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S'pore-aussie Exercise Focuses On Saving Lives

Invoking the memory of 2004's deadly Dec26 tsunami in Asia and this month's Super Typhoon Haiyan which killed thousands in the Philippines, Dr Ng told reporters that it was "not the exception" that militaries respond with help. He said: "Increasingly our militaries will be called upon. So I think (HADR) is a significant (and) important capability to build up." Mr Robert added that both countries could learn from each other during the exercise. Singapore's and Australia's militaries are among others, such as those in the US and Britain, that came to help after Super Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines http://alexifgs.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/the-best-muscle-building-drinks-after-a-workout/ two weeks ago. Exercise Trident, in which 14 ADF personnel joined as planners, was also the first bilateral exercise in Exercise Wallaby's history, and the first time the SAF conducted integrated air, land here. and sea operations there. Dr Ng, who returns to Singapore today, also observed a live-firing exercise yesterday and officially commissioned into action the SAF's upgraded Light Strike Vehicle body building Mark II. The ongoing 65-day Exercise Wallaby which ends on Nov 30, involves about 5,200 troops this year and is the SAF's largest overseas exercise.
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