New army uniforms commendable

I would like to applaud the Government for investing in new and improved army uniforms to better equip national servicemen (Army combat soldiers get new uniforms that cool faster; June 21).

The new uniform reduces the risk of heat injury during outfield training, whereas the previous version of the uniform did not provide as much comfort.

In addition, it is pleasing to note that more improvements have been made to allow an easier training platform for NSFs, such as providing more time for them to train and pass their Individual Physical Proficiency Test.

I urge the Government to continue looking after the NSFs and NSmen, and to not cease improving the national service programme for all.

Toh Ai Qi, 14

Secondary 2 student

CALLING YOUNG READERS: If you are a student or aged 21 years or below, and want to air your opinion on any report or letter in The Straits Times, e-mail your letter to, with the subject header “Voices of Youth”. Do include your age, schoollevel and contact details, and the headline of the report/letter you refer to. Please keep to a length of 250 words.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 11, 2018, with the headline 'New army uniforms commendable'. Print Edition | Subscribe