladies in NS, NS Safety, NS Careers etc.)
The role of NS is to equip the guys in Singapore with the necessary skills so when there are threats they would be ready and know what to do as we can’t depend on the older generation that is why NS is necessary and compulsory for all the guys in Singapore. This trip is also to educate the Singaporeans more about NS and air force so that when those man who has finished NS have an alternative choice to go if they want to. During NS they will be sorted into different categories for example land, air or sea. The defence strategy of the RSAF is very well planned out and they are able to properly and smoothly complete the given missions. Military defence is one of the 5 pillars of total defence and it is the one which Singapore does best in. Singapore has very strong military defence and is strong in all categories of it for example land, sea and air. During the visit I saw a lot of woman around wearing the RSAF uniform. I feel that it was a good thing as woman are as strong as men and they are capable of a lot of things. There were even some woman pilots among them. There are many careers available at the RSAF for example the enhanced officers scheme, enhanced warrant officers scheme and the military domain experts scheme. In my opinion I think it is great they offer careers in NS.
|Q3. After this visit, what do you see as your role/responsibility as an individual to the community?
I feel that my role as an individual is to help make sure Singapore is safe and free from threats for example when I see any suspicious person I should not keep quiet about it and should call the necessary hotlines.