FRIEND OF NATIONAL SERVICE (FoNS) AWARD
Our NSmen’s contributions are integral to the continued security and stability of our nation. Words of gratitude, acts of support and strong affirmation from family members, supervisors and the general public positively impact our NSmen and assure them that their service is worthwhile and appreciated. Our NSmen derive strength from the supportive individuals around them.
While we affirm the contributions of our NSmen, it is just as important to recognise the support given to our NSmen by the individuals around them. The Friend of National Service (FoNS) Award is a gesture for MINDEF/SAF to recognise family members, supervisors, colleagues, friends and members of the community who have devoted time, efforts or resources to support our NSmen, which in turn enabled them to fulfil their NS commitment with ease and peace of mind.
Individuals who have provided ground-up support for our NSmen or advocated for NS in their own way may also be nominated for the FoNS Award. For example, a person who volunteers to conduct a talk on the importance of national defence in school or in the community during Total Defence Day, a hawker who provides bigger food portions for our NSmen, or a spouse who takes the lead to form a group to support their spouses’ NS commitments.
To convey appreciation to these supportive individuals, NSmen are encouraged to nominate them for the FoNS Award by completing the FoNS Award nomination form at https://go.gov.sg/fons-award or via the QR code.
Collectively, the contributions of supportive individuals and committed NSmen strengthen the defence of our nation. Together We Keep Singapore Strong.