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     FrontPage Edition: Tue 31 Jan 2006

New Naval Training Base opens in Changi

Minister for Defence Teo Chee Hean officially opened the Republic of Singapore Navy's (RSN) RSS Panglima - Changi Naval Training Base on 27 Jan 2006.
Located at the western end of Changi Naval Base, RSS Panglima - Changi Naval Training Base is the new home of the RSN¨s Training Command (TRACOM).
TRACOM is responsible for all aspects of individual training in the RSN and comprises the Institute of Maritime Warfare (IMW) and the Institute of Maritime Operations and Systems (IMOS).
RSS Panglima - Changi Naval Training Base employs advanced learning methods and is equipped with state-of-the-art training technologies.
These include training simulators such as the Ship Handling Simulator, Platform Systems Emulation Centre, the Submarine Steering and Dive Trainer, and the Basic Naval Trainer. These training technologies provide realistic simulator training and practical hands-on training for RSN servicemen.
RSS Panglima also has a Learning Laboratory, equipped with wireless Internet and employing enhanced learning methods such as Problem-based Adult Learning Strategies and self-directed learning.
Programmes such as outdoor training, and journal writing and reflection, have also been introduced to develop leadership, foster team spirit and further reinforce the SAF Core Values in its trainees.
RSS Panglima - Changi Naval Training Base will enable the RSN to train its servicemen well and equip them with the necessary competencies to fulfil the RSN's mission of defending Singapore and its vital Sea Lines of Communications (SLOCs).
Accompanied by senior MINDEF and SAF officials, Minister Teo toured the facilities in RSS Panglima - Changi Naval Training Base and unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark the opening of the training base.

Source: News Release 27 Jan 2006

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