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MINDEF, SAF personnel recognised at Istana reception

President Tony Tan Keng Yam hosted about 700 personnel from the Ministry of Defence and the Singapore Armed Forces to a garden reception at the Istana on Sunday evening.

SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam hosted about 700 personnel from the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) to a garden reception at the Istana on Sunday evening (July 13).

The annual reception serves to recognise the commitment of MINDEF personnel and SAF servicemen and their valuable contributions towards the defence of Singapore.

President Tan interacted with the servicemen who shared their National Service experiences.

Some regaled him with tales of their overseas deployments while others talked about how they balanced NS duties with personal commitments.

Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen and Second Minister for Defence Chan Chun Sing were among the guests at the reception. 

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