As a NSman, you will typically go through the following 3 key phases as part of your
10-year Operationally Ready National Service (ORNS) training cycle:
During this period, you may be called up for up to 40 days of ORNS activities annually.
As part of your ORNS training cycle, you must fulfil the following requirements:
IN-CAMP TRAINING (ICT)
Your SAF100 will also instruct you on your reporting attire. Please visit the SAF eMarts if you need to replace and replenish your personal equipment.
You will be placed on Manning to maintain your operational readiness. During these periods, you must be ready at any time to report to your Mobilisation Centre upon activation. You will be notified by phone and codewords representing your unit broadcast through mass media like TV and radio.
You can also take 10 sessions of IPPT Preparatory Training (IPT) to fulfil your IPPT requirements instead.
You must take up to 20 sessions of Remedial Training (RT) in your next IPPT Window if you:
Throughout your ORNS training cycle, it is your responsibility to:
Keep your personal particulars on the NS Portal updated so that you remain contactable by MINDEF for your national duty
Apply for an Exit Permit (EP) if you are travelling overseas for 6 months or longer
Inform your employer of your call-ups so that arrangements can be made to cover your duties
You will receive Service Pay for the ORNS activities you attend. It is equivalent to your NSF allowance and dependent on your rank and vocation. You may also claim Make-Up Pay to ensure that you do not incur a loss in civilian income.
Different schemes have been designed to recognise your NS contributions through your ORNS journey. These include the NS HOME (National Service HOusing, Medical and Education) Awards, annual tax relief, National Service Excellence Award (NSEA), and the NS Gift Watch. MINDEF will also provide MINDEF/SAF Group Insurance during your ORNS training, and commemorate your special occasions with Celebratory Gifts.
Through these online services via NS Portal, you can perform a variety of tasks. These include booking IPPT and acknowledging call-up notifications.