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Iraqis Trained in New Techniques to Fight Daesh

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 2:30 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Australian and New Zealand trainers are teaching Iraqi Security Forces sophisticated new techniques to fight Daesh (ISIS) and survive on the battlefield. More >>

Iraqi Security Forces March Out

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 2:28 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Iraqi Security Forces March Out Soldiers of the Iraqi 76th Brigade are the first to graduate from New Zealand and Australian Defence Force training, with the group leaving Taji Military Camp to join the fight against Daesh. More than 700 soldiers ... More >>

RNZAF NH90s practise formation in run-up to Talisman Sabre

Monday, 29 June 2015, 5:06 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Air Force’s 3 Squadron have practised flying and landing the NH90 helicopters in formation at the Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area in Central Queensland in the run-up to Exercise Talisman Sabre, Australia’s largest ... More >>

NZ Defence Force Welcomes Final New Truck into Service

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 4:37 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Defence Force Welcomes Final New Truck into Service The last of the 194 new Medium Heavy Operational Vehicles (MHOV) was handed over to the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) in a ceremony at Trentham Military Camp today. Rheinmetall MAN ... More >>

New Zealand Frigate Seizes Heroin Worth $235m

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 12:53 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force frigate HMNZS TE KAHA has dealt drug smugglers in the Western Indian Ocean a blow, seizing almost 260 kilograms of heroin worth NZ$235 million. More >>

Onehunga Man Army’s Newest Top Gunner

Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 4:27 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Newly graduated gunner Elia Fata made his friends and family proud, marching out with a top award on his New Zealand Army Recruit Course. More >>

Duke’s Salute Marks Final Fire for 2015

Monday, 8 June 2015, 3:23 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force will mark the birthday of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with a 21-gun salute at midday on Wednesday 10 June. More >>

Gun Salutes Mark Royal Milestones

Friday, 29 May 2015, 10:51 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Gun Salutes Mark Royal Milestones The New Zealand Defence Force will mark the official observance of the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with a 21-gun salute at midday next Monday 1 June, and a further 21-gun salute will be fired at midday ... More >>

Air Force Engineer Wins Top Aeronautical Prize

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 12:50 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Air Force Engineer Wins Top Aeronautical Prize The New Zealand Defence Force is pleased to congratulate Flying Officer (FGOFF) André Budel on winning the New Zealand Aeronautical Trust’s prestigious Ian Diamond Award. FGOFF Budel is an Engineering ... More >>

Kiwi Contingent Settling into Taji Task

Friday, 22 May 2015, 1:29 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

2 May 2015 Kiwi Contingent Settling into Taji Task New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) trainers and supporting Force elements are now established in their base in Taji and have begun the task of training Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) in a range of military ... More >>

NZDF Conducts Urban Flying Training

Friday, 22 May 2015, 9:42 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is conducting urban flying operations training of Air Force and Army personnel from 24-28 May 2015. The training will occur in and around the Kaipara Air Weapons Range and in the Auckland Central Business District. ... More >>

Navy Firefighter Runs Flights for Cancer

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 3:21 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Despite undergoing cancer treatment Chief Petty Officer (CPOWTR) Bartus ‘Bart’ Couprie will become the first Royal New Zealand Navy firefighter to compete in the Sky Tower Stair Challenge this weekend. More >>

Anzac Tortoise tale based on family history

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 2:20 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

To mark this year’s centenary of the Anzac Gallipoli landings, NZ’s official Defence Force artist, Hon. Captain Matt Gauldie, and Wellington writer Shona Riddell have created a new children's book about a time-travelling war tortoise. More >>

NZDF Building Partner Capacity Mission Personnel in Iraq

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 11:11 am | New Zealand Defence Force

NZDF Building Partner Capacity Mission Personnel in Iraq The New Zealand Defence Force Building Partner Capacity training mission contingent is in place at Taji Military Complex in Iraq. The Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant General Tim Keating says the ... More >>

NZDF Pilots Get Their Wings

Friday, 8 May 2015, 9:10 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Five newly-qualified New Zealand Defence Force pilots celebrated a significant career milestone today, graduating at Air Force Base Ohakea and receiving their ‘Wings’ (pilot brevets). The Commanding Officer of Flying Training Wing Commander (WGCDR) ... More >>

Every Night Since 1928 The Last Post Plays

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 11:57 am | New Zealand Defence Force

As dawn broke in New Zealand on the centenary of Anzac Day a contingent of twenty New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel took part in a joint Anzac Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate memorial in Ieper, Belgium. More >>

Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 10:53 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015 Images from New Zealand Defence Force Click for big version A bugler plays The Last Post Click for big version A View from the top of the Carillion Click for big version Faces old and young Click for big ... More >>

ANZAC Day Dawn Service Tolaga Bay

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 9:23 am | New Zealand Defence Force

ANZAC Day Dawn Service Tolaga Bay Images from the Tolaga Bay service. Courtesy of the New Zealand Defence Force. Click for big version Click for big version Click for big version Click for big version Click for big version Click for big version ... More >>

Beating Retreat Anzac Day Performance

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 1:15 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The public is invited to attend a military display called the Ceremony of Beating Retreat, which will be performed on Anzac Square at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park this Anzac Day. More >>

Chief of Defence to Attend Gallipoli Anzac Commemorations

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 9:28 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Tim Keating, says it’s a privilege to be attending commemorations on the Gallipoli peninsula this Saturday. More >>

 

 

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