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ARMED FORCES DAY PARADE: 21 FEBRUARY 2015

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) reached yet another milestone when it presented a very successful 2015 Armed Forces Day at Tlokwe Municipality- Potchefstroom on 21 February 2015. The Forces on parade were under the command of Brigadier General Deon Holtzhausen, the General Officer Commanding South African Army Artillery Formation.

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2015 SANDF CAREER EXPO POTCHEFSTROOM - TLOKWE MUNICIPALITY

Directorate Human Resource Acquisition, in collaboration with the Services and Divisions of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), hosted a four day fun filled military career expo in Potchefstroom (Tlokwe Municipality) over the period 18 – 21 February 2015. The expo was held at the Trim Park. The expo was aimed at marketing career opportunities available in the SANDF, thus making it possible for the SANDF to identify candidates who are willing to serve and who will add value to the organization.

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CHIEF OF THE SA AIR FORCE TALKS ABOUT THE RESERVES AND THE URTP

In his speech at the SA Air Force candidate officers' commissioning parade on 30 January 2015, the Chief of the SA Air Force, Lt Gen F.Z. Msimang said: "One of the Ministerial Priorities is the transformation and revitalisation of the Reserves. It is my intent to build the SAAF Reserve Force capability that it is relevant and potent in all musterings, and to support the Reserve Force Flying Squadrons. Proper career planning and administration of the SAAF Reserve Force members will be high on my agenda this year." Gen Misimang added that the University Reserve Training Programme continues to be implemented by the South African Air Force.

NEW EDITION OF THE RESERVE FORCE VOLUNTEER PUBLISHED

Summer 2015 Edition

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THE PASSING-OUT CEREMONY OF THE OFFICER FORMATIVE TRAINING COURSE OF THE UNIVERSITY RESERVE TRAINING PROGRAMME (URTP): POTCHEFSTROOM

When several hundred curious university students attended a SANDF recruitment campaign launched on the campuses of five universities in Gauteng and North West during 2013, they probably did not anticipate that in 21 months’ time a number of them would become full-fledged soldiers and proud members of the SANDF Reserve Force.

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THE UNIVERSITY RESERVE TRAINING PROGRAMME (URTP): THE FORMAL DINNER -THEORY PUT INTO PRACTICE

The final module of the 2013/14 URTP Officer Formative course, presented under the auspices of the GOC SA Army Armour Formation, included the unit standard “officership”. On Friday evening, 12 December 2014 the theoretical training was put into practice when the Officer Commanding of Regiment Mooirivier (RMR), Maj Heinko Stark, hosted a formal dinner.

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100 YEARS OF ADA HISTORY

Fellow Gunners and Friends, 2014 is a significant year for the SA Army Air Defence Artillery. This year the Air Defence in South Africa is 100 years old, the Corps is celebrating 75 years and Regiment Oos Transvaal is 50 years old. To commemorate these events the ADA Fmn decided to embark on a project to write and publish a new book on the ADA History since the inception of the corps up until recent times.

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What is the Reserve Force?

"It is universally acknowledged that in a democracy the Citizen in Uniform, the part-time soldier, is an indispensable element of a country's defence". - Joe Modise, Minister of Defence, 5 June 1996 (South African Defence Review 1998). Reserve Force service is military service rendered by citizens of the country on a voluntary basis. The members of the Reserve either serve within the structure of an allocated unit or in accordance with a professional and skills requirement programme. Under normal circumstances the period of service will vary according to an agreed contract between the Reserve Force member and the SANDF.

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CODE OF CONDUCT FOR UNIFORMED MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL DEFENCE FORCE /strong>

I pledge to serve and defend my country and its people in accordance with the Constitution and the law and with honour, dignity, courage and integrity. I serve in the SANDF with loyalty and pride, as a citizen and a volunteer. I respect the democratic political process and civil control of the SANDF. I will not advance or harm the interests of any political party or organisation. I accept personal responsibility for my actions.

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HOW WILL THE EMPLOYER BENEFIT?/strong>

Indirectly, an effective Defence Force will help to ensure a safe and secure national and local environment, in which South Africa can develop and prosper.

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